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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WRDB) - Kentucky Kingdom has announced plans for expansion.
Expansion plans include the introduction of eight new rides, including Lightning Run, the park's first new steel roller coaster in 17 years. Another thrill ride coming to the park is FearFall, which features a 13-story drop.
The Hurricane Bay water park will double in size by adding eight new water attractions, including Deep Water Dive. The attraction will be America's tallest water slide.
There will be new shows including "Movies You Ride" at the new 5D Cinema. Also being introduced is "Sea Lion Splash," an up-close and personal encounter with sea lions that is meant to educate and entertain audiences.
John Mulch, a spokesperson for Kentucky Kingdom, said, "We are so excited about the new Kentucky Kingdom and by following our web site, the community can regularly check-in on our progress."
Kentucky Kingdom has also announced the price of its 2014 season pass. Mulch said, "Ed Hart made a commitment to the community that we would be the best value of any park in the region and we've delivered on that promise. A season pass to Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is only $59.95. In addition to unlimited visits, a season pass holder only pays $1.00 for a 32 ounce soft drink all season long.
Mulch said season pass holders also receive 20% discounts on all menu items at concession stands and restaurants as well as all merchandise. Season pass holders also get to ride the park's attractions for free during the Kentucky State Fair.
Mulcahy added, "Beyond the value of the season pass, Kentucky Kingdom is proud to be an innovator. Our guests can now order their season passes online by uploading a photo from their smartphone or computer. We can then mail our season pass holders their 2014 season passes. Our innovative express online season pass processing eliminates the need to wait in long lines at the park for their photo to be taken. Of course, the park will still offer in-person season pass processing next spring, but our online express processing is an added convenience which demonstrates our commitment to guest satisfaction and service."