It’s the Unofficial Start to Summer: Elitch Opens May 2nd

It’s the Unofficial Start to Summer
Elitch Gardens Opens May 2nd, Celebrating 125 Years of Fun

DENVER, CO (April 28, 2015) – Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park opens for another highly anticipated season on Saturday, May 2nd. Opening weekend will welcome the return of some very special guests – SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer – who will be at the park on both May 2nd and 3rd conducting thrilling Meet-N-Greet appearances for all of the young and young at heart. All guests are invited to enjoy a memorable selfie with these cute and lovable characters.

Celebrating its 125th Birthday, Elitch Gardens is kicking off this season with the annual planting of over 10,000 pansies for guests to enjoy their springtime visits with a ton of vibrant color and more family entertainment.

This summer at Elitch’s will be a blockbuster with MORE concerts and Dive-In Movies than ever before. Seven free concerts are scheduled with YouTube sensation Jake Miller slated to kick-off the series on May 30th and five Dive-In Movies are lined up for select Friday nights. Guests are welcome to dance the summer away at the Elitch Arena Concert Series or float under the stars in the wave pool as they enjoy fun family flicks on the big screen.

Plus, opening this summer in the Island Kingdom Water Park is the monstrous new SlideZilla. This six-story Hydro-Beast, the first of its kind in Colorado, promises to spin riders around, swallow them up, and spit them out as they escape into an exhilarating splashdown.

With all the rides, slides and shows at Elitch Gardens, a Season Pass is the best value and it pays for itself in less than two visits.  A Season Pass is just $69.99 for 133 days of fun and its benefits include Free Parking, three Free Bring-a-Friend tickets, a Free Souvenir Cup with 99₵ refills all season, Free concerts, Free Dive-In Movies, and unlimited rides and slides. Guests must purchase and visit by May 3rd to receive all these benefits.


Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 125 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is America’s only Downtown Theme and Water Park.  The park is open May 2nd through November 1st with 53 rides and attractions, live entertainment, thrilling roller coasters, and an entire water park. Visit for more information and to purchase discount tickets.

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