Cypress Gardens opening pushed back again by hurricane

Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2004 10:00 AM | Contributed by Rampage

Hurricane damage to the botanical gardens area at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park will set back the park's much-anticipated October reopening, a park official said Monday. Georgia theme park owner Kent Buescher, who recently purchased the 67-year-old park, said he was heartbroken when he surveyed the damage Saturday, estimated at $2 million to $4 million throughout the park.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2004 10:19 AM
This guy can't get a break. I hope his insurance covers not only the damage, but the interruption in business.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 11:08 AM
I feel so bad for him, it seems to be one thing after another. He must really be on the verge of a nervous breakdown... i would be.

I think he'll get some help soon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 11:57 AM
Now this sux, This guy has done nothing but provide and now another blow. :(

The article states that one of the coasters will probably be named after Hurricane Charlie though :)

Best wishes to everyone in FL.


Wednesday, August 18, 2004 7:20 PM
Bravo to Kent for not turning his back on the project. A set back sucks, but he has high hopes for the park.
Sunday, August 22, 2004 8:09 PM
Well... the rollerskater according to RCDB was supposed to be called Storm Surge. Hurricane Charley is the storm I guess!

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