Preschool Play Pass

Information & Guidelines

2020 Preschool Play Pass

The Idlewild & SoakZone Preschool Play Pass grants discounted Season Passes to qualifying 3, 4, and 5 year olds and is valid for the 2020 Summer Season through Labor Day only. The 2020 Registration Period is November 4 - March 31. 2020 Activation period is April 1 - June 30 Any Operating Day.

The 2020 Preschool Play Pass will be sold at various discounts during various sales periods. Once a Sales period has ended, you may no longer register for a Preschool Play Pass at that discounted price. (Sorry, no exceptions). The Sales Periods and Discounts are as follows:

November 4, 2019 - December 9, 2019 - Black Friday Sale Preschool Play Pass Registration
December 10, 2019 - January 4, 2020 - Holiday Sale Preschool Play Pass Registration
January 5, 2020 - March 31, 2020 - Registration for a $24.99* Preschool Play Pass
*Must meet activation guidelines

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

Step 1: Select the parent’s 2020 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 to add-on a 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 30th, 2020 any operating day.
**Update from COVID-19 - All 2020 Preschool Play Passes will have their usage guidelines extended through Labor Day, 2021.

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 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.

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

Any Operating Day


Preschool Play Passes may always be activated during normal park hours on any operating date in 2020 or 2021.

What is the Idlewild and SoakZone Preschool Play Pass?
SPECIAL OFFER for 2020, Idlewild is offering qualifying children ages 3, 4 and 5 a discounted Preschool Play Pass. The Preschool Play Pass grants complimentary admission to Idlewild and SoakZone for the 2020 summer season (and now 2021 Season through Labor Day each 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, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Once registration is closed, children ages 3-5 will no longer be able to take advantage of this pass and regular price 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 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. (This has been amended due to the COVID-19 effect on processing. If a child feel within the eligible age range during registration, and was registered, they may still have their Preschool Play Pass processed any operating day of 2020 or 2021, regardless of if they turn 6 in the meantime). 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.

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. (Update: 2020 All-Summer Dining Passes are no longer available.)

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 2020 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 2020 Preschool Play Pass includes unlimited admission to the park during the 2020 summer operating season only through Labor Day. (Updated: They have also been extended through Labor Day, 2021 due to COVID-19). 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 2020 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 2020 Preschool Play Passmay be activated any operating day. 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 2020 Preschool Play Pass with a valid form of ID (child’s birth certificate or government issued passport).

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 during the registration period.

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 30, 2020. (Update: Due to unavailability to process Season Passes due to COVID-19, a child may still have their Preschool Play Pass processed if they have turned six in the meantime. As long as they originally met the required age range during registration). Child must be age 3, 4 or 5 during the activation period of April 1 - June 30. 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 2020 summer season through Labor Day.