DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is located in Tipton, Pennsylvania, not far from the Raystown Lake region in Central Pennsylvania. There are two sides to the park: the water park and the dry rides. When arriving, the parking and main entrance is on the water park side. In 2016, DelGrosso’s built a major addition to their water park. It included a new main entrance to the park, as well as a lazy river and wave pool. Previously, the water park had consisted of a shallow pool with a play structure and kiddie slides, and two water slide towers.
Individual ride tickets can be purchased for the dry rides side of the park, but you can also purchase an all day fun pass that includes all rides and the water park. The all day pass is the only way to get access to the water park. With the new addition, additional eateries were also added to the water park side. There are plenty of choices for food on both sides of the park.
On this particular day, it was a bit chilly, so we headed directly to the dry side. DelGrosso’s has a mix of kiddie rides, family rides, and a few thrill rides. When the kids were younger, we would typically visit the kiddie area first, but today we started with some bigger rides: the Tilt-a-Whirl, Paratrooper, Casino. By the time we completed these, the park’s one roller coaster had opened for the day, the Crazy Mouse. The Crazy Mouse is a spinning Wild Mouse, which is a favorite of my five-year-old daughter. It was one of the first roller coasters of this style that she could go on, because of the lower height requirement (44″ with a supervising companion, compared to the 48″ requirement on most Wild Mouse rides).
We still have a toddler in our family, so we spent some time in Kid’s Kingdon as well. My one and a half year old could ride the cars, the motorcycles, the spinning bears, mini-carousel, boats, elephants, and helicopters. She loved every minute of it!
Del Grosso’s has a nice amount of rides that have no height requirement, other than the child must be walking. This is perfect for our adventurous younger daughter who is too short to meet the 36″ height requirement that a lot of other parks have for their kiddie rides.
While we didn’t go to the water park because of the cool temperature on this particular day, we enjoyed the new water park last year. The wave pool had some serious waves (and life jackets for kids) and the lazy river is very interactive! We still love the older water slides on the other side of the water park, and the shallow water play structure with smaller slides.
Things to consider when visiting:
- DelGrosso’s has stage shows throughout the summer. Check their calendar to see if something that would interest your child will be there during your visit. For Memorial Day weekend 2017, they had a dinosaur show. It’s completely free to watch, since it’s with the dry ride side, and admission there is free!
- There are special days, mostly in September such as the car load sale and Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is very popular, and can get very crowded.
- Coupons for admission discounts are available on DelGrosso’s spaghetti containers. You can even by their sauce in the park!