Summer Slides Into Elitch Gardens

Summer Slides Into Elitch Gardens

Water Park Opens, New Live Daily Shows Start & a Fireworks Spectacular

DENVER, CO (May 25, 2017) – Dive head first into summer at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park this weekend as the park celebrates Memorial Day Weekend. Guests can make a splash in Island Kingdom Water Park on its opening day this Saturday, enjoy two new live daily shows and a spectacular fireworks display. 

“Summer officially kicks off when we open the water park for the season,” says Karl Traeger, Marketing Director. “With activities fit for everyone, Elitch Gardens is the place to be for families this Memorial Day Weekend.”

The water park boasts attractions for all with the thrilling SlideZilla for the teens, Hooks Lagoon play place for the little kiddos and plenty of lounge chairs for the sun bums. Plus, the all-new Mega Wedgie speed slides are coming in early June. Two new summer shows kick off this Saturday, May 27 for guests of all ages. On the KiddieLand stage Ellie, the Elephant makes her debut in a brand-new adventure as she selects lucky members of the audience to help her find the “Elephant in the Room.” “Showstoppers,” the hot new live show in the historic Trocadero Theatre is a performance blend of classic and modern Broadway hits sure to bring guests to their feet.

In honor of the special holiday, the park will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with the park’s annual Memorial Day Weekend fireworks show on Sunday, May 28. Families can enjoy the holiday by spending the entire day in Colorado’s only combination theme and water park riding coasters, cruising down water slides and indulging on all sorts of park goodies, then end the memorable day with fireworks spectacular at 10 p.m.

The best value for family fun is a 2017 Season Pass. Passes are only $69.99 and include free tickets for friends, free parking, free concerts, free Dive-In movies and more. Hurry, the best offer ends Monday, May 29. 

Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 127 years of fun, 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’s thrills for all. The park is open April through October. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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