Published: November 10, 2008 at 1:19 PMIve lived in Fl all my life and still have never been to Cypress Gardens--ive always just gone to Orlando, yet sad to see the park restructure like this, but im sure it's for the good
Published: November 10, 2008 at 2:17 PMI believe we spoke about the direction of Cypress Gardens when they sold a year or so ago. I expressed Cypress Gardens needed to keep to its original formula and remove all the rides. Glad to see they are moving in that direction.
Two enhancements I would add: A little train that picks up and drops off guests around the gardens (just like the gardens in Sydney, Australia). Secondly, in time, build a beautiful glass greenhouse and fill with exotic plants. Can't wait to visit the park when it opens.
Published: November 10, 2008 at 3:13 PMThey should keep Starliner and Triple Hurricane. Or at least keep them operational one day a week for an hour or two. They are great coasters.
Published: November 10, 2008 at 9:21 PMIt does seem rather ridiculous to orphan Starliner after they just got it relocated. I've heard pretty good things about it, so I was hoping to check out the park in December.
Oops. Now I know how my friends who were going to check out Hard Rock Park in October felt.
Published: November 10, 2008 at 10:45 PMIf Hard Rock doesn't answer the bell, along with this news, there might be some fine coasters available on the market.
That might sound like good news for coaster fans in other markets, but if that leads to fewer orders for coaster manufacturers in a down economy, that could eventually lead to bad news for coaster fans everywhere.
Published: November 11, 2008 at 6:11 AMWell its a sad day. It appears to be very true Cypress Gardens is closing ita rides section this sunday.