There’s a new attraction coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park this spring that will swing you up, up, up, around and around, and out over Glenwood Canyon. We need your help in coming up with a name for it, so we’re holding a contest on our Facebook page.
The grand prize, valued at almost $500, includes eight Funday Passes, each of which offers unlimited turns on all of the park’s rides, plus four souvenir cups and four t-shirts. The passes can be used one or two at a time, for two days at the park for a family of four, or for one party of eight. To enter the contest, post your entries at Facebook.com/GlenwoodCaverns by midnight on Friday, Feb. 14.
“The Giant Canyon Swing and Cliffhanger Roller Coaster have been so popular with our guests, we want to offer them another way to experience the thrill of our location overlooking Glenwood Canyon,” said Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. “The new ride does just that, and because our guests and fans have been so supportive over the years, we’d like their help in coming up with a name for it. Our hope is to find a name that reflects the excitement of soaring out over the canyon.”
Located on the edge of Glenwood Canyon between the Giant Canyon Swing and the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the ride will swing riders out approximately 1,400 feet above the Colorado River. The swing, which is under construction in Venice, Italy, will resemble a large tree with a brown trunk and green foliage at the top. Upon completion in early April, it will travel by ship to the U.S. for installation and will be open to the public in May.
Contest entries may also be emailed to cavegirl (at) glenwoodcaverns (dot) com or submitted via Twitter tagged with @GlenwoodCaverns by midnight on Feb. 14. After the names are collected, the park’s management team will select 10 finalists. Those 10 will be posted on Facebook so that fans can vote for their favorites through Feb. 26. The winner will be selected by the park and announced on or about Mar. 5. Individuals may submit more than one entry. In the event that the winning name is submitted by more than one person, the first person to submit it will be deemed the winner.
Time to get those thinking caps on!