Even the more "modern" areas of the park hark back to an earlier era. The Story Book Forest, which opened in 1956, gives children a chance to enter the world of fairy tales. And Raccoon Lagoon is loaded with kiddie rides. Themed to the landmark PBS children's show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood a trolley transports families to the Land of Make Believe where characters from the beloved show such as King Friday XIII, Daniel Striped Tiger, and Henrietta Pussycat are available for meets and greets.
Don't forget your bathing suits. In addition to the dry rides, Idlewild offers a good collection of water slides and other water park attractions in its SoakZone area, including a Little Squirts children's pool and a tipping bucket. The park also presents musical shows and an ongoing schedule of special events such as fireworks and Christmas in July. In October, Idlewild presents a scare-free Halloween festival, HALLOWBOO!
Location and Phone:
Admission Info and Operating Season:
Idlewild is open May through October.
Route 376 Parkway East to PA Turnpike to Exit 67, Irwin. Route 30E to Ligonier.
Route 220 S, Route 22 W, Route 219 S. Route 30 W to Ligonier.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe
- The classic, circa-1938 Rollo Coaster.
- Story Book Forest, featuring characters from nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
- SoakZone water slides and attractions
New at the Park:
A new ride is coming to the water park.
New for 2011
SoakZone, Idlewild's water park (which is included in admission), will be getting a new wave pool in 2011.