Dutch Wonderland Lancaster PA

April 6, 2016

Merry-go-round Pennsylvania isn’t all Amish farmland and quaint countryside. One of the main local attractions near the Historic Smithton Inn is Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA, with 48 acres full of fun waiting to be had. Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA, hosts 48 acres of family-friendly rides and sideshows from merry-go-rounds and bumper cars to the Kingdom Coaster and Space Shuttle. You can grab your Dutch Wonderland season passes if you live closeby or come stay with Historic Smithton, just over 20 minutes away from all the Dutch Wonderland rides and attractions!

Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA: Just for Kids

Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA, has a little something for everyone, but the theme park is geared toward families with kids. There is a whole section for kids, in fact, with low-key rides that are safe for smaller bodies. Some of these include the Choo Choo Charlie, Duke’s Dozers, Panda Party, and Wonder Whip. The Sky Fighter is a crowd favorite for the junior astronauts looking to blast off, while Wiggle Racers will push the pedal to the limit for those baby speed demons. You must be under 54 inches on most of these rides!

Rides for All

The kids aren’t the only ones who will get to have a blast at Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA. There are some pretty fun roller coaster with height limits, including the Flying Trapeze with spectacular views, the Kingdom Coaster with a colorful track, and the Space Shuttle swinger. The bumper cars and fun slide are also for kids of all ages. The Wonder House will stretch your imagination, while the Wonderland Special train will take you on a ride around the park. A gondola cruise is another family favorite, with serene views on the picturesque canal around Exploration Island. The monorail is another great ride for sightseeing.

Duke’s Lagoon

We all know that summer can get hot, and Duke’s Lagoon is ready to cool everyone off. This waterpark inside Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA, has a pool play area, lounge space for the parents, and of course water rides to entertain. The tropical island attraction features water-dumping coconuts, epic geysers, and fizzy bubblers. The Pipeline Plunge slide will let you whiz through the water. Prepare to get splashed!


Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA, also has some exciting shows. These range from storytime with princesses to the Dragon’s Tale high dive show. The Wonderers are the on-site band, with a comical musical blend for guests of all ages. The celebration theater will let you travel through time and experience the Decades of Dutch Wonderland, while the Funsation Celebration incorporates dancing, singing, and a chance to be the star of the show! Don’t forget to grab a snack in between shows at one of the eateries at Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA.

Come Back to Historic Smithton

Be sure to book your stay at Historic Smithton in Lancaster County today, and plan for a fun time with the whole family at Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA. We can’t wait to see you! Download our free vacation guide for more to do in the area!