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    Boardwalk and Baseball

    I was reading about a defunct theme park in Florida called Boardwalk & Baseball. Can anyone tell me more? I heard that sometimes teams still use the old stadium for training. Can someone tell me about the park itself, history, attractions, etc?

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    I remember going there as a kid when it was Circus World. This is the link to its entry on the RCDB:

    http://www.rcdb.com/qs.htm?quicksear...k+and+baseball

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    Since central FLA became the winter home to many circuses.. Someone decided to take Hanes city and make a theme park based on the circus...

    It flopped after teens and other problems came... (Thought it worked for many years..)

    Eventually HB&J (the people who make books) bought the property and changed the theme to Boardwalk & baseball.. Re-themeing many structures and rides....

    After few years the park was struggling except when the new Baseball stadium was being used during spring training for someone..

    During that time HB&J bought Cypress gardens & all the Sea Worlds.. and also Sesame place I think....

    HB&J was loosing money so they put the parks as a whole up for sale.. Anheuser Busch bought the block.. Closed BW&BB few weeks latter and auctioned all the rides...

    They kept cypress gardens until selling it to someone else.. and own all but one of the other parks.. (Sea world Ohio was sold to the six flags next door.. and then six flags sold the monster combined park to Cedar Fair few seasons latter...)

    BQW&BB had a few rides.. Including a wooden coaster that kept changing names...

    Thatís it in a short... there is a few websites about it somewhere...

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    Boardwalk and Baseball seems pretty cool from what I have read. What is in that area now?

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    I heard it was getting developed into homes or something like that....

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