Posted Friday, July 9, 2010 12:09 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Traffic was backed up over the overpass on U.S. Highway 17, as well as for several blocks near the Orange Dome along Cypress Gardens Boulevard. By 4 p.m., the parking lot was largely full and a crowd was forming outside the building. According to Jakobsen, 7,000 to 9,000 people of all ages turned out to learn about Florida's newest attraction, which is expected to open in late 2011 on the former site of Cypress Gardens, Florida's first theme park. Cypress Gardens closed its doors in September 2009.
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