Ready to visit Silverwood with Teens this year??!! I’m a mom of 3 teenage daughters, and we would like to share what is the best part of this theme park for older kids! Silverwood with teens is a really fun day! My girls are 12, 13 and 19 now and there is a lot for them to enjoy every time we visit. If you’re going on a road trip you should definitely put this on your itinerary. We moved to Boise, Idaho a few years ago. Then we visited Coeur d Alene and Sandpoint and fell in love. Now we live in Northern Idaho and discovered this fun waterpark and theme park last summer! Since we came from SoCal we have visited quite a few amusement parks. My girls and I compare Silverwood to Knott’s Berry Farm and just love it. BUT the biggest difference is that the lines are MUCH shorter! Same thrill rides each time you visit, but a lot less time standing still. That is a huge win for all of us for sure. 😉

Here are the rides that my teens rated 5 stars:


Thunder Canyon

Perfect when it is HOT!

Aftershock and Corkscrew

For those who like upside-down rides!

Panic plunge

Quick dive down from the top to the bottom, adrenaline rush!


A real rush, oh my.

Timber Terror

You can see this Wooden “old fashioned” thrill ride from the highway. I do not do thrill rides BUT I appreciate that there are lots of benches around so I can find shade while they ride. 😉

Now if you’re bringing teens, make sure they each bring their own backpack. Done are the days when “Mom carries everything,” Yay!! In each one of their packs make sure they each carry the following items:

  1. A bottle of water that can be refilled
  2. A cell phone is handy especially if they want to head off on their own and you want to stay in contact with them.
  3. Money is important so they can buy food – buying a refillable cup the first visit is a money saver too
  4. Bringing a jacket is handy because Idaho weather can change every 5 minutes 😉
  5. Sunscreen is always a must in our family when we go outside
  6. If y’all are visiting the waterpark side, of course, you’d need swimsuits and a plastic bag for wet clothing. We haven’t visited that side of the park yet though. When we do we will share our favorites there for older kids too.
  7. OH and be sure to bring a camera because there will be lots of great grins to capture throughout the day.


About The Conductor

My name is Justine Howell. My husband, I, and 3 daughters moved to Northern Idaho 2 years ago and love it! In 2012 I started The Typical Mom blog sharing easy recipes and family-friendly travel destinations. Silverwood has become a favorite place for us to visit together and make lots of memories.


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Comments (29)

  • Samantha Markwort . July 7, 2020 . Reply

    My teens love Silverwood! Now they want to go by themselves with their friends 😭😭😭

  • Lisa H . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    I never made it up to Silverwood when my kids were teens. I’d love to go with them as Young Adults, though.

  • Rachelle M . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Visitin the park as a young adult is the best part!! Then you can really enjoy everything you want, and the swim up bar in the lazy river 😎 cant wait go to this summer!!

  • Sophia Angulo . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    I’ve been in Idaho for a few months now and we’re dying to visit!

  • Serena . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    My family and I can’t wait to visit! Great blog 🙂

  • Spencer Morgan . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Spokid . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Really want to being my family for a day of fun!

  • Sheila . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Can’t wait to take my kids!

  • Amanda Peppinger . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Going in August taking 4 teenagers

  • amanda . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    My kids always have a blast. Cant wait to visit in a couple weeks

  • Lila Pippin . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Would love to win some tickets!

  • Mendy sleight . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Can’t wait to come visit end of this month

  • Logan Taelor Luna . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    We are bringing our teens in August and are so excited to see it from their perspective

  • Juel Morgan . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    Thanks for the info! We’re taking our kiddos up for the first time in a couple of weeks!

  • Sami allen . July 8, 2020 . Reply

    What a great adventure. A definite bucket list for all ages. We went in June and are still talking it up two weeks later. Thanks for the fun day, the smiles and memories are priceless

  • Jami Ecoff . July 9, 2020 . Reply

    So excited to visit with 2 14 year olds this summer!

  • Tammy . July 9, 2020 . Reply

    Love Silverwood.

  • Leslie Stockdale . July 9, 2020 . Reply

    Wanting to bring the whole family sometime this season…
    A little help with tickets would be super!!!

  • T Valdez . July 9, 2020 . Reply

    Love making this an annual visit with the family. Always a great time!

  • Leah . July 9, 2020 . Reply

    My teens love silverwood

  • Deanna Campbell . July 10, 2020 . Reply

    I take my teens every summer. We all love it!

  • Cassie W . July 10, 2020 . Reply

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Angela Gaffke . July 11, 2020 . Reply

    There’s something for everyone! My teens and my little kids loved it equally!

  • Melissa . July 11, 2020 . Reply

    I’m looking forward to taking my two teens to Silverwood for the first time!!!

  • Kristian . July 12, 2020 . Reply

    Great ideas! We love silver wood!

  • Gary . July 12, 2020 . Reply

    We have 3 teens who love going!

  • Teresa . July 13, 2020 . Reply

    Great Article!

  • Casy . July 13, 2020 . Reply

    I loved going here as a kid and as a teen. Fun!

  • Colb . July 13, 2020 . Reply

    I like Silverwood!

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