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OLDE IDLEWILD

Carousel One of Idlewild's oldest and finest rides, the carousel first operated in Atlantic City for a year before being moved to Idlewild in 1931.  The carousel is a 3-row machine built by PTC (#83) and is supplied with music by a Wurlitzer organ.  The building housing the carousel dates back to 1896.  In 1985 and 1986, the carousel was completely restored by park employees and was done in a cream colored fashion.  In 1990 two horses were stolen but later safely found.  The Carousel is a National Historic Landmark.  This ride is located in the center of the park.
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Skooters Also added in 1931, the Skooters opened using Lusse bumper cars.  Currently, the ride uses SDC Daytona cars.   During the 1970's, the Skooter building had to park's logo 'You Can't Beat Fun!' on its facade.  This ride is located near the entrance of Hoot n' Holler.
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Rollo Coaster PTC # 101, the Rollo Coaster is a junior coaster with a lift hill of 27 feet and 900 feet in track.  The coaster was built on the edge of a hill to save trees.  All of the lumber used on the ride was milled using a saw mill built for the park.  The coaster uses 2 trains holding 12 passengers each. The Rollo Coaster is an ACE coaster Classic.  This ride is located next to the Trinado and adjacent from the Carousel.
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Whip A.W.F. Mangels Co. built this ride in 1939 and is done in a yellow color fashion.  This ride is very hard to find and is a treasure for Idlewild and Soak Zone.  New cars were added in 1996.  This ride is located in a land valley next to the Paratrooper and beside the Tilt-A-Whirl.
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Caterpillar This ride was the first attraction to be installed at Idlewild since before World War II and was built by Traver Engineering Co.  It was added in 1947 and is one of only a handful of caterpillars remaining.  Even more impressive is the this is one of only three caterpillars using a canopy.   An undertrack fan was added in 1997 as an added thrill.  The Caterpillar is located in front of the Wild Mouse and next to Rising Waters.
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Paratrooper This ride debuted in 1964 and was located were the Trinado currently resides.  The ride was built by Frank Hrubetz & Co. and is a family favorite.  The Paratrooper's current location is in between the Balloon Race and Whip.
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Scrambler Added in 1977 and called 'The Mad Scrambler', this ride was built by Eli Bridge Co.  It was first located in front of the Rollo Coaster, next to the Paratrooper but now is located across from the Carousel.
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Spider This ride was added in 1982 and was constructed by Everly.  It is also known as 'Black Widow Spider'.  It is located next to the Ferris Wheel and across from the restrooms.
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Ferris Wheel Added in 1984 and built by Eli Bridge Co., this ride is #16.  It operated at sister park Kennywood for many years until being moved to Idlewild.  The Ferris Wheel is located near the Hillside Theatre and by the Spider.
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Round Up Coming from Kennywood in 1986, the Round Up was built by Frank Hrubetz & Co.  The ride is located next to Goofy Golf and Tilt-A-Whirl
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Tilt-A-Whirl Replacing an older version of this ride, Kennywood's floral pattern model arrived at the park for the 1989 season.  This Sellner built ride was located on the current site of the Scrambler until 1997.  The ride is currently located by the Whip and Round Up.
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Wild Mouse The first coaster added in over 50 years, the Wild Mouse is a quick, sharp modern version of the classic ride.  The ride first ran at Alton Towers, England before being built at Idlewild.  The tilted lift hill is 56 feet high while the track is 1640 feet in length.  The Wild Mouse was built on the former site of kiddieland, which was moved across the creek.  The ride uses 6 four-passenger mouse shaped cars allowing 480 riders an hour.  The ride is located behind the Caterpillar and next to Soak Zone entrance.
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Balloon Race The Balloon Race was added in 1995 after running for 5 years ar Kennywood.  It was built by Zamperla Company and is located next to the Paratrooper and across from the Ferris Wheel.
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Trinado Yet another one of Kennywood's former rides (1992 season), the Trinado is a Huss built ride and opened in 1998.   The ride is located in front of the Rollo Coaster.
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HOOT n' HOLLER

Loyalhanna Limited This family favorite ride was constructed for the 1965 season.  From 1965 until 1990, the ride operated with just one train.  Loyalhanna Limited is unique in the fact that it has two stops; one in Hoot n' Holler and another in Raccoon Lagoon.  Loyalhanna Limited is located in Hoot n' Holler (near the Mineshaft Kitchen and in Raccoon Lagoon, near the restrooms.
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Confusion Hill  One of the most difficult walk-thru attractions to escape, Confusion Hill with its slated floors and tilted rooms was built in 1986.  It is sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and was built in-house.  The ride is located near the Mineshaft Kitchen and Dizzy Lizzy's.
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Dizzy Lizzy's The full name for this attraction is Dizzy Lizzy's Four Quarter Saloon but is called Dizzy Lizzy's for short.  The ride was built in-house for the 1999 season and is a modern version of the 1900's haunted swing ride.  It is located behind the Gazebo.

RACOON LAGOON

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe When this ride opened in 1989, it gained nationwide fame and was a complete success.  The ride was designed by Fred Rogers himself and was built by Sally Corp.  It is located in Raccoon Lagoon.

All information found in these pages are in no way connected to Idlewild & Soak Zone or Kennywood Entertainment Corp.  Please email all corrections to idlewildparker@yahoo.com