What's next for Six Flags? No signs of reversal in closing decision

What's next for Six Flags? No signs of reversal in closing decision

What's next for Six Flags? No signs of reversal in closing decision

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Posted on February 7, 2010 at 9:25 PM

After Thursday night's bombshell from Six Flags that it is closing its Kentucky Kingdom theme park at the Fairgrounds, there are no signs of any reversal of that decision.

A state fair board spokeswoman says she is not aware of any contact or changes.

So what's next? 

Six Flags has said it plans to "move expeditiously to re-locate several of the more than 40 rides and attractions to other markets.”
But we checked the lease which indicates that those rides are property of Kentucky.

Harold Workman, Ky. Fair Board President, said, “Six Flags removed the Chang rollercoaster ride. They requested they able to remove it through me they requested that under the pretense that they were going to expand the water park and after showing me diagrams and pictures of what they were going to expand and what they were going to add and so on.  So, we're a little disappointed in the fact they removed a ride but never really moved on expanding the water park.”

He said that at that point, the way the lease is worded makes it sounds like Chang could have belonged to the Fair Board because it is affixed to the ground.

Workman says Six Flags wanted to pay no rent for nine years remaining on the lease.  The offer also included a share of profits, if there was any.

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