No more Bonfante Gardens

Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:19 PM
On the way to school today, I heard some rather disturbing news regarding Northern Californias newest park, Bonfante Gardens. Sadly, it has shut its doors only after operating for one season. The cause for it, was that the park's major sponsor backed out and cancelled their partnership. Has anyone else heard about this? It is truly sad that a beautiful park such as this, has had such a short life. Well, im searching for a news article on the net right now regarding this, so I will post a link when it becomes available.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:22 PM
Whoa, I have seen pictures, and this park is awsome! Hopefully they will work something out. Mabey they will start charging...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:27 PM
Heres an article from the San Jose Mercury News.

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/front/docs1/bonfante0918.htm

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:33 PM
Sad news indeed.  I hate to see any park close its doors, whether it has been around for 150 years or just one.  I herad nothing but positive things about Bonfante Gardens, and it seems to me that this park hadn't even begun to reach its full potential.  Even sadder is that the park was actually doing well!

Hopefully someone (or some business) will come along and purchase the bonds that are not yet spoken for, and everyone will once again have the opportunity to enjoy the place.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 1:31 PM
I knew I shouldn't have put off my visit! Well, let's keep our fingers crossed!!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 2:47 PM
Cedar Fairs, please help save this beautiful park! Or any investor. It is the best looking park in California(okay, maybe tied with Disneyland) and it would be a shame to not let it reach full development. I had a great time there, even though all the rides weren't open yet, you could see how it was going to be great, plus they had tons of room to expand.
-djansi

*** This post was edited by djansi on 9/18/2001. ***

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 2:55 PM
yeah i can definitely see Cedar Fair buying this park. It might be a possibility. Hope Cedar Fair or some other corporation other than Six Flags buys it.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 2:58 PM
Maybe Busch? They seem interested in "garden" parks.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 3:04 PM
How weird. The park just opened this year. It has a really fun well themed "in the wood" Morgan runaway mine-train coaster.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 3:47 PM
Ouch! I was offered a position there.I hope Mr. Bonfante enlists some additional investors. It's too nice a park to let die.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:37 PM
As much as we would all like some (preferably good) amusement park chain by these smaller parks,
money doesn't grow on trees for these companies. They will be bought if the right offer comes around, and also if it makes financial sense.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 9:50 PM
Ah crap! This is one of my new home parks right buy me! This place will defently get bought, It's too beutiful and the rides are to new to have it close.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 1:48 AM
Once they get a new investor, things will be fine.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:23 AM
Investors in parks at this point are probably a little hard to come by.  Once things settle down a bit, I'm sure money will be available if the park can turn a profit...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:55 AM
This is now in the news section. Please move the discussion over there.
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