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.