New Owners of Louisville Theme Park Second Guess Reopening Date

May 25, 2012

The big roller coasters at the old Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville won't be back when the park reopens as Bluegrass Boardwalk. The application for tax credits reveals that several rides will not be refurbished due to their age and the cost of repairs.


There are also doubts about whether the park can reopen next year.

Just two weeks ago one of the partners in the deal, Dan Koch, said the park would reopen the Saturday after next year's Derby. 

More delays in getting the lease signed and in finalizing the financial deal could push the opening to 2014.