Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville have a brand new majority accomplice that may carry new life to the park that opened in 1987 and re-opened in 2014.
Throughout the official announcement Tuesday morning, Governor Andy Beshear stated the announcement of a partnership with Herschend Household Leisure is thrilling for the state.
Alex Wexler, CEO of Herschend Household Leisure, stated after buying Newport Aquarium in 2008, the corporate has been on the lookout for methods to develop in Kentucky.
Wexler added Herschend Household Leisure’s tradition relies on love.
Craig Ross will function Kentucky Kingdom’s interim Common Supervisor. Ross lately served as President of Dollywood, the place the park surpassed Disneyland and was named TripAdvisor and USA At present’s ‘Finest Theme Parks within the World.’
Officers stated Kentucky Kingdom could be working within the months and years forward to construct the enchantment for multi-generational households, host family-friendly seasonal and themed occasions and festivals, and enhancing product and visitor experiences by re-branding and the addition of Herschend-owned programming; equivalent to costume character appearances.
The corporate additionally hopes to develop the season by which the park is open to offer leisure to extra park company and desires to construct relationships with state and native tourism companions to extend consciousness and entice journey to the park, Louisville, and the commonwealth.