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Elitch Gardens partners with Meow Wolf for "otherworldly," interactive ride

Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 09:22:31-04

DENVER — Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park announced Thursday that it will partner with its neighbor Meow Wolf to bring an innovative, alluring and sensational new ride to Denver in 2019: the Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape.

This ride will take its guests on an immersive and interactive experience full of “otherworldly motion, deep sound, wild color and interactive challenges,” according to a press release from Elitch Gardens.

“All of us at Elitch Gardens are thrilled to be partnering with Meow Wolf to create this unique, mysterious and artistic new ride,” said Elitch Gardens’ Marketing Director Layne Pitcher. “The park is a long-standing Denver staple known for offering one-of-a-kind family fun and this new ride will continue that tradition in its most original way ever.”

Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company composed of more than 200 artists across all disciplines, including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, video, virtual and augmented reality, music engineering, narrative writing, performance and more. The art is purposefully weird in order to challenge everyday norms through immersive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and explanation, according to the press release.

Guests will have the chance to enjoy Kaleidoscape in April 2019 before the new Meow Wolf exhibit debuts in 2020.

“Meow Wolf artists love amusement park rides," said Vince Kadlubek, the CEO of the company. "They are works of art with architecture, pacing, sensation, color, theme and more. To create a dark ride has been a true dream of ours and we're deeply honored to work with Elitch Gardens to create the first ride in the world that is also a multimedia piece of contemporary art.”

Elitch Gardens 2019 Season Pass holders will be among the first to experience the new ride.

The park’s biggest sale of the year starts Aug. 27.

It is open now through October.