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Wonderland Amusement Park, Amarillo

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Theme Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park

2601 Dumas Dr

Amarillo, TX 79107

Wonderland Amusement Park is an iconic regional landmark that features 29 fun-filled rides and attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year.

Located in Thompson Park, Wonderland opened its doors in 1951 as Kiddie Land. At that time, the Park only had three rides; the boat ride, the Lil’ Dipper roller coaster and a kiddie car ride. Despite its small size, Kiddie Land was a huge hit!

Every year since, new and exciting rides have been added to the Park, making Wonderland the third largest amusement park in Texas with 29 fun-filled rides, including the world famous Texas Tornado.

This double loop, steel coaster attracts roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world!

Wonderland also boasts the 12 passenger Shoot the Chute, which is the first of its kind in the United States, the Drop of Fear, the Himalaya and the Texas Intimidator. Of course, Kiddie Land has remained a favorite among the little ones with the Frog Hopper, Merry-Go-Round and Train.

Every year, more than 200,000 people visit Wonderland Park either for a family outing or company event. Wonderland also plays host to birthday parties and anniversary celebrations. It’s the perfect place to bring family, friends and employees for some fun and excitement!

Wonderland Park was the vision of Paul and Aletha Rhodes. This dynamic couple turned an empty piece of land in North Amarillo into a premiere family destination. Today, their daughter, Paula, and her husband, Paul Borchardt run the park. The Borchardt’s daughter, Rebecca Parker, is the Park’s controller and the heir apparent. Although the younger generations have taken over the helm, Aletha Rhodes, who is now 96 years old, still works at the Park most days and was recently spotted making hot dogs for visiting kids.
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  • Just your avrage amusement park, in a small town basically. keeps you and your children entertained for a while, although there is NOT Many places to sit and rest though.....  more »
  • During this covid as we took my nieces and nephew to wonderland they dint pervid any hand sanitizer threw out the park they were all empty. The lady at the funnel cake station look very dirty and...  more »
  • Wonderland has such a fantastic history - if you're from Amarillo - then you grew up on this place and you know how much fun it was when you were a kid! It's absolutely amazing how long and his well they have kept some of these rides going! If you're new to the area or visiting - this is s GREAT place to spend a day!
  • We showed up today at Wonderland around 1:32 for greeted at the gate by wonderful smiling face they probably got us through the line and from there we began to enjoy our day at this wonder is part who lives were quite amazing most other spectres or writers seem to be enjoying their time smell of Carnival food near let me tell you the funnel cake is awesome I hit every ride from there to the end and back probably twice enjoy a little bit of time on the bumper cars but you can't skip out on the roller coasters well if you're looking to get wet the best way to do it is to fall back to the log in the back wonderful experience especially well you just get soaked completely soaked it's a great way to cool down the devil to enjoy the rest of the rides I hope all the other customers themselves had a great time thank you Wonderland

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