| "A Kingdom for Kids"|
| Palace Entertainment|
| Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
32 (34 if you count the "Dino Dig and "The Prehistoric Path")
2249 Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
Open today · 9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PM
Kingdom Coaster, Double Splash Flume, Turtle Whirl, Astroliner, Joust
Hersheypark, Landis Valley Museum, The Amish Farm and House, Hands‑on House - Children, Clipper Magazine Stadium
Dutch Wonderland is a 48-acre (19 ha) amusement park just east of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, appealing primarily to families with small children. The park's theme is a "Kingdom for Kids." The entrance to the park has a stone imitation castle façade, which was built by Earl Clark, a potato farmer, before he opened the park in 1963.
The Clark family sold Dutch Wonderland in 2001 to Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. They also operate Wonderland Mini-Golf, and Old Mill Stream Campground at the same location and the Gift Shop at Kitchen Kettle Village, in nearby Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
On November 12, 2010, Hershey Entertainment announced that they sold Dutch Wonderland to Palace Entertainment.
Today, the park has 32 rides, plus a tropical-themed interactive water play area called Duke's Lagoon. The park also has an extended season, open for "Happy Hauntings" and "Dutch Winter Wonderland" events for Halloween and Christmas.
The park is part of a larger area in Lancaster zoned for entertainment, dining, lodging, and conferences.
Dutch Wonderland Wikipedia
Dutch Wonderland features 32 rides, a water park called Duke's Lagoon (named for a purple dragon costumed character), along with shows and games for children. In addition to Duke the dragon, the park also features costumed characters Princess Brooke, and the Knight.
A five-acre island at the back of the park, "Exploration Island", includes a Prehistoric Path featuring more than 15 animatronic dinosaurs. The island is viewable from the riverboat.
Dutch Wonderland has three operating rollercoasters.Astroliner - an older space simulator that was added to the park in 1978, built by Wisdom Manufacturing
Bumper Cars - a classic Lusse bumper car ride
Monorail - visible from outside the park
Dragon's Lair - a one-of-a-kind boat ride, visible from outside the park
Dukes Dozers - a kiddie ride where children ride in bulldozers, moved from Hersheypark where it was called Earthmovers
Dutch Wonder House - a rare "haunted swing" ride, where the entire house revolves around the riders, described in a newspaper article as "an extremely disorienting effect"
Dutch Wonderland Special- a 2 ft narrow gauge railroad featuring a locomotive named C.P. Huntington built by Chance Rides.
Double Splash Flume - a double drop log flume (the lower drop at the beginning of the ride, the higher drop at the end) with characters and a mist tunnel, in the 2014 season the characters were removed from the ride.
Wiggle Racers - A ride appealing to small children where self-propelled scooters race around a track that includes a maze and a cave. This ride replaced the miniature train display which had replaced the indoor miniature circus display. The Wiggle Racers were then moved to a spot closer to the stream in the back of the park, and Huck Finn's Leapin' Frogs now reside in the footprint of the old miniature circus building.
Sky Ride - a station-to-station sky ride
Space Shuttle - a swinging ship ride
VR Voyager - a modern motion simulator
Wonder Whip - a kiddie whip ride moved from Hersheypark, formerly called Wells Cargo
Turtle Whirl - classic tilt-a-whirl ride with a turtle theme purchased from Clementon Lake Park
The Twister - a family ride moved from Hersheypark (1978–2008)
Whale Boats - One of the original rides for the park. It was replaced by the Swan boats. There is one of the Whales currently beside Crazy Plane.
Old 99 - a train ride that went around a track by itself (1974–2002). The ride was replaced with a theatre.
Swan train ride - Only existed for a few years before being replaced with the log boats that are currently in the park. There is also one of the Swans currently beside the Crazy Plane.
Original Iron Horse Train - replaced in 1970s for CP Huntington #123. CP Huntington #206 was added in 1984.
Giant Slide - Replaced with two portable slides.
Ripcord - Replaced with a Zamperla Kite Flyer.
Bubba Bear and the Badlands Band - a Sally-produced theater show
The Adventures of the Frog Prince - a high-dive show
A Dragon's Tale - a high-dive show
Storytime Corner- Princess of Dutch Wonderland and the Dutch Wonderland Knight read stories to children
The Wonderers - Strolling horn band that plays and entertains guests while making music.
Garfield The Great & Friends- A magic show based on the Garfield franchise.