Idlewild and Soak Zone

Located in Ligonier, an hour’s drive southeast of Pittsburgh, Idlewild has the distinction of being the oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania and the 3rd oldest in America.

From waterslides to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, roller coasters to Story Book Forest, there are plenty of attractions to provide fun for the entire family. The Park is filled with classic rides such as the Red Baron, Wild Mouse, Skooters, Flying Aces, and Balloon Race. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit for the wave pool! And to feed the appetite, there are plenty of kiosks in the park for delicious meals, snacks, and sweets.

Enjoy chicken tenders, hoagies, Philly cheesesteaks, and the always popular Potato Patch fries. To cure your sweet tooth, try Wild West Kettle Korn, Sweet Treets Candy Shoppe, or Idlewild’s famous funnel cakes. Staples like Auntie Annes and Dippin’ Dots can also be found in the park, as well has lighter options like salads.

Idlewild and SoakZone has been awarded the Golden Ticket 8 years in a row as the Best Children’s Park, and in 2019 was awarded 3rd place for the Best Family Park, out of all of the parks in the amusement park industry.

Contact Information

Idlewild and Soak Zone
Reservations and Information:

Lincoln Highway, Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Idlewild's gates open at 10:30 a.m. Park Rides, attractions and refreshment stands begin to open progressively between 11:00 and 11:30. Idlewild's gates close at 6:00 p.m. Due to student employees' school and school related activity schedules, the park does have some limited operation dates near the beginning and end of the season. A list of Scheduled Operations is listed daily in the Alert Panel at the top of the website and will serve as your best source for information on what rides and attractions may not operate during limited operation dates. Operational hours, policies, prices, rides, entertainment, and attractions are subject to change without notice. Sorry, no refunds.
  • Seasons Open

    Summer Season and some holidays, please see website for calendar and hours
  • Prices and Fees

    Summer Season ticket information can be found on the Idlewild and Soak Zone website.
  • Accessibility

    Our goal is to accommodate our guests with disabilities to the fullest extent possible and in compliance with the law. Most of our attractions and restaurants are accessible to guests with disabilities, including, among others, those using wheelchairs. If you (or someone you are responsible for) have a particular disability or special need, we encourage you to contact the Park and speak with a guest service associate at least 48 hours in advance of your visit to better assist us in preparing for your visit. If you have a group of disabled persons, a week’s advance notice would greatly help us to better serve you. Note that the Park does NOT provide medicine, insulin, Epi pens or oxygen tanks, or other medical treatments or devices, other than basic first aid; please plan your visit accordingly. Guest Services: (724) 238-3666