Dutch Wonderland

2249 US 30 East, Lancaster, Pennsylvania | (717) 291–1888
18 Reviews
Type: Amusement Parks
Ages: Ages 0 — 12
Cost: $$$$
Hours of operation: Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Open on the weekends only in the spring and fall. Check website schedule for more details.
Single Day Admission
Royalty (ages 3-59)  $29.95
Senior Royalty (ages 60-69) $24.95
Senior Plus Royalty (70+) $17.95
Royalty-in-Training (ages 2 and under) FREE
Arrive 3 hours prior to Park closing and use the next day ticket to get         in FREE that night.
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Two Day Flex Admission
Visit any 2 days during the summer season.
Regular (ages 3+)  $44.95
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Consecutive Ticket Admission
Purchase today's admission ticket at regular price (see rates above).
Regular (ages 3+)  $23.95
Keep your ticket stub and present it at the Main Gate on your return visit to purchase your Consecutive Day ticket.


18 Reviews for Dutch Wonderland

March 23 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Big fun for little kiddos!"

Dutch Wonderland is a great find in PA Dutch Country. It's perfect for the younger kids and offers them a great place to try out rides, games, climb on things, slide down things, play games of skill and more. We liked taking our kids when they were small and found it to be clean, easily doable in a day, and had something to offer a variety of ages.

Located on 48 acres, this park features roughly 34 rides. There are also areas that make cute photo opps, like Amish country cut-outs where your child can stick their head in and look silly, or a wagon they can sit on and get a picture taken. Duke's Lagoon is an area where they can try out interactive water games like racing a toy boat. My kids always loved that option. Just something different and challenging.

The place looks like a castle when you pull up. The parking is free (staggering, I know!) and it is in a paved lot. We've never had to park far from the entrance, as it doesn't get overwhelmingly crowded. There is shade available in the park and there is room for strollers. Really young kids will have to meet height requirements to ride some attractions, so just be aware. Kids that do meet the guidelines will have a good bit of choices as to what to ride, which is good.

We found it to be fun to spend time here for older preschoolers and very young grade schoolers. The kids seemed to really like it and it was a nice way to spend the day without the crowds and annoyances of older (rougher) kids around. There is also mini golf available across the lot, and camping nearby as well. We have done the mini golf, which is cute. Overall I would definitely recommend this place as a great recreational opportunity for little ones when in PADutch Country.

June 02 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Perfect Day for our toddlers."

We spent a very hot day at Dutch Wonderland and managed to have a really great time.  They have a pretty sizeable splash play area and a few water slides that were an absolute home run for all the families at Dutch Wonderland that day (I think when we arrived, the temperature was 97).
The water play area is called DUke's Lagoon and they had seperate little areas for the different age groups.  There were so many things for my 2-year olds to do without me being scared that a bigger kid was going to knock them over.  They had tiny water slides, fountains, and even a mini castle with water running through it for them to go in.  Even when my one little guy fell he was fine because the slide he slipped from was so close to the soft, padded ground.
While most families at DW were definitely in Duke's Lagoon that day, it still wasn't overwhelmingly crowded.
When the boys were ready for a nap we got them dressed in the changing rooms and headed out.  After their naps and an early dinner we headed back to the park at about 6pm.  The park was open until 9pm that night for their special 50th Anniversary Celebration.  It was so nice coming back to a mostly empty park, with no lines for any rides and the attendants were letting the boys ride as many times in a row as they wanted until more kids came.  They were having a blast!!  There are so many rides that cater to just small children, we had a lot to choose from.
The only complaint we have about this otherwise wonderful park was the misleading information on their website.  I always do my research before going pretty much anywhere, and their website has a chart of which rides children of certain heights can either go on alone, or go on with a repsonsible adult.  Well, when we got there, we found there were plenty of rides our little guys just weren't allowed to go on even if we went on with them.  So that was disappointing because even at 8pm it was close to 90 degrees and we were hauling 2 sweaty 2year olds around the park trying to find something they could ride.
The park itself is very well maintained, and all of the employees we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful.  We're pretty sure we'll be back either later this year or next year since its nice to have a place mostly for littler children.

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seberly
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February 07 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Great Park"

This is a wonderful park for younger families!!  They have just enough to keep the children entertained, and tire them out without going overboard.  They have live diving shows and the food is good.  They have a water area perfect for cooling off in PA's hot and humid summer months.  However, if you have older children and no one younger for them to play with, it might be a tad boring.  Although the rides are "family friendly" meaning, all ages can ride.  It is a bit too childish for the older kids.  I personally think if you are in the area, it's a good value.  But, if you have older kids, don't make a drive just for the park!!

August 06 2012
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Violetwhite_word
"Go Dutch!"


I will fully admit that currently taking the boys out can be a little intimidating. The flip out factor for both of them is pretty high these days.  But me being me… I started feeling ambitious again so naturally that means….amusement park time. For my day of craziness I chose Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.  DW is approx. 90 minutes or the length of Toy Story 2 outside of Philly. Not close but not the end of the world. I packed for armagedon and we were off to just see how far we can push the fun factor these days.

Dutch Wonderland is an amusement park specifically for toddlers and considering it has been around such a long time I figured they must be doing something right (sans the outdated looking fantasy characters on their website). Before I went I did double check that both my 19 month old and 3 year old would be equally satisfied with ride options. You can find more details about our trip on my website HipsterHenry.com "The Parent's Guide to Philadelphia." http://www.hipsterhenry.com/2012/07/dutch-wonderland/

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June 02 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for little Kids"

This park has a lot of rides geared towards little kids.  We have a 1year old and a 3 year old.  The 3 year old loved the park.  She was able to go on mostly all of the rides... some she needed an adult to go on with her.  There were also a fair amount of rides that our family of 4 were able to go on together.  We also took advantage of the preview plan.  We live about 2 hours away so one day we came out to the outlets in the morning and then headed over to the park.   WE purchased full day tickets 3 hours before the park closed and asked to preview the park.  (you can also use coupons on those tickets)  So basically we got in "free" for those last 3 hours.  We can use the tickets again for a whole day some other day this season.
When we visited in May, there were barely any lines.  Didn't have to wait long at all.  Longest wait was for the train ride, about 5 minutes.   we were able to do in 3 hours the: train, boat, turning house, frog hopper, dance show, bee ride,kids coster, log flume, airplane ride, fun slide and carrousel.   3 hours for the ages of our kids actually was a great amount of time.   And they slept on the way home.  The new dance show was great.  The kids get up and dance with dancers and our oldest had a lot of fun doing that.

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January 15 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Wonderful Park For Young Kids"

Dutch Wonderland was made for the younger kids but could be enjoyed by parents as well because watching your children enjoy themself is a joy all in all. This parks is very nice because the lines are not to long and kids can become very inpatient. My kids loved this place because they had boy and girl rides and also had a variety of fast and slow rides as well. My daughter enjoys the faster rides and my son the slower so it works out well for both of them. They also have shows and many food and vending booths all over the park. Very clean and friendly staff.

January 13 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for young kids!"

Dutch Wondeland is a great park for younger children.  If your children are above the age of 8, I'd reccomend Hersheypark in Hershey, PA.  Dutch wonderland is a smaller park, which makes it nice for young children.  Your little ones could keep busy all day here.  

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January 11 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for Small Kids"

Each Summer since we moved to the Lancaster area, our family has visited Dutch Wonderland on a special day set aside for employees of the Lancaster General Health system and their families. This year when we went, two of my friends requested a review of the park, having never visited. So here it is!

Dutch Wonderland is located in Lancaster and is a theme park geared toward small children. I would say children older than 6 or 7 may be a bit bored, since the majority of the rides are geared towards kids under that age (although there are a handful of rides designed for older kids). The first Summer we went my children were ages 4 and 2 and they were able to ride a good 85% of the rides available.

The park is not too large and that makes it perfect for a day of fun...not too much walking and navigating. The main park area has rides as well as frequent story times (with Princesses no less), a diving show (which is truly amazing and is themed around a fairy tale) and music and other attractions besides just the rides. They have a Thomas the Tank area where kids can get a small show and meet Thomas himself. There are also ample carnival food stands and carnival games.

The park also includes a train ride, various boat rides, pony rides (for an additional fee) and small educational stations about the Amish culture as well as play houses in different themes.

Now, besides the main park there is also a great water park suited for kids and adults as well as Miniature Golf (both included in the price of admission).

Our family LOVES this park. It is perfect for small children who often get swallowed up in larger theme parks. I recommend it to all families with children up to age 8. If your kids are older, you may want to try Hershey Park, which has more rides for older children and adults.

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srsly
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January 11 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Perfect for the younger crowd"

We usually go to Dutch Wonderland when we want something a little different from the Hershey Park norm. Dutch Wonderland is PERFECT and i mean perfect for little ones. Most of the rides are geared towards them so there aren't any upsets when your kid isn't tall enough to ride a certain one. We always have fun at this amusement park. It's quaint and something different from Sixflags and other amusement parks.

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Phillygirl
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March 28 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Perfect for little ones"

Dutch wonderland is a really nice starter size amusement park for toddlers and little kids.  Most all of the rides are sized for little kids and they even have a water park for hot summer days.  Beware the traffic jams clogging route 30 on the weekends.  You will want to allow an extra thirty minutes to get to the park.

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for small children"

I have 2 small childen that alot of amusement parks they cant go on many rides...well here they can.  Most of the rides and shows are geared towards the little ones and they have tons of fun.  Our favorite show was the diving frogs the kids loved to see the high divers dressed up as frogs making amazing dives.  We will be going again this year and camping.

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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"A good time!"

We really liked Dutch Wonderland.  It had plenty of rides for the varied sizes and "speeds" of my 3 kids.  Lines weren't too long which is always a plus!  The theme is adorable.  They have plenty of shows that really grab the kids attention, some of which are interactive, so be sure to grab a time sheet on the way in.

We didn't have a chance to check out the water rides, that will definately be a must for next time.

I like that they have a few ticket options to help you spread your fun and money:
*2 and under is free
You can purchase a 2 day flex option to be used any 2 *days during the summer season for a slightly reduced price
*if you return the very next day bring your stub alon and purchase a reduced price ticket
*Preview Plan-arrive 3 hours before the park closes to purchase a full day ticket for tomorrow and stay for free tonight until park closing!
*Parking is FREE which is a rare finding at theme parks these days!

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JenG
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Great Theme Park"

Dutch Wonderland is a great theme park for the younger kids.  We've been going for the past 2 years and have enjoyed every visit!!  The park is kept very clean and is nicely shaded for those hot days!!  Parking is FREE!!  If it rains on your visit, they will issue you another ticket to come back another time during the season.  They also offer an evening "preview" option, so you can check out the park for a couple of hours free before your full day ticket!!

Highly recommend :-)

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mkmom
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"great fun for tiny tots"

This is a great park for the little ones.  there are lots of things for them to do and they can ride a bunch of the littel rides.  It is in a great location  as well only a few minutes from the outlets for shopping as well as dutch country Pa.  there are lots of great restaurants in the area.  It's a fun day trip for us!

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amanda612
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Love Love Love it!! "

This place is great. We took our daughter right after her first birthday. We brought the wagon instead of the stroller. The water park was great. The ground was that soft rubber material, and there were water spouts, slides, sprinklers, etc. At 1 my daughter was able ride most things. She has a blast! We can't wait to go back!

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Great Vacation for little ones"

We recently took our children to Dutch Wonderland (ages 4 and almost 2) and had the BEST time.  All of the rides were age appropriate, they have a rain guarantee if it rains for more than 1 hour and their water park is fantastic!  We will definitely be going back again in the future.  

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Liz
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December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Dutch Wonderland"

This is a great place for small kids.  When my kids were preschoolers this place was the best.  They could ride almost every ride.  We also went one day just to enjoy the waterpark and waterslides.  We loved going to Dutch Wonderland over Halloween.  Never seems to get overly crowded and have never had to wait in line to long (even in peak season).

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun with the Family"

Dutch Wonderland is still the family-oriented park you remember, only now it’s had a $1.2 million makeover, and it has a new motto: A Kingdom for Kids! The new VR Voyager is a three-axis, computer-controlled motion simulator. A SONY Super Bright digital video compression system and Bose Acoustimass Ten surround-sound system create a virtual-reality experience with more than fifteen different action videos to choose from.
A new zero-depth water play area called Duke’s Lagoon delights with bubbling geysers, tipping buckets, slides, and designated areas designed for toddlers, preschoolers, kids between five and eight years old, and kids nine to twelve years of age. You can meet the new Princess of Dutch Wonderland, who loves to read stories to kids in the park, and her sidekick, Duke the Dragon.
New kid-friendly rides include Duke’s Dozers, Froghopper, Off-Road Rally, and The Wonder Whip, and there’s a new interactive play for families presented by Middleearth Theatre.
Your six-year-old can drive an old-fashioned motorcar, your twelve-year-old can brave the Sky Princess roller coaster, your family can take a walk in the botanical gardens, and everyone can grab a burlap sack and race down the Giant slide. There are changing tables in both men’s and women’s rooms, and food offerings include chicken, pizza, and sandwiches.
Dutch Wonderland is next door to the Discover Lancaster County History Museum and within minutes of the Amish Farm and House, the Weavertown One-Room School, the Old Mill Stream Camping Manor, and a great deal of outlet shopping.

 
 

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