Nope! Lakeside Amusement Park is not closing despite damn liars

Lakeside is not going anywhere anytime soon, a receptionist with the nearly 110-year-old amusement park said Monday.

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Lakeside Amusement Park's vintage parking sign, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  lakeside amusement park; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;

Lakeside Amusement Park's vintage parking sign, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lakeside is not going anywhere anytime soon, the management office of the nearly 110-year-old amusement park confirmed this week.

The amusement park near Interstate 70 and Sheridan Boulevard closed in September for the winter season. In May, Lakeside is expected to welcome guests back to ride the Cyclone, Wild Chipmunk and other park staples.

From time to time, it’s been rumored that Lakeside Amusement Park’s ride is coming to an end. On Monday, a post titled “Lakeside amusement park closing in 2018” started making its way around. That post is from, well, a damn liar.

The post has some noticeable problems that should call into question its accuracy. First, it’s dated as being published Tuesday, Oct. 3. Unless the author was writing from the future, that’s a problem. Second, there is no source (and not even really anything beyond a sentence) saying where the news came from.

But if that is not enough, just do a quick Google search on the website “React365.com.” You’ll get some Snopes.com articles pointing to other fake news stories from the website and the CBS News post “Don’t get fooled by these fake news sites” where React365.com is featured.

People make up news stories and sites for a whole bunch of reasons including because it pays the bills. Remember The Denver Guardian? Or the In-N-Out Burger lies?

Arm yourself by knowing how to spot damn liars masquerading as journalists with information like that provided here by NPR. If you’re looking for a not fake story about Lakeside in its off season, here’s one from Denverite Now host Paul Karolyi:

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Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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