Posted: 03/10/2022 | by Jessica

Family Trip to Dutch Wonderland

Enjoy a fun-filled day in Lancaster County, PA with your family at Dutch Wonderland! Turn your visit into a full-on vacation or weekend getaway by building an itinerary with all of the great things to do right by Dutch Wonderland. Get your tickets soon because this year the park opens on April 30th.

Group of riders with arms up coming down a drop on blue and purple, Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster PA

Attractions

Dutch Wonderland is an amusement park for kids and their families, packed with attractions to insite all kinds of excitement. The park features rides, entertainment, a water park, and special events year-round. Cartoon Network Hotel and Old Mill Stream Campground are the perfect place to stay overnight if you're planning a trip to the park.

Younger kids can enjoy the Wonderland Special Train, the Monorail, uncovering fossils in Dino Dig, getting in the driver's seat at Off-Road Rally, and more. Looking for a little bit of excitement? Check out the Joust Family Coaster, take a log boat ride through the Dragon's Lair, or ride the hang-glider inspired Kite Flight. Thrill-seekers can check out the high-flying Merlin's Mayhem, the Kingdom Coaster, among many other rides.

Dutch Wonderland also hosts Duke's Lagoon. The water park has a multi-level waterplay platform, slides, a lounge area with cabanas, and Sharky's Grill so no one goes hungry! Duke's Lagoon is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting.

Dutch Wonderland annually offers Happy Hauntings, a family event with Halloween themed rides, special entertainment, and a Trick-or-Treat trail. The park also hosts Dutch Winter Wonderland for the holidays. Throughout this event, the park is fully decorated and lit up, features themed rides and entertainment, as well as the Royal Lights Show!

Dining

Dutch Wonderland has plenty of dining options throughout the park when you come!

  • Merlin's Restaurant: Indoor dining, sandwiches and soup, gluten free upon request
  • Mill Stream Eatery: Pizza, burgers, chicken, salads, hot dogs, dessert
  • Potato Patch: Fresh cut fries with toppings, corn dogs, chicken tenders
  • Nathan's Famous: Hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, burgers, fries
  • That Panini Place: Paninis, salad, dessert, and indoor dining is available
  • The Snack Shack: Popcorn, cotton candy, pretzels
  • Turkey Hill & Coffee Shoppe: Hand-dipped ice cream, soft serve, dessert, coffee
  • Dole Whip Junction: Pineapple Dole Whip, pineapple swirls and floats, and seasonal soft serve
  • Rita's Italian Ice, Dippin' Dots, Auntie Anne's, and other snacks are available throughout the park as well.

Nearby in Lancaster, PA

Why not turn your trip to Dutch Wonderland into a memorable vacation in Lancaster, PA? Check out some of the fun things to do, places to eat, and places to stay near the park.

Things To Do

AAA Buggy Rides | 3461 Old Philadelphia Pk, Ronks | 717.989.2829

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.8828

Abe’s Buggy Rides | 2596 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.392.1794

American Music Theatre | 2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.397.7700

The Amish Experience | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.8400

Amish Farm and House | 2395 Covered Bridge Dr, Lancaster | 717.459.0721

The Amish Village | 199 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | 717.687.8511

Barry’s Car Barn | 3504 Old Philadelphia Pk, Intercourse | 717.351.1515

Bird-in-Hand Stage | 2760 Old Philadelphia Pk, #A, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.1568

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm | 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks | 717.687.6843

Choo Choo Barn-Traintown U.S.A. | 226 Gap Rd, Strasburg | 717.687.7911

Kitchen Kettle Village | 3529 Old Phildelphia Pk, Intercouse | 717.768.8261

Magic & Wonder Theater
| 3065 Lincoln Hwy, Paradise | 717.323.3077

National Toy Train Museum | 300 Paradise Ln, Ronks | 717.687.8976

Old Windmill Farm | 262 Paradise Ln, Ronks | 717.687.7929

Railroad Museum of PA | 300 Gap Rd, Ronks | 717.687.8628

Sight & Sound Theatres | 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | 800.377.1277

Strasburg Rail Road | 301 Gap Rd, Strasburg | 866.725.9666

Strasburg Scooter Tours | 246 N Decatur St, Strasburg | 717.344.2488

Places to Eat

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord | 2760 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.1550

The Brasserie | 1679 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.299.1694

Cartoon Kitchen | 2285 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.740.2777

Casey Jones’ Restaurant | 312 Paradise Ln, Ronks | 717.687.5000

Dienner’s Country Restaurant | 1855 Lincoln Hwy E, Ronks | 717.687.9571

Fireside Tavern | 1500 Historic Dr, Strasburg | 717.687.7979

Hershey Farm Restaurant | 240 Hartman Bridge, Strasburg | 717.687.8635

Historic Revere Tavern | 3063 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise | 717.687.8601

Isaac’s Restaurant | 226 Gap Rd, Strasburg | 717.687.7699

Lancaster Brewing Co. Taproom | 2323 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.826.9555

Smokehouse BBQ & Brews | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.4400

Speckled Hen Coffee | 141 E Main St, Strasburg | 717.288.3139

Places to Stay

AmishView Inn & Suites | 3125 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.1162

Avid Lancaster East | 2151 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 877.495.2843

Best Western Plus Intercourse Village Inn & Suites | 3610 E Newport Rd, Intercourse | 717.768.3636

Best Western Plus Revere Inn & Suites | 3062 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise | 717.687.7683

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn | 2740 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.8271

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites | 2695 Old Philadelphia Pk, Bird-in-Hand | 717.768.1535

Cartoon Network Hotel | 2285 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.740.2777

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson | 2260 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.299.4460

Courtyard by Marriott | 1931 Hospitality Dr, Lancaster | 717.393.3600

Econo Lodge Amish Country | 2165 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.299.6900

Fulton Steamboat Inn | 1 Hartman Bridge Rd, Lancaster | 717.299.9999

Hampton Inn | 545 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster | 717.299.1200

Hershey Farm Inn | 240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg | 717.687.8635

The Inn at Kitchen Kettle Village | 3529 Old Philadelphia Pk, Intercourse | 717.768.8261

Old Mill Stream Campground | 2249 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.299.2314

The Red Caboose Motel | 312 Paradise Ln, Ronks | 717.687.5000

Traveler’s Rest Motel | 3701 Old Philadelphia Pk, Intercourse | 717.768.8731

Tru by Hilton | 2320 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.399.3100

Wyndham Lancaster Resort | 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | 717.299.5500

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