Such a surprise, this is a nice and clean little park and zoo. The entrance fee is a bargain compared to some of the other attractions in the Bay Area. The rides are free (included in the entrance fee) and they are all geared for kids under the age of 7. The lines for the rides were not bad at all (some rides didn't have any lines!) The longest line we waited in was probably about 15 minutes for the Danny the Dragon ride, which was a big mistake. It is the slowest, most unexciting ... I don't want to call it a ride, what's a better word? Just a slow moving tram? With nothing to look at but aging, motionless scenes of fairy tales. A tip, if your child wants to pedal on the racing tricycles, s/he'll have to wear closed-toed shoes. (Alas, my son could not in his flip-flops.) My kids especially liked the family roller coaster, swings and carousel.
The zoo is quaint, but in the blazing San Jose sun, the animals were all asleep or in the shade by mid-afternoon. Don't expect lions and tigers and elephants - here there are mostly lemurs, tortoises and one jaguar. There is also a petting zoo past the restaurant where you can feed the goats and other farm animals by hand.
Take note, you'll have to pay for parking. Also, we purchased our tickets online, but there was no separate line at the entrance for people who pre-paid tickets. We went through the shorter membership line. Not sure if we were supposed to do that, but we did anyway.
Overall, we had a wonderful day here and I highly recommend for young kids! The small size of the park makes it totally manageable and walkable for our 5 and 6 year olds. There's picnic areas as well, so you can bring your own lunch!
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