Photos: Thrills and Chills on Opening Day 2015 at Elitch Gardens

Spring is officially here: Elitch Gardens opened its gates to the public for the 2015 season on Saturday, and impatient thrill-seekers thronged into the park ready to win prizes, fly through the air and ride upsidedown on the most modern rides in town. Here's a taste of the excitement from photographer Brandon Marshall.

Elitch Gardens is open weekends and limited hours through May 23 and daily beginning May 24, including the water park (and its new six-story Hydro-Beast SlideZilla feature). An evening fireworks show will also celebrate the season proper on May 24. Visit Elitch Gardens online for information about tickets and special events. 

Now see the full Elitch Gardens opening day slide show for a taste of things to come.