Dutch Wonderland

Let the Fun Begin: A Guide to Dutch Wonderland - Lancaster's Kingdom for Kids

Looking for a fun-filled family adventure in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Look no further than Dutch Wonderland! This 48-acre theme park is a “Kingdom for Kids,” appealing to families with small children and offering a wide range of rides and attractions.

As you enter the park, you’ll be greeted by a majestic stone castle façade, built by Earl Clark, a potato farmer who had a dream of creating a magical wonderland for children. In 1963, Clark opened Dutch Wonderland, and the park has been a beloved destination for families ever since.

In 2001, the Clark family sold Dutch Wonderland to Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, which continues to operate the park to this day. They’ve even expanded the entertainment offerings at the location, adding Wonderland Mini-Golf and Old Mill Stream Campground for those looking to extend their stay.

But that’s not all – Hershey Entertainment also operates the Gift Shop at Kitchen Kettle Village in nearby Intercourse, Pennsylvania, making it easy for visitors to find the perfect souvenirs to commemorate their trip.

In 2010, Hershey Entertainment sold Dutch Wonderland to Palace Entertainment, but the park’s commitment to providing fun for the whole family remains as strong as ever. With 32 rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone at Dutch Wonderland. Kids will love the tropical-themed Duke’s Lagoon, an interactive water play area that’s perfect for hot summer days.

But the fun doesn’t stop when the summer ends – Dutch Wonderland has an extended season, offering “Happy Hauntings” and “Dutch Winter Wonderland” events for Halloween and Christmas. You can experience the park in a whole new way, with spooky decorations and holiday-themed attractions that are sure to delight you.

And if you’re looking for more entertainment options, Dutch Wonderland is part of a larger area in Lancaster that’s zoned for entertainment, dining, lodging, and conferences. You can make a whole vacation out of your trip to Dutch Wonderland, exploring all that this vibrant area has to offer.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your family and head to Dutch Wonderland for a day full of fun, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime! 

On to the next destination!