Friday, October 16, 2015

ZooBoo Review!!!

Remember I mentioned heading to Lowry Park Zoo for their Halloween event? Well it's time to share that with you now!

In case you're not sure what the ZooBoo is :

It's an all new ZooBoo, just for kids! Ideal for little boys and "ghouls" (age 11 & under), ZooBoo KIDS is a Halloween treat for families. Go batty with extended hours on select nights and "fright free" festivities like a trick-or-treat trail, corn maze, creepy critter encounters, friendly character appearances, fall photo opportunities, Halloween-themed games, festive seasonal decor and a Monster Mash dance party. On designated days, guests can watch some of the Zoo's animals have a smashing good time too with pumpkin toss enrichments. ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership. Visit LowryParkZoo.org for a schedule of events.

We went this past weekend as it was opening weekend for the event. I have to say my kiddo is more interested in the animals themselves than candy, but for those looking for a safe, fun trick or treat event, this is it! 

The event runs on the weekends from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. You're kiddos can ride all the rides, see the animals, trick or treat, and work on fun things such as decorating cookies and painting pumpkins. There's even a slightly spooky maze, which isn't really spooky, so you're safe to enjoy it. 

As you walk in the zoo you'll hear some of your favorite spooky tunes such as Thriller, Monster Mash and more. There's a dance area for events that take place in the evening and lots of fun and exciting adventures awaiting you. Of course while you're there you must stop by and see all the animals at this over 50 acre zoo. One of my son's favorites was this guy. Isn't he/she amazing???

Around the children's area with the rides is where you'll find all the fun ZooBoo activities. On your way you can stop and take some photos of your kiddo in costume. To be honest, it was close to 90 degrees on the day we went so Boo Bear didn't dress up. There were plenty of fairies, pirates, and cute bumblebees around though!

When you enter the children's area you'll also find some great photo opps with some of the characters at the zoo. We met a queen and a pirate! 

Here's the pirate!!

We rode the Tiger roller coaster that is perfect for your little guys. We also rode on the carousel, strolled through the plains of Africa, and went to all the neat trick or treat booths around. Guess what? Parents are allowed to get candy as well! 

There were all sorts of fun and exciting decorations around the zoo like these guys who were singing the whole the time. 

If you have a season pass or if you're just looking for something fun to do with the kids, you definitely should check out the Lowry Park ZooBoo fest! Family friendly costumes are welcome for all the kiddos age 11 and under. You'll find a variety of activities waiting for all ages and booths along the way to help mom and dad enjoy the day as well.

Oh by the way, when you're there, stop by and see this guy. He seems to be concentrating quite hard and will have a staring contest with you.

If you can't make it for the ZooBoo festivity, make sure you check out the zoo anyway. Here's a coupon code for you to get a deal on your next visit:

$3 OFF ZOO ADMISSION - Enjoy $3 off Zoo admission and spend the day visiting more than 1,000 animals on 56 acres of lush, natural habitats! Offer valid for up to 4 guests per original coupon presented. Coupon not combinable with any other offers. No cash value. Valid only during daytime hours; not valid for special events. Prices subject to change without notice. Discount not applicable to AAA rates. Expires 12/31/2015.
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Overall, Boo Bear gave this two thumbs way up as he loved the animals and the fun Halloween activities. I mean what more can you ask for? Trick or treat fun and awesome animals in one place? Head on out to Lowry  Park Zoo for the ZooBoo this weekend!!! 

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