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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby mikeykaise » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:07 am

Koch said the board felt the process of getting the financial incentives and accessing the park property had been slower than they were accustomed to as independent operators.

“The longer it took, the more concerned we got that this might be an indication of what's going on in the future," Koch said.


This is the same reason that Six Flags pulled out of the whole deal, until the Fair Board goes bye bye and they sell the land to a park company not just lease it no one is going to want to deal with the Fair Board. The Fair Board is the problem that needs to be fixed since there are a lot of interested parties but no one wants to deal with them because of the headaches.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby almightyfire » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:34 am

Went to this park the last year SF had it and it was a total dump. I didnt see how Holiday World could have turned this around to perform and look like HW unless they just poured milllllions of dollars in it.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Chittlins » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:35 pm

Hilltopper39 wrote:I agree with you that the situation in Louisville is very similar to Tulsa and Memphis, but what the hell does this mean?

Chittlins wrote: This why I pimp Mud island for rides.


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This place needs rides with Memphis related themes and ran like Kemah and Galveston and other pier parks to draw more people to the under appreciated parts like the River Museum and River Walk, the Amphitheater is gravy though currently underused.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Too bad, but it's not really surprising. Most of the rides were inoperable, and it would almost be like starting a new park from scratch which evidently is not something the Koch's were willing to make an attempt at. At this point, I think it's highly unlikely we see this park ever reopening.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:19 pm

The Kentucky State Fair Board has decided to find a new use for the Land, sounds like they are doing away with The Kingdom all together. I think that is the best Idea, as everything is falling apart more and more each day. No one wants to put the Millions of Dollars it will take to get it operational again and not own the Park, can't say I blame them.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:08 pm

http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Ky-Fair-Board-160736025.html

The Kentucky State Fair Board met for the first time Thursday since plans for the proposed Bluegrass Boardwalk theme park fell through. Board members said they were disappointed, because there were no signs that the Koch family of Indiana intended to walk away from the deal.

The Koch family, who owns Holiday World, announced in February that they planned to open Bluegrass Boardwalk at the site of the former Kentucky Kingdom. They backed out, saying it was too difficult to deal with the red tape that came along with a state lease.

Now, the Fair Board says it will ask the state and city to help find a new use for the property.

The Fair Board also voted Thursday to terminate their lease to operate the Kentucky Yum! Center on behalf of the Louisville Arena Authority. The arena authority has hired the firm AEG to take over day-to-day operations of the Yum! Center beginning July 1st.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:52 pm

The fact that even the arena management is changing hands should speak volumes as to why this deal fell through.

Then again, in general, any appointed "boards" are basically just politicians awarding their dumb friends with high priced government
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby gisco » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:15 pm

Jew wrote:The fact that even the arena management is changing hands should speak volumes as to why this deal fell through.

Then again, in general, any appointed "boards" are basically just politicians awarding their dumb friends with high priced government
jobs.


Very political!

Interesting to see if they ever get anyone interested in the land. Someone is going to have to pay to clear the site.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:18 pm

Chittlins wrote:
Hilltopper39 wrote:I agree with you that the situation in Louisville is very similar to Tulsa and Memphis, but what the hell does this mean?

Chittlins wrote: This why I pimp Mud island for rides.


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This place needs rides with Memphis related themes and ran like Kemah and Galveston and other pier parks to draw more people to the under appreciated parts like the River Museum and River Walk, the Amphitheater is gravy though currently underused.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby IrishBuckeye » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:41 pm

The Kentucky State fair board should totally be kicking themselves. But they won't be.

Gawd I hate politics.

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