Kentucky Kingdom sold to company that operates Dollywood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky amusement park that once operated as a Six Flags has been sold to a company that operates family-oriented venues around the country including Dollywood in Tennessee and Silver Dollar City in Missouri.

Georgia-based Herschend Enterprises is majority partner and operator of Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay amusement and water park in Louisville, officials announced Tuesday in a news conference. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Dollywood President Craig Ross will serve as the park’s interim general manager.

“We’re here to take a great park located in a great city and make it even better for everyone in this community,” Ross said.

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