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New 4-D Ride Theatre at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is Now Open
May 31, 2012 - Jacksonville, Fl -
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces the opening of a new 4-D ride theatre! Guests will love the thrills, chills, and excitement of this all new, all-senses experience that is fun for kids of all ages. Visit the Jacksonville Zoo to check out the latest attraction currently featuring Happy Feet Mumble’s Wild Ride! Join Mumble and his hilarious penguin friends for a thrilling 4-D ride as they race down frozen cliffs of Antarctica and reach chilling speeds in this breathtaking icy adventure. Don’t miss this action packed 4-D ride that promises to be cool for the whole family.
“Since the opening of our penguin exhibit two years ago, penguins have become one of the most popular attractions at the Zoo,” said the Zoo’s executive director, Tony Vecchio. “It is great that our penguins are able to welcome Mumble and his friends here this summer. As our visitors have made it clear – you cannot have too many penguin experiences!”
The 4-D theatre will now be open from 9:30 a.m. to half hour prior to closing each day. The ride can fit up to 18 people per ride. Cost per ride is $3.00 for Zoo members and $4.00 for general public. Guests must be at least 42” tall to ride. For more information and to watch a trailer of the current ride please visit jacksonvillezoo.org.
For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.