Lakeside Amusement Park contains 40 rides, including the Cyclone Roller Coaster, a classic wooden roller coaster built in ... More
Lakeside Amusement Park
Lakeside Amusement Park contains 40 rides, including the Cyclone Roller Coaster, a classic wooden roller coaster built in 1940. The Miniature Steam Train is a great way to get acquainted with the park. It carries passengers through the park and around a picturesque lake, letting all take in the aura of a traditional carnival. Adjoining the larger park is Kiddie Land, complete with 15 rides for children under eight. Check website for varying dates.
This amusement park has been operating in the same location since 1908 so you should have expectations of an older facility. They do a good job of keeping stuff painted and operational. Parking is $2.50 per person which seems high, it cost us $15.00 for parking/park admission. It costs $17.75 for an all day ride wrist band. If you want to do tickets, the kiddie rides are about .50 each and the bigger rides are about $1.50. It's a bonus for grandparents or anyone who doesn't want to ride that they can pay the $2.50 fee to get in and that's all they have to pay unlike Elitches where you have to pay the full fee whether you ride or not. My kids love the rides - bumper cars, bumper boats, go carts, roller coaster, ferris wheel, roundup, hammers, tiltawhirl. The race track next door - a spectator was killed and the lawyers forced it shutdown. It's a shame as the races were always fun to watch. We go here once a year on a September weekend and it's never crowded, we always feel safe and we have a great time even though its an old facility.
I recently took my sister and her 3 year old daughter,who drove out from California to the Lakeside Amusement park because she typically LOVES the rides. My niece was having a bad day (as anyone with a 3 year old will tell you happens) After we paid the $10 to park and the $8 for her all day wrist band and spending 20 minutes trying to get her to ride 1 ride, ANY ride we decided it wasn't going to happen and see about getting the $8 back for her wrist band at lease. The cashier we were directed to was rude, insulting my sister and saying she doesn't even know her own child. Only giving us a readmission ticket, which would only be good on weekends and she wouldn't be here long enough to use anyway. I was so embarrassed by the way she was treated while visiting me. I will never go back there and will not recommend This place to anyone.
lakeside is fun place and exiting place for all ages.
if you just want to get away or you want to have a good time with friends and family lakeside is your place to be.
lakeside has a wide varaty of fun rides and games to have fun at lakeside.
my trip to lakeside was amazing
The main attraction is the wooden roller coaster called "Cyclone". Except for a bit of a jolt just before the second hill, this coaster rides extremely well for a woody. It is definitely worth riding more than once.
My sons really enjoyed the Go-karts --- riding them multiple times.
There were two trains also which make a complete circuit of a lake.
Other rides you will want to experience are: Zoom (a drop ride), Wild Chipmunk (metal coaster with sharp curves), Bumper cars, Electric bumper boats, and many standard "carnival-type" rides like "Egg-Beater", "Spider", "Tilt-o-whirl" and the like.
The ride operators were exceptionally friendly. And I liked how they really seemed to enjoy working there.
Personally, I liked the decor of this park. Tonnes of neon. And a style from days gone by --- very nostalgic.
The cost of this park is a great deal. At full price it is less than a third of the cost of Denver's other amusement park.
The only negative aspect we experienced at this park was that there seemed to be quite a bit of non-functioning equipment. Several bumper cars were out of commission. Only three out of six of the go-karts were working. And it appears that there was once an auto race track which has been allowed to fall into ruin.
But, all in all, this park is an exceptional value for the money, and the entire family will enjoy the visit.
I had heard about Lakeside for years. (Lakeside is continually voted the most beautiful amusement park at night by the National Amusement Park Historical Assn).
For our vacation last year, Lakeside WAS our destination! It took 4 days to get there through endless Iowa and Nebraska etc. Contrary to a previous poster on 7/19/07 the rides not are about to break down. There are several vintage rides on the grounds that have not operated in years sadly. I did spend some time talking with employees and other visitors (and they all spoke English) and finally ran into the daughter of the lady who own the park.
The older, reliable workers liked the management and the park. Those folks have a gem there, but family oriented amusement parks with their relaxing atmosphere vs theme parks are an endangered species. Take your self or your family while you can and enjoy, especially their Cyclone roller coaster, it ranks up there with Coney Islands Cyclone.
PS The neighborhood while not spotless looked safe both day and night.
This place is like going back in time to a simpler life. My son had a blast going on rides time and time again.
Contrary to rumors, I did not feel unsafe at all there. The staff is very friendly. I wish they would clean up the eating areas some. You cannot beat the prices...most rides are only $1.
Lakeside is one of the oldest and most nastalgic parks in the country. The roller coaster there is my favorite and I prefer it to even the most extravagent such as the one at the New York, New York hotel and casino. There are rides at Lakeside that cant be found anywhere else and it's all infront of a beautiful lake and even has a train which circles the lake and the view of the park from the train at the far side of the lake is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
We just came back from Lakeside and the kids are still raving about it. We went there due to the reviews posted here. One mistake we made...we paid an "All Admissions" for the two adults and the two kids (ages 7 & 4). The weekends are more expensive than weekdays. We paid $16 and some change for each one. We were dissapointed that we didnt find enough rides outside of the KiddyLand for us adults. So we felt that we could have saved the two adult entries and just stayed in KiddyLand for the kids only.
We thought that the burger restaurant, where we ate was very dirty, but the food was good and the prices very reasonable. Nobody got sick, so it's all good. ;)
One thing that really surprised my husband and I is that for the small amusement park, they sure had lots of security and police walking around. Almost made us wonder if they knew something that we didnt know.
Overall, the kids had a great time. Thanks for the tip! ;)
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