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Working Mom Tip: Celebrate the End of Summer at Idlewild Park (“Best Kids Park in the World”)!

My daughter with Kristin Crothers
I received tickets to Idlewild Park in exchange for sharing my experience.
Visiting amusement parks is a great way to celebrate the summer, especially when you live in Southwestern Pennsylvania or the North East when summer days and nights are fleeting. Indeed, there is something about just being at the park, hearing the sounds of the roller coasters and laugher of the children, seeing the smiles and expressions of wonder on their faces, and smelling the scent of candied apples, funnel cakes, and hot dogs that evokes memories of childhood. And as far as Southwestern Pennsylvania amusement parks go, Idlewild Park is a true gem! (A link for discount tickets and the promo code appears at the end of this post!)

If you are looking for a way to maximize your enjoyment during the last days of summer, I encourage you to make the trip to Idewild Park. It’s worth it!
Special thanks to Kristin Crothers pictured above. She allowed my daughter to ride the log ride with her when my son and I were unable to do so. I love it when moms help moms, don't you?!

My daughter enjoying Idlewild Park

Indeed, Idlewild was awarded "Best Kids' & Family Park” and our visit this summer illustrates why. Stepping onto the grounds of Idlewild takes you back to a time gone by. Indeed, having opened in 1878, Idlewild is the oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania and the third oldest operating amusement park in the United States.  There are plaques and signs all around reminding you of the park’s history. It is the birthplace of the banana split (can you imagine a world without them?!), it has one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country, and has a magical merry go ‘round, which is captivates everyone who rides it. It is also the home of Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood, which is a real treat for kids and adults alike.

If you have small children, Idlewild Park is a particularly great park to visit. It is a manageable size, it isn’t too crowded, and there is an entire section, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” that is devoted to entertaining even the smallest toddlers. You can even take a trolley through “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”, which makes you feel as if you were transported to Mr. Roger’s television show! (One piece of warning, there tends to be a long line for the trolley ride. However, don’t give up. It’s worth it!) To learn more about Family-Friendly Fun & Adventure at Idlewild Park, click here.

Available Dates at Idlewild Park in 2017:

Daily Operations run through August 20. The park is closed August 21 – 25. However, it reopens on August 26, and weekends (plus Labor Day) through September 17. 
 Hallowboo:        October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
For additional information visit Idlewild and Soak Zone

For Discount Tickets

Enter this Promocode: chatonsworldSblog17

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