Lakeside Amusement Park, a mainstay of Denver summer fun for more than a century, will debut a new roller coaster this season, and judging by early reactions online, a line may already be forming.
The so-far unnamed ride is under construction now at the park, which sits southwest of the junction of Interstate 70 and Sheridan Boulevard next to Lake Rhoda. Lakeside, located in a city of the same name, first opened as White City in 1908.
The coaster will be all metal and is on pace to open sometime in June, Lakeside marketing director Bill Koller said this week. It will be roughly 1/3 the size of park’s marquee coaster — the bone-shaking, all-wood 1940s classic Cyclone — and located on the south end of the park, near the old race track.