All kids young at heart (and 21+ years) are invited for an evening of childhood nostalgia at Idlewild! This event is exclusively 21+, so please leave the kiddies at home.

The first ever Nostalgia Night at Idlewild will be held on Friday, August 23. Gates and rides will open at 6pm, and once inside, guests can explore the park just like they used to - riding the Ferris Wheel and Rollo Coaster, playing games and enjoying classic treats! Idlewild hopes guests will recreate old family photos taken at the park, and encourages retro attire.

Photo of Tres Lads Photo of Spider and Ferris Wheel at Night Photo of Balloon Race at Night Photo of Balloon Race at Night

A special appearance by TRES LADS will take place from 8 - 10 pm at the Hillside Theater and a selection of beer and wine will be available to purchase, as well as cherished kiddie snacks like cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, ice cream and more! Select meals from the park’s regular menu will also be available to purchase.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE - Now only $18.78* or $12.99* for Season Passholders

Limited capacity event. A limited number of tickets MAY be available at the gate on the night of the event, based on advance sales. The Gate Price will be $24.99 plus tax $18.78 plus tax for Kennywood or Sandcastle Season Passholders with valid Season Pass ID card, and $12.99 plus tax for Idlewild Season Passholders. *Tax and Online processing fee apply.

RIDES & ATTRACTIONS (Most attractions open until 9:00 pm)

  • Wild Mouse
  • Rollo Coaster
  • Carousel
  • Flying Aces
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Spider
  • Skooters
  • Balloon Race
  • Paratroopers
  • Scrambler
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • FOOD & OTHER ENJOYMENTS (Most Food Stands serve until 9:00 PM)

  • Beer & Wine Bar
  • Sandwich Factory - featuring numerous sandwiches, personal pizzas, fries, and snacks like popcorn and cotton candy
  • Ice Cream
  • Funnel Cake
  • Select Skill Games

  • This is a ticketed event. Idlewild Season Passes are not valid and Idlewild All Summer Dining Passes are not valid for food purchases.
  • Over 21 years of age and older only. IDs will be checked when entering park from parking area.
  • No picnic baskets, coolers, or outside food, drink or alcohol permitted
  • Guests will not be able to leave the park and reenter. If you leave, there is no readmission.