It’s October! We all Know What That Means! Right?

Picture of Me from Brutal Planet '07

Picture of Me from Brutal Planet

Yup, Brutal Planet starts tomorrow night! This will be my 11th season working for the famous Denver house. I started orientation last night as for the first time I will be inside the house, not running the tickets! I got to tour the house and this could be the best year for the house!

I hope that you can all make it out and enjoy the spooks! I believe that the house is still $5 after gate admission, but at least that went down this year to $36.99, but there are plenty of places to get discount tickets, like online and King Soopers! We have two haunted houses this year again, but the new Ghost Blasters interactive haunted house is finally open as well. As always, kiddieland is having their trick or treat trail for the little ones.

Happy October everyone!

Elitch’s Set To Make Improvements!

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According to this article from 9News.com, the New Elitch Gardens is set to make some drastic improvements for this season!

The biggest and best decision in my mind is the admission price drop! The new price for admission will be $34.99 down from $44.99, also dropping is parking down to $10 from $15. The constant raise in prices is one of the reason that I feel Six Flags really was hurting Elitch Gardens. That price was just too high for such a small park!

20080319__ghostblasterp1.jpgOther improvements this year include a new dark ride called Ghost Blasters, where you ride in a car with a gun shooting at moving targets, kind of like the old shooting galleries, just this version you are moving! It’s been at least 20 years since Elitch’s got rid of The Haunted House at the old park, it was always one of my favorites. This will be an 8000 sq. ft Haunted House ride. They will be having a summer concert series this year with performers like Billy Ray Cyrus and Smash Mouth.

Sounds like Parc Management has finally allowed them to make some great decisions to help bring people back to Elitch Gardens!

The New Elitch Gardens!

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As of last Friday, it is finally offical! The New Elitch Gardens will be opening on April 28th, 2007! Finally out from under the grips of Six Flags, they are making efforts to return to it’s family park origins!

They have the starts of their new website up at elitchgardens.com. While I am thrilled that they are still around, I am rather disappointed the new owners didn’t feel a price drop was in order for admission. However, anyone wanting to go, you can save $10 by purchasing right from their website! That’s at least good news.

Stripped of the Looney Tunes and Justice League characters, it will be interested to see what they bring this year. Early rumors around the web say a BMX Stunt Show will be replacing the Batman Stunt Show. A Cirque style show is to be making it’s premier in the Trocodero. There is supposed to be a press release today announcing all the new attractions coming for the 2007 season.

UPDATE:
Here is an official press release from 9news. As predicted the two shows will be coming, as well as the return of Carnival De Fuego. They will also be getting a new waterslide.

Rattler

Here is a new RCT3 movie I made this weekend. I got a little more expirimental with this one, so it’s not just a straight forward point of view ride. 🙂 Enjoy!

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The Wild Wild West Park

Created in RCT3
Music: Born to Be Wild by Kim Wilde

My Geekness is Excited and Renewed! :)

In celebration of the expansion pack Soaked! for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 coming out for the Mac in 12 days, I created a new coaster to renew my enthusiasm for the game, and get ready to play it again! You can pre-order on it for $19.99 on Amazon. So in honor, I bring you the Colorado Mining Company Mine Coaster.

Colorado Mining Company
Wild Wild West

Excitement Rating: 6.85
Speed: 53.18 mph
Ride Time: 1.20 minute
Length: 2433.85 ft.
Highest Drop: 104.51 ft.

Created in RCT3
Music: Fun For Me by Moloko

My Geekness is Excited and Renewed! :)

In celebration of the expansion pack Soaked! for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 coming out for the Mac in 12 days, I created a new coaster to renew my enthusiasm for the game, and get ready to play it again! You can pre-order on it for $19.99 on Amazon.

Colorado Mining Company
Wild Wild West

Excitement Rating: 6.85
Speed: 53.18 mph
Ride Time: 1.20 minute
Length: 2433.85 ft.
Highest Drop: 104.51 ft.

Created in RCT3
Music: Fun For Me by Moloko

Vertical Drop

The Vertical Drop
Ghost Town

Excitement Rating: 6.94
Speed: 70.94 mph
Ride Time: 1.10 minute
Length: 2840.11 ft.
Highest Drop: 163.81 ft.
Inversions: 2

Created in RCT3
Music: Rhinestone Cowboy by Mad’House

Mind Eraser – Elitch Gardens

Mind Eraser
Recreation – Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado
This is as close a recreation to the Mind Eraser as I can get. Although, I will admit, I added an extra loop to fill space. 🙂

Type: Compact Inverted Coaster
Excitement Rating: 6.99
Speed: 55.57 mph
Ride Time: 1.18 minute
Length: 2823 ft.
Highest Drop: 111.29 ft.
Inversions: 5

Created in RCT3
Music: Rubberneckin’ by Elvis Prezley (Remixed by Jason Nevin)

Twister II – Elitch Gardens

Twister II
Recreation – Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado
This is as close a recreation to the Twister II as I can get in the current version of RCT3. Supposedly Soaked! will allow me to get a lot closer! I will be trying it again when it is released.

Type: Wooden Twister Coaster
Excitement Rating: 7.34
Speed: 52.28 mph
Ride Time: 1.34 minute
Length: 3233.57 ft.
Highest Drop: 91.33 ft.

Created in RCT3
Music: Let It Run by Jeff Lynne