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Zoombezi Bay Opens For Season

Media Alert: Thursday, May 13, 2010


May 13, 2010

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

Powell, OH – It’s time to get the shorts and swimsuits out of storage, Zoombezi Bay opens for its third season on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m.
            Guests visiting Zoombezi Bay this season will notice a huge increase in guest amenities. Over 200 lounge chairs were added which will increase seating capacity by 15% and two new Cabanas were added that are available for rent.  Each 16 x 16 Cabana includes: fans to keep  cool, a small private patio, three lounge chairs, a dining table with four chairs, small storage ottoman, discounted food and beverage menu and a personal cabana server to take your food and beverage orders.

            Croctail Creek, the adult’s only lazy river, underwent a $100,000 renovation that includes a new bar sound system and updates to the river itself. Croctail Creek will remain a 21 and over attraction making it an adult’s oasis.

            Fans of the Wide Tides Wave Pool can spend even more time in the water with the elimination of the 15 minute break periods. A new lifeguard rotation policy will allow the wave pool to remain open every minute of operation while keeping guests safe.

            Don’t forget that admission to Zoombezi Bay also includes access to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on the same day! There’s so much to do and see that it’s hard to fit it all in one day. For the most economical option consider a Zoombezi Bay season pass which also includes free parking. Season passes are also perfect for college students staying in the Columbus area for the summer.

            Open daily after Memorial Day weekend Zoombezi Bay opens each day at 10:30 a.m. and closing times vary on the day. Please visit for additional information.   

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days of the year 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Memorial Day weekend and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  General admission is $12.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 2 to 9 and seniors 60+.  Children under 2 and Columbus Zoo members are free.  The Zoo was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)  For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit

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