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By Mary M. Flekke,Sarah E. MacDonald,Randall M. MacDonald

Florida's first subject matter park, Cypress Gardens, was once the brainchild of Richard Downing Dick" Pope Sr. along with his spouse, Julie Downing Pope, he reworked a marshy, lakeside estate in wintry weather Haven right into a marvelous backyard. The park's first viewers in 1936 toured pathways surrounded through lush vegetation from worldwide. years later, electrical boats meandered during the park's winding, hand-dug canals. Water ski exhibits started out in 1942, and the park turned the "Water Ski Capital of the World." The Florida-shaped Esther Williams Swimming Pool nonetheless graces the shore of Lake Eloise. The park used to be a collection for dozens of brief function movies, a level for good looks pageants, and a website for specified tv publicizes. A butterfly backyard, zoo, rides, and the small-town Southern Crossroads purchasing and eating quarter stay renowned gains. Kent Buescher bought Cypress Gardens in 2004, and cutting-edge multiplied Cypress Gardens event Park preserves the family-friendly charm of Dick and Julie Pope's exceptional park."

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