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Pre-K Pass

Pre-K Pass

Due to very limited park capacity, the 2021 Pre-K Program registration has been suspended.

The Elitch Gardens Pre-K Pass is free for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits to both the theme and water park for the entire 2021 season! While supplies last. Registration is NOW SUSPENDED FOR 2021. 

Getting your child’s Pre-K Pass is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Register
We are very sorry, but due to our very limited park capacity, the 2021 Pre-K Program registration for 2021 has been suspended.

Step 2: Activate
After you register your child, bring them to the park to activate their pass. Be sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age. The deadline to activate your Pre-K Pass is June 27, 2021. 

Step 3: Play
After you’ve activated your child’s Pre-K Pass, they can visit for free anytime you’d like. Elitch Gardens is the perfect destination for family fun in 2021! 

FAQs About the Pre-K Pass 

What is the Elitch Gardens Pre-K pass?

Elitch Gardens offers kids ages 3 - 5 years old a free Pre-K pass. The Pre-K pass grants complimentary admission to Elitch Gardens for the entire 2021 season.

Do Pre-K Passes from 2020 extend into 2021?

Any currently registered 2020 Pre-K passes, including those by five-year-old kiddos who would have aged out of the program next season, will also be extended through the 2021 season. This is a one-time-only extension to those who have already registered for a 2020 Pre-K pass. Pre-K members will still need to activate their pass in 2021 by the activation deadline by showing valid proof of age.

If you missed registration, 2021 Pre-K registration for kids 3-5 years old will be coming soon.

When do I need to activate the pass?

To take advantage of this special limited-time offer, you must register online for the Pre-K pass first. The deadline to activate the Pre-K Pass is June 27, 2021. 

What kind of identification do I need to provide?

Valid identification includes a birth certificate or a travel passport. These can be originals or copies. Please note that school IDs or children security IDs will not be accepted

What about the Season Pass Appreciation Weekend?

Pre-K Pass holders are invited to attend Season Pass Appreciation Weekend but are valid for admission only. Pre-K Passes do not receive any other benefits such as a bring a friend tickets or souvenir cup. 

Who is eligible?

The Elitch Gardens Pre-K pass is available only for kids who are between the ages of 3 - 5 through the activation deadline. 

My child is 5 this year, turning 6. Am I still eligible?

As long as your child is 5 years of age through the activation deadline you are eligible.

Help! I already bought a Season Pass for my 3-5 child.

Thank you so much for being a Season Pass holder.  We understand the Pre-K Pass wasn't available yet when you purchased your passes. However, the pass that you purchased includes:


  • Free parking
  • Free Bring a Friend Tickets
  • Free Souvenir Cup. Visit by date required
  • Plus, discounts on in-park offers and friend tickets


The Pre-K Pass is for admission only and does not include those additional benefits. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to see about a refund for your child's pass. 


If you have already processed your 2020/2021 Season Pass we are unable to refund that pass. 

How many can I register per family?

Each family can register 2 (two) Pre-K Passes for the 2021 Season. 

How do I register?

Registration for 2021 Suspened. 

Register online, follow the directions and submit. Print the e-ticket and bring it to the Season Pass Processing Center along with your child and a valid form of identification that proves the child’s date of birth. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies. 

The deadline for pre-registered passes to activate is June 27, 2021.

Where do I receive the Pre-K pass?

The offer is NOT available at the Elitch Gardens front gate. You must register online at Elitch before you get to the park. You will receive the Pre-K pass at the Season Pass Processing Center once proper identification is shown proving your child’s date of birth and your child’s picture is taken. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.

Registration has been suspended for 2021. 

How long is the free Elitch Gardens Pre-K pass valid for?

The Pre-K pass grants complimentary admission to Elitch Gardens for the entire 2021 season, including Fright Fest park admission.

Is it available at other Premier Park Properties?

Not all Premier properties have a Pre-K pass. For a free Pre-K pass, however, you must register and activate for the park specific Pre-K pass at each park. One pass will not work for all Premier Properties.

Does the Pre-K pass include free parking?

No, the Pre-K Pass does not include free parking.

Are there other benefits?

No, the Pre-K Pass is strictly for admission into the park and does not include a souvenir cup, friend tickets or parking. 

Can I add a dining plan to our child's Pre-K pass?

Yes. Once the Pre-K pass has been activated, you can add on either the Regular or Premium Dining Plan. Buy Now

Are all 3-5 year old kids free upon admission?

Kids 2 and under are always free and do not require a PRE-K Pass. Kids 3-5 are free after they register and activate their 2021 PRE-K Pass. If the child does NOT have a Pre-K Pass standard admission price will apply. 

When can we activate our Pre-K Pass?

The Season Pass Office will begin early processing of Pre-K Passes in April. Stay tuned for more details! You can also activate anytime the park is open before the activation deadline. 

I missed registration what now?

If you did not register your 3-5-year-old child online before the registration deadline your child doesn't qualify for the Pre-K Pass in 2021. You can purchase tickets online - Buy Now

Children 2 and under are always free and do not require a pass to enter the park. 

Can I renew a Pre-K Pass?

No. Eligible 3-5 year-olds must register and activate a new pass each year.

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