Elitch Gardens adds family roller coaster called Blazin' Buckaroo

DENVER - Elitch Gardens is adding a new family roller coaster this year.

The Blazin’ Buckaroo features a few quick turns and a top speed of 15 miles per hour that Elitch Gardens calls, "the perfect first roller coaster for the entire family."

“We can’t wait to see how many families will take their first roller coaster ride together on Blazin’ Buckaroo,” said Tracy Durham, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park’s director of marketing.  “Every cowboy and cowgirl that lassos Blazin’ Buckaroo on Elitch Gardens’ opening weekend, May 4 - 5, will receive a sheriff’s badge commemorating their first official roller coaster rodeo.”