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Dutch Wonderland

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Slogan  "A Kingdom for Kids"
Area  48 acres
Opened  1963
Owner  Palace Entertainment
Roller coasters  3
Phone  +1 866-386-2839
Dutch Wonderland
Location  Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Total  32 (34 if you count the "Dino Dig and "The Prehistoric Path")
Address  2249 Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
Hours  Open today · 9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PM
Rides  Kingdom Coaster, Double Splash Flume, Turtle Whirl, Astroliner, Joust
Similar  Hersheypark, Landis Valley Museum, The Amish Farm and House, Hands‑on House - Children, Clipper Magazine Stadium

Dutch wonderland pa

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.

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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.

Current roller coasters

Dutch Wonderland has three operating rollercoasters.

Other Attractions

  • 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)
  • Removed rides

  • 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.
  • Shows

  • 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.
  • References

    Dutch Wonderland Wikipedia

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