Idlewild is a great local park for a family get away for the day park. It's also the second oldest amusement park in the nation. It specializes in rides that everyone can go on. There are two roller coasters here as well. One is a wooden coaster called the Rollo Coaster. It was built in 1938 and was designed by the famed Herbert Paul Schmeck from the Philadelphia Tobbogan Company and it stands at a height of 27ft. The other is a custom built steel roller coaster called the Wild Mouse from Vekoma. It stands 56ft tall and is full of sharp turns and sudden drops. Idlewild is also known for having a few classic rides as well like the last remaining Caterpillar ride with a canvas coccoon, a ride called the Whip, and a 1931 PTC Carousel model #83 with a working Wurlitzer band organ and a Calliola. Plus in Racoon Lagoon is a one of a kind trolley ride through Mr Rogers Land of Make Believe in which you ride a full scale mock up of Trolley. Did you know that Mr Rogers was born in nearby Latrobe, PA and came to Idlewild as a kid. Idlewild also has something thats very rare now and that is a Storybook Forest in which you can walk through all those storybook rhymes and even meet and talk to some of the characters.
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