Elitch Gardens

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

Elitch Gardens is a seasonal amusement park in Denver, Colorado, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

After the 1994 season the park moved to its current location in downtown Denver and later became known as "Six Flags Elitch Gardens". 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.

The plot of land on which Elitch Gardens sits is 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.[1]

On July 31, 2020, the park published a letter on its website stating that it would not oprerate at all in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The park stated that did not receive permission from the state to reopen, nor had any timetable for easing of restrictions been determined.[2]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Blazin' Buckaroo E&F Miler Industries Family 2013 Operating
Boomerang Vekoma Shuttle 1999 Operating
Half Pipe Intamin Shuttle 2004 Operating
Mind Eraser Vekoma Inverted 1997 Operating
Sidewinder Arrow Dynamics Shuttle 1990 Operating
Twister II John Pierce Wooden 1995 Operating

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Cactus Coaster Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1995 2012 Frontier City
Flying Coaster Zamperla Flying 2002 2007 Scream Zone
Mr. Twister Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1964 1999 -
Runaway Train Mack Rides Powered 1995 2004 -
Toboggan Slide Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1904 1925 -
Wildcat Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1936 1999 -
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1960? 1994 -

Attractions[edit | edit source]

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Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Brain Drain Larson International Super Loop 2015
Disaster Canyon Hopkins River Rapids 1995
Hollywood & Vine HUSS Breakdance 1987
Rockin' Tug Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2012
Shipwreck Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1997
SlingShot Funtime Slingshot 2006
Star Flyer Funtime Star Flyer 2017
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl 1995
Tower of Doom Intamin Drop Tower 1997
Troika HUSS Troika 1995
XLR8R Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1999 2010 Scrapped
Rainbow HUSS Rainbow 1995 2010 Scrapped
Shake, Rattle & Roll HUSS Top Spin 1995 2014 Scrapped

References[edit | edit source]