Buescher sees bankruptcy as "blip" on Cypress Gardens history

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In 2005, its first full year of operation, Cypress Gardens welcomed 1.2 million guests, which park officials say far exceeded expectations. They talked excitedly about topping that the next year. However, nature and insurance law foiled those plans, at least in the short term.

Read more from The Tampa Tribune.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007 4:35 PM
Enthusiasts TAKE NOTE

According to the article the park's ride section will be closed on Monday thru Thursday until the end of September. I am glad I saw this before taking a two hour trip to the park to ride the Starliner. I know I wouldn't be happy with this if I had a season pass and wanted to ride the coaster while in the area.

The gardens are beautiful, but as an enthusiast my main reason for visiting the park are the coasters. I know they are trying to win back seniors but alienating the other segment (the ride loving people) is not a good idea, even if it is just for a few weeks.*** This post was edited by OlympicParkFan 9/4/2007 11:56:59 PM ****** This post was edited by OlympicParkFan 9/4/2007 11:58:23 PM ***

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