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The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team was started by former waterskiers from Cypress Gardens Theme Park who want to pass on their show skiing legacy to the next generation.
Before Walt Disney World and the rest of Central Florida’s sprawl of tourist destinations there was a family-owned theme park known as Cypress Gardens. Cypress Gardens’ founder, Dick Pope, filled the park’s landscape with gorgeous flowers, beautiful Southern Belles, and thrilling water ski show.
The first water ski show took place in 1943 and – until the theme park closed in 2009 – held the distinction of being the “longest running entertainment production in the world” just ahead of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.
During its 66 year run, millions upon millions of Florida visitors were thrilled by amazing barefooters, gravity-defying Rampmasters, lines of Aquamaids skimming effortlessly in precision across the water, and 4-tier human pyramids. The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team broke over 50 World Records and became known around the globe as the “Water Ski Capital of the World.”
Led by Former Show Director, Mark Voisard, the Cypress Gardens Water Skiers decided they did not want the legacy of world-class show skiing to die with the closing of the theme park. So they formed a new team with two goals: to continue to WOW central Florida audiences, and to pass on their water skiing skills to the next generation.
The team works closely with the city of Winter Haven to perform shows at Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver.
Proudly recognized by:
President - Jared Lippelgoos
Vice President - Howard MacCalla
Secretary - Kat MacCalla
Treasurer - Derek Camann
"Inspired By Legacy"
Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Lake Silver in downtown Winter Haven the third Saturday of each month for our FREE family-friendly ski shows!
We appreciate our sponsor's generous and loyal support of our team. Please let them know you appreciate their support and be sure to consider supporting these local businesses and brands!
Lake Silver at
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
199 S Lake Silver Dr. NW
Winter Haven, FL
*Turn at the Wendy's on U.S. 17 and head 1 block east to get to the show site
P.O. Box 2691
Winter Haven, Fl 33883
2021 Most Ski Shows are the 3rd Saturday of each month
In Feb. March and April 2021 we will have a show on the 1st
and 3rd Saturday of just those three months
Jan. 16th 3:30* Feb. 6th & 20th 3:30 Mar. 6th 3:30
Mar. 20th 5:00 April 3rd 5:00 April 17th 5:00
May 15th 5:00PM May 31 (Memorial Day Show) 5:00
June 19th 5:00 July 3rd w/fireworks TBD
July 17th 5:00 August 21st 5:00 Sept.18th 5:00
Oct. 16th 5:00 Oct. 30th (Night Halloween Show) TBD
Admission is free. Rain or Shine (but not lightning).
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions with t-shirts, hats, burgers, brats, snacks, candy, popcorn, water, and soft drinks.