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Idlewild & SoakZone

Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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Old School Trolly Park Style Fun

We had our first outing to Idlewild this year. We had heard about it in the past, but we had more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron R
Cleveland, Ohio
Needs Major Renovations

We went to Idlewild a couple of weekends ago with my family. Our first stop was through Storybook... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, 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!
  • 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 yesterday

We had our first outing to Idlewild this year. We had heard about it in the past, but we had more local options in my youth. Those other options have dried up, and we now have to expand our search for family amusement park and...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Idlewild a couple of weekends ago with my family. Our first stop was through Storybook Forest, something I was looking forward to because I hadn't been since I was very young. As we started making our way through a feeling of nostalgia...More

Thank Sara61089
Reviewed yesterday

We visited for my granddaughters 5th Birthday. We got to see and do everything. So glad they added showers at the soak zone. A little disappointed that the rollocoaster was closed. It's my favorite. It was not too crowded and the lines moved quickly. A...More

Thank DebbieA45
Reviewed 2 days ago

Off the beaten path (to us, driving from Cleveland, Ohio!) but a relaxing family-oriented place! It was a nice change from larger amusement parks. You pay for your park tickets right at the gate and there's no charge for parking (side note: FREE admittance to...More

Thank Hollie G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This will always be our favorite park to take younger children. Love the wooded setting, age-appropriate rides, and atmosphere. So glad we have an excuse to come back (with grandchildren now). Little ones especially love the Daniel Tiger show and trolley ride. Disappointed that a...More

Thank Darlingbean
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been having a company picnic at Idlewild for years. Each year it is disappointing to see the park going down hill every time we go. Today I didn't count how many rides were closed. The rides that were running were only half full....More

Thank eandk821
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small amusement park. You can ride everything in one day. There were some rides and food places closed when we went. Park is nice and clean and plenty of places in the shade to sit. Food prices are ok, but 3 bucks...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even with a quarter of the attractions closed, there was still plenty for the kiddos to do, and they had a ball. As others have noted, the main topics of conversation around the park are the closed rides and the BEES. The price of regular...More

Thank Matthew D. M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the park I visited every summer as a child so I was very excited to return after many years away with my husband and kids - ages 2, 4 and 6. I was nervous after so many negative reviews but we had a...More

Thank ABC10XYZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful park in the mountains. A lot of children's rides and the soak zone. The day we went (July 25), the Rollo Coaster was shut down. No amusement park is complete without a roller coaster (lol). The mini golf and the whip was...More

Thank Kenneth 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

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