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Wonderland Amusement Park, Amarillo

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2601 Dumas Dr

Amarillo, TX 79107

Wonderland Amusement Park is an iconic regional landmark that features 29 fun-filled rides and attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year.

Located in Thompson Park, Wonderland opened its doors in 1951 as Kiddie Land. At that time, the Park only had three rides; the boat ride, the Lil’ Dipper roller coaster and a kiddie car ride. Despite its small size, Kiddie Land was a huge hit!

Every year since, new and exciting rides have been added to the Park, making Wonderland the third largest amusement park in Texas with 29 fun-filled rides, including the world famous Texas Tornado.

This double loop, steel coaster attracts roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world!

Wonderland also boasts the 12 passenger Shoot the Chute, which is the first of its kind in the United States, the Drop of Fear, the Himalaya and the Texas Intimidator. Of course, Kiddie Land has remained a favorite among the little ones with the Frog Hopper, Merry-Go-Round and Train.

Every year, more than 200,000 people visit Wonderland Park either for a family outing or company event. Wonderland also plays host to birthday parties and anniversary celebrations. It’s the perfect place to bring family, friends and employees for some fun and excitement!

Wonderland Park was the vision of Paul and Aletha Rhodes. This dynamic couple turned an empty piece of land in North Amarillo into a premiere family destination. Today, their daughter, Paula, and her husband, Paul Borchardt run the park. The Borchardt’s daughter, Rebecca Parker, is the Park’s controller and the heir apparent. Although the younger generations have taken over the helm, Aletha Rhodes, who is now 96 years old, still works at the Park most days and was recently spotted making hot dogs for visiting kids.
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  • Had some business in Amarillo, and had a free day, so off to Wonderland. The oldest park in Texas may be the best to some visitors. The park is packed with kiddie rides, and even more family rides... 
    Had some business in Amarillo, and had a free day, so off to Wonderland. The oldest park in Texas may be the best to some visitors. The park is packed with kiddie rides, and even more family rides...  more »
  • Just your avrage amusement park, in a small town basically. keeps you and your children entertained for a while, although there is NOT Many places to sit and rest though..... 
    Just your avrage amusement park, in a small town basically. keeps you and your children entertained for a while, although there is NOT Many places to sit and rest though.....  more »
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  • We had a fun time at Wonderland, but the infrastructure is dated and the brick walkways can be difficult to push a stroller across. I couldn’t tell if the restrooms were dirty or if they were just so old they looked dirty. The WOW pass is worth the cost as long as your kid is taller than 42”. My son isn’t and he got bored of the baby rides and train after a few rounds. They do have an arcade room and carnival games that he enjoyed though. There is also a mini golf course, but the walkways are limited and do not accommodate strollers. Nonetheless it was still a fun experience for our family and the price was fairly reasonable.
  • Fun for the family, good rides! A few rides down, maybe they need more employees... Check for available jobs if you're looking! Longest wait in line was for the funnel cake!

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