Season Passholder Perks

Exclusive Offers to Make You Smile!

Welcome, Season Passholders!

Thank you for choosing Idlewild & SoakZone as your place for summer fun! We are looking forward to sharing many special moments with you this season! As an Idlewild & SoakZone Season Passholder, you get much more than a summer full of fun rides, SoakZone splashes, Cyclone Cones, and visits with your favorite characters! From Bring-A-Buddy Days to Exclusive Season Passholder Only perks, an Idlewild & SoakZone Season Pass is essential to making the most of your family’s summer!

Buddy Days

Buddy Days are your chance to show your non-Season Passholder friends what they’re missing out on! If you are a Gold, Platinum, or Any Buddy Season Passholder, please review the FREE and DISCOUNTED Buddy Days that come with your pass in the sections below. In addition to those, on select dates throughout the summer, we announce BONUS Buddy Days, which are announced throughout the season on Facebook and Twitter, but we will also list them here after they are announced. Stop back and check this page frequently for new Buddy Day opportunities.


Bonus Buddy Days:
Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
Monday, June 25
Monday, July 16
Monday, July 23
Monday, July 30
Thursday, August 9
Any Operating Day Monday, August 13 through Sunday, September 16! View Operating Calendar
That's a total of 27 Bonus Buddy Days offered this season!

Idlewild Platinum and Any Buddy Season Passholders PLUS one Buddy may visit Kennywood on the following dates for only $15 each:
Sunday, June 10
Tuesday, July 17
Thursday, August 16


Idlewild Platinum and Any Buddy Season Passholders PLUS one Buddy may visit Sandcastle on the following dates for only $15 each:
Thursday, June 28
Wednesday, July 11
Monday, July 23


IMPORTANT NOTES: In order to take advantage of the Buddy Days, both the season passholder and their pass must be present. Bonus Buddy Days are a perk that is valid only for 2018 Gold, Platinum, and Any Buddy Passholders.

Any Buddy Season Passholder Perks

Any Buddy Season Passholder, enjoy these fabulous perks:

  • Receive ALL Platinum Season Pass holder benefits PLUS:
  • Bring (1) FREE Buddy with you on any 2018 operating date
Platinum Season Passholder Perks

Platinum Season Passholder, enjoy these fabulous perks:

  • Unlimited Visits to Idlewild & SoakZone during the Summer Season
  • Unlimited Visits to our FALL FEST weekends
  • Unlimited Visits to our Idlewild’s HALLOWBOO!
  • (5)  FREE Buddy Days any Monday – Friday (excluding July 4 and August 10)
  • The following Bring-A-Buddy Monthly Discounts:
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Day in May*
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in June*
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in July* (excluding July 4)
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in August* (excluding August 10)
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Day in September*

*Plus Tax.  Perks automatically uploaded to your Season Pass card.  Buddy must accompany Season Pass holder at time of admission. One free buddy per visit but can combine a free and discounted buddy on same visit.

  • Bring-A-Buddy ANYDAY for just $29.99!  Valid any operating day with pre-purchased online buddy ticket.
  • V.I.P. Access to SoakZone – enter 30 minutes before the General Public for exclusive use of Wowabunga Family Wave Pool and Little Squirts.
  • Sister Park Discounts – Show your Season Pass at Kennywood or Sandcastle and receive $10 off the Regular Full-price admission on any regular summer season operating day.  (Discount cannot be combined with any other discount offer and is not valid for Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights or Holiday Lights.)
  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • 2018 Souvenir Refill Cup with 99 cent refills all season long
  • FREE Admission to Dutch Wonderland during the 2018 summer season
  • $15 Buddy Day Exchange to Kennywood on 3 Dates To Be Announced.  Visit Kennywood on select dates and the Idlewild Platinum Season Passholder Plus (1) Buddy will be admitted for $15 each (plus tax). Must have valid season pass upon arrival at Kennywood.
  • $15 Buddy Day Exchange to Sandcastle 3 Dates To Be Announced. Visit Sandcastle on select dates and the Idlewild Platinum Season Passholder Plus (1) Buddy will be admitted for $15 each (plus tax). Must have valid season pass upon arrival at Sandcastle.
  • Food Discounts:  Enjoy our specially discounted Platinum Pass Combo Meal and Whole Pizza deal when you pre-purchase online.
  • Merchandise Discounts:  Save 10% on purchases at the General Store or Idlewild Clothing Company every day this season.
  • Game Discounts:  Visit Guest Services to pick up your $5.00 worth of FREE Game Vouchers valid on skill-games throughout the park. (Limit one pack per Platinum Passholder per season)
Gold Season Passholder Perks

Gold Season Passholder….more perks to make you smile!

  • Unlimited Visits to Idlewild & SoakZone during the Summer Season
  • Unlimited Visits to our FALL FEST weekends
  • Unlimited Visits to our Idlewild’s HALLOWBOO!
  • (2) Bring-A-Buddy FREE admissions Any Monday – Friday (excluding July 4 and August 10).
  • The following Bring-A-Buddy Monthly Discounts:
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Day in May*
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in June*
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in July* (excluding July 4)
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Monday – Friday in August* (excluding August 10)
    • (1) Bring A Buddy for $15 ANY Operating Day in September*

*Plus Tax.  Perks automatically uploaded to your Season Pass card.  Buddy must accompany Season Pass holder at time of admission. One free buddy per visit but can combine a free and discounted buddy on same visit.

  • Bring-A-Buddy ANYDAY for just $29.99!  Valid any operating day with pre-purchased online buddy ticket.
  • V.I.P. Access to SoakZone – enter 30 minutes before the General Public for exclusive use of Wowabunga Family Wave Pool and Little Squirts.
  • Sister Park Discounts – Show your Season Pass at Kennywood or Sandcastle and receive $10 off the Regular Full-price admission on any regular summer season operating day.  (Discount cannot be combined with any other discount offer and is not valid for Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights or Holiday Lights.)
  • Monthly E-newsletter
Summer Season Passholder Perks

Summer Season Passholders enjoy:

  • Unlimited Visits to Idlewild & SoakZone during the 2018 summer season
  • Discounted admission to Idlewild’s HALLOWBOO! - Visit for only $15 (plus tax)
  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • Ability to upgrade to Gold or Platinum Season Pass levels on any visit
Season Pass Guidelines
  • An Idlewild & SoakZone Season Pass is good for admission for one assigned pass holder (Photo ID Card required) for any regular season operating day.
  • Gold and Platinum Season Passes are valid during the Summer Season and also valid for FALL FEST and HALLOWBOO dates. Summer Season Passes are valid Summer Season Only through Labor Day and are not valid for FALL FEST and HALLOWBOO dates without payment of admission. Season Passes are not valid for other pre- or post-season special events such as Adventure Days or Ligonier Highland Games, which have a separate admission.
  • Season Pass Holders attending organized group events (i.e. their company picnic) are not entitled to catered meals without meal ticket purchase
  • On Bring-a-Buddy Days - Buddy must arrive with the Pass Holder in the same vehicle at the time of initial admission. A Bring-A-Buddy Free Admission must be redeemed for free buddy entry. A Bring-A-Buddy Discount Admission must be redeemed along with proper payment for discounted buddy entry. No exceptions. Eligible Season Pass Holders may bring with them only one buddy on the designated dates, unless advertised differently, and may NOT leave the park and re-enter later the same day with an additional buddy.
  • There is a $15.00 processing fee to replace a lost Season Pass.
  • If Season Pass Photo ID Card has not been processed during the pre-season, Season Pass Holders must secure it on their first visit to the park. Season Pass vouchers (whether purchased online, in-park or at ticket outlet) can only be scanned once per day for admission.
  • Any Season Pass found to be in use by a person other than the authorized Pass Holder will be confiscated without refund. This is theft of services and cause for prosecution.
  • You MUST have your Season Pass for admission. If a Season Pass is forgotten, a full-price admission ticket must be purchased for admission. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Pass Holders 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a paying chaperone. "Paying Chaperone" is defined as a responsible person 16 years of age or older who is either a Season Pass Holder or an individual who has purchased a ticket and is attending that same day.
  • The Season Pass is not good for admission to rides and attractions that may have an additional charge.
  • Season Pass holders may face forfeiture of their pass without refund for violation of Park Safety Rules, Park Policies, or improper behavior.
  • Your Season Pass certificate and I.D. card are non-transferable, non-refundable and not for resale. All season pass certificates not used during the 2018 season are considered VOID and do not carry over to the next operating season. Certificates are not redeemable for cash and are considered VOID if reproduced or tampered with in any way.
  • Season Passes may be used once per day to enter the park. If you leave the park and plan to return the same day, your wristband must remain intact.
  • Season Pass Holders are not eligible for rainchecks