- Last Updated on Saturday, 25 January 2014 08:21
- Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 16:17
Get ready, sit back, and hold on tight! ACE Midwest is planning some awesome events for the 2014 season. We look forward to hosting national event attendees at Beech Bend and Kentucky Kingdom for the Spring Conference as well as our return to Indiana Beach, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, and the new Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay.
You don't want to miss a single ACE Midwest event, so mark these dates on your calendar today!
ACE Spring Conference
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May 16-18, 2014
Beech Bend Park
Kentucky Kingdom (Pit Stop)
September 6, 2014
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay
October 11, 2014
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
- Last Updated on Saturday, 07 September 2013 07:06
SANTA CLAUS, IND.-----By next May, officials at Holiday World will be able to say their “ship has come in.”
“Since 2006, when we expanded Holiday World to include a Thanksgiving-themed section, we’ve received hundreds of suggestions to add a classic swinging ship ride and name it the Mayflower,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We chose the anniversary date of the Pilgrims setting sail for America to announce that our new ride for 2014 is our own Mayflower.”
Eckert says the new family ride will carry up to 60 riders at a time, swinging in an arc 54-feet-high over a pool of water.
- Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 11:52
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- The heavy construction equipment has moved into Kentucky Kingdom as work to restore the shuttered amusement park has hit high gear.
Some of the old rides will be coming down to get ready for new ones to be built.
A giant crane has been brought in to dismantle the old Greased Lightning Roller Coaster that Six Flags Amusement Company first opened at Six Flags Great America in 1978, before moving it to Kentucky Kingdom in 2003.
It will take crews several weeks to tear down the old coaster piece-by-piece.
"We are taking this ride down to make way for something we will announce in a few weeks, which is our new $7 million steel coaster that will replace Greased Lightning," said John Mulcahy, the director of marketing and communications at Kentucky Kingdom.
Marcus Dorsey, a big fan of Kentucky Kingdom, didn't let the occasion pass him by without bringing his camera along to document the razing of the old coaster.