March 23, 2011
Elitch Gardens to hire 1500 seasonal workers
Denver’s Elitch Gardens amusement park put out a call Wednesday for 1,500 seasonal employees.
The amusement and water park begins its 2011 season on May 7.
The job openings are in the guest services, park services, ride operations, retail, foods and... Read More »
January 26, 2011
Change in Management at Elitch's
Herschend Family Entertainment will take over day-to-day operations of the 120-year-old Elitch Gardens theme park under a deal announced Tuesday.
The privately held company, based in Norcross, Ga., owns 26 theme parks, aquariums, hotels and campgrounds... Read More »
March 19, 2008
Elitch Gardens to drop ticket prices for 2008
Elitch Gardens, Denver's longtime amusement park, is lowering some prices this year, right down to the cost of parking. Elitch's, which opens its 2008 season on April 19, is dropping its daily pass by $10 — from $44.99 last year to $34.99 this year — and... Read More »
June 15, 2007
"Rip Qurl" Ready To Open At Elitch Gardens
The new "Rip Qurl" ride at Elitch Gardens in Denver is set to open on Saturday. Construction on the water ride wrapped up this week at the amusement park's Island Kingdom Water Park. Riders on the extreme tube slide will head down a steep slide and spin a... Read More »
August 14, 2006
Performer dies after fall at Elitch Gardens
A performer in the Amazing Acrobats of China show at Six Flags Elitch Gardens was seriously injured and later died after falling during a show Friday night.
The performer fell during a stunt at around 7 p.m. Friday, according to a Six Flags representative Brooke Brasher.
August 11, 2006
Six Flags hopes park stays a park - Rocky Mountain News
If Six Flags Inc. gets its wish, Denver's Elitch Gardens will not only go to the highest bidder but also remain an amusement park.
"Our strong preference is to sell the park as a park," said Mark Quenzel, executive vice president for strategy and management. "In terms of driving tourism and revenue, we think it's a very viable entity, either as part of a group of parks or on its own."
August 07, 2006
Elitch's gives heave-ho to real characters
Six Flags has given the ax to Scooby- Doo.
Kellen Owens, who had roamed Elitch Gardens as the lovable dog since June, said he was laid off this week, along with friends who worked as Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Petunia the Piglet, Wile E. Coyote and others.
August 07, 2006
Elitch's ticket: $170 million
The owner of Denver's Six Flags Elitch Gardens amusement park is seeking $170 million for the 75-acre site, according to a real estate developer who has seen the offering.
Six Flags Inc., which operates 30 parks in North America, is saddled with more than $2 billion in debt and is considering selling Elitch Gardens and five other parks. It plans to send out marketing materials on the properties to interested buyers this week.
April 23, 2006
Elitch Gardens introducing many additions for 2006
Six Flags Elitch Gardens opens for an exciting season of revamped family fun and new entertainment as Six Flags celebrates its 45th anniversary.
Justice League, featuring the DC Comics Super Heroes Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash will arrive in the Mile High City in grand fashion. Arriving through air, these super heroes will watch over the grand opening ceremonies and protect Coloradoans from a mundane summer. Park guests will then be treated to birthday cake following the inaugural 45th Anniversary Celebration Parade.
February 15, 2006
Mark Shapiro visits Elitch Gardens, outlines plans for company
While visiting Elitch Gardens, Mark Shapiro, the new CEO of Six Flags, outlined his plans for helping to turn the company around. Among those is a new park general manager.