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Aquarium, Dinosaur Park In The Works

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville business man is working hard to bring an aquarium and dinosaur park to the city.

WAVE 3 News reports, Ed Dana, the founder of Kentucky Journey to the Oceans, said he's been thinking about bringing a new attraction like an aquarium for years.

The park, called "Worlds of Fun," would be about the size of Newport Aquarium and would also include an outdoor water park and dinosaur jungle full of animatronic dinosaurs.

He's already got half the funds needed to build it. Now he just has to figure out where to put it.

"I would love to see it here in Louisville, but if I can't, then like I said, we're going to go forward with our plans," said Dana.

At the moment, Dana is in talks with an area he said is about 30 minutes outside Louisville.

The estimate cost is $80 million and is expected to attract about one million visitors each year.

If all goes according to schedule, it could open in the year 2021.

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