Daniel's Tiger Rides into Idlewild

The Pennsylvania theme park Idlewild & SoakZone will debut new “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” features this summer. 

April 6, 2018

Daniel's Tiger Rides into Idlewild

Guests can board the iconic Neighborhood trolley and travel through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to meet Daniel Tiger, from the animated preschool series "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood" and his friends and family. The trolley runs along the same track that ushered park guests through the former Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe, which operated at the park from 1989 through 2013. The ride was developed by Pittsburgh-based Schell Games.

“We can’t think of a more ideal place to have the Neighborhood of Make-Believe than at Idlewild–one of the most beloved kids’ parks in the world,” says Paul Siefken, vice president, broadcast and digital media, The Fred Rogers Company. “When children ride the trolley for the first time, they will feel like they are in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, but for people

who remember the original ride, they will feel like we’ve paid tribute to the original, and that we’ve come full circle, bringing 'Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood' and 'Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood' together in this new family experience.” 

In conjunction with the new ride, Daniel Tiger and his friend Katerina Kittykat will star in a musical stage show, "Daniel’s Grr-ific Day," that will take place three times a day in the Raccoon Lagoon kiddieland. After the show, kids will have the opportunity to meet Daniel, Katerina and their friend, O the Owl!

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighbor Days,” a new event featuring other characters from the television program is also being planned for August.

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