SEVERE WX : Flood Watch - Flood Warning View Alerts

Gov. Beshear Encouraged by New Operators of Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay

New majority partners and operators of Kentucky Kingdom announced by Governor Beshear.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 11:16 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2021 11:18 AM

Governor Andy Beshear, joined by new majority partners and operators of Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay announce a new strategy for the future success of the Louisville-based amusement park.

The presentation, which was live-streamed on social media platforms, highlighted the commitment Herschend Family Entertainment has had in the past in fostering economic growth and revenue to several properties they manage in adjacent states.

Herschend Family Entertainment operates numerous popular attractions like Dollywood Parks in Tennessee and Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky.

The new vision for the parks will be accompanied by new management, in hopes of bringing enhanced entertainment and experiences to the amusement and water park.

According to a press release, the parks will focus on hosting family-friendly seasonal and themed events and festivals, as well as expanding the season to provide entertainment to more park guests, and building better relationships with state and local tourism partners to entice more travel to the Bluegrass State.

The opening day for the 65 acres park is planned for Saturday, May 8.

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Owensboro
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Mount Carmel
Mostly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 53°
Madisonville
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Washington
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Cooler conditions are moving back in after a cold front slides through the Tri-State.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Latest Video

Image

UE Diamond Aces Rally to Win Home Opener

Image

StormTeam44Forecast (02/26/21)

Image

Scattered Showers Friday; More Weekend Rain

Image

Indiana State Police

Image

What to Expect for Your Friday

Image

Illinois Moves Expands to Phase 1B+

Image

Thursday Evening Forecast

Image

New App Designed to Link Unemployed with Tri-State Businesses

Image

EPD: Gun, Drugs Found in 'Galaxy Car' With Driver Asleep at the Wheel

Image

Indiana Teachers Frustrated With Wait for COVID-19 Vaccine

Community Events