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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:46 pm

I wonder if the city of Denver would be willing to put some money into Lakeside based on this. I haven't been there in years, but if it's still basically the same as it was, it could really use some love.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:48 pm

The article says there are plans to relocate the park. It has been relocated before. Who knows if they’ll actually do it though. The only real loss in that park would be the arrow shuttle loop.

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Postby SoCalJasonland » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:20 pm

I want to say I am upset at this but I have visited Denver several times and Elitch doesn't appeal to me. It is a bad ride catalog in prime real estate with a good view of downtown Denver and the Platte River. Casa Bonita and Elitch will end up as the only attractions that I will probably never visit in the area, yet I have made it to both Lakeside and Water World multiple times. I am not saying Lakeside is much better than Elitch but it has some flat rides I can't find in bigger parks.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby SoCalJasonland » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:31 pm

smartestcoasterkidever! wrote:The article says there are plans to relocate the park. It has been relocated before. Who knows if they’ll actually do it though. The only real loss in that park would be the arrow shuttle loop.


If Elitch closes, they need to send the Arrow shuttle to Frontier City in Oklahoma City and reassemble Lightnin' Loops.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm

smartestcoasterkidever! wrote:The only real loss in that park would be the arrow shuttle loop.

To you (and us), sure, but to everyone else? I feel like losing that big amusement park in the heart of the city is going to be rough.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:35 pm

I love parks located in the heart of a city like La Feria de Chapultepec, Liseberg, Cosmoworld, and Tokyo Dome City. Having the skyscrapers behind you is quite the backdrop.

Even if Elitch Gardens didn't have the best coaster lineup, it'd be unfortunate to see them eventually go.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby larrygator » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:55 pm

Your heading is a little misleading...

Closing for good? No, relocating. Also, "Eventually" is the only time table for any if this happening. It could be a decade before anything happens.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:31 pm

I kind of liked the location, but given the current constraints and lineup, I wouldn't mind a move if it means fewer coding restrictions and being able to add rides that aren't just off-the-shelf models for once (maybe rebuild Twister without neutering the helix?).
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby FutureMan2 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:36 pm

larrygator wrote:Your heading is a little misleading...

Closing for good? No, relocating. Also, "Eventually" is the only time table for any if this happening. It could be a decade before anything happens.


At an “unknown” location. Doesn’t sound very promising.

Either way it looks like a trip to Denver is in order!

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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:03 am

FutureMan2 wrote:
larrygator wrote:Your heading is a little misleading...

Closing for good? No, relocating. Also, "Eventually" is the only time table for any if this happening. It could be a decade before anything happens.


At an “unknown” location. Doesn’t sound very promising.

I don't see why you would say that. This decision came from Denver, not from Elitch Gardens. They're being forced out of their location much like the London Dungeon was a few years back.
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