Cypress Gardens (Florida, USA) Reviews
Description:Cypress Gardens Adventure Park / 6000 Cypress Gardens Blvd. / Winter Haven, FL 33884 / Enjoy a variety of daily shows ... more
Cypress Gardens (Florida, USA) ... at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, including comedy, song and dance, magic and more. The water ski capital of the world lives on, as skiers take to the water and sky in an explosive show that will leave guests laughing as well as gasping in wonder at gravity defying feats. Water of the frozen sort is the stage of choice at the Royal Palm Theater as Cypress Gardens on Ice skates to life. The Southern Belles are back to grace the gardens, Jubilee Junction comes alive with music and visitors can discover the enchantment of the Living Garden. With more than three dozen rides, screams of joy are now as common as the flower blossoms at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. The park offers a great selection of children’s favorites, fun for the whole family attractions and heart-pounding thrill rides, including 4 coasters and the world’s tallest spinning rapids ride. Discover two adventure zones filled with exhilarating attractions. Rides in Paradise Pier are set along a boardwalk in the style reminiscent of old–style amusement parks and Adventure Grove offers excitement set amongst a backdrop of the park’s natural beauty. Glorious again! Neglect and hurricanes couldn’t erase the gardens that made the park famous. Native plants and exotic species combine in a magnificent display creating a horticultural masterpiece. Standing sentinel in the historic gardens is the giant Banyan tree, which was planted in 1939 from a seedling during the park’s early years. Topiary Trail features a collection of colorful topiaries, including a variety of animals such as a rabbit, swan and serpent. The crowning gem in this trail of jewels is the waterfall, a sparkling cascade accented by brilliant floral blossoms.The Plantation Gardens grace the manicured landscape of Snively Mansion and include the aromatic herb garden, a glorious rose garden and the butterfly garden adjoining Wings of Wonder. Discover the beauty and wildlife of Nature’s Way, Cypress Gardens’ all-new animal area! Home to more than 150 animals, including reptiles, mammals and a variety of birds, guests can stroll along beautifully landscaped walkways and visit with our furry, feathered and scaly friends. One of the park’s more famous residents is Tarzan, a 75 year old alligator that once starred alongside Johnny Weissmueller in the “Tarzan” movies. Sheba, a female jaguar, also finds a new home in Nature’s Way. She comes to Cypress Gardens by way of the Everglades, as do a pair of Nile crocodiles. The Bird Aviary is also open for business, stocked with Lorries and a variety of other birds. Guests can feed the specially-trained birds cups of nectar right from their hands. Look for more fearsome feedings each week as guests watch while the gators dine on their specialty diet. Other hands-on interaction includes a petting zoo sure to fascinate the youngsters. Get up-close and personal with the park’s newest friends at Nature’s Way! Star Haven Amphitheater will be home to more than 50 all-star concerts and special events yearly. The first annual line-up includes country legends Kenny Rogers and Loretta Lynn, as well as pop prince Aaron Carter, Contemporary Christian favorites Point of Grace and the Grammy-winning country group Lonestar. More concerts are being added, so check the website for a complete line-up. General seating is included in the price of admission and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to set up. A limited number of reserved seats will also be available for the 2005 concert series. Welcome to Jubilee Junction, a bustling village where delicious food and fantastic shopping take an entertaining old-fashioned twist. Nestled inside the quaint buildings are specialty shops, amazing displays and tantalizing treats for family members of all ages. Artisans can be found crafting their wares and extraordinary shopping is abundant. Boys and girls of all ages can indulge themselves in children’s specialty shops or visit a year-round Christmas shop. Catch the ice show at the Royal Palm Theater or stroll the grounds of the Snively Plantation. Gaze in wonder at hundreds of fluttering butterflies or watch the largest model train in the south in action. Work up an appetite because wide arrays of tempting morsels are offered in this town, from sit down restaurants to enticing snack stands. Discover a new adventure in every nook and cranny of Jubilee Junction!
Newest Review: ... for a nano second. (Second warning!) Once inside we headed for the zoo area where disappointingly large animals were housed in small cages, always a bug bear of mine, one of many! They had some interesting species including a jaguar which you could almost stroke if you were brave enough. Baby crocs are always a crowd puller as they actually move, unlike their grown up counterparts. But the ... more
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by - written on 26/11/05, updated on 26/11/05 (Very useful, 806 readings)
Cypress gardens, so called because they are gardens with Cypress trees in them and the person who thought of this “Done-Disney” attraction had the originality of a mayfly, not just with naming but with everything else which will become apparent as you read on. So you’ve done Disney to death and flip through you menagerie of leaflets looking for that one thing which has the wow factor and will float your boat for day-tripping madness on a hot sunny day in Florida. Only it was not a hot sunny day. It was raining. Not just the sweet pitter-patter of little April showers but the tropical storms that were beating Florida like a whip-wielding dominator on a secret ... Read the complete review
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