LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Fair Board has approved a lease agreement for the former Kentucky Kingdom property to the Koch family of Santa Claus, IN, operators of Holiday World theme park.
Kentucky Kingdom will be renamed Bluegrass Boardwalk. According to the Bluegrass Boardwalk Twitter page, the park will reopen in May 2013 and employ 25 full-time and 800 seasonal workers.
The Koch family says it plans to bring the Holiday World culture to Bluegrass Boardwalk, citing safety, service, friendliness, cleanliness and value.
The Kochs say Bluegrass Boardwalk will feature free soft drink, free sunscreen and free use of inner tubes at its water park.
"We're here to serve our Guests. They're most important," according to the Bluegrass Boardwalk Twitter page. "This is going to become a gem. We're going to do this the right way."
You can look at the lease summary points by clicking here.