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“Always a good time for the family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Idlewild & SoakZone

Idlewild & SoakZone
P.O. Box C, Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-3666
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Ligonier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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!
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Always a good time for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ever since moving to the area 5 years ago, we buy season passes to Idlewild and Soakzone. Whenever someone comes to visit, we take them there. The park has just enough of what everyone needs/wants to have a great time. The prices are reasonable. The park is usually clean. The many trees keep you shaded and cool. It has areas that cater to all different age groups. Picnic pavilions are perfect for packing your own lunches or holding a gathering. The Soakzone has water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, bathrooms and showers, toddler-safe water areas- all ages will have fun there. Raccoon Lagoon is good for very small children and includes Daniel Tiger's Trolley, train and hand carts. The main park area also has games and rides that smaller children can enjoy. Hootn Hollar features old time fun, games, food and attractions. Jumpn Jungle has a climbing net, plastic balls, jumbo slide and more. Storybook Forest is very nice for the kids to take a leisurely walk through the woods and visit their storybook friends including Mother Goose, Snow White and others. Their fireworks and special events like Italian Day are always excellent. I highly recommend the park if you are within 100 miles. It is well worth the drive. There is plenty of parking although a bit confusing at times.

The only draw back is the bathrooms, but I think that's pretty much the case with all public restrooms in amusement parks. These just seem a bit dingy- a little too "rustic."

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“Best kids park ever !!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good food, rides for all ages, wave pool , lazy river, and shows to see !!! Come early and plan to stay all day . Or if you choose to leave come to Ligonier stroll the streets .Beautiful little shops in town. and several chooses of places to eat.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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“Great Day Out!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Awesome day out!! Great staff, great rides (even my 18 month old could ride some!), nice park setup!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Great kids park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Come early, stay late. My 7 yr old had a blast on all rides and at the soak zone. Most (if not all) of the rides are kid friendly. The "Rollo Coaster" was a perfect blend of scary and exciting for my 7 year old. Bring a picnic cooler with drinks and sandwiches or a grill to avoid expensive park meals.

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“Even Rainy Days are Fun Days at Idlewild”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Ever have fun in the rain? Splash around in puddles? Let the big drops come down full on your face? Well, that's what happened to me at Idlewild on July 4th. You'd think the thunder storm would spoil the day, but not at Idlewild. You see...it was the playground of my childhood, and I was there once again with my parents and my own child. Idlewild...just the name brings a smile to my face...remembrances of cook-outs, romping with my sister and friends, sharing a quiet moment by the river with my dear old piano teacher now past on....If you are ever in Ligonier, don't miss the opportunity. Take your family ...your parents and children...go to a place from the past with white picket fences and ice-cream cones...old fashioned roller coasters and Merry go rounds. You won't be disappointed...not for a moment. It's a beautiful place...even in the rain!

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