Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Secrets for a Successful Trip to Silverwood

I can't even begin to guess how many times we have gone to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach over the years... However, I guarantee you that no matter how many times you go to Silverwood Theme Park or Boulder Beach Water Park, you are going to have FUN!  It is an entirely different experience EVERY single time you go! There is something fun and exciting to do for every member in your family, no matter what their age!  

Over the years, I have figured out some tips and tricks that help make our trips easier and successful!  I'm going to share my top secrets for a successful day at the Northwest's Best and Largest Theme Park! 



PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:

You can save up to $15 by purchasing your tickets online! There are 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day flexible reservation ticket options available. With the purchase of these tickets, you WILL be able to change the date of your visit, as long as there are tickets available.  You can either print your tickets at home or send them to your phone. 


PARKING:  

After you park, be sure to check the sign on the nearest light post (ex. Tremors B) so that you can easily find your vehicle after a fun-filled day in the park!  The last thing you want to do at the end of the day is not be able to find your vehicle!

TOP RIDES FIRST:

On your drive there, talk about what rides and attractions are on your must-do list for the day and the ones that are at the top of your list!  Go on your "most wanted" rides first!!  The lines for the most popular rides, especially the roller coasters, get longer as the day goes on... the earlier in the day you get there - the less time you have to stand in line!

SOUVENIR CUPS:

For under $10 you can buy a fun, colorful, reusable souvenir sports bottle. The day of purchase, you get FREE REFILLS all day long!  How cool is that!! Anytime you visit the park after that, you can have them re-filled with the fountain drink drink of your choice for just 99 cents!  It's a great deal no matter how you look at it.  Plus, we LOVE our cups and use them all the time!  One of the cups we have is 17 years old, we bought it the summer our son was 1 1/2.


FOOD:

Many park guests may not know this, but you can bring in a small, soft-sided 12 inch cooler with small snacks. This is especially helpful if you have small children that need snacks every time you turn around! You can also bring in factory sealed, non-alcoholic beverages or empty plastic water bottles.

Funnel Cakes are only $5 before 5 pm! You can save up to $2.50 depending on which kind you get! Oh my goodness... they are so delicious and they are big enough to share!  My husband, 16 year-old daughter and I all shared one and we were all full by the time we finished! 

Remember... if you are a season pass holder, you also receive a 10% discount at all food and retail locations (excludes alcohol)!

RIDE THE TRAIN:

The train leaves every hour on the hour and takes you on an adventure around the park and into the scenic back forest. I suggest arriving at the train depot to board 15-20 minutes prior to departure! The 30-minute journey aboard Engine #7 features comedy, stunts, guest interaction and fun facts about Silverwood and the surrounding area.  Be sure have some spare change handy, just in case the train is boarded by a team of pesky backwoods bandits. (Any “loot” collected is donated to a local children's charity.)

DON'T WORRY:

We all know how quick children can be.  If you're worried that you and your kiddos might become seperated, you can stop by the Information Center to get a wristband with your cell phone number to give your child. During your visit, if your child becomes separated, staff can easily call you and give you the location of your child.
 
CHECK THE WEATHER: 

Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly!  We are in North Idaho after all, and we know how quickly the weather can change!  It doesn't hurt to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt just to be on the safe side!  Oh, be sure to wear comfortable shoes!!
 
HAVE FUN:
 
The most important secret... HAVE FUN and ENJOY your day! Your day at Silverwood is something your kids are going to talk about and remember for years to come!!