Friday, February 15, 2008

New Owners New Management, Same Old Fun

Cypress Gardens is a hidden gem of a theme park tucked away just outside of Orlando in Winter Haven Florida although many have heard of the park, it is not always an Orlando vacation must see. New owners have recently stepped up to change that, and is right there with them, offering the best deals on cheap tickets to the best area theme parks and attractions, and of course, Cypress Gardens is on that list.

Cypress Gardens is the original Florida theme park. It was the first theme park to open in Florida – back in 1936, but over the past several years, the park saw some unfortunate times and even shut down for awhile. All that changed when new owners bought the park and saved the day last October. Expanding their salvation plan, those new owners announced earlier this month that they have partnered up with the Baker Leisure Group of Orlando to bring the oldest Florida theme park back to its former glory as a community staple and attraction that makes guests eagerly anticipate their next visit.

The new management company said “changes will range from cosmetic to cultural” and future visitors can expect a “more lively, interactive, engaging atmosphere.” The park’s beauty is legendary to anyone who has been there, and the new owners hope to use this natural setting to attract increased wedding business. Another draw is the historic “Starliner” roller coaster, the first wooden coaster in Florida that came to Cypress Gardens from a defunct theme park in Panama City Beach.

An additional crowd pleaser has been the outdoor concerts in the Cypress Gardens Star Haven Amphitheatre. Some really great acts have performed here recently, including Willie Nelson.

The upcoming schedule is as follows:

Feb. 3 Pat Boone
Feb. 9 Ray Price with special guest Connie Smith
Feb. 10 Juice Newton
Feb. 16 Loretta Lynn
Feb. 17 The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
Feb. 23 George Jones
Feb. 24 Bill Haley’s Comets & The Knockouts

Whether you are here on vacation or a local looking for something different to do, spending the day at Cypress Gardens and taking in some live music in the amphitheatre is a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a day. And no one will help you do it better or cheaper than, so click to it and check out the new Cypress Gardens today!


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