hwKENTUCKY (1/17/12)—Kentucky Kingdom, an idle amusement park located in Louisville, KY that was once under the ownership of Six Flags, has garnered public attention from the owners of Santa Clause, Indiana’s Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari park.

While the Kentucky based theme park has remained defunct for several years now, a statement released by the owners of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari—the Koch family—responds to rumors of an upcoming purchase of the location.

The statement, which was released Monday, January 16th, is as follows:

“When Kentucky Kingdom closed, the Kochs expressed interest in learning more about options for the park's future. The process is still in the fact-finding stage, and no decisions have been made whether to further pursue the opportunity."

As a report listed on www.parkworld.be indicates, the existing Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari franchise would see no negative impact in regard to investments if the purchase were to be completed or sought out. In fact, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s official site states that several new attractions are scheduled to open at the Santa Clause, IN location later this year (2012).

While officials say the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom has remained a top priority for the Kentucky State Fair Board, the Koch’s interest is, as mentioned above, wholly undecided at this time.

Luke Short
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