In Denver, Colorado, there is a theme and water park called Elitch Gardens. It stands out for being situated in a downtown location and is open from April through October. It is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and run by Premier Parks, LLC.
Elitch Gardens' former location at 38th Avenue and Tennyson Street was running out of room, so in June 1994, the Gurtler family and its financial partners paid $6.1 million for a 67.7-acre (274,000 m2) parcel of land in the Platte River valley close to downtown Denver. The new park and the relocation of some rides from the first park cost $90 million to build. The funds came from a combination of governmental and private funds as well as several loans.
Premier took note of the underwhelming attendance the new park experienced during its first two seasons, and for the park's third season in 1997, new extensions were hurriedly installed. The park's third roller coaster, Mind Eraser, a Suspended Looping Coaster by Vekoma, was the first and most prominent addition that year. The Tower of Doom, a 220-foot-tall Intamin freefall rollercoaster, was the following significant addition (67 m). The park's 700-seat Trocadero Theater, which was renamed after the well-known ballroom and dance hall in the previous park, was additionally added.
Apartment buildings will be built in place of Elitch Gardens. Another significant change is about to occur to Denver's ever-expanding skyline. The development will stretch from Confluence Park to Dry Gulch. The project's exact footprint is still being discussed. Denver's young residents will be disappointed to learn that Elitch Gardens will be replaced with the River Mile.
Denver's downtown theme park, Elitch Gardens, is situated right in the center of the city and has been providing family entertainment for for 130 years. Elitch Gardens is Colorado's only top-notch combo theme and water park. The theme park is home to a variety of attractions, including over a dozen pint-sized rides ideal for smaller visitors as well as thrilling coasters like Mind Eraser or Tower of Doom. Families will have access to several different rides. With a complete water park, Elitch has you covered on hot days.
The Island Kingdom Water Park has a designated area of the theme park all to itself. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it is open. You must wear appropriate swimwear, so bring your swimsuit. The enormous wave pool known as Commotion Ocean is ideal for body surfing and relaxing in the surf. Other wet attractions and long slides can be found in the water park.
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