Elitch Gardens Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park2000 Elitch CircleDenver, CO 80204
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Elitch Gardens is a world-class combination Denver amusement park and water park celebrating over 130 years of fun! Experience the coolest water slides, pint-sized kids’ rides, live shows, and thrilling roller coasters such as the new Twister III: Storm Chaser and Tower of Doom. Give your family a needed escape at Colorado’s largest theme and water park.

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Good To Know

  • With over 50 rides and attractions, including a water park and live entertainment, there's something for everyone at Elitch Gardens.
  • Enjoy a refreshing escape from the summer heat at Island Kingdom, the park's expansive water park area open from the Saturday of Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Twister III: Storm Chaser (the Twister II wooden roller coaster reimagined) returns this summer with some whirling, thrilling twists!
  • Located in the heart of Denver, Elitch Gardens is accessible by car or public transportation—both the RTD bus and Light Rail have stops there.
  • Parking is available on site for a nominal fee.
  • Children ages 2 and under are admitted free and do not require a ticket.


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Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating over 130 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.

This year, there’s more entertainment than ever before at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park with exciting new family shows, Dive-In Movies, a free summer concert series and three stunning fireworks extravaganzas that will light up the Denver skyline, plus Fright Fest in October! And don’t miss the breathtaking views of Denver atop the 20-story Observation Tower or while plummeting 200 feet on the Tower of Doom.

Experience Twister III: Storm Chaser
The beloved Twister II wooden roller coaster storms back this summer with some whirling and thrilling twists! This reimagined coaster is a 10-story superstructure featuring up to 3.1 g-force (more than three times your normal body weight), a 90-foot drop, and a 100-foot pitch-black tunnel with the sights, sounds and winds of a real tornado.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Where is it located?

Elitch Gardens is conveniently located in downtown Denver at 2000 Elitch Circle Denver, CO 80204.

Is parking available at Elitch Gardens?

Yes, Elitch Gardens parking is available for $25 (card) or $30 (cash) per vehicle per day in the main lot during the operating season.

Are there any age restrictions for the park?

Elitch Gardens is fun for all ages. Kids two (2) and under are admitted free and do not require a ticket. The park recommends but does not require that youth ages 17 and under be chaperoned by an adult 21 years or older. Elitch Gardens does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

Are there any ride restrictions?

For the safety of all park guests, most rides have height and size restrictions. Most thrill rides require that guests be 48 inches or taller.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably and appropriately for a family theme park environment. Shirts, shorts, and shoes are required at all times in the main section of the park. Proper swimwear is required for all water park attractions.Denim and swimwear with zippers, buckles, or rivets are not permitted on water park attractions. Thong or g-string type swimwear and clothing that does not sufficiently cover undergarments are prohibited. For the safety of the guests, they do not allow items of a specific color and/or style, identifying a person's association with a gang, such as bandanas or belts with excessive length. Clothing with offensive material will be asked to be removed.

Are stroller or wheelchair rentals available?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available for a fee at Entry Pavilion Service Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of wheelchairs are available.

Are there lockers available for rent?

Lockers of varying sizes and rental prices are available throughout the park. Please see a park map for locations.

Can I leave and re-enter on the same day?

Yes, but please note that if you leave the park and plan to return the same day you must get your hand stamped before leaving the park at the exit/re-entry gate. When returning to the park, you must go back through security with a proper hand stamp and ticket. During special events, re-admission may not be allowed. Such notice will be posted at the park entrance. You are free to leave the parking lot as well — make sure you leave the parking ticket stub on your dashboard.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, cameras are allowed in the park, but not on the rides.

Can I bring my own food and beverages into Elitch Gardens?

Outside food and beverage are not permitted. However, you may bring in clear sealed water bottles. Guests with special dietary needs may bring in their own food.

What safety precautions are in place at the park?

For your safety, the park uses electronic screening devices at the main gate. Since metal objects may activate this system, please allow the staff to inspect bags and purses upon request. Please note that Elitch Gardens does not allow firearms or weapons in the park. Denver Police Department Officers working on the property are the only persons permitted to carry a firearm or weapon.

Is smoking allowed in the park?

Elitch Gardens is a smoke-free environment, and smoking in children's areas or ride lines is prohibited. Specific designated smoking areas can be found on the park map.