http://www.whas11.com/news/Owners-of-Holiday-World-say-they-are-interested-in-Kentucky-Kingdom-137454353.htmlwhas11.com said:LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- In a statement released Monday from the Koch family it says everything is still in the beginning phases but that the family is interested in finding out more about the options of Kentucky Kingdom's future.
The Koch’s have owned Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Southern Indiana since 1946 and say they are always looking for ways to expand their business.
Kentucky Kingdom shut down in 2010 after the operator, at the time Six Flags, filed for bankruptcy. Investors and even city efforts to reopen the park have all failed.
A spokesperson for the Koch family tells me as of Monday night she did not believe the Koch family had made any offers yet to take over the park.
So I was really disappointed when Ed Hart's group failed to save Kentucky Kingdom. Though I hadn't had the chance to visit it when it was open, Kentucky Kingdom was a special place for my extended family and we were looking forward to Ed Hart re-saving the park. As we all know funding was an issue with the park and stopped it from moving forward. I had basically lost hope of finally getting to visit the park.
Now I have been to Holiday World and I will say it is one of the best amusement parks in the country. If this news is true this could be big! Really Big.
What are your thoughts on Holiday World taking over Kentucky Kingdom? What do you think the Knoch family would do with that park and do you think it will be as good as Holiday World?