For the first time in years, Elitch will not open this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a news release on Friday, the amusement park announced it will postpone its th-anniversary celebration to and remain closed through the summer, despite its best efforts to reopen with safety precautions. The release said management spent months working with government officials but did not receive final approval to reopen.
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She was born in Philadelphia in and spent most of her childhood in California when her father moved his livestock and fruit business to the state. When she was 16 years old she meet John Elitch in church and eloped to San Jose to get married. Together they saw their first theatrical play about the streets of New York, which likely influenced the couple to later join the theatrical business. They moved first to Durango, Colorado and eventually to Denver. After working in a bar for a year, John saved enough money to start his own business. In the couple purchased the 16 acre Chilcott farm, an apple orchard five miles west of Denver, with the Intent to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the restaurant. But with her love for animals, flowers, children, the theater , she had a dream of transforming the orchard into a park. Barnum and Mr. And Mrs.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Since opening day, initially slated for April 11, was indefinitely postponed over COVID, staffers, season pass holders and other amusement park fans have been waiting for the gates to open. Unlike Water World , which announced it wouldn't open in before summer even started, Elitch management still harbors hope as Colorado officials decide whether attractions can get back in the game. On June 26, Elitch General Manager David Dorman wrote to guests that he and his team have prepared to reopen, and are just waiting for state and city approval. For our current season pass holders, we will extend their season pass into our season for as many days as the park is closed this season. This extension applies to any dining plan already purchased, too," Dorman wrote.