Short Answer: You can buy Zoombezi Bay tickets from most Kroger locations in and around Columbus, Ohio. The vouchers typically cost around $2 less than the gate price. Kroger only sells single-day vouchers, not season passes. For more about buying Zoombezi Bay tickets at Kroger, see below.
Kroger Zoombezi Bay Tickets
Kroger serves as an official park ticket outlet for the Columbus Zoo, the parent organization of Zoombezi Bay. The grocer offers discounted Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay tickets at its stores across central Ohio, according to the Columbus Zoo’s website.
For more details, we contacted Kroger locations in and around Columbus, Ohio. Most of them (about 90%) told us that they offer discounted Zoombezi Bay tickets. While only a few stores in the area do not offer tickets, you may want to check availability at your local Kroger before visiting the store.
Kroger sells single-day paper vouchers for admission into Zoombezi Bay. It does not sell season passes or two-day tickets.
Kroger staff couldn’t provide us with exact pricing details since the cost of tickets varies from year to year, but one associate said that Kroger’s pricing is typically about $2 less than the gate price. For the 2020 season, this means prices should be around $33 for general admission and $25 for children (ages three to nine) and seniors (60+). Children under the age of three get in for free.
Note that the gate price might sometimes be lower than Kroger’s if Zoombezi Bay runs a special promotion. Tickets also tend to be cheaper if you purchase them directly from Zoombezi Bay online. Zoombezi Bay lists current ticket prices on its website.
Tickets typically arrive in stores about two weeks before Zoombezi Bay’s opening day, which is usually around mid-May. The water park’s season generally runs until the beginning of September.
How to Buy Tickets
To purchase Zoombezi Bay tickets, you will need to visit the Money Services section of your local Kroger and pay with either cash or a debit card. You do not need to show ID, and there is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase, store representatives told us.
Kroger’s Zoombezi Bay tickets also do not have any blackout date restrictions or special holiday restrictions, such as Independence Day. Note that while ticket prices may be discounted at Kroger compared to the park’s gate, the store doesn’t offer any additional discounts for seniors or students.