Kentucky Kingdom announces plans for 2015

By | October 1, 2014

14KK171_LogoRevisionFINLOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Kentucky Kingdom wraps up its 2014 season, the park’s management team is pleased with the solid results for this first year, but spends little time looking over its shoulder, announcing that “More Rides, More Water, More Hours, and More Fun” are on the way for 2015.

According to Ed Hart, Kentucky Kingdom’s President and CEO, “Our guests have demonstrated their support throughout the 2014 season. Now it’s time for us to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to everyone who’s made Kentucky Kingdom their family’s new place to play.” Hart added, “Throughout the season, our guests told us they love the expanded water park, but would like more time to visit. Guests also asked us if we had plans to add more rides to the theme park. Let me sum up our response by saying next season is all about “more rides, more water, more hours, and more fun!”

The operating calendar for Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay will increase from 94 days in 2014 to 110 days in 2015 and the park will operate for longer hours on weekdays.

But the really big news is the park’s announcement of the biggest reinvestment in Kentucky Kingdom’s history. For 2015, the park will add five new marquee attractions worth more than $30 million:

  • T3 — Terror to the Third Power. Originally T2, North America’s first Vekoma suspended looping coaster will be refurbished with new trains, a new look, and new ride experience.
  • Cyclos — A Zamperla swinging pendulum ride with a rotating platform that does a full 360-degree swing.
  • SkyChaser — A 130-foot-tall rotating swing ride manufactured by ARM Rides.
  • Raging Rapids River Ride — return of the 1999 Intamin river rapids ride.
  • Enterprise — return of the popular Huss Enterprise.