Top 5 Elitch Gardens Rides | Explained

In this guide we will list out the best rides that Elitch Gardens offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

Table of Contents

  1. Sidewinder
  2. Mind Eraser
  3. Boomerang
  4. Twister II
  5. Half Pipe

1. Sidewinder

This ultra smooth steel coaster will take riders through down a hill, through a loop, back up the hill. Simple right?

Well the kick to do this that you'll immediately do this backwards.

You should be aware that this coaster does have 1 inversion, and this ride provides plenty of airtime and a beautiful view of the city skyline.

Duration

1 minute 6 seconds.

Fun Facts

The Sidewinder is only one of three rides of its type left operating in the world.

2. Mind Eraser

This inverted roller coaster will take riders through rollovers, dives and double corkscrew spins at speeds greater than 50 mph.

If you've never been on an inverted coaster before, experiencing the first loop/inversion will be a sensation that you will always remember.

This is one of the rougher rides at the park, so you'll want to be mindful of that prior to riding.

Duration

1 minute 36 seconds.

Fun Facts

This coaster features 5 inversions.

3. Boomerang

In this ride, riders will experience what it feels like to be a Boomerang in a human form!

Riders will begin the ride by climbing the first big hill, only to reach the top and the ride to switch gears and head backwards instead.

This ultra smooth ride is a must-do for thrill seekers.

Duration

1 minute 48 seconds.

Fun Facts

This is the tallest coaster at Elitch Gardes, and the hills will reach 125 feet in height.

4. Twister II

This wooden roller coaster is the longest coaster at the park, and it makes a giant appearance as you enter the parking lot of the park.

This older coaster is a true classic that you must ride. Typically wooden coasters have a rougher experience, but when riding Twister II it was a nice surprise to find out that it's relatively smooth.

This ride features a 90 foot drop and riders will temporarily enter a pitch black tunnel.

Duration

Fun Facts

The current Twister II is a longer and taller version of the original Mr. Twister roller coaster that opened at the park’s previous location in 1964

5. Half Pipe

Riders will be positioned on a giant skateboard that will take them through the thrilling half pipe.

There's a catch however.. Riders will be spinning throughout the ride as the ascend and descend back to the bottom.

Duration

2 minutes.

Fun Facts

This ride is 1 of 2 half pipes that is located in all of North America.

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