As part two of my Colorado pre-camping amusement park adventure, I headed over to the largest amusement park in Denver, Elitch Gardens. Elitch Gardens used to be located outside of the city, but it relocated in 1995 because the park was landlocked and could not expand. The new park has a small collection of rides, including five coasters, many relocated from the old location.
It all started at the old Elitch Gardens, where the name was Mister Twister. However, when Elitch Gardens made the move to downtown Denver, it was rebuilt as Twister II. The ride is apparently not as good as it used to be in its old location, so the sign that claims that Twister II is built wilder the second time around is often disputed.
Elitch Gardens' lineup of coasters were a mixed bag. Some were fun, some boring, and some too rough to enjoy. I still had a fun time thanks to Brain Drain and Sidewinder, but I think the park still need one signature knockout punch attraction to put itself on the map, instead of just being a place to add a few coasters to one's list of different coasters ridden.
Coasters are my passion. It's what I do, it's who I am.