Cypress Gardens will miss summer crowds

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2004 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

By the time Cypress Gardens reopens as Cypress Gardens Adventure Park with three dozen new thrill rides, kids will be back in school and the peak summer season will be over. The deal to buy the park took too long, buildings had to be razed or re-roofed and utility maps in the areas where coaster foundations would be were incomplete.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:57 AM
janfrederick's avatar I sorta thought the plan was extremely ambitious.

That's cool, they'll have an entire off season to get the park running smoothly.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:56 PM
Jeff's avatar Owning business property that isn't generating revenue isn't really very cool, I don't think. I suppose he knew there was that possibility going in and accounted for it, but I know I'd be disappointed.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:13 PM
Perhaps they'll put on some sort of winter events? If done right they could draw in a lot of families and leave a good impression on people to come back. Then again, it may be tough when the destination parks also have holiday events.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:32 PM
janfrederick's avatar He could always charge a nickel to watch the construction... ;)

Seriously though, I just wonder why the park couldn't have been open while construction was going on. They weren't building it from scratch.

Perhaps they simply didn't have the budget to hire employees yet.


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