Having been to the park once during the PARC era, I can tell you Herschend has improved Elitch's operations a LOT. Rides that previously were SBNO were up and working well, the park is a lot cleaner, and it finally feels like the park is getting the treatment it so desperately needed.
While Herschend has improved the park, it's got a LOOOOONG way to go. What Herschend does next I will leave time to tell.
Another brilliant photo TR Chad- and it's interesting to see Elitches at the dawn of a new era- and one that I can hope will bring the park in line other Herschend parks in the country. (Such as that one in Tennesee with the Cinnamon Bread....)
That pretty much sums it up. August 20th I set out to whore out two parks and ended up with a bonus Alpine Slide! (actually two of them) I'll start this adventure off at Heritage Square Amusement Park at Heritage Square in Golden, CO. (Yes, home of Coors and one of my favorite cities). The Square itself is made up of several independent vendors and store owners as well as three different outdoor attractions that include the amusement park. A Maze and a few other amusement style attractions are onsite but are not part of the amusement park or the Alpine Slide.
The park itself has a mixture of family and kiddie rides and is marketed to families. Set in the mountains of Golden, this park offers a scenic view in a clean, laid back atmosphere. You'll be able to score two credits, a python and a miner mike, yes, a miner mike (Just talk nice to them) They actually allow two adults at a time on the miner mike, one in front and one in rear to allow parents to ride with their kids. They also have a tilt-a-whirl (I have a POV of the tilt below, yes, I'm crazy) featured in the classic movie "State Fair" one of mom's all time favorites.
So here it is, park one on the day!
Excuse my enthusiasm.
Well, here we are, I'm already feeling a little...dirty.
Two tickets please. Or how ever many it takes.
I think I should stop here before I go into the park...
Vegas shows in Colorado!
And a little information for whores
Aiight, so I got a few more tickets, I can't pass up a well ran Scrambler.
Ahh, the "Celebrity Ride" Be sure to check out the on ride footage
It's a great setting.
The mini golf course looked quite challenging, even more so with a little buzz
Jeff Gordon trained here.
How about a little porn for you wheel of ferris fans.
NASA relocated the Enterprise test shuttle to the park.
And the kiddie section, oh, wait, I need to go in here.
Yes, yes I did.
And I enjoyed every minute of it!
But, to restore some of my dignity, I went over and rode this next.
And that's it for Heritage Square! I need a nap, and a shower.
Last edited by chadster on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:40 pm.
Next up was a bonus in the form of an Alpine Slide. I've never been on one of these before, and I must say, I'm hooked. They have two tracks, a slow and fast. I slid down the slow one first and then hauled down the fast course. Here are some pictures and video. And no, I didn't count it as a credit
Looks like this is the direction I should head in.
My brain hurts from all these notes. Well, on to the chair.
Up I go!
And we're sliding
And we're sliding some more. This was actually really really fun
I suggest leaving a lot of room between you and the person in front of you.
Bascially they tell you when you can slide and to leave when ready
Because if you don't leave enough room, the people in front get scared, slow down, and you can't go balls out.
geeze, Noted Again!
And the starting gates! And Noted!
That's it for adventure #2! Be sure to check out the video!
Alright, last stop of the day, Mile High Market Place in Denver, Co. You'll have to pony up a little bit for parking; ride tickets are next to nothing. AND you might even take home a load of crap with you!
So here is an overview of the park. Impressive eh?
This would be where you buy tickets. You'll be out less than $3 bucks
This would be the coaster to whore.
Weeeee....um, wait just a damn minute. What is that over there in the red truck????
Well crap. I thought it was the beer truck. It kinda is I guess.
Well, as long as we are here. Bud. You might also be able to find a load of crap somewhere in this area.
So, out in the flea market you can buy....CRAP!
They have A$$ on display so you can tell what the jeans should look like when worn. So yeah, there it is, three adventures, 1 day, 1 sad and pathetic person.
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