Meet Daniel the Tiger at Idlewild!

By Dawn Pellas

Published 05/29 2014 03:00PM

Updated 05/29 2014 06:38PM

On today's show,  Jeff Croushore Idlewild Park and Soakzone Park Spokesperson, and DANIEL TIGER stop by to talk about the new Summer season!

· Idlewild & SoakZone is open for its 137th Season of summer fun – longest-operating amusement park in PA, 3rd oldest in USA
· Park is currently Open Weekends, and Daily beginning June 6
· Lots to do all summer long (Special Events & Character Appearances)
· Idlewild & SoakZone is essentially two parks in one – a ton of entertainment value for the family.

It began as a picnic stop along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road back in 1878, and slowly developed into a full –fledged amusement and waterpark. For the 4th consecutive year, the park has earned the distinction of being named “BEST KID’S PARK IN THE WORLD” by the readers of Amusement Today Magazine – The “Oscars” of the Amusement Park Industry. It's also has been named BEST PARK FOR FAMILIES by National Amusement Park Historical Association. There is something for everyone at Idlewild and Soak Zone. Many Fun Themed Areas (Story Book Forest, Jumpin’ Jungle, Hootin’ Holler, Raccoon Lagoon, SoakZone – which features two of our newest attractions – the Wowabunga Family Wave Pool and Float Away Bay (lazy river)).... all value priced.  Family picnic baskets/coolers are permitted. 

Idlewild has teamed up with the FRED ROGERS COMPANY to bring the popular children’s television character, Daniel Tiger, from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The companies previously teamed in 1989 to develop the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe attraction – a trolley ride through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.  This attraction is being re-themed over the next year and will reopen in 2015 as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

NOTE: Daniel will be doing daily “Meet and Greets” at Idlewild from 12 – 7pm through September 1st.  Come  get photos with Daniel!

Summer Events
June 30 – July 6 – Showcase of Stars
July 7 – 11 – Meet the Marvel Superheros (Spider-man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor)
July 14 – 18 – Princesses in the Park (Cinderella, Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel)
July 21 – 25 – Meet “Mike the Knight” (from the Nick Jr. Children’s show)

4. Discounts Opportunities
Every Tuesday – Friday in June (June 6 – 27) Giant Eagle BOGO Days – Buy one admission, get one free when you present the BOGO coupon available at Giant Eagle stores
Buy discounted daily tickets online at
Season Passes – BEST VALUE – starting at just $58.99 – less than the cost of two visits!
Check out Idlewild and Soak Zone online!

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