Idlewild & SoakZone

The Best Children's Park is located in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands

Scrambler Idlewild Park

Looking for your ticket to family fun? Check out Idlewild & SoakZone, nestled within the foothills of the beautiful Laurel Highlands, just outside of Ligonier and about an hour drive from Pittsburgh.

2024 Idlewild & SoakZone Calendar

Operational hours, policies, prices, rides, entertainment, and attractions are subject to change without notice. Please confirm with the park prior to visiting.

  • Opening Day: May 18, 2024 (general public)
  • SoakZone: May 25 - September 2, 2024
  • Kids Fest: Saturdays and Sundays June 8-30
  • Celebrate America: Open July 4
  • HallowBoo: Saturdays and Sundays: September 14 - October 27


View the full calendar of operation on Idlewild's website
Purchase tickets and season passes online

A Day at the Park

Idlewild Park Ligonier PA Spider

There are many sections within Idlewild with different rides and a unique theme. Feel the thrill of the Wild Mouse in Olde Idlewild, get splashed on Paul Bunyan's Loggin' Toboggan and let the littlest ones have fun in Raccoon Lagoon.

The kids will definitely blow off some steam in Jumpin’ Jungle, where they can jump into Bubbling Springs, a huge ball pit, take a ride down Bigfoot’s mudslide, cross the Alligator Swamp and play a tune on the Jungle Organ.

Cool Off At SoakZone

Idlewild Wave Pool

Take a break from the roller coasters and ride the tide in the Wowabunga Family Wave Pool, race each other on the HydroRacers water slides and twist down the Pipleline Plunge.

Little ones will love the Little Squirts pool and water fun area, while the bigger kids can enjoy the Captain Kidd’s Adventure Galley, a pirate ship with six water slides and other fun features. 

Parents can grab a tube and relax at Float Away Bay, Soakzone's lazy river, or chill out under a cabana.

Special Events and Not-to-Miss Appearances

Idlewild Park | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

While there are always costumed characters to meet and interactive performances going on at the park, there are certain special festivities that you can't miss! End your fun-filled 4th of July with a fireworks show, meet Princesses Beauty and Cinderella and enjoy delicious cuisine on the Italian Day Festa! Be sure to bring the kids on Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days to meet Daniel Tiger and his friends from the popular PBS television show!

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Hallowboo Idlewild & SoakZone

What do you get when you mix the Idlewild you know and love with trick-or-treating, special themed rides and attractions, Halloween entertainment and a whole lot more? Idlewild's HallowBOO!

The park is decorated with cornstalks, hay bales, pumpkins and, of course, the trees' colorful foliage! Designed for the entire family, it may be a little spooky and fun, but there's nothing frightful about this Halloween event. Dress the kids in their costumes and head to Idlewild to see all your favorite rides decorated for Halloween then follow the trick-or-treat trail through Storybook Forest and get lots of goodies from characters!

HallowBOO! is held Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 23 through Oct. 29, 2023

Contact Idlewild & SoakZone

For more information about Idlewild & SoakZone, including tickets, hours of operation, group rates and more, please visit the Idlewild & SoakZone website, call (724) 238-3666 or fill out their contact form.


Farmer's Markets

Try some local flavor at a farmers’ market in the Laurel Highlands. These markets pop up across the region each May and continue weekly until the end of October. Enjoy farm fresh produce, prepared foods, homemade goodies, handmade crafts, and more from local producers and crafters.