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Gilroy Gardens Thanks Locals With Free Day at Park

Gilroy, CA, USA — Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is hosting its 3rd Annual Resident’s Day for Gilroyans on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 10am-6pm. This private event is reserved for Gilroy residents only, in appreciation for all their support of the park. New this year, join us for “ART IN THE PARK” with demonstrations by local artists at the park.  The park will open to the general public on April 1.

Residents can show proof of residency at the Front Gate ticket windows to gain FREE admission into the park. Also, residents can enjoy a special lunch buffet of Penne Pasta Marinara with Italian Sausage, Vegetarian Pasta served in a Creamy Alfredo Sauce, All-Beef Jumbo Hot Dogs, Home-style Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad with Pears, Feta Cheese and Caramelized Walnuts paired with Vinaigrette Dressing, freshly baked Dinner Rolls, Unlimited Coca-Cola Soft Drinks and Unlimited Ice Cream Novelties. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, and is $9.00 for ages 3-10 and $13 for ages 11 & up (Children 2 and under are FREE). All lunch proceeds will go to the Gilroy Gardens Education Program, serving children & schools in the South Bay.

Plus, Gilroy Gardens is offering a special “Value Card” promotion through May 31st. “Everyone’s A Kid” until the end of May and can get a Season of Fun for the price of a single-day kid’s admission, only $34.99. Prices for “Value Cards” go up June 1st.

For a complete operating calendar and information about the 2012 season, and all upcoming events, or to purchase your 2012 Value Card or Membership, visit or call (408) 840-7100      .

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is located at 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy (Hwy 152), Gilroy, CA 95020. Gilroy Gardens, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is located in Gilroy, CA 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 has been awarded a Golden Ticket by International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for Best Landscaping, 2nd or 3rd place, every year since 2005.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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