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Address: Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
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With something for everyone, Idlewild & SoakZone is rated the Best Kids...

With something for everyone, Idlewild & SoakZone is rated the Best Kids Park in the World by Amusement Today magazine, and rated Best Park for Families by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. With two parks in one, this is what family fun is all about! The oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania, Idlewild & SoakZone offers a delightful day of fun for every member of your group. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, having a party, hosting a company picnic, or spending quality time with family and friends, Idlewild & SoakZone helps make everything easier and hassle free with party packs and catered event menus. Attractions that include the Rollo Coaster, SoakZone, Storybook Forest and so much more make Idlewild & SoakZone the place to be for everyone young and old!

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So fun!

My husband grew up near Idlewild so he went many times as a child, but I'd never been there. We took our 2 girls, ages 2 & 5 to spend a day this summer. They loved Story Book... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Mandi G
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Ligonier ,PA
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is inside of Idlewild Park. The kids loved it, they have slides and even a wave pool. If you visit the park, this is included in the price. The parks is an amusement park geared more so for the very young to middle school age. Coaster, freewheel, bumper cars, kiddieland, plenty of picnic benches and tables. Pavilions are a... More 

Thank brewlovers
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We packed a cooler of picnic foods and set it on a table at a pavilion near the rest rooms. We stayed till closing!

Thank Janice M
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband grew up near Idlewild so he went many times as a child, but I'd never been there. We took our 2 girls, ages 2 & 5 to spend a day this summer. They loved Story Book Forest and seeing all they're favorite fairy tales come to life! We got to see the new castle and meet princess Lily!... More 

Thank Mandi G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I use to always come here as a child and had great memories and rode all the rides a bunch of times. Now you come to this amusement park and half the rides are shut down. Very disappointed to see the park I once loved going down the drain. This just wasn't once either this was two years in a... More 

1 Thank Kayla_M31
Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Many rides were shut down including one of their water rides on a hot summer day. They set up a hose hooked to a fence beside the ride... The crooked house was shut down due to extreme heat inside. I was there the day an under aged toddler feel off The Racer because they let him ride without an adult... More 

Thank Sarah M
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a charming park. If you visited as a child you'll recognize many parts but there's also lots that's new. It's well maintained, lots of trees for shade. There's no huge asphalt parking lot, you park among the trees and fields.

Thank Karen B
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Hallaboo event on Oct 23, 2016. Only a few Story Book Forests venues gave out candy to the children. Few rides open. Very pricey admission of $37.99 per person including children, only children 2 and under are free.

Thank Ginny G
Bel Aire, Kansas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We took our two-year old son on a road trip to the Pittsburgh area to visit the many Daniel Tiger/Mister Rogers-related attractions. Idlewild's new Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood trolley ride was one of the main things we knew we had to do while in the area. It did not disappoint, in spite of the long waiting lines for the ride. It... More 

2 Thank Firefoot05
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was my family's second year getting the season pass. We went two more times than last year ( one pending with a planned trip to Halloboo) but I felt like we had more fun last year. My 5 and 3 year old daughters were very excited about the new castle and the updates to story book forest, but disappointed... More 

Thank Tk0021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Idlewild & Soak Zone is a hidden gem, about an hour and a half from downtown PIttsburgh. It is well worth the ride to visit for a day or two of fun for the whole family. The Soak Zone is a wonderful water park, with some unique attractions, like the pirate's ship, which is a HUGE hit with the children.... More 

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