Fright Fest Guidelines

The safety and security of our guests and team members is our top priority here at Elitch Gardens! Here are some survival tips to help you navigate safely with us this Fright Fest season! 

  • No Park entry or re-entry after 9:00pm. 
  • Fright by Night is NOT recommended for children 12 and younger.
  • KiddieLand closes at 6:00pm nightly and does NOT open on Friday nights.  
  • Don’t mistreat our monsters. No touching the monsters and the monsters will not touch you.
  • After 6:00pm, heavy fog, strobe lights and loud noises will be in heavy use. 
  • Guests who don’t want to be scared can pick up a no-scare wristband at Guest Relations located near the carousel. This does not guarantee a scare-free evening. Our monsters will do their best to avoid you, but some initial contact may occur.
  • Elitch Gardens implements several layers of security that are visible to guests including in-park security patrols, Denver Police Officers, full metal detection and bag checks for all incoming guests and team members. 

Costume Policy: 

  • Costumes and partial makeup are permitted but items such as capes may be restricted on certain rides for safety purposes.
  • Masks or costumes that cover the entire face are not permitted on children over 10 years of age.
  • Guests who wear costumes and partial make-up will be given a wristband at the front gate so we can distinguish guests from team members.
  • Weapons of any type, whether real or plastic, are not permitted in the park.
  • While our goal is to scare, the park is still family-friendly. Any costumes determined to be excessively offensive or obscene will need to be removed or covered.

Guests who violate the following rules can be ejected from the park without compensation for their tickets/passes: 

  • Running in the Park
  • Use of Profanity
  • Horseplay/Fighting
  • Mistreating our monsters
  • Line Jumping

Any violation of these rules will not be tolerated.

Notice to Parents & Guardians

Elitch Gardens has decided to return to our normal policy which strongly recommends but does not require that Youth ages 17 and under be chaperoned by an adult 21 years or older. Our goal is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all of our guests. We will continue to evaluate our security policies and make changes as necessary.  We reserve the right to modify our Youth Chaperone Policy at any time as needed. Learn More