|SILVERWOOD THEME PARK
The Pacific Northwest is fortunate to have a world-class amusement and water park in its
backyard: Silverwood Theme Park near Sandpoint, Idaho. The park's best features are
Rollercoaster Alley, the extensive Boulder Beach water park, and the big assortment of
kiddie rides. Silverwood is a great value versus the southern California theme parks:
Northwest visitors can drive rather than fly and the admission price is reasonable with
discount tickets available at Costco. You also spend far less time standing in line: both
because the crowds are smaller and the waterpark has attractions immediately available
Silverwood is open six months of the year from the beginning of May to the end of
October. Part of that time the park is open weekends only. The water park is open only
in the three summer months.
ROLLER COASTER ALLEY
Silverwood collection of rollercoasters includes two old-fashioned and attractive wooden
rollercoasters: Tremors and the Timber Terror. These both start off with an awesome
near vertical drop that send the train of cars running at 60 mph. Added in 2009 is the
absolutely terrifying Aftershock. This ride suspends you from the track with your feet
dangling in the air and then drops you straight down forwards and backwards, swings you
through loops every which way. After the first drop you don't know when you are upside
down and when not - completely disorienting.
BOULDER BEACH WATER PARK
On a busy day, we end up spending most of our afternoon at the water park. Several
attractions are immediately available without any waiting: the two big wave pools, the lazy
river, and the two play areas for kids. More exhilirating attractions are available too:
water slides that run through dark tunnels, drop you nearly vertically at great speed, or
slosh your group back and forth through a winding race course.
Many other attractions are on offer for all ages: a ride on the authentic 1915 steam train,
bumper cars, a ferris wheel that gives you a view of the park, a magic show, a talented
juggler, a log flume ride, lots of kiddie rides, a playground, ice cream parlours and
restaurants, merry-go-round, ice palace show, and shops.
Official Website: Silverwood Theme Park
Silverwood Photos and Reviews on ThemeParkReview.com
Silverwood Reviews on TripAdvisor.com
wknt = rate per one week night
wknd = rate per one weekend night
3nt = rate for three nights
wk = weekly rate
Config A not available 12/18 to 1/2.
Config C available 4/15 to 11/25 and 12/26 to 1/2
$80 to $120 cleaning fee and lodging tax apply.
Sorry, no pets.