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Six Flags: Decision is final, we are taking some rides with us

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 5:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 9 at 2:00 AM

Reporters Notebook, Kentucky Kingdom

I thought you might like to see my e-mail Q and A with Six Flags:


In response to my phone call checking if any negotiations were planned to keep Kentucky Kingdom open:

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Daniels

Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 4:59 PM
To: Arnold, Joseph
Subject: Your inquiry

There are no further developments. 

Sandra Daniels
Six Flags


----- Original Message -----
From: Arnold, Joseph
To: Sandra Daniels
Sent: Sun Feb 07 15:23:23 2010
Subject: question re: who owns Kentucky Kingdom rides

Ms. Daniels:

It is the contention of Harold Workman, the President and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board, that the lease agreement between the Fair Board and Six Flags (Premier Parks) stipulates that any rides and equipment affixed to the premises (such as rollercoaters, etc.) are the property of the Kentucky State Fair Board and not Six Flags.

What is Six Flags' position on what at Kentucky Kingdom is owned by Six Flags?  Does Six Flags plan on removing any rides from the Kentucky Kingdom property?  If so, when?

Thank you,

Joe

Joe Arnold
WHAS-TV


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Daniels
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 11:24 PM
To: Arnold, Joseph
Subject: Re: question re: who owns Kentucky Kingdom rides

As stated on Thursday some of the rides and attractions will be relocated to our other properties. No decisions have been made regarding which rides or when removal will begin.


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold, Joseph
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 11:28 PM
To: Sandra Daniels
Subject: follow up

Ms. Daniels:

Thanks for the reply.

Three more questions:

1)  Has Six Flags petitioned or otherwise filed the paperwork in bankruptcy court of its intent not to accept the current lease with the Kentucky State Fair Board?

2)  Is Six Flags decision to close Kentucky Kingdom, final?

3)  Would anyone from Six Flags be willing to be interviewed by phone for this story?

Thanks again,

Joe



From: Sandra Daniels
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 11:29 AM
To: Arnold, Joseph
Subject: RE: follow up

We did file the motion to reject on Friday, and sent a courtesy copy of the motion to the Fairground board counsel on Friday, who acknowledged receipt.  The decision is final and there will be no further comment.

 

 

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