The wife and I both bought season passes and we have gone about 4 or 5 times already and we have come to find out that if we are not there very early in the day, we are stuck with terrible lines.
I hope we see some more rides put in. We were supposed to have a Ferris Wheel and Disco/Spinning Coaster but those got cut as well.
The dry side had ok rides, but with the lack of atmosphere they looked so rag-tag, almost like a carnival midway.
On the upside (for them) the place was very busy, but the beautiful new entrance plaza seemed ill equipped to handle the huge crowds, and families were getting grouchy waiting in long lines just to get in. Busy is good, and a well attended season might provide the revenue to go ahead with planned expansion.
I guess I should keep in mind that ZB is an extention of the Columbus Zoo, and zoos are always watching their budget. (A friend who worked there in a top position clams they are downright tight.) So rather than expecting Busch Gardens, I guess I should be grateful that they spent any money at all to provide the central Ohio market with a much needed local attraction. And hopefully we'll live long enough to see ZB flourish into a well established amusement and water park, with the polished look that the Columbus Zoo is known for.
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