A must visit if you are travelling with kids. York’s Wild Kingdom is New England’s first zoo and amusement park with numerous rides for all age-groups and a lot of animals to watch. The kids can even feed some animals and opt for specific animal rides. Their butterfly garden is a special attraction. Special activities like craft, painting etc are organized for the kids. While the kids enjoy various activities, the parents can get themselves a tasty snack. There are a lot of small shops from where you can buy souvenirs and postcards. The York beach is just a stone’s throw away from this zoo so a fun filled day can be planned with the family here.
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York's Wild Kingdom Zoo And Fun Park Reviews & Ratings
Quick the enjoyable small zoo, you could see everything and get out within an hour and a half or so or.... You could enjoy yourself and spend 2-3 hours. Either way, not an all day event like some zoos but you could make it one with the small amusement park for younger kids. Thoroughly enjoyable, wide range of animals that appeared well cared for. Knowledgeable staff.
Listen it is what it is. It's $66 for all 3 of us to enter. (Animals and rides) The animals are interesting and the rides are old but our 6 year old had a blast. You park for free on the route 1 side, do the animals and amusements, then walk out the back into York beach and shop or eat without looking for parking. Child is happy. Parents are happy.
York's Wild Kingdom should get four stars for the value alone. Very affordable family destination and they offer a generous military discount. The zoo is well maintained and has some good variety. The free paddle boat rides are pleasant. The camel and pony rides are extra, but are a good value if the kids are excited to try it. Food on site is low to moderately priced. The amusement park is dated, but kids don't notice or care and still have a great time (bumper cars are my favorite and you can see the beach from the top of the Ferris wheel). You can see the zoo complete within 2-3 hrs and do every amusement park ride within 2 hrs. Makes for a very fun and affordable family day.
My grandchildren really loved the rides because they were not you typical amusement park rides with all of the "flash and dash". They were reminiscent of the rides I enjoyed as a child myself. The flexibility of being able to ride whatever, whenever, and how many times for the price is phenomenal!!!
We opted to only go through the zoo part of the park and skip the amusements. As far as the zoo area was concerned the enclosures were very nice and maintained. Lots to see. The sloth was awesome. Loved seeing the kangaroos. The lion and tigers weren't visible. Souvenir shops were well maintained and stocked. The food was a bit overpriced so we waited to eat. The bathroom's weren't very well maintained. No paper towels, garbage on the floor and smelled horrid. Parking was free always a plus. Overall a fun experience!