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!

  • Minimum Height
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    • 32"
    • 36"
    • 38"
    • 40"
    • 42"
    • 46"
    • 48"
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Balloon Race

Located in Olde Idlewild

Eight gondolas shaped like hot-air balloons spin in a large circle while rising into the air. Riders have a sensation of soaring in a balloon.

Must be 46" tall or accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

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.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!

Take a trolley ride through Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – the first TV series inspired by the original "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" television program. 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.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD © 2012 The Fred Rogers Company. All rights reserved.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Ferris Wheel

Located in Olde Idlewild

From the top of this ageless wheel, riders enjoy the beautiful scenery of the magnificent Laurel Highlands.

Must be 36" tall. Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Flying Aces

Located in Olde Idlewild.

A timeless favorite! You can be the pilot and control your very own flight aboard one of ten suspended cars flying at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour.

Must be 42" tall. Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 3 

Howler

Located in Hootin' Holler'

Twist around like a tornado on one of eight, four-seater cars. Make it spin as fast, or as slowly, as you want by using the common wheel in the center of the car.

Must be 38" tall. Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height38"
Thrill Level 4 

Paul Bunyan's Loggin' Toboggan

Located in Hootin' Holler'

Floating on swift moving water, the log boats meander amid the mighty trees and rustic surroundings then travel the 125-foot ascent to the top of a 30-foot tower. From there, they come barreling down a chute, splashing all the way!

Must Be 36" tall. Guests between 36" and 46" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 3 

Loyalhanna Limited Railroad

Located in Hootin' Holler'

The LLRR takes passengers on a peaceful ride from the Hootin' Holler' Station to Raccoon Lagoon and back. The tracks follow the beautiful Loyalhanna Creek before winding through the cool and shady woods.

Must be 48” or accompanied by a responsible adult.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Merry Go Round

Located in Olde Idlewild

This classic Merry-Go-Round is the centerpiece of the Olde Idlewild theme area. One of the last carousels built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in the 1920s, it has been in its present home at Idlewild since 1931.

Guests under 46" must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Paratrooper

Located in Olde Idlewild

Ten umbrella-covered seats resembling parachutes spin around in a counter-clockwise direction. As it spins, the entire ride lifts to a 45 degree angle giving the riders the feeling of parachuting toward the ground only to rise back up again and repeat the cycle.

Must be 36" tall. Guests under 46" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Rollo Coaster

Located in Olde Idlewild

The Rollo Coaster, originally built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1938, returns in 2018. The coaster train carries riders up and down along a wooded hillside, then turns around in a swooping curve and returns to the station.

Must be 42” tall to ride. Guests under 48” must be accompanied by an adult. 265lb. weight limit per row.

Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 4 

Scrambler

Located in Olde Idlewild

It's called the "Scrambler" because when moving, it resembles a common household mixer, or scrambler. Four cars at the end of each arm spin in a circular fashion, while the entire ride also spins in an opposite circular motion.

Must be 36" tall. Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 3 

Skooters

Located in Olde Idlewild

First introduced in 1931, the cars have changed, but the building remains the same. For seven decades, riders have been thrilled by the chance to drive their bumper cars around the rectangular floor in any direction bumping into friends, family, and strangers.

Must be 48" tall or taller to ride.

Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 4 

Spider

Located in Olde Idlewild

Riders enjoy being dipped and spun in every direction.

Must be 36” tall to ride. Guests between 36” – 48” must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 4 

Tilt-A-Whirl

Located in Olde Idlewild

Get ready for some head spinning fun on this classic amusement ride that has remained popular for generations.

Must be 46" tall or accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 3 

Wild Mouse

Located in Olde Idlewild

Hidden among the mighty trees, Idlewild's Wild Mouse is a modern version of the classic roller coaster. Featuring mouse-shaped cars carrying four riders each, the cars travel to the top of the lift then follow the steel track filled with sudden twists, dips and hills.

Must be 48" tall or taller. Maximum weight per car of 700 lbs.

Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 4 

Adult Handcars

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

A large version of the popular handcars that all children love - and the parents get to ride, too! The rider sits on the car and uses the handcrank to power themselves along the railed track.

Must be 46" tall to drive. Children under 46" may ride in the small passenger seat.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Cattail Derby

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

A miniature version of the popular bumper car - just for little kids. Children have the chance to power their own cars around a rectangular floor in any direction they want.

Must be 36" tall, yet under 56" tall, to ride.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Dino Soars

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Each child gets to ride on their very own dinosaur. The entire ride slowly spins in a clockwise manner and children can make their dinosaur go up and down.

Children must be at least 36” tall, and under 56” tall, to ride.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Doodlebug

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

The Doodlebug is a small green trolley for children that runs on two rails in a circular fashion.

Must be under 56" tall to ride.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Little Rascals

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Children sit down on the handcar and move themselves along the rails by turning the handcrank in front of them. Every little kid's favorite!

Must be under 50" tall.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Motorcycles

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Children can "rev" up the good times on their own motorcycle that's just their size.

Children must be at least 36” tall, and under 56” tall, to ride.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Pollywog Regatta

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Every child can be the captain of his or her own boat as they steer one of six boats around Raccoon Lagoon.

Must be under 56" tall.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Rainbow Wheel

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

A smaller version of the popular Ferris Wheel. Children ride in one of four enclosed cars as they go up and around.

Children must be at least 36” tall, and under 56” tall, to ride.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Red Baron

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Eight classic airplanes go up and down as they are controlled by the young "ace" pilots.

Children must be at least 36” tall, and under 56” tall, to ride.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Ricky's Racers

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

A beautiful miniature car ride through the trees.

Must be at least 32" but under 56” tall; Children between 32” -42” must be accompanied by someone between 42” – 56” tall.

Minimum Height32"
Thrill Level 2 

Scampers

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Miniature antique cars moving together in a circular manner.

Must be under 56" tall.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Tea Party

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Parents can enjoy taking a "spin" with their children in one of 6 life size tea cups. Enjoy the party!

Guests under 36" tall must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per car.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Turtles

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Children and their parents can ride together in one of three linked turtles. The turtles "crawl" along a circular track with plenty of hills and dips. What a sensation!

Parents can ride with children. Children under 36” tall must ride with a responsible adult. One guest over 56” tall is permitted per turtle car.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Story Book Forest

Story Book Forest is a park built not on motion, but rather emotion - 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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Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Alligator Swamp

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

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

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

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.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

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.

Minimum Height32"
Thrill Level 1 

Jungle Juggler

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Tons of fun as the balls float on air!

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Jungle Organ

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Play your very own tune on this gigantic musical instrument!

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

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.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

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.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Suspension Bridge

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Steady, steady...as you cross this moving bridge!

Hand Held Infants must be accompanied by an Adult.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Tunnel Crawl

Located in Jumpin' Jungle

Like the net climb, but enclosed on four sides!

No minimum Height Requirement. Guest must be able to walk independently to the ride.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley

Featuring six waterslides and dozens of interactive spray features!

Must be 36" tall for slides less than 8' in height an Must be 40" tall for slides over 8' in height. Must be under 300 lbs. No Hand Held infants.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Float Away Bay

An endless river of relaxation. Grab a tube and go with the flow. The all-new Float Away Bay is an instant family favorite. It's the classic way to chill in the sun. Just relax and let your cares float away!

Weak or Non-Swimmers must wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket. Life jackets are available at the waterpark. Recommended that weak or non-swimmers stay within an arm's length of parent/guardian.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Hydro Racers

Four head-first racing slides.

Must be 48" tall or taller.

Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 3 

Little Squirts

Our children's pool and water fun area.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 1 

Pipeline Plunge

Twist down one of two twisting pipelines in a two-person raft while dropping 50 feet. Thrilling water curtains greet you as you near the end!

36" minimum height requirement. Guests between 36" and 48" must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No hand held infants. Maximum weight limit of 250 lbs for a single tube, and 400 lbs. for a double tube.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 4 

Rafter's Run

All the fun of a water slide, but on a raft.

Must be 36” tall to ride; Between 36” – 46” must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No handheld infants. Maximum weight limit of 350 lbs per raft.

Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 4 

Serpentine Slides

Two twisting and turning slides with a big splash at the end!

Must be 48” to ride. Maximum weight of 250 lbs.

Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 3 

Tipping Bucket

Hundreds of gallons of water dumping all over you and your friends. Get Soaked to the MAX!

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 2 

Wowabunga Family Wave Pool

We call it WOW-abunga because it has a whopping 280,600 gallons of fun that’s better than being at the seashore. Following intermittent periods of calm water conditions, a signal sounds and the pool generates waves at timed intervals, allowing swimmers to “ride the tide.”

Guests under 48" are REQUIRED to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket and be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are available at the waterpark free of charge.

Minimum HeightNone
Thrill Level 4