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Idlewild & SoakZone

Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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We keep coming back to the nostalgia

I have to admit that my review may be a little biased because I grew up coming to Idlewild when I... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Manassas, Virginia
Overpriced, Overrated, Overcrowded

I took my seven years old to this park for a fun day before school starts. I found it... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Sand T
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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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“storybook forest” (213 reviews)
“daniel tiger” (44 reviews)
“soak zone” (121 reviews)
Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
+1 724-238-3666
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I have to admit that my review may be a little biased because I grew up coming to Idlewild when I was a kid. I love going back with my daughter, meandering through Storybook Forest and riding some of the rides I used to love...More

Thank travelfearlessly
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I took my seven years old to this park for a fun day before school starts. I found it disappointing, my son found it OK. I kept asking myself throughout the day how was this park voted the best in the world. The setting is...More

Thank Sand T
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Went on the last Sunday before school started so expected some kids but I figured long lines and huge crowd. It was very crowded but lines didn't take as long as expected. Place is similar as when I was child. Several attractions weren't open as...More

Thank cwsth29
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This historic, 100+ year old park is perfect for going to with kids or for the person who isn't all about the thrill rides. They have many classic rides, two smaller , more traditional coasters, and a waterpark which is all included in one admission...More

Thank Correllian
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I used to take my children here when they were growing up. Now I'm taking my grandkids here. Nice park although it is starting to show its age a bit. The kids liked the rides and had a great time. I like that it is...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Correllian | Reviewed this property |
Usually, yes, you can, though Idlewild is closed until next season. I expect when the theme parks open again next season, Giant Eagle will have the tickets again.
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

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