Attractions

Something for everyone

Whether you come to Idlewild & SoakZone for the thrills, shows or splashes, you'll find everything you need to have a fantastic day.

  • Rides
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  • Adventures

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rollo Coaster

Located in Olde Idlewild

The Rollo Coaster was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and opened to Idlewild's guests in 1938. Its two trains carry riders up and down along a wooded hillside then turn around in a swooping curve and return to the station. The Rollo Coaster has been named a Classic Coaster by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

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

Scrambler

Located in Olde Idlewild

Riders sit in one of twelve cars that are divided among three sweeps (or arms) of the ride. The four cars at the end of each sweep spin in a circular fashion, while the entire ride also spins in an opposite circular motion. The ride is named "Scrambler" because when moving, it resembles a common household mixer, or scrambler.

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

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.

Spider

Located in Olde Idlewild

Made up of six arms holding two cars each, the entire ride moves in a clockwise fashion. As it spins, the arms begin moving up and down while each car is allowed to spin independently. Riders hold on tightly as they are tossed, dipped, and spun in every direction.

Must be 46" tall or accompanied by an Adult.

Super Round-Up

Located in Olde Idlewild

A large circular ride where riders face toward the center. As the ride begins to spin, centrifugal force causes the riders to "stick" to the ride as it lifts up to a 45 degree angle.

Must be 46" tall or taller.

Tilt-A-Whirl

Located in Olde Idlewild

Another classic amusement park ride that has remained popular for generations. Riders sit in one of seven cars that are fixed to a pivot pin on independent platforms allowing each car to spin. The revolving platforms on which the cars sit roll over hills and valleys causing centrifugal and gravitational forces to tip and spin the cars randomly.

Must be 46" tall or accompanied by an Adult.

Whip

Located in Olde Idlewild

The classic "Whip" came to Idlewild in 1939. It features 12 cars that "crack the whip" at either turn-around.

Must be 46" tall or accompanied by an adult.

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 are hoisted to the top of the lift then must follow the steel track filled with sudden twists, dips and hills.

Must be 48" tall or taller.

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.

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.

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 under 46" must be accompanied by an Adult.

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.

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.

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.

Must be under 56" tall.

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.

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.

Motorcycles

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

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

Must be under 56" tall.

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.

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.

Must be under 56" tall.

Red Baron

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

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

Must be under 56" tall.

Ricky's Racers

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

A beautiful miniature car ride through the trees.

Must be under 56" tall. Children under 36" tall must be accompanied by a responsible child 36" to 56" tall.

Scampers

Located in Raccoon Lagoon

Miniature antique cars moving together in a circular manner.

Must be under 56" tall.

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.

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!

Must be under 56" tall. Guests over 56" are permitted to ride, one per vehicle.


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