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firstbase11897
02-17-2007, 03:13 PM
I heard a rumor that the company that purchased Six Flags Elitch's Gardens will be permanently closing the park. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

vedved82491
02-17-2007, 03:50 PM
Elitch* Gardens. I haven't heard such rumor, although I wouldn't be surprised...do you have any information or sources?

psonio7
02-17-2007, 05:40 PM
Its just a rumor. The City of Denver wants to keep it as a park. PARC 7F is planning on keeping their newly acquired purchases parks.

I wouldn't worry about it much. If it was to be torn down, they would have started already.

Kennywooddude
02-17-2007, 05:42 PM
The park brings visitors and they bring money and there isn't any other major park in the area so it is unlikely they will close it.

Michael C
02-17-2007, 09:22 PM
The purchasing Company will operate all the parks for a while as parks. after the contract period they will either sell close restructure of keep the properties as is.

So it is not closing.

addict2sobe728
02-17-2007, 10:08 PM
this was my first theme park. i'll be so sad if they close it =[
it'll make me miss colorado more!

Chip
02-17-2007, 11:20 PM
Here are two of the most recent updates regarding Elitch's:

Six Flags Elitch Gardens on sale for $170 million (http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/../stories_view.php/1676/six_flags_elitch_gardens_sale_170_million.html)
Six Flags Elitch Gardens characters laid off (http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/../stories_view.php/1672/six_flags_elitch_gardens_characters_laid.html)

The Denver Post had a few articles on the park when I interned there over the summer. The city doesn't want to get rid of it as a park, and the land is specifically zoned for a theme park. Some developers want to put condos and commercial there, but they'd have to rezone it, and that takes time.

Keeping it as a park is the best option for now, and there's at least one person/firm who's put a bid on the park.

CoasterGuy210
02-18-2007, 10:58 PM
Isn't that park land locked?

Chip
02-19-2007, 02:36 PM
Pretty much. There's not much room to expand, at least it seems like it. One side has a river, the other has the Pepsi Center, and the rest is surrounded by the parking lot and train tracks.

Zingoman
02-19-2007, 03:28 PM
I have a good friend who just got hired for as a manager for this summer, so if they are shutting down, it won't be this season.