The car show was a huge success! I believe this was the first time that a car show was held at Lakeside, and I hope they make it a yearly event.
Standing outside the closed
This was the first ride we went on. I would say this coaster is one of the scariest I've ever been on! Built in 55 it features a 2 seater car that makes hairpin turns and super fast drops. It takes you out over the lake and you feel like you're going to tip over. It doesn't help that Oscar is screaming 'OMIGOD we're going die!!' every time it makes a turn. So scary.
Next was the Cyclone. I love wooden coasters and this is one of the best. Built in 1940 in the Art Deco style, this coaster is a classic and is featured on many sites and shows. Its not only nice to look at, its really fast!
Next was the bumper cars, or as its known here, Autoskooters.
One thing Lakeside is most known for are its Art Deco ticket booths. The park was renovated in the 40s by Richard Crowther. He did the ballroom as well. At night when the park is all lit up you can really see all the neon effects on the ticket booths.
The Whip is possibly Lakesides oldest rides. It was built in 1914 and is one of only a few left in the country.
Me standing in front of the Tower of Jewels.
Oscar in front of the College Inn.
Theres a great cafe that is all Art Deco. Its hard to see here, but this is an original marble soda fountain that used to be in Denvers Union Station.
Nect to the fountain is this Art Deco something or other. I want this in my house!!
The park features two miniature trains that go around the lake. The Zephyr is run on diesel, and the other one uses coal.
At night in front of the Satellite ride.
The view of the park at night. This is what you would see if you rode the train around the lake. This is the best time to visit Lakeside!
If you are ever in Denver you should really visit this park. Even if you aren't into rides its still a great place to see some amazing history!