It's a big weekend for fans of Zoombezi Bay and The Wilds.
Zoombezi Bay opens for the season at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with its new attraction: SoundSurfer, a 512-foot water enclosed slide that replaces Tahitian Twister. Eight musical soundtracks and LED lights will accompany the ride.
Returning is the popular Dive-in Movie series. The lineup is: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water (July 8), The Peanuts Movie (July 15), Home (July 22), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (July 29) and Minions (Aug. 5).
The Wilds, meanwhile, will hold WildZfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit conservation center in Cumberland will offer special activities including:Animal presentations from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Zoo character meet and greets Meet and greets with Dora the Explorer Education Zone stations KidzZone carnival games and an obstacle course ($5 fee) Vendor marketplace
Admission is free but there is a $6 parking fee and a charge for the usual Wilds tours and activities. For a schedule of events, go to thewilds.org.