United States Ohio Columbus Columbus Guide Things To Do Events All Columbus Zoombezi Bay Water Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium By Arthur Levine Arthur Levine Facebook Twitter Arthur is a travel writer with more than 25 years of experience. He has been covering theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, and attractions for TripSavvy since 2002. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 02/06/19 Share Pin Email Columbus Zoo Zoombezi Bay, which used to be known as Wyandot Lake, is a large outdoor water park that is affiliated with the Columbus Zoo. It features a number of slides and rides. Among Zoombezi Bay's more thrilling attractions are Cyclone, a funnel ride, that sends passengers in four-person cloverleaf rafts down a chute and into a sideways-facing funnel. The Dolphin Dash is a multi-rider, mat-racing slide. The Tahitian Twister family raft ride is especially thrilling since it is enclosed and experienced in total darkness. Sea Snakes is a water park bowl ride that deposits passengers into a bowl where they swish around a few times before being deposited into a splash pool. Big Boa Falls is a fairly unique ride that includes an enclosed tunnel and an airtime hill. Other body and tube slides include Sea Tubes, Sea Splash, and Python Plunge, a water slide that uses water jets to shoot riders uphill. In 2018, Zoombezi Bay added Otter Banks, a new area at the park. Its featured attraction is Sandpiper Splash, a pair of drop slides that offer freefall sensations. There is also Sea Challenge, a water-based obstacle course, and Sand Dollar Shores, an activity pool with water basketball that doubles as a zero-entry pool. Milder attractions at the water park include Croctail Creek, a lazy river reserved for adult guests, and the Roaring Rapids action river, which ratchets up the thrills a bit for guests of all ages. Wild Tides is the park's wave pool. Younger children will want to check out Baboon Lagoon, an interactive water play structure that includes smaller slides, soakers, and a big tipping bucket. Tiny Tides caters to tots and offers animal play structures in a water playground. Other features at the park include private cabanas for rent and "dive-in" movies, which presents feature-length films on select Friday evenings at the park. Admission Policy Discounts for children 3 to 9 and seniors 60 and older. Ages 2 and under are free. The park offers discounted online prices when purchased in advance on its Web site. Prices include admission to the water park and Columbus Zoo. 2-day tickets are available. season passes are available. Zoombezi Bay offers birthday party packages that include a cabana rental. The nearby zoo can accommodate group events and group discounts are available for the water park. What's to Eat? Note that guests are not permitted to bring food into the water park. Zoombezi Bay's food stands include Boogie Beach BBQ-n-Brew, which offers BBQ chicken and pork sandwiches and Big Island Grill and Surfside Grill, which serve burgers and other meals. Location and Phone Powell, Ohio. The actual address is 4850 West Powell Rd in Powell. (614) 645-3550Toll-Free 1-800-MONKEYS Directions East of Columbus: I-70W to 270N to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Go north (or right) on Sawmill Road, which becomes Sawmill Parkway, and turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The park is approximately 1 mile ahead. From west of Columbus: Take I-70E to 270N. Follow directions above. From south of Columbus: Take I-71N to 270W to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Go north (or left) on Sawmill Road. Follow directions above. From north of Columbus: Take I-71S to 270W to Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Follow directions above. Other Water Parks in Ohio The Beach in Mason Cedar Point Shores in Sandusky Soak City at Kings Island in Mason More Ohio Water Parks Official Web Site Zoombezi Bay at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Ride the Coasters and Other Rides at the Columbus Zoo This Is One of Florida's Best Water Parks Get Wet—Outdoors and Indoors—at Ohio Water Parks Find Cool Fun at Texas Water Parks The Best Amusement Parks in Ohio You Should Visit Chill Out at New Jersey Water Parks Amusement Parks with Water Slides? Yup. Cool Water Park Fun Next to Busch Gardens Tampa This Dells Mega-Park Has Coasters, Water Slides, Go-Karts and More Missouri's Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks Offer Year-Round Fun Pennsylvania’s Coolest and Wettest Water Parks Your Legoland California Visit - A Complete Guide The Best Theme Parks and Water Parks in Virginia A Guide to Tennessee's Theme Parks and Water Parks Water Park Fun in Michigan (No Matter the Season) Find the Best Indoor Water Parks in Every Part of the U.S.