Idlewild Park Ferris Wheel

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.

2022 Idlewild & SoakZone Calendar

2022 will be Idlewild's longest season ever, opening in early May and going through late October. The abbreviated 2022 Operating Schedule is below.

Operational hours, policies, prices, rides, entertainment, and attractions are subject to change without notice.

The top concern for Idlewild and the Laurel Highlands is the safety of all visitors and team members that make the park special. Please check their website for more info.

  • Opening Day: May 7, 2022 (general public)
  • SoakZone Opening Day: May 21, 2022
  • Fireworks Night: Monday, July 4 from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Ligonier Highland Games: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Hallowboo: Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 24-Oct. 30, 2022 from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Last day of SoakZone operation: Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
  • Last day of Normal park operation: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022

Daily Operating Schedule 

  • Park gates, rides, and attractions open at 10:30 a.m. Closing time is 8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
  • SoakZone waterpark attractions operate from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • View the full calendar of operation on Idlewild's website


  • Purchase tickets and season passes online
  • Season Passes start at $69.99, and additional upgrades can be added on for entrance to Kennywood, Sandcastle, and other exclusive perks.
  • 2022 Gate Prices: $46.99 weekday (ages 3 and up) and children 2 and under - FREE!
  • Find deals on 2022 Summer Passes at

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. 24 through Oct. 30, 2022 from 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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.



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