Who owns the Kentucky Kingdom rides: Six Flags... or Kentucky?
Written by Robert Niles
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Apparently, the Kentucky State Fair Board has gone to court to prevent Six Flags from moving the rides at the now-closed Kentucky Kingdom theme park to other Six Flags properties.
Kentucky is claiming that the rides are "fixtures" to the land they sit on, which is owned by the State Fair Board. Therefore, they are Kentucky property, and not Six Flags'.
The state says that it can find someone else to run the park with Six Flags now out of the picture, and apparently, wants to keep the rides to make that a sweeter deal for whatever management team it hopes to lure in.
Six Flags, as one would expect, isn't buying it and has filed a countersuit against the state. (The suits are being heard in bankruptcy court in Delaware, and not in Kentucky, due to Six Flags being in Chapter 11.)
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