We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
Phone Number: +1 614-645-3550
Website
Description:

Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park that features a multi-level play...

Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park that features a multi-level play structure, 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and more. Admission to Zoombezi Bay includes the Columbus Zoo and proceeds from the waterpark support the Zoo's operation and mission.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 286 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Fun family time

Try a dive in movie night. It's a day and night full of fun. The variety of rides is good. Zoo membership will save on parking and getting in. Pack a cooler of food and park it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Christi K
Add Photo Write a Review

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 285: English reviews
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Try a dive in movie night. It's a day and night full of fun. The variety of rides is good. Zoo membership will save on parking and getting in. Pack a cooler of food and park it while having fun and then go eat! It'll save you lots of cash.

Helpful?
Thank Christi K
ohio
Level Contributor
200 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It did not seem as if there were enough slides and other things to do to warrant the $34 price tag plus $10 parking. The lines were long and slow even though the park was no where near filled to capacity. Disappointing.

Helpful?
Thank yearbook1
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This park offers zoom passed where you get to skip the line. This made the lines really long for people that didn't purchase the zoom passes. For the water slides the workers did every other line and that takes a long time to go through. We waited in line for an hour and a half for one ride. Every time... More 

Helpful?
Thank samantha g
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband, mom and I visited on Saturday August 27th. We spent some time in the zoo in the morning first then headed to the water park. We waited over an hour in line for Cyclone which was fun but ate up a large part of our time! We also hit the lazy river a few times as well as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Courtney Y
Houston
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

As in my review for Columbus Zoo says this place was perfect and a very relaxing time! We had no issues and the kids had a blast!!

Helpful?
Thank NathanDienhart
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't waste your money. This is why Jack Hanna can travel the world and your stuck going to his crappy amusement park. It cost us over $250 for 2 kids and 2 adults and we got to ride 4 good slides and a few times down Dolphin Dash from open to close. This didn't even include food because a hamburger... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sara N
Xenia, Ohio
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ended our wonderful day spent at the Columbus Zoo at Zoombezi Bay. The day we were there it rained occasionally which scared some people away-Not Us! We loved at the attractions and rides. A perfect ending to a perfect day!

Helpful?
Thank goody261
Wheelersburg, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love Zoombezi Bay, only bad part is it gets so overcrowded in the summer that the rides aren't worth the wait!

Helpful?
Thank Shirley C
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Many rides to choose from. Our favorites were the lazy river, wave pool and the water coaster slide. It is salt water so its easy on the eyes. Some rides have long lines. We brought a picnic lunch. They have an area to store your cooler and a covered table area too. Lockers available for a fee as well.

Helpful?
Thank NappiJ
Delaware, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Zoombezi for our last "fun day" before school starts. We arrived around 10a (gates open at 1030) so we would have a good spot in line. We rented a cabana, and it was large and spacious. The mid-level cabanas come with water, fridge, safe and cabana boy. Only problem with the cabana was we apparently ordered lunch... More 

Helpful?
Thank osucaglehead

Been to Zoombezi Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zoombezi Bay and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
5 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Zoombezi Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?