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    I can remember going to Idlewild when I was a kid and now that my son is old enough was very much looking forward to being able to take him.It was apparent as soon as we were pulling into the gates that things had changed. The price is now upward of $40 per person. When talking to the woman at the gate she said that since the new owner took over prices had definitely went up. But she assured us that none of that money was being passed on to the employees. When walking through Story Book Forest we were able to chat with a few employees. Again we were hearing things of the new owners changes to the park and just how much the employees didn’t care for it. In the children’s part of the park I went into the gift shop and asked the worker if the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood ride was open at the time, he told me that the ride was being removed because the new owner “Didn’t like it” and that he wanted everything to be Daniel Tiger.. Not Mr. Rogers.. Things are being changed, and not for the better. People enjoy taking their children to the park because we have memories as children ourselves. In 2004 we got season passes for about $30, now you can’t get into the park even once for that price. Rather than being able to take my son several times a season, we’d be lucky to be able to go once. And with all of the changes, I’m not sure I’d even want to take him. The service was great. The park was clean. The food was good. And the employees are awesome (five stars!). But for the outrageous prices and the disliked changes I give only one star. I hope the new owner maybe wakes up and realizes he’s making bad choices. Learn to appreciate your employees and customers, not just be money hungry.

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    The kids said , 7yr old liked it, 15 yr old said its OK, Me as the parent , its way way way over priced. $160 just to get in , & you’d charging that the park would be up kept atleast moderately , but thats not the case. StoryBook Forest had only to park people as actors, and the whle park was dirty and id guess not painted since the 70’s. Over all suggestion , dont waste your time and way too much money !!

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    For the entrance fee.. the corporation might consider investing in some coats of paint for the attractions…especially Story Book Forest which is the reason we brought our 2 year old grand child.Get the mold out of the restrooms…Clorox works well.

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    I was disappointed that the mouse roller coaster was closed when we visited. They do not have many coasters so it may be boring for teens. It’s nice for toddler because of story book forest and some of the rides. The food was a little pricey. The soakzone is probably the highlight and they best part of this park. I don’t recommend this park for teens. It’s better for younger children.

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    After 30+ years of going to Idlewild, this year was a big disappointment. The park has really gone down hill while the price tags keep going up. The maintenance is pitiful, the park was half staffed and many attractions where only running at half capacity, lines were ridiculous, peeling paint and rust all over the place, EVERYTHING closed early when the park was busy, many of the food shops were closed, some rides closed for the season in mid august, pony rides gone, I don’t even know where to stop. It’s sad. It used to be a wonderful place. I really don’t think we’ll be going back again. At a whopping $38 a head, it should at least be fully operational. I wouldn’t waste my money on it. At this point it is Over Priced, Over Rated, Under Staffed, and sorely mismanaged. I guess that’s what you get when it becomes just another corporate run shoddy amusement park.