Kentucky State Fair to offer new rides to make up for loss of amusement parkBy AP
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Kentucky State Fair bringing in new rides
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair will offer some new midway rides this year in an effort to make up for the loss of amusement park rides at Kentucky Kingdom.
A statement from the fair board says the midway operator, North American Midway Entertainment, will bring more than 50 midway rides, up from 42 in 2009.
Rides had been offered at Kentucky Kingdom since 1989, but operator Six Flags filed for bankruptcy protection and announced in February it was closing the state’s largest theme park.
The park is expected to reopen under another operator, but not until next year.
The Kentucky State Fair runs from Aug. 19-29.
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