POWELL – Zoombezi Bay opens for another season on Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m.
The sneak-peek opening weekend will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
The regular season begins May 23, with daily openings until Aug. 18. Zoombezi Bay is then open on weekends only from Aug. 24 through Labor Day.
This season will offer a line-up of events, special extended hours, and family fun.
First, Zoombezi Bay is once again joining forces with the world’s top water safety and training organizations to serve as a host site for the "World’s Largest Swimming Lesson," done simultaneously with hundreds of locations in more than 20 countries, on June 20 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
The event will offer a basic, 30-minute swimming lesson to children ages 2 through 12 years old (parents are also permitted to be in the water with their children) and is designed to help build awareness about the importance of teaching children how to swim in order to help prevent drowning.
To encourage participation, Zoombezi Bay is offering participants a discounted entry of $10 each, which includes access to the entire water park after the lesson, as well as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Registration is free for Zoombezi Bay Season Pass holders.
Later in the season, Zoombezi Bay Family Nights will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy extended park hours on the last Friday in June, Fridays in July and the first Friday in August. Select attractions will remain open while a family-friendly Dive-In Movie plays on the jumbo inflatable screen at the Wild Tides Wave Pool until 11 p.m. The show schedule is as follows:
June 28 — Jurassic Park
July 5 — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
July 12 — Jumanji: Into the Jungle
July 19 — Jaws (in honor of Shark Week)
July 26 — The Grinch (2018) in honor of Christmas In July
Aug. 2 — The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
From July 22-28, Zoombezi Bay will deck the halls and pour on the holiday cheer during Christmas In July, presented by Wendy’s. This celebration will feature festive holiday activities, including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their specially-decorated cabana, meet and greets with Christmas Character Ambassadors, music, games, prizes, specialty foods and gifts for sale, and more!
For more information about hours of operation, events and more, visit ZoombeziBay.com.