Friday, December 5, 2014

Spectacular Gilroy Gardens!


During our summer travels last August we had the pleasant experience of discovering Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, California for the first time. The park had been on our list for some time but we hadn't found the right opportunity to visit. Now, we regret the long delay! This park is absolutely beautiful, delightful and surprising, too! Below you'll find a few pictures to help get you acquainted.



The magical carousel in a picturesque setting.




Gilroy Gardens is home to the 'Circus Trees' - a fascinating collection of twisted botanical fun. The trees have a unique history of their own and deserve a visit just on their own merits. But there's more...


One of a kind theme park attractions through flowering gardens...


A miniature train ride...


A wonderful butterfly walk-through...




A monorail ride above the grounds!


Traditional rides in unique settings...






And local history wrapped in fun attractions (Gilroy is America's garlic capitol).


It's a large park and certainly worth a day's attention. If you have grown weary perhaps of the high dollar prices placed on admission to better known parks, you would do well to treat yourself to an unexpected favor and take the kids to Gilroy Gardens next time! There's even a water park area included in the price of admission! This place is a gem, folks - you won't regret taking the drive from the ordinary and giving surprising Gilroy Gardens a visit!


And just a reminder, folks, you can always find more theme park history and fun at our new Facebook page at Stack's Liberty Ranch. Feel free to 'like' us!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Another Impressive Book!

Pacific Ocean Park The Rise and Fall of LA's Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier by Christopher Merritt and Dominic Priore promises to be another must have theme park book for your library shelf. A definitive written history of this remarkable park is long overdue. If Pacific Ocean Park is as good as Knott's Preserved was (the previous book by Merritt and Eric Lynxwiler) readers will enjoy a genuine treat. Due for publication this summer, you may pre order on Amazon today!

Friday, September 30, 2011

An Exciting New Book! Jason Schultz Offers Guests A Pocket Sized Time Machine



Jason Schultz and Kevin Yee have just completed work on a masterful new Disneyland book - and you're going to want to get a copy. The cover above says it all, but click on over to Jason's fine blog (Disneyland Nomenclature) for a full demonstration of its unbelievable content. Incredible stuff.