OPENING DAY: MAY 28, 2022
Every summer, thousands of Colorado residents flock to Water World, looking to beat the heat, relax in the park's beautifully landscaped 64 acres - and ride some serious water slides.
The Zoomerang is a gargantuan half-pipe water slide almost four stories high. You'll climb into a single-, double- or triple-person inner tube, take a deep breath and plunge over the edge for a free-falling sensation.
One of the most popular aquatic attractions is the aptly named Screamin' Mimi, where riders zoom down a 50-foot track at 30 mph and then glide gracefully across the splash-down pool.
LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK
OPENING DAY: MAY 14, 2022
The family-owned Lakeside Amusement Park is a long-standing Denver institution that's great for all ages.
Serious roller coaster aficionados should head straight to the Wild Chipmunk, a topsy-turvy two-person ride that speeds you up, down and all around at breathtaking speeds. Watch out for that hair-raising double dip!
The Cyclone Coaster, Lakeside's other premier ride, offers a speedy, scream-worthy trip high above the park on clattering wooden tracks. It's a ride that's garnered acclaim far and wide, including being named an American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) Coaster Classic.