About Dutch Wonderland

A Magical Theme Park for Families To Create Lifelong Memories Together

Dutch Wonderland is a kingdom for kids to have fun and bring their most magical dreams to life. Families of all ages are invited to come and enjoy the 30+ rides and attractions, live shows, and fun-filled entertainment areas. The park has earned the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award Best Family Theme Park in the World in 2019, 2021, and 2022 and consistently ranks as one of the top amusement parks in Pennsylvania. To experience the magic, we invite you to come explore the kingdom for yourself!

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About Dutch Wonderland

With over 30 fun-filled rides and attractions, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, Exploration Island, and live entertainment, Dutch Wonderland is a Kingdom for Kids and the perfect place for family time fun!

Since opening on May 20, 1963, Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as a premier family destination in Pennsylvania, and, more recently, was awarded the 2019 and 2021 Golden Ticket for Best Family Park by Amusement   magazine, a leading theme park industry publication. 

We invite you to plan a visit to find out why generations of families return time and again to the Kingdom for Kids! 

Rides & Attractions

Dutch Wonderland has something for everyone in the family! Make memories together as you ride aboard the Wonderland Special train, dare to brave the Kingdom Coaster, make dinosaur discoveries on Exploration Island, and splash and play in Duke's Lagoon*! 

We have favorites that the entire family will enjoy. Our littlest visitors can take their first rides on pint-sized attractions like Duke's Dozers or Panda Party. If they'd prefer to ride along with the whole family, the train, Monorail, Gondola Cruise and more are perfect. And, once they warm up, it's time to soar in the skies on Kite Flight, Trapeze, the Sky Ride, and more!

Looking for coasters? Our three world-class family coasters are your speed! Many children experience their first coaster ride on the Joust Family Coaster, a steel family layout that's just big enough for little royals to face their fears. Dutch Wonderland's Kingdom Coaster, a wooden classic, is a fan favorite and the longest coaster in the park. Or, fly with Merlin and his pet dragon, Mayhem, aboard Dutch Wonderland's newest ride, Merlin's Mayhem, a suspended family coaster!

No matter your speed, there's something for each member of the family to enjoy at Dutch Wonderland. Learn more about our rides and attractions!

Characters & Shows

Fun takes center stage at Dutch Wonderland! Our Dutch-Wonderful cast of characters is ready to brighten your day. Included with admission, enjoy live entertainment and shows during your visit to the park! 

Meet and greet with Dutch Wonderland's mascot, Duke the Dragon! Our tall purple friend resides here in the kingdom and can't wait to take photos and perform for your little royals. His good friend Princess Brooke is known for her love of reading - when she's not greeting her royal court, you may just find her sharing stories at our shows! Don't forgot about Sir Knight, Merlin the Magician, Millie, or Peter - the entire royal court entertains the kingdom daily and loves partying with all guests. 

Dutch Wonderland's fan-favorite dive shows are bigger than ever! Located in the Aqua Stadium, our skilled diving team takes center pool! Ooooh and aaaah as the divers perform their favorite tricks. This is where adventure and wonder make a splash! (And, if you're in the splash zone, those splashes might be on you!) 

From characters to shows, from meet-and-greets to high diving feats, Dutch Wonderland's shows are not to be missed! See our full show lineup here:  https://dutchwonderland.com/things-to-do/experiences/shows---entertainment

Meals & Snacks

Dutch Wonderland offers family-friendly restaurants and food stands for every appetite! 

Don't miss the all NEW Merlin's Pizza & Pasta Buffet, an indoor all-you-care-to-eat buffet located just inside the castle. This new restaurant features a variety of pizza, pasta, and salads. Keep your eyes out - you never know when Merlin the Magician will drop by to wow you with his bag of tricks.

Everyone loves our famous Potato Patch fries! Centrally located in the park, these fresh cut fries can be topped with bacon or cheese, or just enjoyed plain. Dole Soft Serve, another fan favorite, is back and better than ever with new flavors! 

Grab a freshly made Panini at Penley's Paninis, sandwiches, burgers and more at Mill Stream Eatery, a hot dog at Nathan's Famous, and so many more delicious meals throughout the park. When it's time for a snack, grab a delicious giant pretzel or dessert pretzel at Penley's Pub, a Turkey Hill Icea Cream, cotton candy, or popcorn at various locations throughout the park.

Grown ups - we have treats for you, too! The NEW Penley's Pub features a variety of locally brewed beverages on tap, plus hard seltzers and hard ciders (available seasonally).

With so many options to pick from, a day at Dutch Wonderland is sure to be delicious!

Lodging

Staying with us is the best way to experience Dutch Wonderland! Resort guests receive the lowest prices on Dutch Wonderland tickets AND 30-minute early access included in your ticket! We have two fantastic lodging options that round out the Dutch Wonderland resort experience.

Stay in play in the world's FIRST and ONLY Cartoon Network Hotel! Built exclusively around the popular television network, you'll realize the Cartoon Network Hotel is unlike any place your family has stayed before. All guest rooms and suites are themed to Cartoon Network Shows, with surprises around every corner of the hotel! Dine in at the Cartoon Kitchen, grab sweet treats and drinks at the Bearista Cafe, game on at the Ben 10 Omnicade, relax by the pools and fire pits, and enjoy Cartoon Network character meet-and-greets and exclusive activities! It's everything you love about Cartoon Network in one fun family resort!

Also next door to the park and nestled along a quiet stream on 15 acres, Old Mill Stream Campground at Dutch Wonderland offers modern camping amenities and is conveniently located. Enjoy peaceful RV, cabin, or tent camping righ tin the heart of Lancaster Amish country. Walk the grounds or take a drive to soak in the beauty that Lancaster County, PA has to offer! Make relaxation, fun, and, of course, s'mores what your next vacation is all about at Old Mill Stream Campground!

Ready to make your next vacation Dutch Wonderful? Stay with us at the Cartoon Network HoteL or Old Mill Stream Campground  and discover even more fun! 

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