I suggest getting there right at opening time and heading to the rides your kids love the best. This helps avoid long lines!
This was the first year all my kids loved the "big" roller coaster. We went to this ride first and got in three or four rides immediately! (Although keep in mind, some of the rides don't start operation until 11a.m.)
And then there's Jumpin' Jungle. A work out just looking at it, right?
Send them up the ropes......
And across the bridge......
Grab your burlap sack and head down the slide!
The ball pit is also in Jumpin' Jungle. You may find your kids doing flips into the balls by the time you're done. (Agh!!)
If it's a hot summer day, by this time you might be ready for a little SoakZone action! SoakZone has something for all ages including the a toddler pool, wave pool, pirate ship, lazy river, big fast water slides + more.
A pirate ship with a tipping bucket!
My kids rode this short slide approximately a million times. :)
And perfect for babies and toddlers is the Little Squirts pool and water area. Maxing out at two feet deep with zero depth entry and lots of fun water features.
The exhibit that everyone was waiting for last summer has arrived...Daniel Tiger! Take a ride on the Trolley through Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and invite everyone to come to the Hug N' Song. (That phrase will get stuck in your head!) The new face lift of all the exhibits look great.
And don't forget to take in the interactive afternoon shows where Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittykat make an appearance.
Story Book friends, Ricky Raccoon, and Duke the Dragon, Idlewild is welcoming “Grigsby” as their newest colorful character. This friendly monster will provide lots of smiles as he makes three daily appearances.
IF your kids have any energy left at the end of the day, it is also prime time for short ride times!
Here are some upcoming special character events:
MARVEL SUPER HERO DAYS:
• July 7, 8, 9 - Spider-Man & Captain America
• July 21, 22, 23 - Hulk & Thor
PRINCESSES IN THE PARK:
• July 14, 15, 16 - Cinderella & Snow White
• July 28, 29, 30 - Rapunzel & Beauty
I also have a special discount code to save $11 on Regular Gate Admission tickets! Valid from June 1st, 2015 - September 7, 2015.
• Regular Gate Price: $34.99 +tax
• Discounted Gate Price: $30.99 +tax/fee
Go here to purchase these discounted tickets!
Idlewild & SoakZone is located at 2574 U.S. 30, Ligonier, PA 15658.
They are open 10:30am - 8pm. Some rides do not open until 11 or 11:30.
Be sure to check their website for inclement weather announcements as well as days of limited operation. And use these hashtags when sharing your memories on social media: #IdlewildPark #SeeThemSmile
I was provided tickets by Idlewild Park, however all opinions remain my own. I don't endorse venues I don't love. :)