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Gilroy Gardens has designed special attraction entry procedures to safely help guests with disabilities enjoy their park visit. Download the Guest Assistance Guide or visit Guest Services in-park for more information.

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Boarding Pass Program

At Gilroy Gardens we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To continue to provide equal access for all guests, be aware that all guests with mobility impairments or ASD will now receive a Ride Boarding Pass with wait times. The Ride Boarding Pass Program allows guests to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines.

Guest Parking

Gilroy Gardens has a number of designated parking spots located near the large sign structure in Parking Lot A and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All parking fees apply.

Strollers and Wheelchairs

Single and double-seat strollers, manual wheelchairs and battery-powered wheelchairs are available near the park entrance. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on reserve in advance. Quantities are limited. Pricing is $13 for a single stroller, $18 for a double stroller, $15 for a standard wheelchair and $55 for an electric wheelchair with a canopy.

Service Animals

Only animals the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines as Service Animals are allowed in the park.

A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature pony that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with disabilities. We may ask you what task your service animal performs for you. Animals that provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals and will not be allowed to enter Gilroy Gardens. There is a limit of one service animal per guest.

Service animals must be physically controlled on a leash or harness at all times while on our property. Due to the nature of most rides, service animals must remain with a non-riding member of your party. We are not permitted to take control of your service animal. 

Guests whose service animal demonstrates aggressive actions towards other guests or employees will be directed to remove the animal from the park. 

Service animals are permitted only on these rides:

  • Bonfante Railroad
  • Claudia's Carousel (chariot only)
  • Illions Supreme Carousel (chariot only)

Service animals are allowed around water features and attractions with the exception of:

  • Bonfante's Splash Garden Tree Top Sprayground Slide
  • Water Oasis Lagoon and ALL Water Slides

For your convenience, a relief area is located behind the Apple & Worm ride. Please stop by the Welcome Center for more information.

Is Gilroy Gardens Handicap Accessible?

All of our main pathways and buildings are wheelchair accessible. All of our 21 rides and most of our 22 attractions are likewise accessible. Ride accessibility is dependent upon safety issues and height limits; in some cases in all four levels of rides in our Park. Five of our six Gardens are handicap accessible. For more information download our Guest Assistance Guide.