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Idlewild & SoakZone

Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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Wild for Idlewild? Maybe ...

It is a great place to take take kids between the ages of 2-8. However, the park did have some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ruslman L
via mobile

Idlewild has seen better days. What used to be a great park for the whole family, is now a park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janice N
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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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!
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a great place to take take kids between the ages of 2-8. However, the park did have some rides that were closed and some attractions/facilities could uses some renovations. There are static displays (Storybook Forest), kiddie rides, shows and other attractions for the...More

Thank Ruslman L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Idlewild has seen better days. What used to be a great park for the whole family, is now a park for toddlers. There is nothing for even seven year olds to do. All the rides we use to love are closed. Even most of the...More

Thank Janice N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've gone to Idlewild, with my children, annually, for the past 7 years. What was once a diamond in the rough, is now a rundown amusement park that has not been updated in a very long time. My family went on a Sunday, in July,...More

1  Thank PITAviator
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was stunned at the lack of maintenance and upkeep just in the last 12 months. My family has been going to Idlewild at least annually for three generations, but after our visit yesterday we are sadly giving up until the park and the rides...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you have your virtual tickets pulled up on your phone before you go down onto the valley!! We had to leave and come back because we could pull them up😫😫😫The operator at the gate said it was very common. Took us 45 minutes...More

Thank Tia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Idlewild from Northern Ohio thinking that this would be a great first time amusement park for a 10 year old and an 11 year old with different levels of special needs. Our tickets were purchased before we got to the park or...More

1  Thank Jeannie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park overall is fun for all ages. Our grandchildren love it and have been there many times with their other grandparents and parents. There is a very nice picnic area and lots of shade. My main criticism is that the storybook area didn't open...More

1  Thank outreart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Idlewild ( have gone since I was a tiny child) with my 3 adult children and 3 grand kids ages 5,2 and 20 months.It is wonderful to take the little ones! Storybook forest is almost the same as 60 yrs ago.Wonderful memories from...More

1  Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much of the park is exactly as I remember it as a kid. That's both a good thing and a bad thing. Much of the Storybook Forest is rundown. I don't think it's been renovated in over 20 years. Many of the rides were closed...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3 children 6, 6 and 4 loved the place. However my husband and I disappointed. The large rides are out of service. We have visited 2 times in one Month and the mouse ride always broken. The main rollercoaster is out of service probably...More

1  Thank Shana W
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Andrea M
29 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