Idlewild is one of the quirkiest parks in the US. It is also one of the more naturally beautiful ones. There is a large Story Book Land where kids can enjoy buildings from their favorite children's stories. Combine this with a train ride through Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and even the most curmudgeonly adult will feel like a kid again.
Their are plenty of old-school attractions mixed in with some new rides. The park's two roller coasters are unique and enjoyable. Most rides have liberal height requirements when children are accompanied by an adult.
The park is set in the woods allowing plenty of natural shade, although it can get muggy on humid days.
Idlewild, situated near the western edge of Pennsylvania's small mountains, is a top-notch park for families. If you have children, this is the place to go with good rides, some kid play areas, and a unique Mister Roger's Trolley ride. The landscaping is subtle but nice. There are plenty of games, and the food is also rather good. Unfortunately from a true ride standpoint, the park's collection is rather average. There are 2 coasters - a really fun junior woodie named Rollo Coaster, and a decent Wild Mouse. The park just feels like it is missing a couple things.....I really feel a mid-sized woodie would be a huge hit here. But for now, Idlewild does good for what it is. Don't miss the caterpillar!
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