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Elitch Gardens Hours of Operation
Discover the dates & times you can visit Elitch Gardens theme park in Denver, CO!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Elitch Gardens rides and attractions! Don't these Elitch Gardens pictures get you in the mood for a visit to the theme park? This page will help you plan a time that's most convenient for your upcoming day of fun! ELITCH GARDENS DISCOUNTS: Do you still need to buy your theme park tickets? Be sure to check out our Elitch Gardens discounts page, where you'll discover some of the latest specials available right now.
Elitch Gardens Theme Park: Schedule overview
ELITCH GARDENS OPENED FOR THE 2015 OPERATING SEASON ON SATURDAY, MAY 2ND...
and even earlier for season pass holders, who got a SNEAK PEAK on Saturday, April 25th! So, now you can get set to enjoy a season of fun Elitch rides and attractions--all the way thru the end of Fright Fest this Fall!
Overview of Elitch's operating schedule: The Elitch Gardens theme park is not open year-round. Elitch Gardens reopens every year when the weather starts warming up in Denver. 2015 was no exception. Elitch Gardens opened on Saturday, May 2nd this Spring...and will be open all the way through Fright Fest season (which runs thru Sunday, November 1st!)
Every year during spring and fall months, Elitch Gardens is open only on weekends and holidays. But, during the times when people take their summer vacations, then more and more days are added to the theme park's schedule. Elitch Gardens is open daily during the height of summer vacation season. This includes the entire months of June and July. Then, as summer winds down & the school year begins, Elitch Gardens whittles its hours of operation back to "weekends only" again.
Elitch Gardens Inclement Weather Policy: Most theme park don't give their customers tickets for a return visit if they come to the theme park on a day that turns rainy...but Elitch's does! If it should start to rain during your visit, there will still be some attractions staying open for you to enjoy while you're waiting for the rain to pass...the game arcade, for example, along with Elitch's stores and restaurants.
But the Elitch Gardens folks know that you visit this popular Denver amusement park to do more than eat, shop and play games. You want to ride the rides! Yet, it's unsafe to operate many theme park rides during a downpour...or even a light shower. Therefore, if any of the following rides are closed for more than 90 minutes, you will get a free ticket to return a different day! These popular Elitch rides are: the Mind Eraser roller coaster; the Twister II coaster; the Boomerang roller coaster; the Half Pipe thrill ride; and the Island Kingdom water park.
Elitch Gardens water park schedule: The Elitch water park has a shorter season of operation than does the theme park. Nevertheless, you'll find the water park is open during Denver's hottest days to give you a refreshing break from the heat. The Elitch Gardens water park is open daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day every year. Water Park hours are from 10 am until 6 pm between Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend & Labor Day in September.
Elitch Gardens hours of operation for 2015
May, 2015 hours at Elitch's
May 2nd is opening day at Elitch Gardens! Time to plan your fun trip to this exciting Denver theme park!
May kicks off theme park season in Denver, Colorado! It's a long-awaited time of the year...and theme park fans can't wait to get started! Elitch's is open EVERY weekend, weather permitting, this month...and it's a good time to visit because crowds aren't very thick yet.
Then, on many weekdays in May, the park is devoted to school groups from around the local area. End-of-year field trip events, band & choir days...and even a Physics Night are held at this time of year.
The Memorial Day weekend begins daily operations at Elitch Gardens...and the water park opens Memorial Day weekend, as well.
Here's the May, 2015 operating schedule for Elitch Gardens in downdown Denver--
Saturday, May 2 & Sunday May 3: It's grand opening weekend at Elitch's! Elitch Gardens opens at 10 am and closes at 8 pm both days
Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday, May 4, 5, 6: Elitch Gardens is closed these three dates.
Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8: Special groups days at Elitch Gardens from 9 am until 8 pm.
Saturday, May 9 & Sunday May 10: Elitch Gardens opens at 10 am and closes at 8 pm both days
Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday, May 11, 12, 13: Elitch Gardens is closed these three dates.
Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15: Special groups days at Elitch Gardens.
Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17: Elitch Gardens opens at 10 am and closes at 8 pm
Monday, May 18 & Tuesday, May 19: Theme park closed these 2 dates
Wednesday & Thursday, May 20 & 21: Elitch Gardens is hosting special groups; hours for these dates are 9 am until 4 pm
Friday, May 22: The park hours are 9 am to 10 pm.
Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24: Elitch Gardens kicks of the popular Memorial Day weekend with extra-long hours of 10 am until 10 pm these two dates! PLUS, Elitch's water park opens for the season! Water park hours are 10 am until 6 pm.
Monday, May 25: Celebrate the Memorial Day holiday at Elitch Gardens! Hours at Elitch's are 10 am until 8 pm on Memorial Day Monday.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 26, 27, 28: Elitch Gardens opening time is 10 am & closing time is 7 pm on these three weekdays.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May29, 30 & 31: Long hours of 10 am to 10 pm this weekend!
Island Kingdom water park You may enjoy the water park from 10 am until 6 pm throughout the Memorial Day Weekend and for the rest of May, as well.
Elitch Gardens theme park hours: June & July 2015
Elitch Gardens operates daily for your summer vacation fun! Operating hours for the months of June and July are simple:
EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: On every Friday, SATURDAY and Sunday during June & July, Elitch Gardens theme park hours will be 10 am until 10 pm. This includes Saturday, the 4th of July, which is the Independence Day holiday.
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in June and July, Elitch Gardens opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm.
Island Kingdom Water Park Hours: Every day in June and July, the Island Kingdom Waterpark section of Elitch Gardens will open at 10 am and close at 6 pm.
Elitch Gardens Operating Hours--August, 2015
Sad news! August is the month when Elitch's begins to cut back its operating schedule! Not only do hours get shorter on many days, but also Elitch Gardens will begin CLOSING on some days of this month as students head back to school. So quickly summer vacation time seems to end! Here are the August hours at Elitch Gardens---
Saturday & Sunday, August 1st and 2nd: The Elitch Gardens opening time is at 10 am and closing time is at 10 pm.
Monday thru Thursday, August 3, 4, 5, 6: Elitch Gardens will open at 10 am and close at 7 pm.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 7, 8, 9: The Elitch Gardens opening time is at 10 am and closing time is at 10 pm.
Monday thru Thursday, August 10, 11, 12, 13: Elitch Gardens will open at 10 am and close early at 6 pm.
Friday, August 14; Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16: Elitch's opens at 10 am & closes at 10 pm these dates
Monday thru Friday, August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Last weekdays to visit the park! Hours are 10 am to 6 pm.
Saturday & Sunday, August 22, 23: Elitch theme park hours are 10 am to 10 pm these dates.
Monday thru Friday, August 24, 25, 26, 27, 28: Elitch Gardens will be CLOSED on these dates.
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 and 30: Hours are 10 am until 10 pm this weekend.
Monday, August 31: Elitch Gardens will be CLOSED today
Island Kingdom Water Park hours: Elitch's in-park water park area will be OPEN on every date that Elitch's theme park is open. Water park hours will be 10 am until 6 pm.
Elitch Gardens Hours--September 2015
Gone are the months when Elitch Gardens is open every day of the week! This month, you'll notice a big cut-back on the amount of dates the theme park is open. The theme park is closed on ALL weekdays except Labor Day Monday...and the water park closes after Labor Day, as well.
However, the GOOD news is that Elitch Gardens will be open EVERY weekend this month for theme park fans to enjoy its fun rides & attractions. The weather will be cooler than during the summer time...and less humid, too. In fact, September is a terrific month for visiting Elitch Gardens!
There are only 3 different schedules that Elitch Gardens uses in September:
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Here are the hours for the Labor Day long weekend. On Saturday, Sept 5th and Sunday, September 6th, Elitch's opens at 10 am and closes late at 10 pm. On the Labor Day holiday itself (Monday, September 7th,) Elitch's opening time is 10 am & closing time is 8 pm.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER: On all other Saturdays this month (besides Labor Day weekend,) Elitch's opening time is 10 am & closing time is 8 pm. These dates are Saturday, Sept 12, 19 & 26.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER: Every other Sunday this month (besides Labor Day,) Elitch Gardens opens at 10 am & closes at 6 pm on Sundays. These dates are September 13, 201 & 27.
Elitch Gardens Hours--October & November, 2015
Exciting things happen at Elitch Gardens in October! It's Halloween season...and Elitch's popular Fright Fest is being held every day that the park is open!
Daytime hours will feature cute, non-scary activities that your younger kids will enjoy. And, after 5 pm, the frightening thrills begins!
Here's the Elitch Gardens schedule for October:
ALL FRIDAYS: Elitch will be open every Friday evening from 6 pm until 10 pm for four hours of scary fun! These dates are Friday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th.)
ALL SATURDAYS: Elitch Gardens hours will be from 12 Noon until 10 pm every Saturday in October. These dates are Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31st---Halloween night itself!
ALL SUNDAYS: Every Sunday this month, the Elitch Gardens opening time will be 12 Noon and closing time will be 9 pm. These dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25.
November, 2015 hours---
Sunday, November 1st: Fright Fest opens at 12 Noon and closes at 9 pm.
Sunday, November 1st is Elitch Garden's LAST day for the 2015 season! Be sure to get to Fright Fest by this date at the latest...or you'll miss out until next year!