Things to know:
We have a zoo membership, and got in for half price.
The admission price included a 1# bag of Dole carrots, and a blue tag to hang on your rear view mirror to indicate that you have purchased carrots.
Without that blue tag, they will confiscate any "outside carrots" brought in.
Additional 1# bags are $5 at the safari park. Walmart sells 2# bags of carrots for $1.28
I'm not suggesting that you stock up on carrots at Walmart before heading to the park, then buy just one bag from them to get that blue rear view mirror tag. . . well, wait, actually I am. That's what we did, and it made our experience much more enjoyable as we felt we got our money's worth on feeding the animals without having to spend $35 on carrots to do so.
You can go back thru as many times in a row as you'd like for free.
We went thru two times and used 7 pounds of carrots.
The alpacas were first, some deer and sometimes the buffalos crossed over to the early part of the drive thru. Midway thru were more deer, sometimes more buffalos and camels. At the end were giraffes and zebras.
At one point we had 4 buffalos sticking their heads through our open windows and we were laughing so hard, and screaming so loud it was hilarious. I would love to see them add a couple ostriches to the mix, but we have always left happy (this was our 3rd time in 3 years visiting this drive thru park).
They have a walk thru area where the kids can have a free camel ride. There is an animal show that at the end allowed the kids to pose with a large python snake and receive a free photo of themselves with the snake around their neck. There is also pig races and an albino alligator.
Animal shows, I believe, were at 11, 1, 3 and 5 pm while pig races were 12, 2 and 4 pm.
The park closes most nights (maybe all nights?) at 7 pm, with last admissions at 6 pm.
It takes about 30 minutes to drive thru and do plenty of feeding, 60-70 minutes if you go thru twice.
There is a gift shop and ice cream parlor on site.
We arrived at about 10:30 a.m. And the animals were extremely active and hungry!
The ticket booth has a line on the right and left of it, but if you look ahead you will see a 2nd ticket booth further up. Bypass the two lines at the first booth and head up to the right side of the 2nd booth.
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