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Idlewild & SoakZone - New Princess and Enchanted Castle

LIGONIER, PA – March 16, 2016 – Idlewild & SoakZone (, voted “Best Kids’ Park” in the world for six consecutive years, today announced that it will mark the 60th Anniversary of its beloved Story Book Forest theme area with the return of an Enchanted Castle and a new Princess character to delight and entertain children of all ages.


Idlewild Ready To Welcome Families To Newest Attraction, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”

March 25, 2015


What’s New At Idlewild For 2015 Season?


Idlewild & SoakZone Opens 138th Season with New Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley Ride and Musical Stage Show

May 20, 2015 - Idlewild & SoakZone ( is celebrating its title of ‘Best Kids’ Park in the World’ for the fifth consecutive year, and will open for its 138th season on May 22. Because you love to see them smile, Idlewild & SoakZone invites families to ring in summer with its new trolley ride, musical show and friendly puppet character.


The Fred Rogers Company and Idlewild and SoakZone Announce New Partnership

March 12, 2014 – The Fred Rogers Company ( and Idlewild and SoakZone ( today announce that they are teaming together to bring the popular childrens’ character, Daniel Tiger, to the Ligonier amusement park, which was named ‘Best Kids’ Park in the World” for the fourth consecutive year. The main character from the award-winning animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS, Daniel Tiger will appear at the park daily during the 2014 summer season.


Idlewild & SoakZone Repeats as Best Children’s Park in the World for Fourth Consecutive Year

September 8, 2013 -- Last night, at its Annual Golden Ticket ceremony held in Santa Cruz, California, Amusement Today Magazine recognized Pennsylvania’s Idlewild & SoakZone as the ‘Best Children’s Park in the World’ for the fourth consecutive year.


Idlewild & SoakZone Opens 136th Season with New Waterpark Attraction

May 21, 2013 -- Defending its title of ‘Best Amusement Park for Children in the World’ like a true champion, Idlewild & SoakZone opens, Thursday, May 23 with a brand-new lazy river, Float Away Bay.


Idlewild & SoakZone To Receive Official State Historical Marker

October 3, 2012 -- The PHMC is excited to recognize Idlewild’s long history, its association with the famous Mellon family, and its ability to adapt to changing times and being recognized for the third consecutive year as the Best Children’s Park in the World.


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