Yet another chapter is unfolding in the seemingly never-ending saga of Kentucky Kingdom. The owners of Holiday World, the Koch family, have put together a team and formed a new company named Bluegrass Boardwalk and are currently working with Kentucky State Fair Board.
The story began in 2010 when Six Flags closed Kentucky Kingdom after negotiations dealing with the park's lease fell through. Since then there have been many proposals and plans to reopen the park, but unfortunately none of them have come to fruition. This could all change soon with the latest plan brought forth by Bluegrass Boardwalk, Incorporated.
According to Theme Park Tourist and the Bluegrass Boardwalk website the plan being put forth by the Koch family would require no public money from the Kentucky Legislature. Instead, the Al J. Schneider company hotel firm has reportedly offered to help finance the project.
The Koch family team is made up of Holiday World president Dan Koch, his sister Natalie Koch, their cousin Kathy Kamp, and her husband, Michael Kamp, who is a General Manager at Holiday World. The trio of Dan, Natalie and Kathy are all grandchildren of Holiday World’s founder, Louis J. Koch.
If all of these plans go through the earliest the park could possibly open is 2013. Until then, you can follow the proceedings every step of the way through http://BluegrassBoardwalk.com, on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/BluegrassBoardwalk and via Twitter: @BluegrassBwalk . And of course, we will be covering the news every step of the way so check back often!