Cypress Gardens expected to attract jobs and fun

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

New Cypress Gardens owner, Kent Buescher, who also owns the successful Wild Adventures theme park in Georgia, plans to invest $35 million in the property during the park's first 12 to 18 months, and another $3 to $5 million for expansion annually. He says the park will create 350 jobs.

Read more from The Polk County Democrat.

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Jeff's avatar

"Buescher's Georgia attraction is the only major park in the country to see an increase in visitors since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
I guess the reporter wasn't aware that Dorney had its biggest year ever in 2002. Or that Holiday World (every bit as major) has had one bigger year after another.
I wonder what kind of research went into that statement. Perhaps, Beuscher fed the reporter that line.*** This post was edited by DragonRider 7/7/2004 10:10:37 PM ***
Perhaps they meant to say the only "privately owned" park in the country. Wild Adventures is the largest, fastest growing privately owned amusement park in the country isn't it?
Jeff's avatar
Again, you mean besides Holiday World?

Not that it matters, because I wish the best of success to the park and its owner. I'm just bothered by journalists that forget the 101 class where they tell you never to use a superlative unless you're damn sure it's true.

Mamoosh's avatar
I love 101's the best class ever! ;)
rollergator's avatar
Marketing 101 tells you JUST the opposite.....*always* use the superlative unless you're likely to get sued...:)

gator, attracting no jobs, but LOTS of fun! ;)

Do you think any real big coasters will be involved in these annual investments?
I hope a major woodie like Hades!

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