Are you headed to Idlewild & SoakZone for the first time? Here are some tips and tricks to make your day at the park go off without a hitch. 

Don’t miss events with the characters! 

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Join Princess Lily for a tea party. On most park operating days, Princess Lily holds tea at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set, which includes a plastic tea cup, cooking, and fruit cup, for $14.99. Iced tea and water are served for tea. Reserve a spot before you go here. 

Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat invite you to a fun-filled pizza party. Snap photos of the kids with Daniel and Katerina, and enjoy pizza, breadsticks, salad, fruit, and beverages. Only held on select Fridays and Saturdays, the Daniel Tiger Eat and Greet is $21.99 for ages 10 and up, and $15.99 for ages 2-9. Make reservations here. 

Tips & Tricks

Idlewild & SoakZone

Start the day off by exploring Old Idlewild while the temperature is still cool. Escape the afternoon heat in the shade at Story Book Forest, Jumpin' Jungle, and Raccoon Lagoon. Need to fit in nap time? Bring the stroller and walk around these areas for a quieter retreat. No naps? Head to the SoakZone to cool off. 

No Idlewild experience is complete without a Cyclone Cone: vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream on a waffle cone. 

Guests are permitted to bring picnic baskets and coolers inside the park. Coolers and baskets are also allowed in the SoakZone, but absolutely no glass bottles! There are also picnic shelters for rent! If a shelter doesn't have a rented sign posted, these areas are open for use. 

Ways to Save & Discount Days

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May 27-29 are food for fun days. Bring a canned food item and receive $6.00 off the $43.99 gate price. Collected cans will be donated to Salvation Army Food Bank.
 On June 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 only, buckle up for the Giant Eagle Car Load Days. Bring up to 8 people for just $199.99. Save an additional $4.00 when you present your Giant Eagle Advantage Card. 

Stop by your local Eat’n Park for $6.00 off coupons for each member of the family, valid July 10-14 for Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Days. 

Head to the park July 17-21 “For Kid’s Sake Days,” sponsored by KDKA and Pittsburgh CW. Bring a canned food item for $6.00 off. 

Buy a season pass! Platinum passes include savings from opening day to HallowBOO. With bring a buddy discounts and 2 buddy free admissions, sister park discounts, VIP access to SoakZone, food discounts, and 2017 Souvenir Cup with $1 refill, this pass packs in the savings. Also check out the savings on gold and summer passes.