Elitch Gardens hopped on the bandwagon in 1904 and built the Toboggan Slide, a side-friction Figure-8 style wooden roller coaster designed and built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. Also, in 1906, the park installed its first carousel, also built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.
Elitch Gardens in Denver started in 1891 as a Zoological Park, slowly adding rides, dance halls, roller coasters as it developed throughout history. As Denver's oldest amusement park, Elitch Gardens today is one of the nation's only downtown amusement parks and an iconic piece of Denver's history.
Elitch Theatre held summer stock theatre annually from 1897 until its close in 1987. The first hint of a modern amusement park arrived at Elitch Gardens back in 1904 with the construction of its first roller coaster, called the Toboggan 8. A carousel soon followed the roller coaster in 1906.Elitch Gardens is one of the oldest attractions in the Denver metropolitan area having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2010. Colorado's largest theme park, it has more than 23 rides, shows and attractions, including six roller coasters and a historic Carousel that has been giving rides since 1928.Park History Elitch Gardens has touched the lives of most of Colorado’s residents and is responsible for many of its best memories. Elitch Gardens was always more than a mere amusement park, it was also: One of the first zoos west of Chicago.
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Mind Eraser is a inverted roller coaster located at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. It is a Suspended Looping Coaster built by Vekoma.Read More
A John Pierce designed wooden coaster based on the original Elitch Gardens Twister. The old coaster proved too costly to move with the park and was in bad condition. This coaster opened with the new park in 1995. Hensel Phelps Construction: Sidewinder: 1995 An Arrow Dynamics shuttle loop roller coaster. Moved from the original Elitch Gardens.Read More
Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Denver: See 792 reviews, articles, and 189 photos of Elitch Gardens Theme Park, ranked No.142 on Tripadvisor among 238 attractions in Denver.Read More
Though the current location is just ten years old, the original Denver version opened in 1890.Read More
A John Pierce designed wooden coaster based on the original Elitch Gardens Twister. The old coaster proved too costly to move with the park and was in bad condition. This coaster opened with the new park in 1995. Sidewinder: 1995: An Arrow Dynamics shuttle loop roller coaster. Moved from the original Elitch Gardens and originally built in 1980.Read More
This is a custom built wooden coaster based upon the original coaster Mr. Twister that was at Elitch Gardens before the park was moved to its new location in 1995. The roller coaster was designed by John Pierce, who also designed the famous The Rattler wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.Read More
Elitch Gardens hired John Allen, the president of the Philadelphia Tobaggan Company to build a new roller coaster for the 1964 season. Since the park owners had seen and liked the configuration of a coaster at Woodside Park in Philadelphia they requested a similar design.Read More
John and Mary Elitch opened Elitch Zoological Gardens in 1890—a bandstand, picnic ground and children’s play area, plus a zoo with animals from John’s friend P.T. Barnum. Music was a big part of the entertainment from the beginning, with Pietro Satriano’s band on hand that first day.Read More