Lakeside Cyclone reopening after repairs

Posted Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:47 AM | Contributed by egieszl

The Cyclone wooden coaster at Lakeside amusement park reopens tonight after sitting closed all summer. The Cyclone returns to operation for Labor Day weekend after sitting idle all summer. The historic Edward Vettle ride has been undergoing renovation and repair work in advance of the ride's 70th anniversary next summer.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 12:48 PM

Well that's goods news. I'm not a huge fan of the ride, but it's hard to imagine going to that park and not riding it.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 3:21 PM

I think the REALLY good news is that it won't be sitting idle for an entire season, which typically incurs the wrath of the code inspectors (above and beyond normal ride inspection) - we don't need another Clementon Jackrabbit situation. I was a pretty big fan, but it was a *classic* station and trains, and it was a landmark ride for me...

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 8:17 PM

ACE is doing an event at Elitch Gardens next weekend (I think). I wasn't going to bother making the trip since Cyclone wouldn't be open. This changes everything.

Nevermind, the event is on October 3.

Last edited by GoliathKills, Monday, September 7, 2009 2:59 PM
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Monday, September 7, 2009 12:19 AM

Yeah, it was a special ride for you, Gator. ;)

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Monday, September 7, 2009 1:56 PM

rollergator said:I think the REALLY good news is that it won't be sitting idle for an entire season, which typically incurs the wrath of the code inspectors (above and beyond normal ride inspection) - we don't need another Clementon Jackrabbit situation. I was a pretty big fan, but it was a *classic* station and trains, and it was a landmark ride for me...

My hunch is that may exactly be their reasoning for reopening the ride.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:44 PM

...although, according to saferparks.org, Colorado does not conduct State ride inspections, and Lakeside is its own municipality, so even the Denver building and fire inspectors would be out of jurisdiction...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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