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Gilroy Gardens Tickets & Reservations Now Available

You are invited to purchase tickets including your reservation or make a reservation to visit with an existing ticket. Please note that your preferred visit date may not be available.

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Reopening Protocols

We want you to have a fun day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the fun that only Gilroy Gardens can deliver. 

This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at Gilroy Gardens, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here. 

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Reservations Required
All guests must make a reservation in advance before coming to the park.


Face Coverings Required
Guests will be required to wear face coverings indoors unless fully vaccinated.


Health Screenings
Health screenings will be required for all guests and associates.


Hand Sanitization
Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.

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Before You Leave Home

Gilroy Gardens requires a reservation for visitation at this time.  To ensure that happens, you will need to purchase tickets or Memberships online in advance for your visit, and you will need to make a reservation for your visit date and arrival time in advance. Here are details about what to do, what to pack, and what you can expect.   

While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.  

Members  

  • If you have not yet purchased your Membership, please do so on our Membership page
  • After purchasing your Membership online, or if you already have a valid Membership, you must reserve your visit date from the reservations page. Please note that your preferred visit date may not be available. 
    • When starting the reservation process, please have your Membership number(s) available. 
    • Select the quantity of reservations for your group. You may select up to 14 people. 
    • On the next screen, you will be able to select an available visit date for your group. 
    • Following the date selection, please enter your valid Membership number(s).   
    • Once the barcodes have been validated, you will be able to schedule your reservation(s).  
  • After you have made the reservation, you will receive a confirmation screen and shortly thereafter, an email confirmation. These will help you confirm that the transaction was processed.   
  • The reservation will be attached to your Membership and you will only need to present your Membership at the park to be scanned for entry.  
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth.  

 
Single Day Ticketholders Who Have Not Yet Purchased A Ticket  

  • If you have not yet purchased your single-day ticket, you may do so on our Gilroy Gardens Tickets with Reservations page. Any tickets purchased from this page includes your reservation.
  • After you have purchased your ticket including a reservation, you will receive a confirmation screen and shortly thereafter, an email confirmation. These will help you confirm that the transaction was processed.  
  • The reservation will be attached to your ticket and you will only need to present it to be scanned for entry. Please note that each single-day ticket guest must have a valid admission ticket to enter the park in addition to the reservation.  
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth.  

 
Single Day Ticketholders Who Purchased A 2020 Last Year 

  • If you purchased a 2020 single day ticket last year, it has been extended for 2021 and will not need a separate Reservation for entry this season.  Simply bring your ticket to the Front Gate for entry on any public operating day.
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth.  

 
What to Pack Before You Arrive  

  • Your Membership, mobile, or printed tickets.   
  • The State of California strongly recommends that Park guests be either fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the Park or wear a face covering. Face Coverings are required in all Indoor Public Settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt.

  • Contactless payment methods (other than cash) ie. credit card.  

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When You Arrive

Our reopening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at Gilroy Gardens: 

  • At the Gilroy Gardens parking toll booth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a cashless payment method such as a credit card.  
  • As you approach the front gate, you will be asked to confirm that no one in your party has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. If your group does not pass the health assessment, we will ask you to reschedule your visit to a different date. 

  • At the gate, our Gilroy Gardens bag policy remains in place.   

  • At our turnstiles, scan your Membership or single-day ticket and let the fun begin!   

For everyone’s safety, all associates working in the park must complete a health screening each day before reporting to work. We’re all in this together! 

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When You're in the Park

You’re here and that means it’s time for fun! To help you enjoy your day, here’s what you’ll see and experience inside the park.   

Reminders and Protocols   

The coronavirus has created a new way of life for everyone. Here are some reminders and protocols to keep in mind when you visit the park:   

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. We have many hand sanitizer stations all through the park.  
  • Avoid touching your face.   
  • The State of California strongly recommends that Park guests be either fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the Park, or wear a face covering. Face Coverings are required in all Indoor Public Settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt. 

  • Use contactless forms of payment, ie credit cards.  

  • All associates are screened with symptom checks using CDC guidelines before being allowed on the property to work.  
  • Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene.  
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas, which are located outside of the park exit only.  

 Restrooms  

Everyone knows restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we are following strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience. We are:   

  • Routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.   

 Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom. 

Rides and Attractions  

To avoid the spread of germs, here’s what you’ll see and experience at our rides and attractions:   

  • The State of California strongly recommends that Park guests be either fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the Park, or wear a face covering. Face Coverings are required in all Indoor Public Settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt. 

  • Seats, restraints, headrests, and armrests will be cleaned routinely.   

Dining  

We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the Gilroy Gardens experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:   

  • Plastic barriers between guests and associates.   
  • Contactless payments, ie credit cards, are encouraged.   

 Shops, Merchandise, and Games   

  • The State of California strongly recommends that Park guests be either fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the Park, or wear a face covering. Face Coverings are required in all Indoor Public Settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt.

  • Contactless payment is encouraged where possible.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Leave Home Frequently Asked Questions

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In the past, I could show up at the park, buy my ticket and get in. Is that still the case?

Unfortunately, no. At this time, you must purchase your Membership or ticket and make a reservation online.

Who will need to make a reservation?

All guests will need to make a reservation prior to visiting. Gilroy Gardens reservations are open now.

What if I am part of a group that was scheduled to visit?

If you are part of a planned group visit to the park or have Group Sales tickets, contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly.

Will each person in my party need a reservation or can I book one for the entire party

Each visiting guest will need a reservation attached to their Membership or a specific dated ticket purchased online in advance to enter the park. The date you are visiting must match the date on your Membership reservation or single day ticket purchase. For Membership reservations, you will need to enter each Membership number to add the reservation to each one individually. You can enter up to 14 numbers in one transaction to ensure everyone in your party gets the same date reservation.

When can I start making reservations to visit the park?

Tickets and reservations are available online now.

If the day I want to visit is fully booked, what can I do?

There is no waitlist process, but you are welcome to continue to check back as additional availability may be added based on updates to local capacity guidelines and/or cancellations. Or you can pick a different day with inventory available to ensure you can visit the park.

Will more reservation spaces be added after a day goes online for reservations?

If a reservation is canceled, that space will be added to the inventory available online. And periodically, we may be able to adjust total inventory. 

What if I pre-purchased tickets but am now unable to visit this season?

Please contact us and provide all requested order/ticket information.

Can I buy a Membership or ticket at the park?

Due to reservation requirements, Memberships and tickets must be purchased online prior to visiting.

Is there an extra charge for the Membership reservation?

There is no charge for the cardholder reservation. And if that is the only item in your shopping cart, you will not need to enter credit card information to complete the transaction.

What happens if I cannot come on the day I booked?

If you are unable to visit the park on the selected date or on the date of your Membership reservation, please use the online Reservation Booking Portal to adjust your visit date.

Can I transfer my Membership reservation to someone else?

The reservation is attached to a specific Membership and cannot be transferred to another guest.

I am a Member, how many visits can I reserve?

As a Member, you may have one active reservation at a time for Gilroy Gardens.

Am I required to buy parking online?

It is not required, but it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking in advance online before visiting the park.  Premium Memberships include parking so you just need to have your Membership available to be scanned at the parking toll booth.  Otherwise, please purchase a parking voucher online. One voucher is needed per car. This will be scanned at the parking toll booth. 

What are symptoms and conditions that could indicate a potential case of the coronavirus?

Any of the following symptoms that are not caused by a known chronic health condition:  

  • Fever (100.4°F / 38°C or higher)  
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Unusual fatigue  
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms  
  • Repeated shaking/chills  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Cough  
  • Muscle pain  
  • Headache  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea  
  • Diarrhea  

Additionally, you could be contagious if you have been in direct contact with a close relative, roommate, or neighbor who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or been told by a health care professional or employer you may have been exposed to the coronavirus. 

Do I need to complete a health assessment questionnaire for each person in my family or group?

You do not need to complete a health assessment questionnaire prior to arriving at the park. Instead, as you approach the front gate, you will be asked to confirm that no one in your party has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. If your group does not pass the health assessment, we will ask you to reschedule your visit to a different date.

If one person in my family or group has symptoms of the coronavirus, does my whole party need to stay home?

If everyone in your family or group has been exposed to the person who has symptoms, it’s best if everyone in your party stays home and you reschedule your visit.

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When You Arrive Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens if I do not have a reservation when I come to the park?

All guests will need to make a reservation prior to visiting Gilroy Gardens. 

If you arrive at the park without a reservation, please visit Guest Services to inquire about availability. We will accommodate you if possible, but there is no guarantee. 

Can I show up before or after my reservation time?

You are not able to enter the park prior to your reservation time however you will be able to enter any time after your reserved time slot.

Will you continue with the health screening questions?

Yes, the health screen questionnaire will continue to be required for all guests and park associates prior to entering the park.

Why are you discontinuing temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions?

The health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority. After consulting with medical experts and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to discontinue temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions. The pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. 

Why were temperature checks necessary last year? 

One of the things we’ve learned in this pandemic, and it’s been talked about a lot over the past year, is that a lot of people transmit the virus with no symptoms or fever. As noted above, the pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. As more is learned and understood about COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and others have evolved.

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When You're in the Park Frequently Asked Questions

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Are all rides and attractions at Gilroy Gardens open?

Attractions and their availability is subject to change.  Find the most updated attraction schedule on our webpage: Rides & Attractions Schedule.

What is your face covering policy?

The State of California strongly recommends that Park guests be either fully vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the Park, or wear a face covering. Face Coverings are required in all Indoor Public Settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt.   

Children under the age of two are not required to wear face coverings. Also, under the provisions of the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance, guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering will not be required to wear one. 

How often are you cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, toilets, and sinks?

Per our normal operating guidelines and in compliance with the CDC, we are routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.

Can I exit and re-enter the park on the same day?

Yes. Keep your original e-ticket and you can exit and return on the same day.

Once I am in the park, how long can I stay?

You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the park closes for the day.

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BY VISITING THE PARK, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our ambassadors. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

If you are exhibiting any COVID-19-related symptoms, you should not enter or remain in the park.

Help keep each other healthy.