Coaster Studios said:Opened 1987. Closed 1987. Opened 1990. Closed 2009. Opened 2014. Once the fastest growing park in the world, became nothing more than an abandoned shell of its former self within just a short few years. What makes Kentucky Kingdom's roller coaster of a history so fascinating is through its uphill battle, the park continues to get better and better with each iteration. Now, in 2014, thanks to the efforts a select group of individuals, the park is back and better than ever.