Kentucky Kingdom - Redevelopment!

The prospective operators of the closed Kentucky Kingdom theme park have clarified their plans for the park if it reopens for the 2012 season, confirming that the T2 rollercoaster would return to action.

A spokesman for the Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company contacted the press to provide an update on the plans. The company, led by former Kentucky Kingdom owner Ed Hart, is currently seeking to secure a funding deal with the Louisville Metro Government that would enable the park to reopen its gates in 2012.

If the deal can be completed, an initial $23 million would be used to bring many of the park’s current roster of attractions back into operations for the 2012 season. Contrary to previous media reports, the plan would include the immediate reopening of T2, the first Vekoma Steel Suspended Looping Coaster to open in the US. The ride would receive a reprofiled track, new controls, new magnetic brakes and all-new trains.

In addition, a major expansion would be made to Kentucky Kingdom’s water park. Two new substantial family thrill rides would also debut at the park, although full details of these are yet to be released. Two further (yet-to-be-named) attractions would require two years to refurbish due to equipment lead times, and would reopen in 2013.

This is all very exciting news for the park, I am so pleased that another theme park is not being left SBNO! 

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