© Elitch Gardens
When I covered all the ride openings that took place over Memorial Day weekend it was inevitable that I would forget a few... and I did just that to Denver, Colorado's Elitch Gardens, which opened their new slide for the first time.
Somewhat curiously named Tube Top, the ride is a Proslide tantrum, and features a totally enclosed course that drops rafts into a mini-funnel after twisting around in darkness. In the funnel the rafts climb the walls providing an extra thrill, followed by some additional turns then a splash into daylight. The ride's bright purple and yellow color scheme certainly has helped to attract attention to Elitch's waterpark, which is included with general admission.
A selection of new live entertainment offers have also opened, including a Cirque style production and Reflections, a nighttime outdoor show.