We went out if our way to visit this place and it was a bad bad mistake.
Our first clue should've been the LONG lines just to buy the tickets and a girl handing our a CD for high volume orientation! When we finally got to the ticket booth we bought an extra bag of feed and so the total for 2 adults one kid was $50. The girl at the booth told us after we paid that she recommended us take a restroom break prior to going through because it will take 2 hours! WTF?! When we went through the gate it was just a line of cars stopped.
We just paid $50 to sit in 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic.
All the animals were jut sitting under trees and off to the distance. The camel, rhino, giraffe were fenced in so it's not different than a zoo. The Zebras would've been cool (based on some pictures they are really interactive) but all they did was stare.
We had ZERO animal interaction. ZERO.
After 2 hours (2.5hrs if including the line to get tickets) we went into the cafe for a late late lunch. More lines. All the tables were dirty and sticky so I squirted some hand sanitizer and scrubbed. The only good part was the pizza was descent. But that may be because we were starving.
And the restroom... Another line (both men and women). When we got to the stall - no toilet paper. (Good thing I had wipes in my purse). And then there was no soap or paper towels.
So we then ventured to the petting zoo (baby goats were cute) and lemur island smelled like a sewer.. And none of the animals were particularly interested.
When I spoke to someone about it, she just told me we are free to go through the drice through again. Seriously?! You want me to sit through traffic again?!
They should limit the number of feed bags so he animals are not over fed. Or at least tell you to not purchase another bag when you ask to buy one... That's just wrong. When we go to a lorikeet feeding at the zoo, they tell us if the lorikeets are hungry or not so you decide whether you want to (1) go in and (2) buy nectar. There should be a similar sign here.
This was such a horrible experience. I wished it was better because it could've been so neat for the kids (and adults).
The people who run this place should be more upfront about the wait and experience an not just say "would you like to purchase an additional bag of feed?" And "have a great time!l
And when someone actually talks to you about it in person - be apologetic.
My tip: if it's a long line to the ticket booth... Turn around.
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