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Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man who presided over Kentucky Kingdom's 1990s glory days wants to give the park another shot at success. "I'm not looking back," said Ed Hart, the past and present operator of Kentucky Kingdom. "I'm looking forward." Hart ran Kentucky Kingdom from 1990 to 1997 before the park was sold to Premier Parks, which in turn bought Six Flags and converted the property into Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. The...

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