Preschool Play Pass

Information & Guidelines

Registration for the 2019 Season is Now Closed.

The FREE Idlewild & SoakZone Preschool Play Pass grants complimentary 2019 Summer Season admission through Labor Day only to children who are age 3, 4 or 5 at the time of activation. The 2019 Registration Period is November 5 - March 31 (extended from March 1). The 2019 Activation period is April 1 - June 16.

To obtain a Free Preschool Play Pass for your 3-5 year-old, you must follow the 3-step process.

  • Step 1: Select the parent’s 2019 pass choice first and add that to your cart. A Preschool Play Pass will not be issued without the purchase of another Season Pass. There is a Limit of (1) Preschool Play Pass per purchased Season Pass.
  • Step 2: Select Preschool Play Pass and register your child’s information. This information will be verified (certified birth certificate or travel passport) at the park upon activation. Mobile copies/ photos are not accepted.
  • Step 3: Bring your child to the park to activate their pass during one of the Activation sessions between April 1 and June 16th, 2019. Passes can be activated during scheduled pre-season processing dates or when the park is open starting May 18th, 2019 (but before June 16th!). Child MUST be present and proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or travel passport will be required (pictures and/or copies on mobile devices are not accepted). Name on voucher MUST match name on birth certificate or government issued passport.

    PLEASE NOTE: No exceptions will be made to these guidelines. Please plan accordingly.

  • Please review all information in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Section below. At time of purchase, registrant will check that they have read and understand all requirements for the Preschool Play Pass.

  • Registration for the 2019 season is November 5 - March 31 at 11:59 PM (extended from March 1). Activation for the 2019 season is April 1 - June 16, 2019.

    April Activation Dates/Times:

    Monday, April 1: 4 - 7 PM
    Wednesday, April 3: 4 - 7 PM
    Saturday, April 6: 10 AM - 2 PM
    Monday, April 8: 4 - 7 PM
    Wednesday, April 10: 4 - 7 PM
    Monday, April 15: 4 - 7 PM
    Wednesday, April 17: 4 - 7 PM
    Friday, April 19: 12 - 3 PM
    Monday, April 22: 4 - 7 PM
    Wednesday, April 24: 4 - 7 PM
    Friday, April 26: 12 - 3 PM
    Saturday, April 27: 10 - 2 PM
    Monday, April 29: 4 - 7 PM
    Guests should enter the Main Entrance and go to the Main Gate Office, following posted signage.

    May Activation Dates/Times:

    Friday, May 3: 12 - 3 PM
    Saturday, May 4: 2 - 5 PM
    Monday, May 6: 4 - 7 PM
    Friday, May 10: 12 - 3 PM
    Saturday, May 11: 10 AM - 1 PM
    Monday, May 13: 4 - 7 PM
    Wednesday, May 15: 4 - 7 PM

    Any Operating Day

    Preschool Play Passes may always be activated during normal park hours on any operating date beginning Opening Day May 18. All Preschool Play Passes must be activated by June 16, or they become void.


    What is the Idlewild and SoakZone Preschool Play Pass?
    SPECIAL OFFER for 2019, Idlewild is offering children ages 3, 4 and 5 a FREE Preschool Play Pass. The Preschool Play Pass grants complimentary admission to Idlewild and SoakZone for the entire 2019 summer season. It does not include admission to September weekends or HALLOWBOO.

    When does the registration period end?
    Preschool Play Pass registration ends on March 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM (extended from March 1). Once registration is closed, children ages 3-5 will no longer be able to take advantage of this pass and paid admission will be required for entry. There are no exceptions after March 31st at 11:59 PM. All registration information must be accurate and match the child’s birth certificate or government issued passport to receive their pass. Idlewild and SoakZone urges you to call the office at 724-238-3666 prior to March 31st, 2019 with any questions or concerns.

    Who is eligible?
    Children who are age 3, 4 or 5 years of age during the activation period. Children turning age 6 during the summer may still receive a Preschool Play Pass if they activate the pass during the activation period when they are still age 5. Children turning 3 during the summer are not eligible for the free Preschool Play Pass until next season, as the child MUST be age 3, 4, 5 during the activation period. A child can only receive a maximum number of 3 FREE years of the Preschool Play Pass, and those would be when they are age 3, age 4, and age 5 during the activation periods of those respective years.

    What if I missed the registration period?
    If registration is no longer open, children ages 3-5 will need a paid daily admission ticket or Season Pass for entry. Children ages 2 and under are always free at Idlewild and SoakZone.

    What if I am unable to bring my child to Idlewild and SoakZone prior to June 16, 2019?
    To take advantage of this new promotional offer, children must be registered online by March 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM (extended from March 1st) and the child MUST be brought to the park for activation by June 16, 2019. All Preschool Play Passes that have not been activated at the park between April 1 and June 16, 2019 will become void.

    Can I add All-Summer or All-Season products to our child’s Preschool Play Pass?
    Yes! You may add an All-Summer Dining Pass or All-Season Souvenir Cup to your child’s Preschool Play Pass when visiting the park for an extra fee.

    Do I Need A Season Pass To Qualify For This Offer?
    Yes, Mom/Dad or a responsible Family Member over 18 years of age needs to first purchase a Season Pass to activate the Preschool Play Pass. An adult pass can be purchased at any point prior to visiting the park to activate the Preschool Play Pass. The Adult Season Passholder to which the Preschool Play Pass is linked must be present when activating the Preschool Play Pass. There is a Limit (1) Preschool Play Pass per purchased Season Pass.

    Are there benefits associated with this pass?
    The 2019 Preschool Play Pass includes unlimited admission to the park during the 2019 summer operating season through Labor Day. The Preschool Play Pass does not include any additional benefits (i.e. buddy pass, bring a friend free days, food or merchandise discounts or any other benefits associated with the 2019 Summer, Gold, Platinum or Any Buddy Season Passes), nor does it include free admission to Post-Labor Day events such as Fall Fest or HALLOWBOO! However, just like Summer Season Passholders, Preschool Play Passholders will receive discount admission to Fallfest and HALLOWBOO (discount to be announced).

    When Can I Activate My Child’s Preschool Play Pass?
    The Preschool Play Pass activation time frame is April 1, 2019 – June 16, 2019. During this time, the purchasing Season Passholder to which the Preschool Play Pass is linked must visit the park with the child to activate the 2019 Preschool Play Pass with a valid form of ID (child’s birth certificate or government issued passport).

    Specific Hours and Dates for pre-season Pass Activation will be announced in March (Adult and regular season passes can be processed during these times as well). Passes may also be processed on Operating days between May 19th and June 16 by visiting Guest Services between 10:30 am and Park Close (see our calendar for days of operation)

    Can I change the name on my child’s Preschool Play Pass?
    No, name changes will NOT be accepted on Preschool Play Passes. Child’s name on the voucher MUST match the name on their birth certificate or government issued passport. No exceptions will be made. Please make sure that the child you are registering is age 3, 4 or 5 between the dates of April 1 and June 16.

    What if my child is not 3 – 5 during the activation period?
    Your child must be 3 – 5 years of age when they activate their Preschool Play Pass, meaning on the date that you visit between April 1, 2019 and June 16, 2019. Child must be age 3, 4 or 5 during the activation period of April 1 - June 16. If f child turns 6 during the season, that is okay as long as they were 5 when they came in for pass processing. If child is 2 at the time of purchase, that's okay as long as they will be 3 by the time of the pass processing. Children under 3 years of age are not eligible for the Preschool Play Pass unless they are 3 years of age at the time of activation. Birth Certificate or Legal Passport required for proof of age. If proof of age is not verified, pass will not be processed. Once your child has an active Preschool Play Pass, it will be valid for the duration of the 2019 summer season through Labor Day.