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DENVER - Elitch Gardens is celebrating its 124th birthday this year with a brand new ride. The park opens for the season on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The 9NEWS Mornings crew got a sneak peak of the new ride. The Brain Drain is a seven-story steel loop that sends riders forwards, backwards and upside down in a 360-degree revolution. It's only one of three rides of its type in the country.

The park will be open weekends only through May 18. It will be open daiy starting May 21 through August 24. The water park opens May 24 with special dive-In movie events. Guests can bring the family out to the water park for an evening movie while floating in the water.

Free summer concerts are back this year. Every concert is free with a season pass or a single day admission ticket to the park.

Concert schedule:

  • May 31- Emblem 3
  • June 7- Zendaya
  • June 15- Conjunto Atardecer
  • July 26- Newsboys
  • August 2- Bridgit Mendler

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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