elitches (the old one)

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:30 AM
I can't remember the name of the old balls-to-the-wall coaster at the original Elitch's in Denver. Any help?
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:31 AM
Mr. Twister?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:31 AM
Considering the one at the more recent Elitches is named Twister II... I guess that makes sense! :)


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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:45 AM
Well there was Mr. Twister, The Wildcat, and Sidewinder. Take your pick. Mr. Twister was the big wooden twister on the south side of the park, Wildcat was the L shaped out and back that started on the east side of the park and intertwined with Mr. Twister, and Sidewinder was the Arrow Shuttle Loop that stood over the entrance. All great rides, at least we still have Sidewinder at the new park.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:31 AM
While we're on this subject, where exactly was the old Elitch's located?

What rides, besides Sidewinder, were moved to the new park?

Other than coasters, was there any outstanding, nostalgic, or otherwise really missed flat that didn't make the trip?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:53 AM
Not sure, but the Splinter log flume could have been one of the relocated rides. At least that was the plan, way back when...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 11:01 AM
The original Mr. Twister is easily the most frightening roller coaster I've ever experienced (yes, even scarier than Top Thrill Dragster). You could just feel it's age as the train twisted around every turn. I seriously though it was going to fly off its tracks on several occasions. Absolutely terrifying!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 11:57 AM
I believe you are referring to this coaster here: http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery2102.htm

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 12:15 PM
Incidentalist:

The old park was located at 38th and Tennyson, which is just a couple miles west from where the new park is located.

Here is the list of rides that I can remember that were moved from the old park to the new. This is probably not comprehensive though.:

Sidewinder

Sea Dragon

Troika

Big Wheel

Carousel

Paradise (Now Hollywood and Vine)

Rainbow

Tilt A Whirl

Mine Shaft (No longer at park)

Casino (No longer at park)

Spider

The Cars from the Bumper Cars (No longer at park)

Kiddie Coaster

Kiddie Planes?

Kiddie Boats?

Kiddie Swings?

I believe that is all. There is still a lot of the old park at the new one, but it is nowhere near as good.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:16 PM
Wow, I never knew RCDB had so many pictures of the old Mr. Twister! Thanks for the heads up.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:50 PM
Geez, Mustang, you forgot the Sky Ride and Holland Express. You could add the old battle zone, upcharge ride. I think the new park's bumper cars were different from the originals.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:59 PM
Actually I believe the Kiddie Coaster was new to the new park.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 12:10 PM
Yes Kiddie Coaster is new for the new park. And what about T-Bolt Mustang? Oh yeah how is Louisiana treating you? Most of the old kiddie land rides (before SF) were from the old park.

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Friday, October 24, 2003 2:41 PM
Is that you Hobbes? ;) I swear I cannot remember the Thunderbolt being at the old park, but that is probably just me. I did not know that about the kiddie coaster, it sure souinds like it is about 20 years old.

Louisiana is good. I am getting educated. :)

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Friday, October 24, 2003 2:53 PM
Thunderbolt was added in either 1997 or 1998. It coexisted with the other spinner forwards and backwards, the Express, for awhile. Then, sadly, the Express was removed :(. I believe MonkeyBiz76's magic number is 231.

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Friday, October 24, 2003 3:05 PM
My favorite ride from the old park was Casino. I have never seen any other one like it. I also really like Troika. And I remember my aunt always rode the swings last, cause she liked swinging and bumping into people, which she always got kicked out of the park for.

I didn't get into coasters until I was older, which is really unfortunate 'cause I desperately want to ride them now.

Mustang, I don't think the current kiddie planes, kiddie boats, or kiddie swings were at the original, but the old ones may have been at the new park once upon a time, but as always, I may be mistaken. Maybe you can remember, J.

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Friday, October 24, 2003 3:06 PM
Oh and I like your new signature J.

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Friday, October 24, 2003 8:57 PM
Kiddie Coaster is really old, my sup. was telling me it was made in the sixties I believe.

As far as the kiddie planes go, they are pretty old, as well as the kiddie bumpers. There are also a lot of rides that were originally in KDL back in 95 that aren't still there.

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*** This post was edited by RubberDucky 10/25/2003 12:59:05 AM ***

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 8:36 PM
Ya I remember riding those kiddie bumper cars at the old Elitches. The cat and mouse designs are pretty cool! I remember the planes at the old one had machine guns on the front and back, and were painted in camo colors. I don't think the new ones have either the guns nor the paint job.

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 5:18 PM
Well all the rides in KDL have recieved new paint jobs since SF and Looney Tunes came together. Could you control the planes at the old Elitchs?

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