Tentative opening date for Bluegrass Boardwalk

Published: May. 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The date of May 11, 2013 will be an exciting one for those who love amusement parks. That is the date set for the opening of Bluegrass Boardwalk.

The new amusement park will occupy the former site of Kentucky Kingdom, which has sat vacant since closing in February 2010.

The park will be operated by the Koch family, owners of Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN, and will employ 800 seasonal workers.

Like Holiday World, Bluegrass Boardwalk will also feature free soft drinks, free sunscreen and free use of inner tubes at its water park.

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