Do you know that the famous 1954 movie ‘Easy to Love’ by Esther Williams was filmed in the famous Cypress Gardens in Florida? To know Cypress Gardens facts such as famous movies filmed at Cypress gardens play this quiz immediately.
Apart from facts, this interesting Cypress Gardens trivia quiz also discovers the history of the Cypress Gardens in Florida in a fun, exciting, and informative way.
1. Who Founded The Cypress Gardens?
Dick Pope and his wife Julie wanted to build a garden in Winter Haven after they read an article about a banker in Charleston who earned a lot by allowing the public into his private estate for tourism.
2. Was Pope The Father of Florida Tourism
Pope was called Mr. Florida and was the father of Florida tourism because Cypress Gardens founded by him earned a lot of revenue from tourism during those times.
3. When Was Cypress Gardens Founded?
The Cypress Gardens was formed on 2nd January 1936 as a botanical garden. The amusement park and museum were added later as tourism increased.
4. How Much Did Legoland Pay for Cypress Gardens?
Legoland owners Merlin Entertainment group paid around 22.3 million dollars in January 2010 for the 145 acres of Cypress Gardens.
5. What Movie Was Filmed at Cypress Gardens?
The botanical gardens and picturesque views available in Cypress gardens had made the best tourist attraction as well as a popular shooting spot for many famous movies from the time.
6. What Was the First Amusement Park in Florida?
Cypress Gardens was the first amusement park to be opened commercially in Florida on 2nd January 1936.
7. What Did Legoland Replace?
Legoland replaced the Cypress Gardens amusement park by building a lego themed amusement park around the existing park. They are also building a lego themed restaurant for increasing tourism.
8. Which Is The Biggest Tree In Cypress Gardens?
The tree was planted in 1939 by the Popes and has become a major tourist attraction even after going through so many changes in the past.
9. Is The Botanical Garden Still Standing?
Legoland preserved the botanical garden and roller coaster ride of Cypress Gardens and has built the current amusement park around it.
10. The Southern Belles Were Positioned in Such a Way to Hide _____
The vines in the entrance of the garden refused to grow after winter leading to huge losses. Thus, Mrs.Pope made southern belles flirt with customers and take their attention off the dead vines.
11. How Did Florida Become the Water Ski Capital of the World?
During World War 2, Mrs. Pope had her children and their friends host a water ski show for the soldiers who visited the amusement park. Today the show still runs at Legoland.
12. How Many Rides Did Cypress Gardens Amusement Park Have?
The Cypress Garden started with just 3 rides and later expanded with 38 new rides that included roller coasters and water slides along with various rides for small children.
13. Which Hurricane Delayed the Opening of the Park?
All three hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne had delayed the grand opening of the Beucher’s park. Hurricane Charley had resulted in huge revenue losses as well as high renovation costs.
14. What Was Cypress Gardens Waterpark Called?
Cypress Gardens, splash island, was one of the best water parks during its time in the entire of Florida and a few nearby states.
15. What Was the Shape of the Pool In Cypress Gardens?
During the summers, the southern belles and women in swimsuits would pose and frolic around the pool making it a view to behold.