Lakeside Amusement Park --New Rides

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:59 AM
I would submitt this as news, but there is no place on the internet that has "announced it." Anyways, I was driving by the park the other day and noticed on the sign that they had two new rides, so I decided to e-mail them and ask them what they were. Aparantly they have gotten a new Dark Ride and a Graviton. This is just kinda cool since they havn't added anything for a long while. It looks like they are really trying to revive the old park.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:26 AM

I've heard the dark ride is pretty cool, but I haven't been fortunate enough to make it to the park yet.

Just a side note, at SFEG there is a mural of "Denver landmarks" outside the Pepsi Drink Zone, or whatever it is called, by TurboBungy. One of those landmarks happens to be Lakeside's tower.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:29 AM
That's Awsome about the tower thing! Did you know no public is allowed in that tower? Is a graviton similar to "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" at SFEG. I know it is in RCT, but...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:37 AM
I believe the Gravitron is one of those spaceships that you ride in and get stuck to the wall, it's made by Wisdom.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:39 AM

Yeah, that must be the ride because it is that exact name...Starship 2000.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 12:11 PM
That's astonishing. I was definitely not expecting any new rides for that park anytime soon. And it would make sense that they would purchase a ride from Wisdom. After all, it is located in Colorado.

I wonder what the dark ride is like, and who they purchased it from. Sally possibly?
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 12:21 PM

I was thinking the same thing PT300. I thought the park was really getting low on money due to the fact that it is never crowded and the general shape the park is in. But from the looks of it, the park is getting a lot better. They have recently repainted the Cyclone and that looks a lot better. I also noticed that they put some "ship" cars on the ride that is like Turn of the Century at SFEG(not sure of the official name.) They rebuilt the whip and added the two new rides this year. The park is really looking better.

And they do have a lot of space to add new rides. If they would just tear down that old race track in the parking lot, they could add a good size woodie provided the funding is there. It could be like the old Elitchs...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:24 PM
What's Sally?
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:00 PM
Sally makes dark rides which (I hear) are quite popular.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:13 PM
The name of the Dark Ride is like...mission to mars or something, something to do with mars, I forget what it was exactlty though.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:19 PM

Here is the name...Flight to Mars...here is something I found on one of these rides...

http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/flight2mars/flight.htm

It looks like it was manufactured by Schwartzkoph.

*** This post was edited by RubberDucky on 7/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:40 PM

It really saddens me to think on my visit to Lakeside last year I only got a ride on the coasters, and didn't take the time to absorb the old-park experience. I practically ignored the flats!

Oh well, it's great that they're growing a little. These new attractions should hopefully revive some interest in the park, and keep it alive.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 4:29 PM
Will they ever fix the staride. It is near the Cyclone
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:13 PM
Fastswimmer...I am not sure why they closed the starride in the first place, but when I e-mailed them to ask about it, they said it is possible it will be re-opened someday. I for one doubt this will ever happen and I think they should get rid of it, it is eye sore to the park. They already have another Ferris Wheel, but aparently both operated at the same time in the early days.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:31 PM
Has anybody been yet this season? I am really looking forward to going.
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