Dutch Wonderland Family Theme Park
Dutch Wonderland is one of the few parks that appeals to the younger kids in the family, featuring fun coasters, slippery slides and enjoyable shows. The park is a “Kingdom for Kids,” with costumed characters like the Knight and Princess Brooke, who greet your children with their respective titles of “prince” or “princess.” Though Dutch Wonderland specializes in rides for kids, special-colored jewels separate the rides by height requirements, distinguishing which rides are perfect for your children or for the whole family.
The “Just for Kids” rides have several unique options that your kids will love. Be sure they try Duke’s Dozers, where they can pilot their own dirt-digging miniature bulldozers. For kids who are a little more courageous, try the Sky Fighter, where junior astronauts are propelled around on their own space adventure. Other kid-friendly rides include the Frog Hopper, Silo Slide, Wonder Whip and many more.
For rides that the family can experience together, Dutch Wonderland offers options like the Gondola Cruise, where you can tour the waterways that wind through botanical gardens on a personal gondola. If you have a young, but enthusiastic future driver in your midst, the Turnpike allows them to get behind the wheel and drive you around for a change, no license required.
Cool off from the heat of summer at Duke’s Lagoon, which features a multi-level platform with kid slides, spray nozzles, jets and tipping cones that are set to spontaneously drench bystanders. More thrilling water rides include the Pipeline Plunge, a huge water slide, and the Double Splash Flume, a coaster-like ride down the “river” on a log boat. Maybe you’ll even get to see Duke the purple dragon himself!
While in the park, make sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many vendors or restaurants, some of which have healthy options on the menu. Catch an amusing show between rides or take a break on a shaded bench. Wherever you spend your time at Dutch Wonderland, it’s sure to be one of your family’s greatest adventures.