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Family feud continues over ownership of Holiday World

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The family feud over the ownership of Holiday World continues to rage, with the brother of the park's late President appealing against a court ruling that went against him in December.

Dan Koch has filed a brief that alleges that there were two major errors in a ruling that handed control of the park to Lori Koch, the widow of Will Koch. He is seeking to regain ownership of Holiday World, after an agreement that would have seen him taking over his brother's shares fell apart due to a failure to agree on the park's value.

Meanwhile, IndyStar.com reports that Lori Koch is hopeful that the running of the park will eventually be handed down to her children. It highlights Leah Koch, currently a 22-year-old student at Indiana University, as a potential future Park President.

While Holiday World remains in the hands of the Koch family, the dispute has come as a surprise to some fans of the park. In recent years, it has cultivated an image as a down-to-earth, family-run business, with members of the Koch family frequently appearing in promotional videos on the park's website.

Several members of the Koch family, led by Natalie Koch and including Dan, were involved in an aborted bid to take over operations of the shuttered Kentucky Kingdom theme park last year. At the time, the group blamed the collapse of the deal on the challenge of overcoming governmental regulations and requirements.


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