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Do you want to hear something very cool? It involves the state of Pennsylvania and a world record. The record is that Idlewild happens to be the third oldest amusement park in the entire country! It's also the longest operating theme park near Pittsburgh. They are some things to celebrate!

Now, Idlewild & SoakZone are two theme parks in one, and give you all the family fun you could want! You can watch your child conquer their first roller coaster, or venture through the magical Story Book Forest. They can enjoy a host of in park adventure and spin, twirl and bounce the day away!

We know you visit a place like Idlewild to enjoy the rides, so let us tell you about them! you can race in a hot-air balloon, or enjoy that classic ferris wheel fun, or perhaps those old time Merry-Go-Rounds!

Fancy trying a coaster that has been running since 1931? Skooters is that historic edge to your day! Kids can learn about gravity whilst standing up on the Super Round Up, or twist around like a tornado in the Howler. Hold on tight!

Fancy cooling down a bit? The Loggin' Toboggan will take care of that when you travel to the top of a 30 foot tower then barrel all the way down again!

Kids, ever ridden a dinosaur? Idlewild can change that too! Boats, motorbikes, planes, racers...there is so much for kids to enjoy!

Don't forget about SoakZone either, with fun water attractions such as a wave pool, slides, pipeline plunges, and those fun tipping buckets. We know you love those!

Add some show entertainment and you have the great family adventure that is Idlewild & SoakZone!

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How much does it cost?









Advance and bulk tickets, as well as season passes


Free Under

2 years


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Any top tips?


Why not celebrate your birthday at Idlewild! You get a lovely pavilion free of charge if you have over 25 people, and they have great extras to make the day super special!

I'm Hungry!


They have meal deals, as well as a host of food outlets to choose from! Potatoes, fries, BBQ, tacos, hot dogs, much to choose from!

Healthy Eating
The Mine Shaft Kitchen and Panini Grill have salads, sandwiches and paninis

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They have group discounts so why not treat the students to a day out! Give them a call to reserve!

Can I get one of those?


You can hire cabanas in the water park if you want some shade and your own area for your family!

Need a little extra help?


Handicap parking is available, as are wheelchairs. Speak to Guest Services when you arrive to check what rides are accessible for you

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Pennsylvania

Baby Facilities

Strollers are available to rent in Guest Services

When can we go?


Hours vary so check before you go!

April to October

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