Zoombezi Bay Powell
Where are we going today?
Kids, just look out the window. Can you see that lovely summer day just ready to be enjoyed? Are you feeling...COOL? Then why don't we head to Zoombezi Bay, where you and the family can make a SPLASH this summer season!
Zoombezi Bay is over 20 acres of water park fun, right near Columbus Zoo. It's where big thrill seekers can challenge themselves, little thrill seekers can enjoy their own kiddie sized fun, and those want to just relax, well - can!
With 17 state of the art water slides, as well as adults-only areas, a wave pool, and a kids interactive play area, you know there will be something for every family member!
Let's start with the newest addition - the SoundSurfer! Have you ever taken to a five person raft ride that features LED lights AND speakers? You can even pick your own experience - whether it's country or disco, or something else!
Then, you take on 512ft of drops, and curves, and vortex loops, until you jet into the pool below. Pretty cool, isn't it!
How about trying the Big Boa Falls - only one of SIX in the entire USA! You can be whipped from side to side, and through enclosed tunnels, before making that zero-gravity splash into the landing pool!
There are plunged that will blast you into the air, roaring rapids waiting to be navigated, and crashing waves as the wave pool gets into motion!
Of course, those little thrills are just as fun at Zoombezi Bay! Why not just relax in the lazy river, enjoy some fun body slides, or watch those little ones under 54" play in their very own area.
It's almost TOO much water fun in Ohio, but we're exited to take it on!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$32.99 (includes zoo admission)
- Children$24.99 (Ages 3-9, includes zoo admission)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
19:30am - 7pm. 8pm June - Aug
Late May to early September
From dippin dots, pretzels and churros, to burgers, chicken tenders, sandwiches and BBQ, there is PLENTY to eat!.
There are a ton of healthy options, including salads, sandwiches, and fruit!.
Any Top Tips?
Over summer they have evening dive-in movies on select Fridays in summer!.
Doing our bit
They love to help you have a great time, so life jackets are free, and so are inner tubes!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about the accessibility of any of the attractions if you have questions.
Can I get one of those?
There is the Surf Shop where you can pick up anything you've forgotten like sunscreen and towels, and there are also lockers for rent, and cabanas!.
Parking is $10, the admission includes Columbus Zoo admission too for the same day, or you can buy a 2 day combo ticket which is a great value deal!.
What people are saying?
by Doug Krezan
The operation appears to be run by inexperienced people who do not seem to care. There is poison ivy growing around the lazy river and the overhead water jets never seem to be working. They use mulch around the park and when the wind blows the mulch blow into the water attractions. They should use stone. Several attractions close because there is not enough staff. Some areas have not been painted since it was Wyandot Lake. It is a run down park, but the only one in town.
by London Pierce
Wish I had a park like this in the west coast...overall...good...but wish it was like when I visited years ago
by Zamaria Wright
Yah I just got to zoombezibay it's cool
by Jeff Williams
The park is just too small for the amount of people that want to use it. My advice would be to get there early early early. Ride the more popular rides early before the lines get too long. The wave pool and lazy rivers are nice, but there's no line there so do that later in the day. Do Not waste your money on a Zoom Pass.
by Preston Perkins
This is the best water park I have gone to! I have never seen a better water park than this!