I went here on a weekday (I live about 10 minutes away) and had a good time. We (3 adults in our mid-thirties) arrived approximately 9:30 am (park opened at 9) and were parked and on a tram to the park in 5 minutes. We stayed till 530. Parking is $15. I used a kiosk to pick up my ticket that I purchased online and we all also bought "fast passes" which allow you to bypass the long lines. The only thing I didn't like about the fast pass was that it only allowed you to use it once per ride (there are about 10 rides that are eligible) with one free "bonus ride" but it was much cheaper as I understand it from the other parks ($35). Without this pass we would have been waiting in long lines so it was well spent money - would recomend if it is a busy day (we had a lot of spring breakers). We went on all the major rides (Cheetah Chase was our overall favorite). The Rhino Ralley had a 50 minute wait but with the fast pass we were on in about 10 minutes. I would have been disapopinted if we waited 50 minutes. The Scorpion and Sand Seprant (the little roller coaster) had long lines and were not fast pass eligible so we skipped them. The animals were out and about when we were there and seemed very well taken care of. Food was OK, lines were long and there wasn't much of a healthy selection at the little booths (we didn't want to take the time to go into one of the restuaraunts on site - might have had more variety). Expect pricing for food to be similar to a movie theatre. Bathrooms were not as clean as I would have expected. We put our personal belongings in a locker at the front of the park next to the bakery, which was $7, but you could open and close it as much as you wanted vs the other lockers which were cheaper but one time use. Depends upon your preference. Overall a great day here and because I'm a Florida resident I can go back on my fun card pass until the end of the year. The park did get more crowded as the day got later, so would recomend going in the morning and getting the more popular rides done (especially if you don't have a fast pass) to avoid longer lines.
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