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Cypress Gardens closing weekdays in September

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Cypress Gardens has made the decision to only be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during September. They haven’t decided the operating schedule for October or beyond yet.

Cypress Gardens Public Relations Manager Haley Kish said the decision was made after evaluating last year’s attendance figures. “In 2007 Cypress Gardens launched “Garden Days” which was a reduced price ticket to visit the park during the fall,” she said. “The botanical gardens, various shows and animal exhibits were open for limited viewing while the rides and water park areas were closed. With attendance falling between 50 to 200 guests on these days, the park found that “Garden Days” was not well received and unsuccessful.”

She added that to have the park open during the slow days of September is just not economically feasible. “As of right now we are just doing this in September to see how it goes,” said Kish. “There will be a minor impact to employees in the retail and food service areas. There are no other changes being announced at this time.”

For more information and the updated schedule when released, visit www.cypressgardens.com.

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corptech_2000 November 11, 2008 - 9:14 pm

Well, to all those posting, we have been season ticket holders for many years through all the changing of hands and so on. The park really went down the drain in 2007 when the new owners took it over. They started with scaling back to 3 days a week instead of the 7 we had originally paid for, of which I don’t think I’ll see a refund for that expense. Mostly now it will be only a good place for the older folk and really young kids to enjoy the water park and a few flowers because that is all that’s going to be left and we certainly won’t be buying new passes for 2009 and we’ll never go there again or even recommend the park to any of our visiting snowbirds or family. This park will not be worth the time to even drive there any longer.

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