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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park Blossoms Into the 2008 Season With Spring Fling

PR Newswire (press release)

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February 25, 2008

GILROY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilroy Gardens Family Theme
Park, a non-profit organization and California's only horticultural theme
park, officially opens on March 21, 2008, with the return of their SPRING
FLING event. For a complete operating calendar and information on the 2008
season please visit our website at

Guests who visit the park from March 21 to April 27 will enjoy SPRING
FLING from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 11:00 am to
5:00 pm Monday through Friday. SPRING FLING is FREE with the price of
admission and guests are treated to a spectacular display of spring flowers
throughout the entry, a children's scavenger hunt, and an opportunity to
meet "Gil" the garlic guy. Gil can be seen throughout the day in Sugar Plum
Plaza and will be available for family photos to create a great Gilroy
Gardens memory.

The Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt begins each day at Sugar Plum Plaza
where children 12 & under will receive a map to uncover locations
throughout the park where they can collect cool "surprise" springtime

Gilroy Gardens will be adding spring flowers throughout Dixie Cup Plaza
and Sugar Plum Plaza. In addition, hanging floral baskets will be displayed
along Sycamore Bridge. Event banners will be in place on light poles from
the front gate to Sugar Plum Plaza, and guests will be invited to enjoy the
Spring Fling Garden Sale. Hales Mercantile will be the site of a "sidewalk
sale". On sale will be a variety of garden accents, supplies, and flowers.

Pay Once and get the Season for FREE! Front Gate Admission Tickets are
just $41.99 and for an even greater value, turn your Front Gate Admission
Ticket into a LOTSA CARD! Purchase a full-priced Front Gate Admission
Ticket, take your ID photo on your first visit and enjoy the rest of the
2008 Season on any Public Operating Day for FREE! The LOTSA CARD! is only
$39.99 for children and seniors (ages 3-6 or 65 and older). Guests can also
upgrade to a premium pass to get free parking and special discounts.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is located at 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
(Hwy 152), Gilroy, CA 95020.

Gilroy Gardens, Inc. is a non-profit organization managed by Cedar Fair
Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership headquartered in
Sandusky, Ohio. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, is located in Gilroy, Calif. and is California's only
horticultural theme park featuring more than 40 family attractions
including six majestic gardens, educational exhibits, rides and the world
famous Circus Trees. The park was awarded a 2005 and 2006 Golden Ticket by
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for
Best Landscaping. For park information, visit
or call 408-840-7100.

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