Water Park, Military Appreciation, Live Music, and a Fireworks Extravaganza

Elitch Gardens Gets Wet and Wild for Memorial Day
Water Park, Military Appreciation, Live Music, and a Fireworks Extravaganza

DENVER, CO (May 20, 2015) – Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park is making a splash this Memorial Day weekend. The Water Park opens on Saturday, May 23rd for guests to enjoy all the water slides daily through Labor Day. Island Kingdom Water Park boasts numerous attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can take a plunge on Splashdown, float down the Castaway Creek Lazy River, or lounge in the full-service cabanas while the kids play in Hook’s Lagoon. Plus, coming soon is the monstrous addition SlideZilla, the all-new six-story Hydro-Beast. In addition to Water Park fun, the park is gearing up for more excitement throughout the weekend with a special Military Appreciation Day filled with live music and a spectacular fireworks show.

On Sunday, May 24th, Elitch Gardens will hold Military Appreciation Day in honor of Memorial Day weekend. As a show of appreciation for the sacrifices military service personnel have made for our country, half-priced admission is being offered online for the day to all military service personnel, veterans, and families. The patriotic and fun-filled holiday celebration continues with the 101st Army Dixieland Band performing live on Main Street from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. and culminates as the park lights up the Downtown Denver skyline with a fireworks extravaganza that is not to be missed. 

 “Memorial Day weekend is an exciting kick-off for both guests and team members,” says Tracy Durham, Elitch Gardens’ Director of Marketing. “With the opening of the Water Park and the debut of our live shows, Conjure and Disney’s Octonauts, plus all the fun in store on Sunday, we’re ready for warm weather to arrive!”

Half-price Military Appreciation Day tickets can be pre-purchased online through GovX. Discount tickets will also be offered at the Main Gate with Military ID. Visit ElitchGardens.com/Military-Appreciation/ for more information.

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. Benefits for Season Passes purchased with a visit by May 25th include Free Parking, three Free Bring-a-Friend tickets, and unlimited access to both the Theme and Water Park.  


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 now open through November 1st with 53 rides and attractions, live entertainment, thrilling roller coasters, and an entire water park. Visit ElitchGardens.com for more information and to purchase discount tickets.

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