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Zoombezi Bay Water Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Zoombezi Bay Water Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Zoombezi Bay water park offers lots of water slides.

Columbus Zoo
Zoombezi Bay, which used to be known as Wyandot Lake, is a large water park with more than a dozen water slides. Among the highlights is the Tahitian Twister family raft ride, which is all the more thrilling since it is enclosed and experienced in total darkness. The park also features the Cyclone bowl ride, which sends four-passenger rafts swirling, and the Dolphin Dash mat-racing slide. The park also offers two river rides: Croctail Creek is a lazy river reserved for adult guests, while the Roaring Rapids action river ratchets up the thrills for guests of all ages.

Other features at the park include private cabanas for rent, quick-service restaurants, snack stands, and a gift shop. By buying combo passes to Zoombezi Bay, the zoo, aquarium, and the mini "dry" ride park, Jungle Jack's Landing, visitors can make a (long) day of it.

Location and Phone:

Powell, Ohio

(614) 645-3550
Toll Free 1-800-MONKEYS

Admission Policy:

Packages include admission to water park and Columbus Zoo or admission to water park, Columbus Zoo, and rides at Jungle Jack's Landing. Discounts for children 2 to 9 and seniors 60 and older. Ages 1 and under are free. Group discounts and season passes are available.


East of Columbus: I-70W to 270N to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Go north (or right) on Sawmill Road, which becomes Sawmill Parkway, and turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The park is approximately 1 mile ahead.

From west of Columbus: Take I-70E to 270N. Follow directions above.

From south of Columbus: Take I-71N to 270W to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Go north (or left) on Sawmill Road. Follow directions above. From north of Columbus: Take I-71S to 270W to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Follow directions above.

The actual address is 4850 West Powell Rd in Powell.

Water Park Features:

Bowl ride, family raft ride, wave pool, lazy river, action river, mat-racing slide, body slides, tube slides, interactive water play structure with dump bucket, and kiddie play area.

Affiliated Amusement Park:

Jungle Jack's Landing is adjacent to Zoombezi Bay. Tickets can be purchased separately for the rides or as part of a package that includes admission to the water park.

New for 2011:

Python Plunge and Anaconda Falls
The Python Plunge water slide will include an uphill section of track made possible my water jet blasts. The Anaconda Falls water slide will feature an enclosed tube and hairpin turns.

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