Bert the Conqueror takes on Twister II

ABC “Good Morning America’s” Sam Champion joins Bert Kreischer for a Wild Ride on Denver’s Legendary Roller Coaster

DENVER, CO (June 30, 2011) – Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park played host to Travel Channel as one of its most popular show hosts – Bert the Conqueror –  descended upon America’s only downtown theme and water park with his cohort in adventure for the day, ABC “Good Morning America’s” weather icon, Sam Champion.  The results of the pair’s conquest and some amazing footage of Denver premieres Wednesday, July 13th at 8pm Mountain on Travel Channel.

Comedian, thrill seeker and host of Bert the Conqueror, Bert Kreischer uncovers the biggest thrills, backyard adventures and the craziest local traditions in America’s largest cities and smallest towns. His travels took him to Elitch Gardens, where he took on the challenge of the famous Twister II, a classic wooden coaster in the heart of Downtown Denver.

Along for the ride was “Good Morning America” Weather Anchor Sam Champion, who broadcast the national weather for ABC live from Elitch Gardens.  After finishing up with his day job Champion met up with Bert for some wild rides on the Twister II, along with dozens of local Elitch Gardens and Bert the Conqueror fans.

The Twister II was a definite thrill for both Sam and Bert, and a great day for coaster riders and fans that were lucky enough to get a chance to ride with their hero.  All of the participants were selected through a contest on Elitch Gardens’ Facebook page and many posted their pictures with Bert for their friends to see.

With the airing of their Colorado adventure at Elitch Gardens, Sam and Bert will get together again for an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” prior to the premiere. Denver viewer’s can catch this interview and a sneak peak of the Bert the Conqueror, Colorado show on KMGH, ABC Channel 7 between 7am and 9am on July 13.

“It was an absolute blast hosting Bert and Sam for this early morning adventure,” said Tracy Durham, Elitch Gardens Director of Marketing.  “Showcasing Colorado’s most iconic thrill ride turned out to be just as much fun for the Denver fans that helped out with the filming as it was for Elitch Gardens’ staff and the celebs that joined us.  We’ll all be watching the Travel Channel Wednesday night!”

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park features the most thrilling rides and family entertainment in a five-state region. From coasters, water slides and family-friendly rides to live shows, daily entertainment and an all-star summertime concert series, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.


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