Today A1 and I went to the Safari Park. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect with Covid safeguards in place, but I was pleasantly surprised. As soon as you pay you are directed to a pre-screening station. You don’t have to get out of the car. You just roll down you window and answer questions, then you park. You park right next to the entrance because hardly anyone is there. Yay! I have heard from a few people that Covid pre-screening stations are set up at the entrance to the San Diego Zoo, and you have to stand in line for it, for an hour! No thanks. I don’t think we will be going to the Zoo any time soon.
We arrived at 8:45, 15 minutes before they opened. We headed straight for Australia, since the kangaroos and wallabies are more active in the morning. We spent twenty minutes in the enclosure, watching (and running after) the marsupials. Then, on our way to the tigers, we got a ticket to see the platypus. They changed up the exhibit so that less people are waiting to see the only platypus in a zoo outside of Australia. They are now giving out time slotted tickets. The wait for us, three minutes (a perfect amount of time to wait for a toddler). The wait yesterday, three HOURS! That is more time than we spent in the park today.
A1 is at a great age to enjoy the zoo. We will be back soon! (Having a membership is the best deal! Especially a membership with parking. Especially when your aunt and uncle pay for it.)
Four Points pointer- The Safari Park does allow you to park and enter the park before the listed opening time of 9:00am.