Unique, interactive entertainment designed to challenge and enhance imagination.
A Fun-Filled Learning Experience For Pre-School through Third Grade Adventure Days is a program with young visitors - preschool through third grade - in mind.
Explore Story Book Forest, Jumpin' Jungle and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe and find interactive entertainment that will challenge and enhance the imagination -- and it's lots of fun!
Only $7.50 per person
great place for kids about 10 and under. love the little houses and little rides. liked that they had people playing the part of the nursery rhymes. my kids had a good time there and would like to take my younger kids to check it out. not to much fun for adults.
This is a good park for the smaller ones and the less adventurous of kids. While my thrill seeking 11 year old enjoyed himself, he does like a good roller coaster which this park offers none. Of the two tame coasters they do have, 1 was not operational on the day we visited.
They have a very nice kiddie area ride. My FAVORITE feature of the park was Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. We climbed aboard trolley and took a spin through the neighborhood where we "met" the characters.
Storybook forest is a cute area to walk through and see all the storybook characters. My daughter and I enjoyed reciting all the nursery rhymes as we walked through. There are no rides in this section.
Many of the walkways are in the shade but the rides and lines (which are slow moving )are in the blazing sun. We heard many people commenting on how we don't know how this place manages with weekend crowds. It wasn't all that busy on the day we went but the lines move incredibly slow.
Food is expensive but they allow you to bring in coolers. I highly recommend packing your own picnic lunch, snacks, and drinks. There are a few picnic areas, one right off the parking lot between Jumping Jungle and Storybook Forest.
Let me start by saying this park is great!... for small kids. Most of the park is geared towards kids under 12, in my opinion. My twin 6 year old girls LOVE walking through story book forest. Story Book Forest is a nice shaded path that goes through nursery rhyme themes. Very cute. Most of the rides are able to be ridden by 4 year olds, including the octopus and the mouse (roller coaster). Kiddieland is also really nice. My twins LOVED this part. Lots of rides that are just right for 3-6 year olds. Then the water park is also amazing. They have water slides (which we didn't do) and a wave pool which was not too crowded when we were there so it was really nice since it was so hot when we went. There's also a very nice kiddie pool which the girls enjoyed. There's bathrooms, changing rooms and showers right in the middle of the pool area which was convenient. The food at the park is so-so, but the part that I love is that I can take in my own food and sit on one of the many picnic tables under a pavilion and enjoy our much cheaper lunch (Subway usually). I definitely recommend this park for anyone who has small children.
We love this park. Story book forest is a nice shady walk that especially the younger kids love to go. It has great places for pictures to moms:). The jumping jungle part is great for both ages as I take the small kids to play in the ball pit the younger kids love climbing the ropes and such. The rides are divided into regular and kiddie land. Not a "roller coaster" park though there is an old wooden coaster and the wild mouse which are much fun. And the part everyone loves is the water park!!!! If it is warm it will be packed though. Be prepared to wait in line for bathrooms to change. I suggest a wagon or something to carry all of your stuff for the day especially if you are planning to go to the pool. They also, have picnic tables so pack a picnic lunch and save your money for a treat or games as it can get expensive there.
awesome for little kids! on one hand it is tiring to do so much walking but the good thing is that the entire park is shaded! You can rent these plastic wagon type strollers which are nice for 2 kids and a bag of stuff... Story book forest is a bit lame really but good for 3-5 year olds to walk around. the ball pit is always a favorite with my kids ages 1, 3, & 6. I wouldn't waste money on the soak zone until your kid is about 7. In the soak zone there are very little shaded areas. There is a nice kiddie pool that my kids are happy to spend hours in. Food lines in the park can be long at times and the food isn't the best. Go early to get a great parking space otherwise at the end of the day (when you really don't feel like it) you'll treck pretty far back to your car!
I went to this amusement park as a kid in the 1970s-1980s and am thrilled that I can take my kids now!!
My sister, elderly mother, and I took my 6 year old and 20 month old this summer (2009) and had a blast!! Perfectly geared park for younger children. Storybook forest was the best! (Although Little Red Riding Hood was a little older than I remembered.) They had the best gift shop too. The wilderness adventure area was perfect for my 6 year old! He loved the rope swing and treehouse. Mister Roger's Neighborhood was nice but it's really sad that Public TV is no longer carrying the show so kids can relate to it. We even got to meet Mayor Maggie, Neighbor Aber, and Speedy Delivery himself, Mr. McFeely! They gave us a lot of freebies too. We can't wait to go back next summer!!
Idlewild and SoakZone, once named “America’s Most Beautiful Theme Park,” is the home of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe, complete with the Neighborhood Trolley your preschoolers have always wanted to see up close. The late Fred Rogers himself served as creative consultant for this charming replica with the castle, King Friday, Queen Sarah Saturday, and all the details you’ll recognize right away. In July, characters such as Mr. McFeeley may appear in person.
Located about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh and a sister park to Kennywood and Sandcastle, Idlewild and SoakZone began as a picnic area in 1878. This relaxing and manageable park, nestled in the woods, is perfect for children twelve and under, but it also has rides for older kids such as the Wild Mouse steel coaster and Rollo
Coaster, a classic wooden coaster built in 1938. At present the three-row carousel, built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in the 1930s, still entrances children of all ages. The entire family can cool off on Paul Bunyan’s Loggin Toboggan—a wet and wild water ride.
The beloved Story Book Forest was added in 1956, with its more than forty scenes and live characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes. You’ll literally step through the pages of a storybook to visit the homes of The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and The Three Little Pigs, among others. It takes about an hour to explore Story Book Forest.
Jumpin’ Jungle gets families climbing, crawling, and, well, jumping! Climb up the netting or jump in a ball pit. SoakZone is a giant water attraction for all ages. Pirate wannabes will love its newest attraction, Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley, with six new waterslides and interactive spray features. It has Hydro Racers, Pipeline Plunge, Tipping Bucket, and a huge swimming pool, plus Little Squirts—wet fun for younger ones. Bring your bathing suit if you plan to go on any of the waterslides or swim in the pool.