Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster

4.4
The imitation stone facade of Dutch Wonderland was built by a potato farmer in 1963. The park has 34 rides and Duke's Lagoon water park, as well as shows and games for children. The Kingdom Coaster and Joust roller coasters are favorites, along with the traditional carnival rides, such as bumper cars. For a glimpse of the past, visit Exploration Island, which is home to 15 early animatronic dinosaurs that growl and bow as you walk the Prehistoric Path. Planning Lancaster trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • We took our granddaughter for a fun day. It has been a few years, maybe 5 since we visited last. Price is high for a small kids theme park. Their website could be better as well, tough to use via phon...  more »
  • Great park, just right size and with a water park with slides that are not too terrifying and a lot of water features. One tip is get the park cup and refill drinks or free water and also slushies thr...  more »
  • Great park if you have small kids. It's not so big that they get tired of walking. My girls are 8 and 5. They're the perfect ages for this park. Older kids might not enjoy it as much. The water park i...  more »
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  • Amazing theme park. It is a great theme park for younger children. I would say you would start to outgrow the park when you reach the age of about ten. Lots of the rides offer seats for parents to to ride the rides with their children. And these seats work for taller children like teenagers. There are many rides adults would like too like the new ride Merlin's Mayhem. It is the newest ride in the park and it doesn't disappoint. I've been going to this park since childhood and it is still a great time for me and my family.
  • This was our first time there with our 3.5 year old she was able to ride the majority of the rides. Park is just the right size and lots to do for the little one. Was recommended by friends and glad we went. We bought our tickets on line and we were able to preview the park the previous day for 3 hours before closing. Will definitely be coming back, don't forget to get your hand stamped so u can come back to the park same day also if it rains and the park closes u can get rain passes.
  • Very nice place to go to with kids and family. We got there pretty early in the day but by lunch time it was starting to rain so i figured i would see what guest services would do for me since i live so far away. Turns out they gave me the same amount of tickets I bought in rain day passes so we could come back and enjoy the park for a full day. Kudos to them for making sure we get our money's worth. The kids loved it so we will go back sometime soon.
  • Very fun place for kids, disappointing for adults to pay full price for basically being necessary chaperones on mostly smaller, younger, kid-focused activities and rides. Parking is $10 for a longer walk, or $15 for a short walk. Given there are no free places to park and walk it’s a bit harsh on the customers you’re already getting a hefty sum from for a day in the park. Be ready to spend.... or at least have lots of excuses ready because there are stands at every turns to spend on. Hair braiding, face painting, junk food, gifts shops, lemonade, cotton candy.... it’s a long day of telling your kids no. Dive shows are very entertaining, try and get a shady spot early, closer to the bottom if you’re hoping to get a cooling splash. The water park area is small, but offers enough for our kids to entertain themselves the few hours the night before we spend the day at the park. We go as soon as they open and on a week day but are still prepared for some lines on popular rides especially the train. The food options are plenty, but spread apart, expensive, and most offer only a few options at high prices. The mill stream eatery used to be our preferred choice but the staff are often unprepared and the food room temp, slow, and pricey. Pack a picnic, eat in the tables provided next to the park to save yourself a fortune. Driving to one of the many nearby restaurants would be preferable, however you’re likely to lose your parking spot and probably have to pay another $10 to park.
  • Kids loved this place. Very nice rides for young kids. I went on Labor Day weekend, and there was not a long wait for most rides. You got to try the Pineapple soft serve and the pineapple float, they were beyond amazing. I got a complimentary tickets for 4 persons that expire next year just because the park was affected by the rain flood recently. I will be back again next year.

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