Posted Friday, June 15, 2001 4:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Sixty full-time gardeners will get to show off their work as Bonfante Gardens opens today. In addition to the many natural attractions, the park also features 20 amusement rides that include a Morgan mine train coaster.
Read about the park from The Mercury News.
Friday, June 15, 2001 5:40 AM
This looks like a realy cool park. There is a lot to be said for themeing and a park that you can take your time at.
Friday, June 15, 2001 7:30 AM
Just imagine, you've had a really tough and stressful week, and then you take a trip out to this park. Can you say, "self medication"?
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Friday, June 15, 2001 10:56 AM
Yes, I went there for the ACE preview, and even incomplete it was amazing. Some of the areas weren't open to us, but what I did see what absolutely incredible. What a park! The rides aren't thrilling, but they fit with the theme, and that's the idea. Quicksilver Express is short, but has it's moments. The junior is only good in the back, but well landscaped. All in all a great start. :)
Friday, June 15, 2001 10:58 AM
Absolutely. Of course this park doesn't have any record breaking coasters, so many folks here won't be interested. I myself can't wait to adventure out to this beautiful looking park.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 12:44 PM
Way to go Michael Bonfante!!!
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Friday, June 15, 2001 1:39 PM
WOW! Sounds neat. I'd love to see that monorail.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 4:54 PM
Friday, June 15, 2001 5:34 PM
The circus trees look incredible! Just goes to show a park doesn't have to have record breaking or huge coasters to be a nice park.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 8:39 PM
Reminds me of the old Peony Park we had here in Omaha. The whole place was a garden. It had this really spiffy steel coaster called the Galaxy. I miss that park. Now it is occupied by Hi-Vee grocery store.
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Saturday, June 16, 2001 2:37 PM
I was at the preview day....very nice park, just kinda small. It's definitely more of a family park, which isn't a bad thing I suppose. I can't wait to see what they do next, their land has a lot of potential.