LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new lease has been approved for the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park.
The Kentucky Fair Board agreed Thursday to lease the park to the Koch family, which operates Holiday World theme park in Santa Claus, Ind., WAVE-TV reported.
The park, which closed two years ago amid bankruptcy proceedings, will be renamed Bluegrass Boardwalk and is expected to reopen in May 2013, employing 25 people full-time and 800 seasonal workers.
The Kochs say the park will feature free soft drinks, sunscreen and inner-tube use at its water park. The family cited safety, service, friendliness, cleanliness and value as the qualities it plans to bring to the park.
Kentucky Kingdom was formerly operated by Six Flags.