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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has several fun rides, for all ages, to enhance your Zoo visit.
Splash down on the Gator Falls flume ride, catch a wild ride on the Tasmanian Tiger
Family Coaster or get a glimpse of "behind-the-scenes" on Expedition Africa!

Rides are included with your Zoo admission!
The Zoo has seven rides that are included with your admission! Plus, you can ride them as often as you’d like during your day at the Zoo.*

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Enjoy guided safari tours with the Africa Expedition Company. Climb aboard the custom-made safari vehicle for a 15-minute long narrated ride. The open-air tram departs from the Safari Africa Plaza and offers behind-the-scenes views of dozens of African animals, including the Zoo's elephant herd, Patas monkeys and more.

Any rider under 54" must be accompanied by a responsible adult.



If you're looking for a totally wild log flume ride, consider this a sign. Our new Gator Falls comes with raging waters, a 30-foot drop, and even a hungry crocodile waiting for you at the end. Get set to get WET!

Riders must be at least 42" tall to ride. Children under the age of 6 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Get your mates and hop on board for a wild ride! This family-friendly roller coaster takes you on ups and downs in the down under - Wallaroo Station.

Children must be at least 36" tall, 3 years old and be able to hold onto the lap bar to ride. Children under 48" tall must be accompanied by an adult.


Get ready to bump, splash and spin! Bumper boats are now open in Wallaroo Station.

Children must be at least 3 years old to ride. Minimum height is 30in. Maximum height is 48in. Maximum weight is 90 pounds.
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The Overland Express in Wallaroo Station is a classic locomotive train ride named after "The Overland," one of Australia's great trains.

Children must be 4 years of age to ride alone. Children under 4 years of age must accompanied by an adult.

The Overland Express will be closed for annual ride maintenance 8/10-8/16/2014 . We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Round and round you go on this colorful carousel. Take a ride on a cheetah, manatee, elephant or another exotic creature.

Children under 36" must be accompanied by a standing adult.

The Jungle Carousel will be closed for annual ride maintenance 8/18-8/22 & 8/25-8/29/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


At Boomer's Flyin' Bananas in Wallaroo Station, kids can soar high in their own flying banana! The bananas "fly" in a circular motion, and children can use control levers to move them up and down.

Children must be at least 3 years old & less than 100 pounds to ride.

The Flyin' Bananas will be closed for annual ride maintenance 8/2-8/9/2014 . We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




*Each ride has height, weight and/or age requirements. Rides may close due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Zoo ticket refunds are not issued due to ride closures or wait times.

 

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