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With over 30 fun-filled rides, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, and live entertainment, Dutch Wonderland is the place “Where Kids RULE!” Our park is designed for families with young children in mind and offers a host of fun things to see and do.

Since opening on May 20, 1963, Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as a premier family theme park near Philadelphia, PA and has been voted one of the Top 5 Best Kid’s Park in the World by Amusement Today magazine. We invite you to plan a visit to find out why generations of families have visited us and proclaimed us to be A KINGDOM FOR KIDS!

Preview Plan

Enjoy the last three hours of the Park the night before you visit us for a full day – FREE! Any full day ticket, regardless of where it is purchased is eligible to be Previewed. Combo Tickets can either be Previewed at Dutch Wonderland OR Hersheypark (not both). Two Day Flex Tickets can be Previewed once. The only tickets that are not eligible for Preview are Twilight Admissions. Preview must be used prior to your full-day visit. Preview after 3:00 pm when the Park closes at 6 pm. Preview after 5:30 pm when the Park closes at 8:30 pm.

During Happy Hauntings and Dutch Winter Wonderland, Preview begins an hour and a half prior to park close. Please see our Calendar & Hours for operating dates and times for these events.

Great Food

Dutch Wonderland offers a variety of tasty food and beverage options, suitable for every appetite and diet. Enjoy a sit-down meal at Merlin’s Restaurant, or pick up a quick snack at one of our many food stands.

Rides, Attractions, & Shows

With over 35 family-friendly rides, attractions and Duke’s Lagoon water play area, there’s a reason Dutch Wonderland is widely regarded as one of Pennsylvania’s best theme parks! Enjoy classic rides like the Wonder House and Wonderland Special Train to modern (but mild) thrills like the Kingdom Coaster and Turtle Whirl. There’s something for everyone at A Kingdom for Kids!


If you would like to stay just steps away from the castle doors of Dutch Wonderland, take a memorable camping trip with your family to Old Mill Stream Campground. Nestled along a quiet stream on 15 acres, Old Mill Stream Campground offers family cabins, tipis, RV and tent sites, and is located near outlet shopping, restaurants, and theaters.


Single Day tickets are a great way to experience family fun at Dutch Wonderland! Tickets are available for purchase online and at the gate.

General Information

For Your Safety - ALL hand-carried items, including backpacks and hand bags, are subject to search. Metal detection equipment may be used. Guests are encouraged to keep non-essential items in their vehicles. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

First Aid Stations - The First Aid Stations are located near the Wonderland Special Train Station at the front of the Park and in Duke's Lagoon. If immediate first aid is needed, ask any Park employee for assistance.

Lost and Found - Items may be identified and claimed at the Security Office located next to Junction Rentals toward the front of the Park.

Leaving and Re-Entering - To leave and re-enter the Park on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the Park exit. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter the Park.

Ride Restrictions - Due to safety regulations, all rides are restricted by height and/or physical limitations. Where applicable, these restrictions are posted at the ride entrance and will be strictly enforced in accordance with the Pennsylvania State Amusement Ride Inspection Act. All restrictions are subject to change without notice. Dutch Wonderland reserves the right to refuse any guest admission to a ride. For your safety, some rides may be closed temporarily in the event of inclement weather or mechanical difficulties. For safety reasons, please leave loose articles with non-riders. For a complete listing of restrictions, visit our Guests with Disabilities page.

Rain Guarantee - Don't let a cloudy day keep you away! During the regular summer season Dutch Wonderland is pleased to provide a second chance for a day of fun in the sun! If it rains for more than one (1) consecutive hour during your visit to Dutch Wonderland and you decide to leave the Park for the remainder of the day, stop by Guest Services as you exit and present your ticket stub. You will be issued a single-day admission ticket valid for any day during the remainder of the season, including Happy Hauntings or Dutch Winter Wonderland. You must have your ticket stub to receive a rain ticket. Rain tickets will only be issued on the day of your original visit at the Guest Services Office.

45 Minute Shopper's Pass - If you purchase a ticket to Dutch Wonderland and don’t plan on staying for more than 45 minutes from the time of entry into the Park, we will refund your ticket. Everyone entering the Park must have a valid admission ticket. This program is only valid on tickets purchased at Dutch Wonderland on the day of your visit. You must visit Guest Services (located in the castle at the front of the Park) on the day of your visit to obtain your refund. This program is meant for first time visitors who are unsure how their children will respond to an amusement park and guests who want to purchase food and beverage items from inside the Park. We will not process refunds for this program over the phone or by mail. You must purchase your ticket, visit for less than 45 minutes and obtain your refund all on the same day. 45 minutes based on when your ticket is scanned at entry.

Military Discounts – We are pleased to offer Royalty One Day admission at a special rate of $29.99 (during the summer season) to active and retired military personnel. Simply show a valid military ID at any Dutch Wonderland ticket to purchase tickets at this rate for your party. Discount not valid online, in combination with any other discounts or on any other admission plans.

Guest with Disabilities - Some rides are not suitable for guests with disabilities, although we will do our best to accommodate you if it is safe and feasible. If you require assistance transferring on and off rides, please provide your own personal care attendant and notify the ride attendant before getting in line. For safety and liability reasons, Dutch Wonderland ride attendants are not permitted to provide personal assistance to guests with disabilities. Guests are welcome to enter with their own wheelchairs. A limited number of wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles are available for a rental fee on a first-come-first-serve basis. Rentals are available at Junction Rentals near the Wonderland Special Train Station at the front of the Park. Please see our Guests with Disabilities page for more information .

Parking - Please check back for 2015 Parking Rates

Charitable Donations - We are pleased to help charitable organizations and wish it were possible to honor all of them since they are all very worthwhile causes. Please see you Donation Request Guidelines for more information. Learn more

Fundraising Program- Looking for a way to raise money for your non-profit organization? Call 1-866-FUNatDW (386-2839) or e-mail info@dutchwonderland.com for information about our fundraising program.

Personal Property - Ride operators and attendants are not responsible for articles left by patrons at the ride stations. Neither Dutch Wonderland nor its employees assume responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property. Locker storage is available for a nominal fee on a first-come-first-served basis at various locations throughout the Park.

Line Jumping - Deliberate line jumping that inconveniences other guests may result in dismissal from Dutch Wonderland without compensation or refund.

Loitering - Loitering on Dutch Wonderland property is prohibited.

Restricted Items - Personal food and beverage items, coolers, radios, and/or sound emitting electronic devices are not permitted and must remain outside the Park. In addition, weapons of any type and laser light pointers are never permitted in the Park.

Attire - For your safety and health, all Park visitors are required to wear shoes and shirts at all times. For your safety and the safety of our other guests, we do not allow "wheelie" shoes in the Park. As a courtesy to others, modest dress is expected of all guests. Revealing or offensive clothes are not considered appropriate. While in Duke’s Lagoon water play area, modest swimwear may be worn. String bikinis, thongs, and men's bikini bottoms are not appropriate. Swim diapers are required on infants and toddlers while in Duke's Lagoon. When exiting the water attraction area, we ask that you change to more appropriate attire (i.e. shoes, shorts, and shirts). Dutch Wonderland reserves the right to address these issues with all guests. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Skate Shoes - For your safety, as well as the safety of other guests, skate shoes are not permitted while visiting the Park.

Smoking Policy (Clean Air Proclamation) - For the well-being of our guests, smoking of any kind (i.e. cigarettes, pipes, cigars or electronic cigarettes) is restricted to designated areas. This Clean Air Proclamation was developed in response to guest requests for a balance between the safety of children in the Park and the needs of guests who smoke. Please see the Park Map to locate the designated smoking areas.

Strollers - Bring your own or rent one of our strollers. Strollers are available for a rental fee at Junction Rentals, near the Wonderland Special Train Station at the front entrance of the Park on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Groups and Parties - Whether it’s a company picnic, a group outing or a birthday party, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to hold your group’s next event. Great packages are available that make it easy for you to enjoy a fun-filled day designed especially for your group. Visit Group Sales for more information.

Picnic Lunches - If you are planning to picnic with your family or group, we recommend using the Family Picnic Pavilion located behind Breyer's Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee Shoppe outside the Park. Dutch Wonderland does not permit food or drink to be brought into the Park. For your safety, as well as the safety of others, please use the grills located in the grass next to the Family Picnic Pavilion, and douse the hot coals with water after use.

Lockers & Changing Rooms - Lockers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for storing personal items. Changing rooms and additional lockers are available near the Pipeline Plunge and in Duke's Lagoon. There are also lockers located near the Wonderland Special Train Station near the front of the Park. A nominal fee is charged for lockers based on the size. Dutch Wonderland is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Nursing Mothers - Nursing Mothers can utilize our new Nursing Mothers Station located near the Wonderland Special train station at the front of the park. Our Nursing Mothers Station has a rocking chair for mom and a kid-sized chair for older brothers or sisters. The Nursing Mothers Station also has a changing table for your convenience.

We care about the experience you and your family have with us. Our goal is to ensure that your visit to any one of our Dutch Wonderland Family Entertainment Complex properties - Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park and Old Mill Stream Campground - is all that you expected. If there is anything that we can do to improve your experience, please feel free to contact Guest Services at toll free 1-866-FUNatDW.

Park Tips

With a little planning ahead, everyone can enjoy a day at Dutch Wonderland! Here are a few tips to make your trip to Dutch Wonderland more enjoyable for the entire family.

Have a plan!
For the most enjoyable day at Dutch Wonderland, you and your family should have a plan for the day. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

1. If you and your family decide to split up, be sure you pick an identifiable meeting place. We suggest meeting at the Wonderland Special Train Station at the front of the park. Make sure everyone has a watch!

2. Communication is key. Whenever possible, carry a fully-charged cell phone so you can keep in touch with your family. For our younger guests, two-way radios are a fun option!

3. Upon arrival, point out the Dutch Wonderland staff members and security personnel to your children and let them know that these are friendly faces they can go to in case they get separated from your group. It is important that they understand that the staff is there to help them.

4. While it’s extremely unlikely you will need medical attention while at the Park, be sure you have all family medical information easily accessible.

Know the rules.
Every kingdom has its rules, including Dutch Wonderland. Our rules and regulations are found above as well as in our Park Map and Guides. They are designed to make your experience more enjoyable. If you know the rules before arrival, you will save time and ensure that you pack only necessary items.

Stay cool, protected and hydrated!
Although Dutch Wonderland offers plenty of shady spots, it’s always wise to pack sunscreen and reapply as necessary. A sunburn is no fun after a day in the Park! Make sure to drink lots of water too – it’s your best friend for staying hydrated.

Dress for success.
Remember you will be doing a lot of walking on hot paved surfaces – cool, comfortable shoes are best. Flip flops and loose fitting sandals are not recommended as they do not protect the feet. If you have long hair, tie it up. Don’t wear clothes that may have things that have the potential for getting caught, such as drawstrings in pants or hoods. And don’t forget to remove your hat before getting on the Kingdom Coaster!

Follow ride safety instructions.
Ride height requirements and safety guidelines are there for your protection and the protection of your children. Upon arrival at the Park, measure your child on our precious gems chart to see if they are a ruby, sapphire, amber, emerald or aquamarine gem! Once you know what gem your child is, you can check the ride signs and Park map and guide to see what rides your child can enjoy. If you don’t understand a guideline, please ask the ride operator to explain it. Don’t be afraid to ask the attendant to recheck your safety equipment before starting the ride.

Save the large meal for after the Kingdom Coaster!
Almost all of the rides at Dutch Wonderland are mild kid-friendly rides. But sometimes even the mildest ride can make small tummies go for a loop. Save larger meals and snacks for after you’ve ridden the bigger rides.

Medication and First Aid:
If you would like to bring medications and bandages to the Park, we suggest you pack them in a clear plastic bag. All bags are searched before entering the park and this will speed up the process immensely. There are two first-aid locations located in Dutch Wonderland – one near the Wonderland Special Train Station at the front of the park and one in Duke’s Lagoon. Please refer to your Park map and guide for exact locations.

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