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Kentucky Kingdom owners investing in new rides

New rides next year at Kentucky Kingdom New rides next year at Kentucky Kingdom
LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) -

Kentucky Kingdom's comeback has attracted nearly 600,000 visitors since its reopening in the spring, leaving its owners and city officials upbeat about the Louisville theme park's long-term prospects.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1n08x4N ) reports that the strong results led the park's owners to expand the schedule and accelerate investment in new rides for next year.

Kentucky Kingdom reopened in May after a five-year hiatus.

The park sold 117,000 season passes in 2014. The theme park will close out its 2014 season this weekend.

The owners declined to disclose profits but point out that $8 million to $10 million spent on additional rides and improvements for next year is an indicator of results.

The park will add five attractions next year, including three rides mothballed by prior owners.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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