Former Kentucky Kingdom to Become Bluegrass Boardwalk

BlueGrass Boardwalk LouisvilleNothing official has been released as of yet, but we’re getting closer to seeing the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement and water park become transformed into what may be Bluegrass Boardwalk. Via their website, they issued this announcement:

Thank you to the many kind folks who have sent us encouraging emails and cheered us on via social media over the past several weeks – we appreciate your enthusiasm!

Although we’re not yet at the point to be able to make any announcements, we did want to share with everyone that our fact-finding is going well. Here’s an update:

Members of the Koch family in Santa Claus, Indiana, continue to explore re-opening Louisville’s amusement and water park in 2013. Four family members have formed a new company – Bluegrass Boardwalk, Incorporated – to negotiate a lease agreement with the Kentucky State Fair Board, secure financing, and apply for economic development incentives from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. No public monies will be requested from the Kentucky Legislature by Bluegrass Boardwalk, Incorporated.

The members of the Koch family involved in discussions with the Kentucky State Fair Board as Bluegrass Boardwalk, Incorporated are Holiday World president Dan Koch, his sister Natalie Koch, their cousin Kathy Kamp, and her husband, Michael Kamp, who is a General Manager at Holiday World. Dan, Natalie and Kathy are grandchildren of Holiday World’s founder, Louis J. Koch, who opened the park (originally called Santa Claus Land) in 1946.

 As updates about Bluegrass Boardwalk are made public, information will be posted online at, on Facebook: and via Twitter: @BluegrassBwalk.

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