Sneak peek opening weekend is May 16-17

Now you know it's nearly summer: Zoombezi Bay opens for the 2015 season tomorrow, May 16 at 10:30 a.m.

The sneak peek opening weekend will be held 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16 and 17. The regular season will begin May 21, with daily openings until Aug. 18; Zoombezi Bay is open on weekends from Aug. 22 through Labor Day.

This season will be the first-year anniversary of Baboon Lagoon, the state-of-the-art interactive children's play area distinguished by the friendly baboon figures and the 1,000-gallon bucket dump teetering in the tentacles of a larger-than-life octopus structure.

Zoombezi Bay is offering even more benefits to season pass holders. In addition to getting free admission and parking at Zoombezi Bay and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, season-pass holders will now have access to a new picnic shelter just inside the season-pass gate.

This year's season-pass holders will be able to get their friends into the waterpark at a discount on Mondays and Wednesdays ($12.99 per guest for up to two guests); a $5 discount on ZOOMPASS, the waterslide reservation system that allows guests to enjoy the rest of the park until their turn comes up; exclusive access to the season-pass entrance; and free admission to all Dive-In movies.

For more information, go to www.ZoombeziBay.com.