A collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks. Also look for images and items I find interesting, amusing or both.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Souvenir Friday-Elitch Garden Amusement Park
In speaking with my friends and co-workers who grew up in Denver, Elitch's Garden was one of the most beautiful, peaceful and amazing amusement park. Located in a suburb of Denver, the park had immaculate landscaping as well as some great rides. The park also had a history stretching back to 1890. The park moved closer to Denver in 1995 to allow for expansion of the park and was subsequently purchased and then sold by Six Flags. The new park does not have the charm nor the landscaping of the old park (in fact it is on an old toxic waste dump, a superfund site.) The area of the old park has been developed with only the Elitch Theater and the large Carousel barn still remaining on site. The brochure below dates from circa 1952 when the Kiddie Land was added to the park.
Sorry for the little stitch glitch in the middle of the long brochure image.