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Address: Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
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With something for everyone, Idlewild & SoakZone is rated the Best Kids...

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!

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Great place for kids

We have been going to Idlewild since our daughter was young. This weekend my daughter and I took her 21-month-old twin boys. They have been several times this season. There are... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Joy C
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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204 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went for the day with our two sons and granddaughters and other grandparents. A lot of the rides were not open and only one game was open. Food booths were not open as well. Very disappointing.

Thank dunald0
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It wasn't terrible. They had a ton of rides shut down- the workers (mostly) were super rude, especially in the restaurants! Watched a lady yell at someone to leave their food because their power went out and they couldn't do anything. It came back on in two minutes and it was just unnecessary! The rides were okay- very long lines.... More 

Williamsport, Maryland
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an amazing kids park. Almost as good as the old Enchanted forest was in Ellicot city Md. Adults will have a great time also. Its been several yrs since we have been there since our kids are older now but looking forward to going back soon. Just a very fun place and if its really hot you have... More 

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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Idlewild since our daughter was young. This weekend my daughter and I took her 21-month-old twin boys. They have been several times this season. There are lots of fun things to do, such as Storybook Forest,a train ride and Mister Rogers neighborhood trolley. We still had to keep a strong hold on the boys, but... More 

Thank Joy C
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of the country's best amusement parks for smaller children. So much for them to do and see. Mr Rogers neighborhood, storybook forest and so many rides and games. Not to mention splash lagoon with slides and a pool.

Thank dkgear
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Idlewild and SoakZone is sweetest little amusement park in Pennsylvania. I took my family there and we all just fell in love with it! Even though some rides were not accessible to ride we still enjoyed everything else! The water park is always fun, with all the waves and splashes. This theme park will always be my favorite. After we... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Overpriced.The food sold inside the park was very expensive. Many of the best rides were not even operating. Sad, because the park has very nice areas and potential to become a very good amusement park. Needs update. I`ve been at Knoebels Amusement Park and the differences are big.

Thank Safadinha
Avonmore, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Highly overpriced admission for a run down, understaffed park. Only good area was. the waterpark. Paid $14 for 2 glasses of lemonade...should of had some vodka in it for that price!

Thank Jano1961
North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I love this park! Something for everyone. From storybook forest(a walk through of nursery rhymes) to soak zone and of course Daniel Tigers neighborhood. It is a great family place. You can also get discount coupons at the nearby giant eagle.

Thank Tara C
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Started out the day in Storybook forest. This area really needs an update. The pathway is mostly dirt. Some houses have bad odors. The rides for adults are ok, but 4 rides were closed for the day. Why? The kiddie land rides were very good and the lines not long. Train ride is really nice. Very long line for the... More 

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