Bonfante Gardens renamed Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Posted Monday, February 26, 2007 4:17 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Bonfante Gardens, Inc., a non-profit organization and California's only horticultural theme park, today announced it will operate as Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. The corporate name change will be transitioned throughout the park's seventh season opening March 31, 2007. Under recommendation by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, the park's management company, as well as their advertising agency, the park's Board of Directors unanimously agreed to rename the property Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. The repositioning is an opportunity to create more geographical awareness among our visitors and drive tourism to the City of Gilroy and surrounding municipalities.
I think that they should rename Cedar Point "Sandusky Regional Amusement Park." That would create more geographical awareness for their visitors and drive tourism to the city of Sandusky and surrounding municipalities. :)
I actually think this is a great idea. I went to Bonfante the first season it was open and it really is a family park (aka only one coaster). I think the name change will help remind people that it is a theme park not just a plant nursery.
Plus the website will be much easier to find, I could never spell bonfante right.
Now, if they could just make getting there easier. ;)
Well, the official name of the park was already "Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park" so the only word to change is the first. I'm sure it will be known simply as "Gilroy Gardens" in most circles and the whole Family Theme Park part will be dropped in informal discussions like it always has.
Apples and oranges. I doubt you'd find anyone outside of the Gilroy area who knows who Michael Bonfante is. Sorry Chuck but if the name change brings added recognition to the park and keeps it open and growing its OK by me.