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Family-Friendly Fun & Adventure

Whether you come to Idlewild & SoakZone amusement park for the adventures, rides, events, shows or splashes, you'll find everything you need to have a fantastic day!

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Story Book Forest

Story Book Forest is where dreams are real, and so are your Story Book Friends!

Story Book Forest is a park built not on motion, but rather emotion. It’s a very special place where little ones can meet their favorite characters from nursery rhymes and children's tales and where parents and grandparents can revisit their youth and reminisce about simpler times.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!

Take a trolley ride through Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – the first TV series inspired by the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. We are thrilled that Idlewild is the first amusement park to introduce the character and imagination of Fred Rogers to the next generation of young children.

Under 48” must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Confusion Hill

Located in Hootin' Holler'

A ten to fifteen minute walking tour through a very peculiar place. Guests are treated to many tricks and illusions along with a very entertaining story.

Alligator Swamp

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Pull your raft across the "swamp" using a rope and pulley.

Bigfoot's Mudslide

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

What could be more fun than Sliding Down the Jungle hillside? Sliding Down with Bigfoot of course.

Must be 32" tall to ride. Guests 32"-42" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Bubbling Springs

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Jump into the Jungle's huge Ball Pit!

Two teenagers maximum. Hand Held Infants must be accompanied by an Adult.

Jungle Juggler

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Tons of fun as the balls float on air!

Jungle Organ

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Play your very own tune on this gigantic musical instrument!

Net Climb

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Can you climb all the way to the top?

Must be 36” tall. Two teenagers maximum at one time.

Safari Hut

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Atop the Safari Hut you can observe all of the Jungle's wildlife and then slide down and join in on the fun. Once on the Jungle floor, don't forget to crawl through the GIANT Eucalyptus tree trunk that serves as the base for Safari Hut.

Adults not permitted to use the slides.

Suspension Bridge

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Steady, you cross this moving bridge!

Hand Held Infants must be accompanied by an Adult.

Tree House

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Three story fun for everyone!

Hand Held Infants must be accompanied by an Adult.

Tunnel Crawl

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Like the net climb, but enclosed on four sides!


The safety of our guests is our number one priority. Park safety representatives and maintenance team members, in tandem with the ride manufacturers, evaluate our standards annually. Occasionally, height and/or rider requirements are adjusted to conform with the newest industry standards based on the collective information from parks worldwide. To help plan your visit, please review this updated list of height and rider requirements.

Pittsburgh's Best Family-Friendly Fun!

At Idlewild, you'll experience Pennsylvania attractions like never before. With over 35 different rides, attractions, and shows, the entire family is sure to have a summer of fun! Skip through Story Book Forest, where dreams and Story Book friends are real, and get ready for the all new trolley ride, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

Rides for Kids of All Ages

Combining the best children's adventures and local attractions near Pittsburgh, PA, there truly is nothing like a day spent at Idlewild & SoakZone filled with laughs, memories, great places to eat, and family-friendly rides. Enjoy a good nursery rhyme or children's tale in the Story Book Forest, take a plunge into a wave of water on Paul Bunyan's Loggin' Toboggan, or meet your favorite friend, Daniel the Tiger.

SoakZone Water Park

Splash around and explore SoakZone, Pennsylvania's family fun water park. Twist and turn down the Pipeline Plunge or go head-first on the Hydro Racers. If you’re looking for a place to relax, grab a tube and take a float down the Float Away Bay.

Family-Friendly Shows

While Idlewild & SoakZone is home to the best family-friendly attractions for kids near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our in-park kid's shows can't be missed. Be sure to bring the little ones along! Break out those dancing shows and watch bands battle it out in "Let's Rock". Watch some wacky wild west stunt shows with fun and funky music!

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