Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Amusement park in the United States

Gilroy Gardens
Gilroy, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1977
Owner City of Gilroy
Previous names Bonfante Gardens

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is an amusement park in Gilroy, California, USA.


For the 2007 season, Cedar Fair renamed the park Gilroy Gardens.[1]

On August 4, 2020, the park announced that it would remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[2]

Cedar Fair's contract to manage and operate the park expired at the end of 2021.[3]

Present roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Quicksilver Express Morgan Terrain June 15, 2001 Operating
Timber Twister Zierer Kiddie June 15, 2001 Operating

Operating attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Artichoke Dip Morgan Junior Seastorm 2001
Balloon Flight Morgan Balloon Race 2001
Banana Split Chance Rides Pirate Ship 2001
Bonfante Railroad Train Ride Chance Rides Miniature Railway 2001
Claudi's Carousel W.F. Mangels Junior Carousel 2001
Garlic Twirl Morgan Teacups 2001
Illions Supreme Carousel Brass Ring Carousel Company Carousel 2001
Mushroom Swing Zierer Waveswinger 2001
Panoramic Wheel Zierer Ferris Wheel 2001
Rainbow Garden Round Boat Ride Hopkins Rides Scenic Boat Ride 2001
Sky Trail Monorail Morgan Monorail 2002
South County Backroads Morgan Track Ride 2001
Strawberry Sundae Morgan Junior Chair-O-Plane 2001


  1. "Bonfante Gardens changes its name". The Californian.
  2. "Cedar Fair Updates Its Calendar for 2020 Park Operations". Cedar Fair.
  3. Wolverton, Troy (2022-06-28). "Gilroy Gardens is no longer being managed by Great America's parent company". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 2022-06-29.

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