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    Six Flags: Kentucky Kingdom News Release

    Six Flags announced today that as it nears the scheduled end of its restructuring process, it has decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair Board relating to the Kentucky Kingdom park. In recent weeks, Six Flags had proposed a new lease arrangement to the fair board that would have enhanced the viability and future of the park. Unfortunately, those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations and the company will move expeditiously to re-locate employees and several of the more than 40 rides and attractions to one of its 13 other markets.

    "We are deeply disappointed to be leaving such a great fan base in the greater metropolitan area of Louisville and we are grateful to the thousands of employees at Kentucky Kingdom and the millions of guests for their dedication, support and loyalty over the years," said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO.

    "This action relates solely to Kentucky Kingdom," Shapiro continued. "The substantial lease
    payment has been a significant hurdle for this park in recent years. Our other parks, which reside
    largely on company-owned land, will be completely unaffected and will open as scheduled for the full 2010 season."
    Let the speculation begin as to where all of the rides will go now.


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    Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to Close

    What a shame. What happened to the rumors of a housing development taking over Magic Mountain? Did those turn out to be false?

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      Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to Close

      ^ Yes, Magic Mountain isn't going anywhere.

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        Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to Close

        The ride that would help the most Six Flags Magic Mountain (and every other waterpark in the chain!) is Deluge. Its a Proslide Rocket slide, which is like the uphill water coasters you'd find at WDW Typhoon Lagoon. However, instead of water jets, it used magnetic motors on the uphill portions to launch you over each hill! Capacity is amazing too for a water park attraction, since it uses 4 persons rafts and the ride is cut in blocks like a rollercoaster. So, multiple rafts can be in the ride at the same time.

        The other interesting ride is Mega Wedgie. Its a toilet bowl slide using 2 persons tubes.

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          Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to Close

          Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
          Six Flags: Kentucky Kingdom News Release



          Let the speculation begin as to where all of the rides will go now.
          Maybe Beech Bend, where we have one of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch rides btw , Dollywood perhaps?

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