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Idlewild & SoakZone

Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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A Family Tradition

We always include a trip to Idlewild when we visit family in PA each summer. This is a GREAT spot... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
Tina A
The kids will love it.

This is not Cedar Point or Six Flags and does not aspire to be. It's a smallish old-fashioned... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
Thomas R
Cleveland, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We always include a trip to Idlewild when we visit family in PA each summer. This is a GREAT spot for little travelers. Admission is reasonable at around $35 which includes everything. Storybook Forest is a fun walk through the forest with some of your...More

1  Thank Tina A
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is not Cedar Point or Six Flags and does not aspire to be. It's a smallish old-fashioned amusement park. Lots of trees and shade, walkable, and plenty of kid-friendly activities. The kindergarteners and pre-schoolers in our group LOVED the Daniel Tiger show and trolley...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

How can they turn such a wonderful amusement park into a hell hole? We paid $130 for 4 to get in with two but one get one half off coupons from Giant Eagle. We get Kennywood and Sandcastle passes annually because we live close to...More

10  Thank TW2511
Reviewed 16 June 2015

My husband's company picnic is held here yearly. We have been coming for 15 years, what we have noticed since the sale of Kennywood/Idlewild is the decline of the whole park Several rides not open as with the food booth and games, sinks and commodes...More

5  Thank Bridget B
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

As a parent of two special needs kids travel can be tricky. Tons of places we call at best have a machine for a message where no one calls back...not idle wild. We called and spoke to a live person! Cheryl was awesome. Not only...More

Thank looking4OZ
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

I went with some locals who had been coming here for generations. The nostalgia is incredible, this is not commercialized, many original structures and antique style amusements coupled with a modern splash park. This is a HUGE park but will mainly appeal to young kids....More

1  Thank roxycape
Reviewed 8 June 2015

While you won't confuse Idlewild Park & SoakZone with a big name park, you'll be glad you stopped in this very "family friendly" park. No long, hot sunny walkways, but LOTS of trees, shady areas, and places for the youngest to the oldest. Take a...More

2  Thank KenPankowski
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, lots to do & relaxing! Fun for everyone! How generous to allow us to bring our Own food, coolers, etc It is truly a family atmosphere

1  Thank Mike N Susan J
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Our family has had a tradition of taking the grandchildren to Idlewild park at least once a year. It is truly a wonderful day for the entire family. The park has picnic benches for those who wish to take a picnic lunch, but there is...More

1  Thank SeniorTraveler1234
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Spend an entire day at a park that has a variety of activities for the young and young at heart. The Jumpin Jungle, StoryBook Forest, and Mister Roger's Neighbor sections make the park ideally suited to families with younger children; however, older kids will love...More

Thank 22nikita
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Andrea M
28 June 2017|
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Response from christens02 | Reviewed this property |
We went last year and this year, and my youngest was 18 months the first time. He is still under 36 inches, so there were limits to what he could ride. I think that you have to be able to walk on your own to ride most of... More
15 June 2017|
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Response from brewlovers | Reviewed this property |
The help hired at the Park are college and high school students, many are heading back to school, thus no one is there to operate rides and stands. Unfortunately, as beautiful as the Park is, the owners aren't taking care of... More
14 October 2016|
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Response from llizzi b | Reviewed this property |
it is perfect for a 1.5 yr old. ours walked the whole time because everything in storybook forest is their height! he rode a motorcycle merry go round by himself..and we all went in the ball pit. many things to be... More