LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved a development area for Kentucky Kingdom.
That approval puts park developers one step closer to their opening date of May 2014.
The park has been closed since 2009.
Because the rides hadn't been maintained, many of them will have to be refurbished.
The park has a goal of creating 60 full-time jobs and eight hundred part-time jobs.