View Full Version : Cypress Gardens Saved

08-26-2003, 11:51 AM
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet voted Tuesday to purchase Cypress Gardens, saving the longtime famous tourist attraction from developers.

The decision -- combined with an announcement Monday by a land conservation group -- ensures the future viability of the Winter Haven attraction, which had closed in April when owner Bill Reynolds said he could no longer afford to operate it.

Officials still must negotiate how much of the property will be sold and its price.

Once The Trust for Public Land and Reynolds agree on a price, the trust will have four months to find a buyer for the 107 acres of the attraction's most prominent areas.

jj...... :D

08-27-2003, 09:34 AM
It's good news that it will be saved! I wonder what changes will be made?

08-27-2003, 10:12 AM
We saw a report from Cypress gardens on local TV while we were in WDW last week - it was getting very overgrown and rundown because no one is doing any maintenence :(

It will cost a fair bit to bring it back to operating condition.