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Reservations are no longer required.

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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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No Reservations Required
Reservations are no longer required for any guest.


Face Coverings Required
All guests will be required to wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status.


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

Reservations are no longer required for any guest, but you are encouraged to purchase Daily Tickets or Memberships online in advance for your visit. 

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. 

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 all guests age two years and older regardless of vaccination status.

  • 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 all guests age two years and older regardless of vaccination status.

  • 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 all guests age two years and older regardless of vaccination status.

  • 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 all guests age two years and older regardless of vaccination status.

  • 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?

While we encourage you to purchase your Membership or ticket online prior to your visit, Memberships and tickets will be available for purchase at the front gate.

Who will need to make a reservation?

Reservations are no longer required for any guest.

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

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

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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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 all guests age two years and older regardless of vaccination status.

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.