Grand Opening of Serengeti Safari at Oakland Zoo’s Adventure Landing

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Over the summer months, Adventure Landing underwent renovations, which includes a new family-friendly jeep adventure called Serengeti Safari.

Felicia and Morris Take a Ride on Serengeti Safari

“The re-branded Adventure Landing area offers interconnected family entertainment in a themed environment,” said Nancy Filippi, Managing Director of Oakland Zoo. “The new Serengeti Safari ride allows the whole family to ride together.”

On Friday, October 24, 2014, at 11:00am, a brand-new ride will be unveiled at Oakland Zoo’s Adventure Landing (formerly referred to as the Zoo’s Rides Area). Over the summer months, Adventure Landing underwent renovations, which includes a new family-friendly jeep adventure called Serengeti Safari. “The re-branded Adventure Landing area offers interconnected family entertainment in a themed environment,” said Nancy Filippi, Managing Director of Oakland Zoo. “The new Serengeti Safari ride allows the whole family to ride together.”

Children and adults are invited to climb aboard the vehicles and traverse through a safari-themed expedition where imagination comes alive. The new attraction can accommodate up to four passengers and costs $3.00 per person. This experience is geared towards families with children eight years of age and younger.

***Media Advisory***
On Friday 10/24 from 11:00am – 12:00pm, Oakland Zoo will be offering the media photo and video opportunities of the new ride, Serengeti Safari. If you plan on attending, please arrive at 11:00am and meet in Adventure Landing, which is located to the right of the Main Entrance of Oakland Zoo. Contact Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR at (510) 632-9525, ext 130 or e-mail nmora@oaklandzoo.org. Press may also use b-roll from YouTube link of new ride: http://youtu.be/ZDEGw-hGAQw?list=UUCDsJ9prIx28MVLRUaL2b1w

Live entertainment and festivities to commemorate the Grand Opening of Serengeti Safari will also take place at Adventure Landing. The renovated area is made up of a variety of rides including the Outback Express Adventure Train, the Conservation Carousel, Tiger Trek Rollercoaster, Retro Racing, and Bush Pilot Training. For more details, please visit our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Rides_Area.php.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:
The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130
nmora@oaklandzoo.org

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