We were just there on Sunday with our family of 5. Admission prices don't seem too bad, until you add on any extras. It is $2/person for 1 RT on the tram, or Skyfari. $5 for an all day pass on the train. My husband chose the train as he figured it'd be a relaxing way to enjoy the zoo and it was the all day pass right? Well, they didn't tell us they only had 1 train running, so if you want to spend most of your day waiting in line for it, I wouldn't recommend it. Also, it doesn't give much of a "tour". We saw the houses at the back at the zoo. Woohoo! Wish we hadn't spent the $25 and maybe have done the tram instead as we only did 1 RT and that was enough. Also, the food was ridiculously expensive. $6.25 for a turkey sandwich?!! (No chips or drink with it either) But we were stuck as we were just travelling thru and didn't pack a lunch. We are members of the Denver Zoo and also frequent the Cheyenne Mtn Zoo in Colorado Springs. I love these zoos. Everything is easy to see and closer together. You can do these zoos in 3-4 hrs and they are laid out nicely with great exhibits. We have been to San Diego Zoo as well as other zoos big and small. I grew up in Chicago and frequented Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo so its not that I lack comparisons. In fact, we went back to Brookfield a few yrs ago and I was disappointed as to how "big" and expensive it had become. We are a couple with 3 small kids, so we enjoy zoos. The kids liked it, I guess, but they were ready to go as it was very hot and alot of walking. The Aquarium was nice. Oh yeah, it was $2.95 for a medium drink--Disney does not even charge this much. We love Animal Kingdom, by the way, have been going every year, don't consider it a zoo tho. Just my opinion.