The Columbus Zoo has posted a page on their website with information about the new park, opening in May 2008. The page, linked below, contains descriptions of the 6 new slide complexes, as well as some "Splashy" Facts.
That name is terrible. What's with this latest fad of giving everything African-sounding names starting with the letter Z? Zonga, Zinga, Zoombezi...??? When did Africa start being the thing that fantasies are made of?
Although I don't like the name, I can understand why they are theming it to Africa. Remember this is a zoo and that it's animals are categorized by the continent they live on. The connection to the waterpark will likely be from the Africa section of the zoo.
A big marketing budget is necessary to hire creative people who can also do other things within a non-profit though. I guess I don't get whats so lazy about it. It fits in perfectly with a zoo that has an African area.
Without having read the description, I'm going to assume that's a typo.
^^ So it's necessary to have a big marketing budget to hire people capable of coming up with something that shows a little creative flair? But still, that's getting beyond the point. For all the recent conversation on this site about facts and opinions and whatnot, it is my opinion that Zoombezi Bay is a generic name that does little more than mimick a popular trend in the amusement industry rather than going a little outside the box and doing justice to what is likely a spectacular addition to the zoo.
*** Edited 8/13/2007 5:29:25 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***