Elitch Gardens

Amusement park in the United States

Elitch Gardens
Denver, Colorado, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 27, 1995 (current location)
1890 (former location)
Previous names Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Area 70 acres
Website http://elitchgardens.com/

Elitch Gardens is an amusement park located in Denver, Colorado, USA.


Elitch Gardens in 2009

Following the 1994 season, Elitch Gardens moved to its current location in downtown Denver and reopened on May 27, 1995. It later became known as "Six Flags Elitch Gardens" in 1999.[1] In August 2006, Six Flags sold Elitch Gardens for $170 million dollars. The park was sold again by CNL Lifestyle Properties in 2015 to a group of investors.[2]

The plot of land on which Elitch Gardens sits was due to be redeveloped into a residential area. In December 2018, the developers stated that there were no "immediate plans" to close the park and that it may be relocated in the future.[3]

On July 31, 2020, the park published a letter on its website stating that it would not operate at all in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The park stated that they did not receive permission from the state to reopen, nor did they have any timetable for easing of restrictions.[4]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Blazin' Buckaroo E&F Miler Industries Kiddie May 4, 2013 Operating
Boomerang Vekoma Shuttle April 30, 1999 Operating
Half Pipe Intamin Shuttle May 27, 2004 Operating
Mind Eraser Vekoma Inverted June 2, 1997 Operating
Sidewinder Arrow Dynamics Shuttle
1990 Operating
Twister II John Pierce Wooden May 27, 1995 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Cactus Coaster Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1995 2012 Relocated to Frontier City
Flying Coaster Zamperla Flying 2002 2007 Relocated to Luna Park
Mr. Twister Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1964 1994 Scrapped
Runaway Train Mack Rides Powered 1995 1997 Scrapped
Toboggan Slide Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1904 1925 Scrapped
Wildcat Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1936 1994 Scrapped
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1960s Unknown Unknown



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Big Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel Unknown
Brain Drain Larson International Super Loop 2014
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1928
Disaster Canyon Hopkins River Rapids 1995
Dragonwing Chance Rides Aviator 1998
Hollywood & Vine HUSS Breakdance 1987
Rockin' Tug Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2012
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1980
Shipwreck Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1997
Sling Shot Funtime Slingshot 2006
Spider Eyerly Aircraft Company Octopus 1969
Star Flyer Funtime Star Flyer April 29, 2017
Tea Cups Zamperla Teacups 1995
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1957
Tower of Doom Intamin Drop Tower 1997
Troika HUSS Troika 1984
Turn of the Century Vekoma Waveswinger 1999
XLR8R Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Calypso Mack Rides Calypso 1960 Unknown Unknown
Casino Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1965 1998 Relocated to Frontier City
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1999 2010 Scrapped
Holland Express Reverchon Superbob/Musik Express 1960s 1997 Scrapped
Mine Shaft Chance Rides Rotor 1991 1998 Scrapped
Rainbow HUSS Rainbow 1985 2010 Scrapped
Shake, Rattle & Roll HUSS Top Spin 1995 2014 Scrapped
Sky Ride Hopkins Ropeway 1960s 1997 Scrapped
Thing-A-Ma-Jig Heinz Fahtz Paratrooper 1985 1994 Unknown
Turn of the Century Zierer Waveswinger 1980 or earlier 1994 Stored - reopened in 1999
Western Round-Up Vekoma Ranger 1995 2001 Scrapped


Amusement parks operated by Six Flags