Conquering Your Bucket List at Silverwood

August 11, 2020.Amy Riordan.1 Like.13 Comments

There’s something to be said about knowing what you want and going after it, which is why so many of us have bucket lists. We are looking to conquer a big fear; to take on a new wild adventure; to experience something we’ve never experienced before. Our list gives us excitement and bravery, while keeping us consistent in going after our dreams. It takes us to a new level of adulthood while also sending us right back to who we were as a child; truly alive and ready for anything that comes our way.

Growing up in North Idaho and having the luxury of being able to experience Silverwood each summer, had me completely oblivious to just how many fears I conquered at the park. Every new adventure, and all of the first-time experiences that I got to enjoy were all because of someone else’s dream.

So, to all of you out there looking for an adventure or a first-time experience, enjoy this list of items I created for you to conquer at Silverwood Theme Park; or rather, your Silverwood Bucket List. Each of these experiences are unique & are sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

Ride A Feet-Dangling Roller Coaster

With your feet dangling on the Aftershock, you find yourself a little more vulnerable. What a rush!

Ride A Roller Coaster Upside Down

The Corkscrew. Need I give this one a description?

Enjoy A Drink At A Float-Up Bar

Float the Lazy River and find yourself at the Boulder Beach Cove float-up bar for an adult beverage in an incredibly relaxing atmosphere.

Drive An Antique Car

I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t really sold on this one until I did it. It was actually really fun, & had me thinking about what a unique experience it was. I would compare it to going to a drive-in movie or using a typewriter. It’s an opportunity to do something that may one day be gone forever.

Ride A Sudden-Drop Ride

Conquer you fear of falling and/or fear of heights on the Panic Plunge!

Go To A Magic Show

My first ever magic show was at Silverwood, and I remember being completely shocked. The best part is that the show changes a bit every year, so I can continue to be baffled even as an adult.

Experience A Wave Pool

There are two wave pools at Boulder Beach Bay, both set to 5 minute intervals between waves & calm giving you the opportunity to get ready for the next set.

Spray Someone On A Water Ride

I’m a really big fan of the Bumper Boats, which have the ability to spray other people as you bump into them, but it wasn’t until the 3rd or 4th time that I visited when I found out you can soak strangers outside of Thunder Canyon and Log Fume with quarters. Mischievous? Yes. Fun on all levels? Absolutely.

Eat Your First Elephant Ear or Funnel Cake

As a foodie, this one was a really big deal for me. Experiences should always involve a whole lot of fun and some really sweet food, specifically at the Sugar Shack.

Ride A Train

It’s very rare nowadays to get to experience a train ride, and Silverwood gives you this opportunity while also providing a show on the Steam Engine Train.


This blog post is dedicated to everyone out there who has a bucket list & is looking to check a few off while experiencing Silverwood Theme Park. I hope it’s as meaningful to you as it all has been for me. Silverwood Family, thank you so much for allowing me to not only be a small part of this dream, but to grow up knowing that truly anything is possible.


Meet The Conductor

I’m Amy Riordan, optimist, bucket lister, podcaster & blogger. My passion is in social media strategy & product photography, so in 2019 I started a company to help small local business owners grow in online media. Growing up in the Inland Northwest meant frequent trips to Silverwood, hundreds of great family memories & now I share that tradition with my husband Tim. When we aren’t working or at Silverwood, you’ll find us out hiking with our dog Penny or working on our latest DIY project.

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Comments (13)

  • Diane B. . August 11, 2020 . Reply

    Heading to Silverwood at the end of the month to celebrate my son’s 9th birthday. He said he’s ready for an upside-down ride! Can’t wait to help him check something off his bucket list!

  • Barb H . August 11, 2020 . Reply

    I completed most of whats on the bucket list and have totally enjoyed every minute of it!

  • Leslie Stockdale . August 11, 2020 . Reply

    Hope to head to Silverwood again very soon!
    How’s that for a bucket list!

  • Lindsay Roberts . August 12, 2020 . Reply

    Panic plunge is #1 on my bucket list! Finally going to do it with my kids!

  • Blayne Smith . August 13, 2020 . Reply

    Plan on taking my kiddos for the first time at the end of August. All of these rides make my bucket list. I hope we can fit them all in!

  • Tam . August 13, 2020 . Reply

    Great ideas!!! Some I have done, yet others I can’t convince myself to do!

  • Stef . August 13, 2020 . Reply

    Had my first funnel cake here!

  • Charity Richardson . August 15, 2020 . Reply

    Love Silverwood!!

  • Charity Richardson . August 15, 2020 . Reply

    This is a great blog

  • Jessica . August 17, 2020 . Reply

    Rode my son’s first rollercoaster with him at silverwood this year! One off the bucket list! He is 6 years old and Silverwood brought out such a brave side of him!! We love it there and hope to come back soon!!

  • Chris . August 17, 2020 . Reply

    Silverwoooddd!! Hope to be screaming at you soon!!

  • Jack . August 17, 2020 . Reply

    Hope I can win my dad some tickets for his birthday we love silverwood!!!!

  • lisa . August 17, 2020 . Reply

    We have never been to Silverwood but have heard great things about it & would love a chance to go!

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