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Kentucky Kingdom opens Saturday to public after 5-year closure, offers 20 new rides
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, May 23, 2014 9:36 AM EDT
After being closed for five years, Kentucky Kingdom will reopen Saturday to the public.
Park spokesman John Mulcahy says the restored park will give the community "a new place to play."
Media report that the park has 20 new rides including a roller coaster called Lightning Run and an attraction called Fear Fall that drops riders 13 stories. The park has a total of 54 rides.
Hart's business group spent more than $44 million on restorations efforts since taking on the project after several other proposals to reopen the park fell through.