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Re: Will Elitch Gardens ever comeback to a new location?

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:45 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:You really worked on that, didn't you? ;)

I did. :D

FutureMan2 wrote:What makes you think that it is “definitely” coming back? I consider myself an optimist but just looking at where things stand it makes me think it not returning. I’d prefer the park to stick around but did you read anything promising?

Oh yeah man, it's all documented in a 420-page technical report by Dr. Thomas K. Chong, Ph.D. of Good Times.
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Re: Will Elitch Gardens ever comeback to a new location?

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:32 pm

^ Now, don't you 'drag' Canada into this, young man!*



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Re: Will Elitch Gardens ever comeback to a new location?

Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:46 pm

Do we really need two separate Elitch Gardens threads going on or would anyone be offended if I merged this one into the other one?

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Re: Will Elitch Gardens ever comeback to a new location?

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:53 pm

^ I was definitely wondering whether that should be done? Yes, do it, Robb.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby larrygator » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:57 pm

I was interested in the new Meow Wolf's Kalidescape. Although the coasters aren't very good, I did like the vibe of the park and the flat rides.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby tanthonyam » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:00 am

Wait, is there a real Casa Bonita restaurant like from South Park??

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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:04 am

Yeah, that's a real place. I went there when I was a kid. I remember seeing a magic show, but looking at their website, it doesn't look like they still do that.

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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby caleb.stone » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:31 am

Honestly, good riddance. That place is a gold mine for real estate in Denver. I would love to see Lakeside get some love, but Elitch just seems a bit dumpy and I don't really care for it after only one visit.
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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby bill_s » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:40 am

The new development is supposed to have recreation which looks to me like large open areas with no shade... it's ironic. They might be able to do better than the current park outside of town by moving half of it and building a new coaster though.

I looked at the parks on Google Maps, Elitch is kind of comparable to SFA without Superman and JJ, and Lakeside is maybe 1/3 the size -- about the size of the nearby Walmart supercenter including parking lot. Check out the Lakeside Speedway between them, looks perfect for a zombie apocalypse!

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Re: Elitch Gardens closing for good...

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 pm

Living in Utah the last 1.5 years has put Elitch Gardens on my radar, but I still have no real desire to travel there despite it closing soon. It's always sad to see a park go (assuming it isn't relocated), but when the "top" coasters in the park are an SLC, half-pipe coaster, and mediocre/bad wooden coaster, I don't think it's too much of a loss.

I would love to see the park relocated, rebranded (maybe Six Flags is still looking for parks?), and upgraded. Time will tell how likely that is to happen though.
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