Zoombezi Bay is getting SPOOKY for fall again. Central Ohio’s favorite waterpark becomes ZOMBIEzi Bay, and will bring terror to guests brave enough to visit after the waterpark closes for the season.
The ZOMBIEzi Bay haunted attraction, presented by Mtn Dew, features a wicked new world with four haunted houses, two scare zones, rides and plenty of sinister surprises.
Those who are brave enough can visit the haunts on select days from September 22-October 29, 2023.
“In addition to Boo at the Zoo, which is geared more toward families, ZOMBIEzi Bay is designed to offer teens and adults a fun, safe place to experience the thrills of Halloween—if they so dare!” said Anthony Sabo, Vice President of Waterpark Operations and Guest Services at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay.
Be ready for scares all over the park – in the haunted attractions AND while roaming the park pathways.
Attractions, Scare Zones, and Rides at ZOMBIEzi Bay at Zoombezi Bay
Grave, NEW FOR 2023! Teenagers went to party in the cemetery. They weren’t counting on patient zero to be there, too. Come join in their eternal party! Opens at dusk.
Eternal Darkness, presented by Mtn Dew: Are you afraid of the dark? You will be after an encounter with the Eternal Darkness—if you make it out alive, that is. The netherworld has come to life in this near pitch-black experience. Can you find your way out before it is too late?
Pleasant Screams, presented by Versiti Blood Center of Ohio: Enter the mysterious research facility known as Pleasant Dreams Laboratory, a world-famous sleep study facility…or is it? For years, locals have whispered that something else occurs at this foreboding site. Genetic testing? Mind manipulation? Take a tour of the Laboratory and come face-to-face with your worst nightmares.
Sinister Sideshow: Step right up and enter the Sinister Sideshow! Don your 3D glasses and check out the sideshow. It is fun for all ages, and they are looking for new victims! Evil clowns and blood-curdling acts all under the Big Top…what could go wrong?
Photosynthesis, presented by Mtn Dew (Scare Zone): Did you know that when plants die, they don’t really die? In Photosynthesis, Mother Nature is hungry and out for revenge. Will you escape or be the next meal? They didn’t teach us this in science class.
Dead River Devastation: NEW for 2022! Zombies have descended upon the town of Dead River, Ohio, leaving destruction in their wake. Can you survive the undead, or will you become a permanent resident of this town? Opens at 7 p.m.
Rides at ZOMBIEzi Bay: No other Central Ohio haunted attractions have rides! Normally a part of the Adventure Cove region at the Columbus Zoo, six pulse-pounding amusement rides will be included with ZOMBIEzi Bay admission, such as the classic wooden roller coaster, Sea Dragon.
Brews and Bites: Craft Beer & Food Festival
Those 21 and older can enjoy the tasty themed food festival for an additional $27 for a six-item tasting card. Choose from 50 craft beers, ciders, and hard seltzers from 25 different breweries, as well as event-exclusive food items located throughout the park.
Featured food and beverage highlights in 2021 included: Darkness Nachos, Violet Margarita, Pretzel Breadsticks With Fat Tire Craft Beer Cheese Dip, Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots, Injectable Donut Holes, and more.
Admission for ZOMBIEzi Bay
Parental discretion is advised and the experience is recommended for guests ages 13 years and older. Admission provides unlimited access to the four haunted houses, two scare zones, and all rides.
Tickets are $29.99 – $44.99, based on prime days.
Parking is $10
ZOMBIEzi Bay Discount for Zoombezi Bay Season Pass Holders and Gold Members: $14.99 tickets on any ZOMBIEzi Bay operating day, and free parking.
Members of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds get $3 off per ticket, plus free parking.
Brews and Bites Craft Beer & Food Festival: $27 for a six-item tasting card. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or consume alcohol.
Those with light and sound sensitivity, heart or lung conditions, or any other condition that could be aggravated by special effects should not participate.
ZOMBIEzi Bay Hours
Fridays, Saturdays: 6 pm – 12 am
Sundays and Thursdays: 6 pm – 10 pm
ZOMBIEzi Bay is also hiring! Join our horde and become one of the undead in our six haunted attractions. Scare Actors start at $14/hour. Not interested in being a zombie? We have plenty of additional opportunities available in Food and Beverage, Ride Operations, Security, and more. Team Members can earn $14-$18/hour for ZOMBIEzi Bay positions.
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