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Visited Lakeside for the first time yesterday (7/06/18) and want to say it was a great experience. How many places like this still exist in the U.S.? Not many I'm sure, and this one could use some help--from the City of Denver. Many lights need...More
Went the last weekend the park was open for the summer. You can clearly tell the park is old. Many of the rides and areas show their age. Even so my daughter and I had a good time. Rides are really simple and the lines...More
My husband and I visited Lakeside on our most recent Denver trip, wanting to re-experience our first date after 28 married years together....by riding the old roller coaster. We found the park badly in need of cosmetic improvements like paint...it all just looked so tired...More
We didn’t have any kids in our group and didn’t find this amusement park very special for adults only. It is inexpensive, traditional equipment like bumper cars etc. With proper expectations management a visit to this park can be really rewarding. Easy access from I70,...More
Lakeside was, many years ago, a great place for families to go enjoy the amusement park. Years of neglect and simply, failure to control park visitors to the point that it is now a scary place to many, have turned Lakeside in to a bad...More
We took the kids to experience some old school amusement park and midway. They also have a giant rollercoaster. Everyone had a fun time. It could use some upgrades, but we had fun.
Lower your expectations, it is not Disneyland
Reading another reviewer's disgust at the worn paint on the carousel animals made me chuckle a little bit, because those carousel animals are old, rare, and VALUABLE. I was happy my kids got to ride on them.
The trip to Lakeside was one of the...More
Being on a tight schedule as I drove from St. George, UT. to Denver, CO. earlier the day of my visit, I only had about an hour to visit Lakeside, which was not enough time to fully enjoy the park. Parking outside the park is...More
Old school amusement park. It teeters on death trap feeling on some of the rides. You can get deals in sunday denver post as well as hotels have discount hotel racks and you can get a discount there as well. It is like a carnival...More
Well, yes, they do have restrictions on taking pictures. If you are taking "family" shots, that's okay. But, if you are taking pictures of the park, the architecture, or anything but other people, they do not allow it... More
Well, yes, they do have restrictions on taking pictures. If you are taking "family" shots, that's okay. But, if you are taking pictures of the park, the architecture, or anything but other people, they do not allow it. They don't even allow it with any kind of permit.
If you are planning on going there with your family, and want to take pictures of your family enjoying the rides, they probably won't bother you, and, if they do, they'll just ask you to sign an agreement saying you won't sell any of the pictures.
If you are planning on going there to take pictures of the architecture, go straight to the security office once you arrive, and explain to them what you want to do. They'll probably tell you what I just told you.
I do not know the reasoning, but I suspect it is because they want to "sell" the pictures of their historic park, contract for royalties, or otherwise make money off the deal.
The park is cool, and historic, but they are a bit protective about their legal rights. It probably has something to do with the accident at the stock car track they used to run, (you will see it just south and west of the park. In 1984, a stock car lost control, ended up in the stands, and killed a spectator. The park was sued, shut down the stock car racing, and the track has sat there rotting ever since. They don't even paint it.