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Elitch Gardens to Host First-Ever Holiday Event!

Something new is coming to Elitch Gardens – an outrageously fun and immersive family experience that is guaranteed to be the brightest and most spectacular spot this holiday season. Starting Friday, November 26, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022, the Park will transform into Luminova Holidays and deliver the most fascinating and

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Elitch Gardens Opens Saturday With Increased Capacity

After a successful opening for Season Pass holders last weekend, Elitch Gardens announced today that is has gained approval from the City and County of Denver to increase its maximum theme & water park attendance to 43% of overall capacity. Elitch Gardens officially opens to all guests this Saturday, May 1st and no reservations are required.

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The Thrills Are Back – 2021 Season Update

The thrills are back at Colorado’s only combination theme & water park. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park has been approved by City and State officials to open for the 2021 season with new health and safety guidelines.

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2020 Season Update

In response to the State’s Executive Order prohibiting the operation of amusement parks due to COVID-19 and undetermined timelines for the easing of such restrictions, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park announced today that it has made the difficult decision to not open for the 2020 season.

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Elitch Gardens Hiring 1,500 Seasonal Team Members

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is looking for 1,500 smiling faces to join our team this season while we celebrate 130 years of consecutive family fun. Elitch Gardens is one of the largest seasonal employers in Colorado and it is a great place to work because it offers something for everyone.

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Did Someone Say FREE Season Passes?

The family favorite Pre-K Pass returns to Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park this season. The Pre-K Pass grants free park admission to children three to five years of age for the entire 2020 season, including Fright Fest!

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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid!

Denver’s largest and most popular Halloween event officially kicks off this Friday night with six weekends of hair-raising fun. Elitch Gardens Fright Fest has thrills and chills for ghouls of all ages. Guests can enjoy Family by Day and Fright by Night, plus all their favorite theme park rides!

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Elitch Gardens to Celebrate Historic 130-Year Milestone

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.

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Elitch Gardens Debuts New Meow Wolf Ride Kaleidoscape This Saturday

Hang on to your hats and secure all loose items – Denver’s unofficial start to summer is here as Elitch Gardens officially opens this weekend, April 20 and 21, for its 129th consecutive year of high thrills and family fun! Be prepared to enter a cosmic void and discover the wonders of quantum travel with the highly anticipated new attraction, Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape. This one-of-a-kind experience is ready to send riders on a mind-bending voyage through the multiverse.

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Elitch Gardens Brings Back Free PRE-K Pass for Kids Ages 3-5

Parents with a little one can put their wallets away this season! The family favorite Pre-K Pass returns to Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park this season. The Pre-K Pass grants free park admission to children three to five years of age for the entire 2019 season, including Fright Fest!

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Get Fun, Give Fun with Elitch Gardens

In the spirit of the holiday season, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park will celebrate #GivingTuesday through a partnership with Special Olympics Colorado. The Park will participate by giving one 2019 day ticket per Season Pass sold from November 27 through November 29 at Midnight to our friends at Special Olympics Colorado.

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