Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park has started its 123rd season with a new family-friendly roller coaster, seven more shows and a third custom-craft beer.
The park's new Blazin' Buckaroo allows cowboys and cowgirls as short as 36 inches high to climb aboard (but they'll need to be accompanied by an adult until they reach 42 inches). While the new coaster may not have the vertical drops or speed of the park's other roller coasters -- Twister 2 and the Mind Eraser -- the Blazin' Buckaroo still makes two full spins around the 360-foot track with a 15-foot drop, several quick turns and hits a speed of 15 mph.
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