Six Flags Elitch Gardens: What do you think?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:46 PM
So what does everybody think about my hometown park Six Flags Elitch Gardens? Its the only theme park I have ever been too, which is kinda sad. All well but I like it, its fun, favorites: Twister 2 and Shake raddle on role
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:09 PM
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:07 PM
What do I think of SFEG? I think it looks nice as I drive past it on my way to Lakeside, the much nicer park in Denver.

mOOSH [used to live in Denver, misses Lakeside and the OLD Elitch]

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:25 PM
Amen to that Moosh. The Old Elitch's had the charecter that only comes from being an institution for three quarters of a century. When the Gurtler's moved the park downtown (the site of the old Union Pacific rail yards) none of the feeling survived. It was just another cookie cutter park, pretty much like the vast majority of the parks built in the last thirty years.When SF waved a big check in front of their faces the heirs took it and ran (much like the Knott heirs). The irony of it all is that it was moved because it was landlocked. It's current location is not much better, just no single family homes surrounding it.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:33 PM
I was just at SFEG in mid August we didn't ride much which sucked. The park looked well kept but as small as it is can't be as hard as some other parks. Nice little Park. Nothing Compared to Six Flags Great America which I had also been to for the first time in late July tough to follow that up. But from going from SFGAm one week to SFEG the next had my visioned blurred and caused me to compare everything making my visit to SFEG less fun. Anyone Know where I can Post Pictures? Geocities dosent have enough space to post all of them. I have Pics from both parks.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:33 PM
The new park never had a chance to gain any character. I went to the new Elitch Gardens opening weekend and it was a very nice park. All rides but one [a powered "coaster"] were running and the woodie, albeit a pale immitation of the original, ran very well.

There was definitely potential for character but that went out the window the moment the Gurtler's sold it.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:03 PM
We went to both for the first time last weekend. SFEG was a typical walk through, hit all the coasters once and leave visit. Well, I actually rode The Flying Coaster twice to make sure it was as bad as I thought it was after the first ride. And, yup! It still was!

Lakeside, on the other hand, put a smile on my face from the moment we drove through the entry gate until they closed. Great park with a great atmosphere. Even took spin on the Roll-O-Plane, and locked her upside down through the station 4 or 5 times. Gotta love it!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:22 AM
I have actually been to SFEG about five times in my life. I like it. I think last time was the first time that I actually rode all the roller coasters because before I was young and didn't really like them. It is a very fun park to me. Then again we don't have much selection out here. I would have to say that since they started running the three seats a car trains as opposed to the two that the woodie has gotten alot rougher. Sidewinder is probably my favorite coaster there. I have never been to the waterpark there but it looks like nothing compared to Waterworld. Overall it is a very clean park with incredibly warm employees. The only problem is that after the fifth or sixth time riding a coaster you get sick of hearing"it's playtime!" Check the park out if you're ever in the area and need a couple hours to burn.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:48 PM
Yea I have to admit you do get sick of hearing the song over and over again with that creepy looking guy just starin at ya but it is a nice park a really nice park
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