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Cypress Gardens Adventure Park
Surrounded by 554 Lakes in Winter Haven Florida!


SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

It's sad times....After many years in operation, Cypress Gardens is now closed. From October 2011 the park became Legoland Florida, check this link for further details. Merlin Entertainments, the owner and operator of Legoland, said Legoland Florida would include resort facilities with accommodations, along with more than 50 rides, shows and other attractions, including Lego models and interactive programs. Please use our RSS feed for updates during this construction period. But for now please read on and feel the excitement of what use to be a fun park.

gardens-floridaSituated in lake country close to Winter Haven...Cypress is Central Florida's oldest theme park and is only an hour's drive away from the busy area of Orlando.

The theme park was first opened in the 1930's, which included the beautiful 'botanical gardens' and the famous butterfly houses. These attractions are still here today along with wild life on display. Cypress has now become a popular park through out Florida!

In 2003, the whole theme park went under a huge restoration programme and now displays over 30 rides, fantastic water-ski shows and fine ladies dressed in southern costumes wandering the gardens. Also under the new restoration programme, Splash Island Water Park was built within Cypress Gardens.

So with a line up of Daily shows, All star concerts and Seasonal events and if you don't mind the hours drive to get there, we recommend you give this theme park a try.

cypress-gardens-christmas-floridaIn the ten years we have travelled to Orlando, it was not until Christmas 2005 that we tried Cypress Gardens out.

Overall, apart from Splash Island and some of the rides being closed, it was a nice day away from the main theme parks, and everybody in our family enjoyed the christmas festivities.We found the staff friendly and helpful and with a typical theme park flare for an assorted range of food and drink.

Further Information:

Click on the blue hyperlink of your choice and 'bookmark' if required. Park Information supplied courtesy of www.cypressgardens.com/legolandflorida

Final Thoughts:

lake-view-cypress-gardens-floridaWe hope you find all the information helpful...but remember for other people's views, try these public forums for up to date stories regarding Cypress Gardens and other theme parks in and around Orlando 1, 2,.

This photo shows the arena where the ever popular ski shows take place, dont forget your digi cams. Check out the Paradise Sky Wheel in the background...a must do ride.

Remember...From October 2011 the park will become Legoland Florida

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