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Zoombezi Bay, Powell

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Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7 acre water park operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is a summer destination designed for all age groups. The park’s attractions include the newly renovated SoundSurfer, the first waterslide in the country to incorporate light and audio effects, and Baboon Lagoon, an imaginative, multi-level play structure with a 1,000-gallon bucket dump. Zoombezi Bay also features 17 state-of-the-art water slides, wave and kiddie pools, action and lazy rivers, private cabanas, and more.

Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes the Columbus Zoo on the same day, and proceeds from the water park support the Zoo’s operation and mission. Please visit www.zoombezibay.com for more information.
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  • My bank fifth third had a company day where they bought out the zoo and zoombezi bay. Gave us tickets for both. Also food vouchers to eat while we are there. I had the best time at zoombezi bay. It wa...  more »
  • So much fun! The slides were exciting for both my 6yr old all the way to the adults! Everyone keeps asking when we are going back. Definitely worth the 2.5hr drive  more »
  • I visited Zoombezi Bay last weekend. Overall it was good experience. The lines moved quickly and concession stands had relatively small lines. The adult-only area was a nice feature. The lazy river wa...  more »
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  • Zoombezi Bay, the most accessible locally located water park. It's well maintained and the private cabanas are really good for folks to celebrate any special days! It may sound pricey but two day passes and season passes makes it all worth. Family night, Movie night and more activities makes you come again and again. construction is on going and I see more rides are being added along with picnic grove
  • Zoombezi Bay it's so much fun! Whether you like the thrill of water slides or lazing down the"river" on a tube raft, or jumping over waves in the wave pool, or laying out in the sun, or hearing your kiddos scream with glee as a humongous bucket of water dumps out and drenched them, Zoombezi has it all. The slides are very fun. The park is not to big, so it's easy to get around. Lockers for rent inside are kinda pricey, but handy. There's a changing area inside. They've done a good job to make it feel like a fun-in-the-sun vacation day. Lots of areas for kids to play too.
  • All in all I'm not impressed. The water park part had some bad staff, seemed cramped, prices for food and drinks were sky high. The raft to hold onto for one of the more dangerous water slides called "The Cyclone" was hard for me to hold onto at the speed and force it was going. I nearly lost my grip, and my life or could have been injured. The adrenaline rush was fun. There wasn't any sign until AFTER the main entrance that alcohol will be confiscated. Confiscated, (of property) taken or seized with authority. Mind you, confiscated NOT thrown away or dumped! Yep, that's exactly what happened. Most of the animals didn't seem happy, although I didn't get to see all of them. The wolves seemed most happy, they had new pups which is good because they're endangered. I'd give the place 1 or 2 stars.
  • Zoombezi Bay is so much fun for the whole family from toddlers to adults! Its always safe. There are lockers $10 to rent. Decent food. Or pack a few small snacks in a soft sided cooler. Be sure to get there early especially on the weekends,its hard to find a place to sit.
  • Wow, this place is pretty amazing! My kids LOVED the wave pool! We also loved the lazy river and the entire area for toddlers. The price is not bad at all considering you get admission to Zoombezi Bay, the aquarium, and the zoo! Staff was all very friendly and helpful! Food and drinks are pricey, but it's to be expected. We had a really great time and definitely will be back!
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