What's up everybody? If you don't know me, my name is Sam or -Edge of Beast-. This is where I will post all of my trip reports and other random attractions 'n' stuff. Adventures:
Elitch Gardens: 10/27/11 - Page 1
Denver Aquarium: 10/27/11 - Page 1
Worlds of Fun: 4/22/12 - Page 1
Worlds of Fun: 7/13/12 - Page 2MiniVentures:
Estes Park: 12/3/11 - Page 1
Hey everyone! In August I got a chance to go to Elitch Gardens and the Denver Aquarium on my way to Estes Park, Colorado. Denver is one of my favorite places, so I was glad to go back and visit. However, the main trip was to go to Estes Park, but we stopped at Denver for two days.
Elitch Gardens was a fairly nice park. I loved the urban scene all around the park, since it was right next to Downtown Denver. However, I did feel it was in a somewhat dangerous part of the city, which is a downside.
The park had a good selection of rides. Nothing to frown upon, but nothing to get excited about either. My favorites rides there were the Tower of Doom, Sidewinder, and Ghostblasters. It was also my first time to ride an SLC... not the greatest experience.
Tower of Doom: I ended up really loving it. You can see the widespread of attractions at the park and you can see downtown easily. The height of it freaked me out a tiny bit once we reached the top, just a mild fear of heights, but it wasn't too bad.
Mind Eraser: My first SLC... also my last.
Twister II: Twister II was a pretty enjoyable ride. A bit shaky, but fun nevertheless. It also scared me how the structure shaked whenever a train went by, but I didn't think about it on the coaster.
Ghostblasters: Oh man I loved this attraction! It was fun, but rather creepy at the same time! I rode it twice because I enjoyed it a lot.
Sidewinder: Slow operations, exciting ride. Nothing more to say other than that.
Big Wheel: It was an enjoyable ferris wheel! Gave some good views.
Shipwreck Falls: Biggest drench-filled ride ever.
-----------Elitch Gardens: August 3rd, 2011-
The fun ferris wheel that I rode a few times. The last time it rained for a little bit, so we had to get off.
Here's the beautiful midway and the water park.
I didn't ride Half Pipe since I absolutely despise spinning rides. It didn't look too fun anyways.
Just a view from the ferris wheel.
Mess of crappy rides!
A shot of downtown and Elitch Gardens.
I hope you enjoyed my Elitch Gardens trip report! It was definitely a good park, though it lacks great attractions. It's actually a better park than you might think it is. I can't wait to go back to Denver and get more pictures of the park!Coming next: Denver Aquarium