Zoombezi Bay

Zoombezi Bay water park owned and operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium near Powell, Ohio (Columbus). The park is placed on the site of the ex – Wyandot Lake Amusement Park, which acquired by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in 2006. Zoombezi Bay started out for the general public and tourist on May 26, 2008, and at the moment ranks as 1 of the Midwest’s most favorite water parks.

In the starting Wyandot Lake is a picnic and fun park. In the 1940s, a carnival owner to be use as winter storage for the carnival’s rides acquire the area. In 1956, the spot converted into an amusement park and added in its 1st roller coaster, Jet Flyer.


Oct 2006, work began to remove the former have a picnic area and clear plants and other out-dated rides. Many older attractions and equipment sold off. Wyandot Lake’s popular “Jet Stream” and “Zuma Falls” water slides were purchased by The Beach Water Park, located in Mason, Ohio. In summer 2007, an online competition was organized to name the new water park. More than 3,000 people voted, and the name Zoombezi Bay selected from a list that also included Kisawa Waves, Katoomba Lagoon, Kahuna Island, and Tahiti Waves.

In May 26, 2008, the park re-opened as Zoombezi Bay, with 2 ride from the Wyandot Lake. Currently lots of attractions added into Zoombezi Bay such as : Wild Tides Wave Pool, Roaring Rapids, Baboon Lagoon, Sea Tubes, Croctail Island and Croctail Creek.


Zoombezi Bay Working Hours:
Date Hours Event
May 21 – 22 10:30 am to 7 pm Opening Weekend
May 26 – 27 9:30 am to 5 pm Special hours for
Zoombezi Bay Education Day
May 28 – Jun. 9 10:30 am to 7 pm
Jun. 10 – Aug. 21 10:30 am to 8 pm
Aug. 27 – 28 10:30 am to 7 pm  WEEKENDS ONLY through Labor Day
Sept. 3 – 5 10:30 am to 7 pm  WEEKENDS ONLY through Labor Day

*Wild Tides wave pool will be open until 11 pm on select dates in July and August for Dive-In Movies.

Zoombezi Bay Tickets:
  • General Admission: $28.99
  • Child (3-9) Admission: $21.99
  • Senior (60+) Admission: $21.99
  • Columbus Zoo Parking: $10.00

Buy ticket online.

Zoombezi Bay Address & Contact:

Address: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone no: +1 (614) 724-3600
Email Id: info@columbuszoo.org
Website: www.zoombezibay.columbuszoo.org

Zoombezi Bay Map:

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Categories:   Amusement Parks, Water Parks