Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park sits on over 221 acres! With so much to see and do it can be hard to fit in all the fun in one day. If your family wants to ride all the rides and splash down all the water activities during our peak season (July-August), then tackling the park in one day might be a tricky task. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to experience all the fan favorites in just two days.

Many of our guests drive miles and miles just to spend their two days off at our park! Summer time is busy and we understand that sometimes this is all the time our guest have to come out and enjoy our park all summer! Luckily there are ways to fit in the best rides and attractions in just 2 days!

Come on a Wednesday or Thursday

Toyota drivers have the opportunity to get FREE admission to the park on two different Tuesdays in the month of July during our Toyota Tuesday promotion. These days can get busy. But if you are able to get away from work on a Wednesday or a Thursday you will save some time from waiting in longer lines. This saves more time for fun!

Purchase the 2 Day, Any Day

If you are looking to get a discount during our peak season, then try to purchase your tickets online in advanced. You will always save money versus purchasing your tickets at the front gate. The best part is that you get a discount for buying the 2 day ticket, over the single day admission. With this ticket you don’t have to pick a specific date, and you don’t even have to use it consecutively.

Map Out Your Day

Taking a look at our park map in advance might help you and your family decide what you don’t want to miss. Most guests like to go to the water park first since it does close before the dry park. But if you and your family have been counting down the days to ride the coasters, head there first! You can even utilize your time more if you ride the train while your more adventurous kiddos want to ride Tremors for the third time in a row! That way every member of your family feels like they didn’t miss out! You also might want to consider heading to the rides that tend to have the longest lines first. The most popular rides at the park are Thunder Canyon, Tremors, Timber Terror, Log Flume, Avalanche, and Ricochet Rapids. The magic show can also fill up fast, so if that is something your family wants to do, plan on going to the 3:00 show.

Rise and Shine

The gates to the park open at 11am, and those few extra hours before the late risers show up are golden. If you and your family decide to come right when we open, there is a good chance that you will be able to walk onto some of your favorite rides! It is even nice if you want to ensure that perfect spot by the pool. The Courtyard is open by 10 am, so grab a coffee and pastry at the coffee shop. Then get in line at either entrance. Where ever you want to go first.

Stay Late

Sometimes guests tend to take off after the water park closes. So if you stay late, you might get more riding time! Our hours of operation vary depending on when you plan on coming. Please check out our calendar before you arrive to plan accordingly.

One Day at Silverwood, One Day at Boulder Beach

You can easily spend one whole day at the water park and one whole day at the dry park. If the forecast is a little iffy on one of the days during your visit, head to the dry park and then come back to the water park when it warms up. This also saves you time changing your clothes during the transition of each park.

Stay Close

Our guests love being able to camp just a few steps away from the park. This saves on commuting time and just leaves more time to play. You don’t have to worry about packing up the car each day. You can just grab your bags and walk on over! There are also other campgrounds and hotels nearby that save guests time and money. You can learn more about them here.

With so much to do and see, it’s difficult to not have a good time during your visit. Make sure to share your experience with others through social media, and tag us too! We love to see you and your family making memories with us. If you have any other tips and tricks that you didn’t see here but you would like to share, please comment below!


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Comments (87)

  • Katelin quezada . June 27, 2018 . Reply

    I love silverwood

  • Clinton Charles Christian . June 28, 2018 . Reply

    I recently visited a different theme park and I have to say silverwood outshines them in every way.

  • Kelli K . June 28, 2018 . Reply

    So excited to visit this Summer. Great tips!!

  • Krystle . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Thanks for all the blog info! Can’t wait to visit this summer!

  • Charla . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    This is so awesome. A good breakdown if time and things to do

  • Charmaine . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    My grandkids really enjoyed our trip ladt year, and would love to go back.

  • April . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Excited for my first visit this summer!

  • Kelly . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I am so excited to take my daughter to silverwood for her first time.

  • Jessi a . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Great tips! Hope to make it back this summer!

  • DLeung . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Silverwood has a special place in our hearts! Favourite place to be for good fun!

  • Jessica Miller . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I haven’t been to Silverwood in a few years and I can’t wait to come back!

  • Jessica Miller . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I’m really hoping to make it back to Silverwood this summer!

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  • Bonnie Remmick . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I have around 10 to 15 of my family coming to your park for the first time ever. We are so excited. We have heard so many great things about Silverwood. See you in August!!!

  • Shirley A . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I was at Silverwood many years ago and now would love to take my daughter

  • Sheena . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Excited to come from Canada to visit this Summer! Free tickets would be a bonus and help save on costs!

  • Abby Rowe . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    So helpful. Silver wood is a great summer activity!

  • Annie Baumann . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Excited to visit in August!

  • Teresa Ayres . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Yay! Only a few more weeks till our big trip. All these tips have been so helpful for planning!

  • Bonny . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Would love this to send me girls there. 1 of them is a 2 time cancer survivor!!!

  • M . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We’re looking forward to camping and playing at Silverwood this summer all the way from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!

  • Alicia . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Cant wait to go again

  • Angel . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Love this park! Such a great place to take the family!! Traditions.

  • Kendri Lengkeek . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    love silverwood only have been one time hope to win tickets so we can go back again 🙂

  • Jillian Wurmlinger . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I grew up in Idaho all my life and even though I currently go to college in Michigan I still love to come home for the summer and visit the park!

  • Jessica . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I always get to the park first thing so i can ride several rides before the waits get long.

  • Stephanie . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Visiting for the first time in July and found this article so helpful!

  • Tmara . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I love silver wood!

  • Kristen . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We love Silverwood!!

  • Jennifer salvati . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Can’t wait to visit for this first time this summer

  • Russ . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Great summer getaway for the whole family!

  • Samantha Wooten . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We will go on the water rides in the silverwood park and then the spinning rides like round up to dry off.

  • Misty Piece . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Our daughter is 5 and we can’t wait to take her to Silverwood this summer. It is going to be a great experience, I’m betting her favorite ride will be Thunder Canyon.

  • Ashley . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Thank you for the awesome tips. Hoping to head up that way this summer for my anniversary!

  • Becca . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    First time I went to Silverwood was about 20 years ago. I have loved going every time since! Great tips on how to make the visit the best it can be!

  • Gardenia . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I hope I win those tickets. I’ve been wanting to go to silver wood with my family so bad!

  • Kay Raymen . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Love Silverwood!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ann . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Nothing but fun!!

  • Cindy Ramirez . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    My family and I love Silverwood!

  • Zebron Watts . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Haven’t been yet going this summer. Can’t wait

  • Melissa Seed . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Great information send advice for visiting the park. I didn’t know the 2 or 3 day tickets didn’t have to be consecutive days. This is a good deal!

  • Brianna Frey . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I havent been to silverwood in a very long time. Im definitely gonna need a guide! Then spend one whole day at Boulder Beach and another whole day at Silverwood!

  • Autumn . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Can’t wait to take my boys this summer!

  • Toni Auclair . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I can’t wait to visit!

  • Monica . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I’m bringing my family to Silverwood next week and would love a little help with tickets!!!

  • Lyndee walker . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We are excited to visit silverwood and plan on camping. The kids are very excited

  • Brooke . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We love Silverwood and love to bring visitors here when they stay with us in Coeur d’Alene!

  • April Stephens . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Thank you for this article, super helpful for me!

  • Holly Ayers . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Wanting to take the family this summer and 3 of kids have tickets just hoping to be able to afford 3 more for me my hubby and our 4 yr old..

  • Kirsten M . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We would love to visit this summer!

  • Nikki elkins . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Thank you for the chance I love silverwood

  • Kayte CookWatts . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I would love to win these for my brother, who is bringing his family to Silverwood for the first time this summer.

  • Nicole . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We love Silverwood!!

  • Kelly Alvarado . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I have never been to Silverwood during the summer. Only scarywood. I would love to check out the park!

  • kim . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Never been! Gotta check it out THIS summer

  • Tasha . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Would love to win tickets:)

  • Linda hart . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I would love to win tickets! Awesome park!

  • Melissa Thompson . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    We love Silverwood! Coming in July and can’t wait!

  • Emily . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Just fyi from my experience last summer, if you have little ones (or big ones!) with sensitive feet…Boulder Beach has very rough, grooved concrete in order to keep people from slipping. I thought I had pretty tough feet, but my bare feet hurt so bad by the end of the day! Bring water shoes or flip flops to wear, you can just hold on to them while on a ride!

    • (Author) Stephanie Sampson . July 3, 2018 . Reply

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for sharing your tip with other potential guests. For you or for anyone else planning on visiting with little ones, check out our Tackling the Park with Toddlers post

  • Wilna wheeler . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Thanks for the chance!!

  • Shelli . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Love Silverwood

  • Christina Harmon . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    Beem here once and want to go back so bad. Would love to come for scary wood

  • Shar Hunter . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    My family would love this place!!!

  • Roxanne Dugger-Martinez . June 29, 2018 . Reply

    I would love to visit both parks. This is a great guide for first timers like me.

  • Kathryn Rice . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    Cant wait to go in August!

  • Melissa E . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    My family is visiting this summer for our 1st time. So excited!!

  • Jennifer R . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    I live locally and have been to silverwood many times growing up and this article does have some great tips!!! 🙂

  • Rebecca Gullett . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    We can’t wait!

  • Jessicca . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    I love Silverwood, can’t wait to go there again this year!

  • Karen Ehresman . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    These are great tips ! Thanks!!

  • Savannah . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    Id love for a chance to go back to silverwood with family now, (husband & son). Before i went with ny family (brothers, sisters, mom, dad, aunt’s, uncles) i would love to show my husband and son the blast it could be. Pretty rad y’all do giveaways.

  • Jamie Abhold . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    Can’t wait to visit this summer!

  • Amanda anderson . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    I love silverwood!!! My kids love it too. It’s been a couple years since we have been able to come out but fingers crossed we get to make one trip this year. 🙂

  • Alicia Coyle . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    I love going o silverwood and normally I would go two times a year. I’m really hoping I’m able to this year. I think my favorite ride is the corkscrew.

  • Jelena Vandenburgh . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    I love Silverwood! <3

  • Michelle Y. . June 30, 2018 . Reply

    We’ve never been to Silverwood and would love to go!

  • GeoLin McNeal . July 1, 2018 . Reply

    It would be great if you had a deal for Canadians this summer!

  • Chris Hauer . July 1, 2018 . Reply

    Thanks for the tips! Hope to spend a day or two at Silverwood soon!

  • XandMoore . July 1, 2018 . Reply

    Hoping to visit Silverwood with some friends for my birthday this year!

  • Kristina . July 2, 2018 . Reply

    I love silverwood it’s been so long since I have been there though!

  • Teacla McGreal . July 2, 2018 . Reply

    Our family is getting so excited for our first visit!

  • Sandra . July 2, 2018 . Reply

    Thank you for be amazing chance to win, would be much needed to go on a little road trip to silver this summer ❤️

  • Bre . July 3, 2018 . Reply

    Looove to get out to silverwood this year! Always hear great things 🙂

  • Kim . July 4, 2018 . Reply

    It’s a summer tradition. We drive for hours and hours to make it happen.

  • Terry . July 1, 2022 . Reply

    I took my young children to Silverwood many years ago when it was a very small amusement park, very few rides and no Boulder beach. I’ve been coming back ever since, now with my grown children and grandchildren. We love it. Prices are still affordable, the park is always clean, and the employees are great. Thank you Silverwood for almost forty years of memories!

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