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Elitch Gardens Address, Phone & Discount Tickets
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In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Denver, Colorado's Elitch Gardens. As you can tell from the photos of Elitch's rides and attractions, you'll find something for everyone in your family when you visit here...from the mild to the wild.
Elitch Gardens = great family theme park fun!
Elitch Gardens is Denver, Colorado's most historic and best-loved amusement park. As their slogan goes, "Not to See Elitch's is Not to See Denver!" Most theme park lovers visiting & living in the area would agree! Since the opening of Elitch's Zoological Gardens on May 1, 1890, the park has never quit expanding, adding, and changing its attractions. And Elitch's legions of enthusiasts have never quit growing, either! These days, approximately one million visitors per year pass through its turnstiles.
Planning your Elitch Gardens visit: On this page, you'll discover the practical info you need for planning a fun theme park outing to Elitch's. This information includes the Elitch Gardens address, directions and map to the park; the Elitch Gardens phone number & contact information; and a summary of Elitch Gardens ticket prices. Then on other pages of this section, you can get a list of Elitch Gardens roller coasters & thrill rides, and check out Elitch's hours of operation for this year's operating season.
Elitch Gardens Address, Directions, Map and Contact Information
The Elitch Gardens address is: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204. This location is just to the east side of I-25 at the Speer Blvd exit.
Directions to Elitch Gardens: From Interstate 25, take the Speer Blvd exit and head eastwards towards downtown Denver. Stay in the right lane, then turn directly onto Elitch's entrance drive (there is a sign plainly marking it.)
Light rail info: Elitch Gardens uses the Pepsi Center station on the Central Light Rail Corridor. This is located on the Central Platte Valley Spur.
Elitch Gardens phone number is 303/595-4386 Need help remembering this number? It's 595-4FUN!
Elitch Gardens discount tickets & coupons
Money-saving ways to get cheaper tickets
How much do Elitch Gardens tickets cost? For Spring/Summer 2018, single-day tickets cost $59.99 when purchased at the theme park's ticket booths. If you show up at Elitch's without first making plans to get a discount, you'll pay these prices. (Kids age 2 and under are admitted free.) But, with some advance planning, you will almost certainly be able to get a MUCH better deal. Hopefully, one of the ideas listed on this page will work well for 1you and your family.
1.) Elitch Gardens Online Ticket Discounts: You can save money on Elitch Gardens tickets by purchasing them online BEFORE you head to the park (rather than waiting until you reach the front gate.) How much will you save by purchasing your tickets before you leave home? The park's website offers various types of discounts throughout the operating season, but generally speaking, you'll save at LEAST $15 (each) by printing your tickets at home...and sometimes you'll get an even bigger discount. To check the current prices, here's a link to the Elitch Gardens Online Ticket Store.
Other promotions offered by Elitch's website: At the time of this update, the park is offering an "after dark" late-entry deal with even steeper discounts. What's the catch? You must arrive after 5 pm. Yet another promo going on is the Rapid Ride Pass. This addition to your ticket will give you front-of-line privileges at popular rides. This will cut the waiting time for you if you're in a hurry...sometimes significantly, if the park is very busy. There are 3 price ranges for the Rapid Ride pass: $30, $40 and $60 (in addition to the cost your entry ticket.) The least expensive one will help you make sure that you see a good selection of the park's best coasters on your visit. The most expensive will let you ride them more than once (with a few exceptions.)
2.) Pepsi can discount for Elitch Gardens: Elitch has annual tradition of giving Pepsi can discounts, and they will be offered again this year for summer vacationers. How does this discount work? Simply bring your empty Pepsi can to the Elitch Gardens ticket booths to receive an good discount on adult/teen general admission tickets. (In 2018, it's worth $10 off at the gate.) You MAY be able to find Pepsi cans imprinted with coupons once the promotion begins for this year. However, you do not HAVE to use a Pepsi can that's "specially marked" with a coupon in order to claim your discount; "plain" Pepsi cans will work just fine. No Pepsi discount is given on kid's tickets or senior tickets. Note: the Pepsi special cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons, and it can't be used when purchasing Elitch tickets online (because the online price is already discounted.)
3.) King Soopers Discount Tickets to Elitch's: The King Soopers grocery stores usually sell Elitch Gardens tickets seasonally (at the service desk. The price can vary, but generally it's around $15 off the cost of a one-day ticket.) King Soopers always allows you to pay cash or use a check for the tickets. So, if you don't have a credit or a debit card (and can't get the park's own online discounts,) then this is a very good option for you. One problem we've encountered is that our local King Soopers sometimes only has season passes...but no single-day tickets.
4.) Denver Kids magazine discount: You may already be familiar with the www.DenverKids.com website. This site features a coupon page which hosts a variety of coupons for activities along the Front Range. The magazine USED to offer Elitch Gardens coupons frequently. But at the time of this update, there are NO coupons for Elitch's (although there are good coupons for other activities that you might like.) To check if a coupon is available when you're ready to go to the park, here's a link to the DenverKids.com coupon page that you may use. If there's an Elitch's coupon being offered on the day you plan to visit, then you will see it on this page.
5.) Elitch Gardens Group Discounts: It's easier to purchase Group Discounts at Elitch's than at many other parks. (Some places make you call in advance or make reservations 2 weeks ahead, or have other inconvenient requirements.)
Elitch Gardens lets you purchase your group discount tickets online, whenever you're ready & it's convenient for you! At Elitch's, a "group" is defined as 15 or more people...and there are several types of group discounts available:
A.) Birthday Party Discount: What could be a more festive way to celebrate a birthday than going to Elitch Gardens? As long as your party consists of 8 or more paying guests, then you're eligible for the Elitch Gardens Birthday Party discount! In 2018, the Big Fun Birthday Party prices begin at $32.99 each...AND the birthday guy or gal gets a FREE ticket! This basic party rate gives your group to both the Elitch Gardens theme park AND the water park, too. For an additional fee, you may add extra perks to your package. Elitch's Blast Off Birthday package ($42.99/person) includes not only free admission, but also meals for each guest and one free parking pass for your group. You may purchase your birthday tickets any time you wish through the Elitch website's online store. The Elitch Gardens birthday party phone number is 303/595-4386, extension 162, if you have more questions. For further information about the prices and perks of various packages, here's a link to the Elitch Gardens Birtday Party Package page of the park's website.
B.) Day Camp, School and youth group discount tickets: If your youth group (church, day care, school field trips, etc.) has 15 or more students, you're eligible for the Youth Rate discount. Day Camp tickets are $23.99 per child age 12 and under, and a free chaperone ticket is given to your group per each 5 tickets purchased. That's because you MUST have one adult for every 5 children in your group, no exceptions. These tickets may be purchased online at any time before your arrival at the park. Here's a link to the Elitch Gardens Day Camp Discount info page of the park's website.
C.) Group picnics and parties: For whatever reason that you're getting together in a group...from celebrating a family reunion, to simply going to the park with several other families, you can get a group discount with only a 15-person minimum. This discount can be purchased online, and it's good every day during the operating season.
PURCHASING GROUP DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR ELITCH GARDENS: Once your group has decided on the date you'll visit Elitch Gardens, you need to select ONE member of the group to purchase all of the tickets. (You're not eligible to get the group discount if everyone buys his/her own ticket separately..) You may discover the various types of group party plans, plus purchase your Elitch Group Discount Tickets on the Elitch Gardens official Group Discounts page of the park's website.
6.) Library summer reading programs: Every year, the Elitch Gardens theme park rewards students for joining their library's summer reading program. A number of different library systems in Colorado are members of this plan, including the large Denver and Aurora libraries.
How do you enroll in a library Summer Reading program? June is the month when the participating libraries will open up their summer reading programs so that you can register. Although reading is lots of fun anyway, if you're really anxious to go to Elitch Gardens, make sure that your library is participating before you sign up, and learn the requirements for getting your reward.
What is the reward for the Summer Reading Programs connected with this plan? The reward is a FREE ticket to enjoy one day at Elitch Gardens! You will have to finish a minimum number of books to qualify. Once you earn your free ticket, you may use it on ANY day of the park's operating season.
7.) AAA Discounts for Elitch Gardens: If you're a member of the AAA auto club, then you may purchase discount tickets directly from one of the club's branch offices or from the AAA Colorado website. Why would you do that? To purchase the tickets, you will need to login...for which your membership number is needed. If you geet them from one of the offices, you'll need to show your membership card.
8.) Credit Union and employer discounts: A number of credit unions in Colorado carry Elitch Gardens discount tickets...and so do some of the state's employers. Be sure to check your credit union or human resources department before your next park visit to see if tickets are available. These deals are generally better than the discounts offered on the ticketing page of Elitch's website. This discount may vary from employer to employer, but it's a very good deal, and it's worth your time to check. Some human resources departments and credit unions are also offering Elitch Gardens season passes at discount rates, as well as single-day tickets. Generally speaking, these tickets are for your family to use any day that you would like to go, and you do NOT have to visit at the same time as the other members of your group. The Credit Union & Employer discount ticket program is separate from the Group Picnic program. An employer can choose to do one of them, both, or neither.
9.) New Springtime-only FREE pre-K kid's pass: Elitch Gardens began a new FREE PASS program for kids ages 3 to 5 this year. Unfortunately, many people didn't know about this and purchased passes for their preschoolers, anyway. Also unfortunately, since people didn't know about the program, they also didn't know that you needed to enroll your preschoolers before May 20th! So for 2018, this important discount has already passed by.
Pre-K Pass details: Pre-K free pass programs have been successful at various theme parks throughout the USA, which leads us to believe that it will probably be repeated at Elitch Gardens again next year. Enrolling is simple: Fill out a registration form before heading to the park. Then show up on the day you wish to visit with both your child and his or her ID---either a birth certificate or passport. The pass will then be issued at the park. If you've already registered but haven't redeemed your free preschooler pass, you should know that the last time you may do so is June 24, 2018.
Link to Elitch's Pre-K Pass info: Hopefully this plan will be a smash hit and will be offered again. Keep it in mind next spring, and use the following link to the Elitch Gardens Pre-K Free Pass page of the park's website.
Money-saving Elitch Gardens Season passes are available!
As of Spring 2018, the Elitch passes cost $119.99 at full price. However, you can get them for $69.99 each online, thanks to the park's annual Early Bird online special. (The price usually increases sometime in June---but even so, there is usually a good online special during the summer, too.) The Elitch Gardens season passes turn one rather-expensive day in the park into a chance of enjoying several days of high-quality fun for a bargain price. For anyone who can make it to the theme park several times this year, this is certainly going to be your cheapest bet.
You can use your season passes as many times as you like---from the time you buy them all the way through the rest of the operating season. Elitch season passes include not only the theme park's fun rides & attractions, but also the Island Kingdom water park and Fright Fest, as well! Plus, you'll also get access to a special "member's benefits" web page full of discounts for Elitch's games, food, merchandise--and even discount coupons for your friend's tickets.
Regular and Premium Dining plan additions: A dining pass is rather expensive if you're only going to visit the park several times during the season. But if you're a theme park die-hard, then a Dining Pass can be an even better deal for you. The Regular dining pass gives you one free "meal deal" per visit. A Premium Pass inludes free refills on drinks with no limits, plus TWO free meals!
EZ Band option for Season Passes: Elitch Gardens now offers a waterproof "EZ Band" which season pass holders may use INSTEAD of showing a card. EZ Bands may even be worn on water park rides, and stay attatched to the wearer for his or her entire visit to Elitch's. EZ Bands may be loaded with cash for making park purchases, too, making them convenient for those who would like to leave their purses or wallets in a locker. If this sounds appealing, be sure to look for EZ Band information when you're considering your season pass purchase. (This option is not available for one-day tickets.)
Attractions included with Elitch Gardens admission
Activities included with admission:
Island Kingdom water park admission is included with your ticket purchase to Elitch Gardens. (However, the water park opens later in the year...and closes sooner...than the amusement park. The water park is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.) This includes the popular Dive-In Movie series, which runs every Friday night from late June to early August.
Regularly scheduled park shows: This year a magician headlines the list of Elitch Gardens shows. Another highlight will be 3 different dates for fireworks: Memorial Day weekend (5/27), 4th of July and Labor Day weekend (9/2.) For children, a daily dance party will be a highlight during the summer. What about admission to concerts by major artists in the Elitch Arena? These are still free, as well, if you've purchased a one-day ticket or have a season pass. There's a new option however: you can now purchase a concert-only ticket for the performance if you're not interested in the rides or water park. A full list of the summer concert series can be found on the Elitch Gardens website.
Fright Fest: During the month of October, Halloween Fright Fest activities are included with the price of admission, too. This is an especially good bargain, since many theme parks in the US require extra tickets to enter their Halloween events! This includes all the usual theme park rides, Halloween-themed shows, free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail for kids and SOME of the "Fright by Night" activities, such as scare-zones. However, there are a few extra-pay activities at Fright Fest...just so you'll know.
Activities not included: The XLR8R free-fall swing and the Sling Shot thrill ride are extra-fee attractions. Games of skill (located through out the park) as well as arcade games require an extra fee to play. Stroller, wheelchair and locker rentals are not included with admission. "Rapid Ride" front-of-line passes are also sold for an extra fee. Parking requires an extra fee per car, and is not included with your ticket price.