Photos and Logos Courtesy of Kentucky Kingdom Facebook Page
This past Thursday Kentucky Kingdom released its attendance numbers as well as what will be new in the park for the 2015 season. The park had a first year attendance number of almost 600,000 after being closed for the 5 years prior. This is compared to the year the park debuted back in 1992 with an attendance of 130,000. This large leap in number only means that the park is on the up and up and should see approaching near the million mark within the next few years.
The park announced 5 new rides for the 2015 season. They are the refurbished Enterprise ride, the reopening on the old T2 suspended roller coaster newly renamed T3, the old Penguin Blizzard river rapid ride as well as 2 totally new rides. A 130 foot tall swing ride named Skycatcher, and a 360 pendulum ride named Cyclos. An updated park map is below show the locations of all 5 rides. Link to map can be found here http://www.kentuckykingdom.com/park-info/park-map.
The park also announced that they will have longer hours next year as well as opening earlier in April which will give the park a longer operational season.
WIth things to look forward to in 2016 the park will revitalize the old twisted twins roller coaster. I think it is safe to say the Kentucky Kingdom is well on its way to becoming one of the premier parks in the Midwest in the coming years.
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Reporting for Bparcs.com Jason Slone