Kentucky Kingdom

Roller Coasters and Water Play at Kentucky Kingdom

••• Enjoy family fun at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Photo: Jeffrey Ervin/Getty Images

Kentucky Kingdom is an amusement park filled with roller coasters, rides, and flying swings. The campus is also home to Hurricane Bay, a water park with a wave pool, a lazy river, and more.

Where is Kentucky Kingdom?

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the amusement park is within the city southeast of the Kentucky Exposition Center, home to the Kentucky State Fair (which has a great Thrillway full of rides too) and the annual Derby Festival Balloon Glow.

Kentucky Kingdom
937 Phillips Ln.
Louisville, KY 40209

When is the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park open?

Kentucky Kingdom hours vary depending on the season. It is open throughout the week in summer, for instance, but has limited hours once the kids are back in school and closes up in winter. Visit the website for more information.

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Is Kentucky Kingdom a Six Flags park?

It was, in the past, but the current  Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is the sole property of Kentucky Kingdom, LLLP, a group of local investors. This group opened the park, after it had been closed for several years, on May 24, 2014.

How much is admission?

There are frequently promotions and season pass discounts, check the Kentucky Kingdom website for details, but a regular day pass purchased at the gate are around $50 for adults, there are discounted rates for children under 48 inches. Fall day passes, for September visits, are priced lower.

Once you are in the attraction, you can use your day pass toward purchasing a season pass. Children under three are admitted free of charge.

Does the weather influence when the park is open?

Kentucky Kingdom is open rain or shine. If there is bad weather, some rides may be closed for safety reasons. If you opt to head home, keep in mind that Kentucky Kingdom will not give out free passes due to weather conditions.

Are food and beverages available?

Yes, there are restaurants and stands throughout the park. No outside food or drink is allowed in the park. There are beverage and food discounts for season pass holders.

What rides are at Kentucky Kingdom?

Here's a sampling of what rides are available, but visitors will surely see (and experience) many more.

  • Lightning Run: A ten-story steel roller coaster. Riders must be at least 48" tall.
  • Fearfall: Riders get a great view of Louisville, then drop 129 feet. Riders must be at least 48" tall and be a maximum weight of 300 lbs.
  • Professor John's Flying Machines: A flying ride for the whole family. Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride alone, other rules are applicable for children riding with an adult.
  • 5D Cinema (Movies You Ride): A ride that is described as "being cast in a movie without ever having to leave your seat." Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride alone, other rules are applicable for children riding with an adult.
  • Bumper Cars: Sometimes a classic attraction is the best attraction. Test your maneuvering skills. Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride alone, other rules are applicable for children riding with an adult.