Elitch Gardens to Celebrate Historic 130-Year Milestone

Elitch Gardens to Celebrate Historic 130-Year Milestone

The fun begins this year with a flash sale on 2020 Season Passes

DENVER, CO (August 23, 2019) – A huge, summer-long party is about to hit Denver as Elitch Gardens’ honors its history as one of the oldest consecutive-operating amusement parks in the United States in 2020 when it turns 130 years old. Dive into 2020 with the biggest season pass sale of the year starting today. All next season, the park will honor its past while embracing the future, providing quality family fun that has entertained Colorado for generations.

Tradition Since 1890

The bustling little town of Denver was just 30 years old when the gates first opened in 1890. Elitch Gardens was always more than a mere amusement park; it was also:

  • One of the first zoos west of Chicago
  • The home of Denver’s first symphony orchestra
  • Denver’s first botanic garden
  • Colorado’s first Children’s Museum and activity center
  • The site of Denver’s first motion picture theater
  • Home of the Trocadero Ballroom, where most of Denver danced and romanced
  • The first amusement park managed by a woman, Mary Elitch
  • Colorado’s only major combination theme and water park…ever!

Elitch Gardens Celebrates 130 Years of Fun

For Elitch Gardens 130th-anniversary year guests can expect new historically-themed events, a brand-new show in the revered Trocadero Theater, period in-park photo opportunities and so much more. And that’s just the beginning! The park will reveal the details on these additions and even more surprises in the months leading up to Elitch Gardens’ opening day next spring.

Right now, the park is actively seeking photos and stories from all who have visited Elitch Gardens over the years. Whether the park has been an annual tradition, or one has fond memories of coming here as a kid, we want to share images and stories of everyone’s special experiences spent at this iconic place of fun. Over the coming months and into 2020, we’ll be sharing these special moments!

To submit memories for consideration, and to learn more about Elitch Gardens’ 130th-anniversary celebration, visit ElitchGardens.com/130.

Flash Sale on Season Passes

To kick off the very special 2020 season with the best deal for what promises to be a spectacular year, Elitch Gardens is running a flash sale its popular Season Passes! This amazing offer runs now through Friday, August 30 and includes unlimited visits for the rest of this season including the park’s annual Halloween celebration, Fright Fest, and all of 2020. Season Passes also include free parking for 2019 & 2020, one free ticket for a friend valid during the current 2019 season, free friend tickets for 2020, free concerts, free dive-in movies and, of course, participation in the park’s 130th anniversary celebration. Passes are only $54.99 for this limited time only!

Guests can purchase 2020 Season Passes online at ElitchGardens.com today.

Located in the heart of Denver, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. From thrilling roller coasters to pint-sized adventures, a splashin’ water park and tons of special events, there are thrills for all. Don’t miss the new Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape – the first artist-driven dark ride in the world! The park is open April through October. Visit ElitchGardens.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

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