Bonfante Gardens nearing opening day

Posted | Contributed by Tim Santa Cruz

An update on the opening of Bonfante Gardens. Eight new photos of the park, and a shot of the trains for the parks second coaster.

Link: California Coaster News

janfrederick's avatar
I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait!!!!

The park looks really nice! Boat ride???


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Does anyone know who designed the two coasters? How do you pronounce the park's name? This park looks a little too sedate for me, but my dad would love it.
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The mine train is Morgan as well as many of the flat rides, and it looks like Timbers is a Zierer
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I find it quite interesting that this park will be operating in some regards like a non-profit organization, donating much of its proceeds to park beautification projects in the California area. That's got to be a first!

Looks really nice too, the circus trees are amazing.

http://www.bonfantegardens.com/index.html
Where is this place? Is it in Northern California?

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janfrederick's avatar
Southbay...about 60 miles south of San Francisco...Gilroy is an agricultural area famous for garlic that has in recent years become a bedroom community for Silicon Valley.

The park is pronounced Bon-fon-tay Gardens.

It might be sedate, but there's more to a park experience than asphalt and rides. I think this goes back to Disney's "original" dream. I can't wait to take my family there. It was already a great place when it was only used for company picnics a few years back...now it's going to be REALLY cool. Great job Mike!!!


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I can't beleive they were allowed to name the coaster Shivering Timbers
janfrederick's avatar
Given the large snake on the front, I would imagine that it was a mistake. The real name is probably something like: "Diamondback" or "Rattler" (isn't THAT taken too??)

Anyway, I wonder what the laws say if your company is a non-profit? I'm sure the name still falls under copyright protection. Anybody know anything about coaster name copyright law???

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janfrederick's avatar
I noticed some large swans in one of the pictures. Does anybody think that they could be the same swans available in RCT's paddle boat ride?

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