Archive for October, 2011

Boo At The Zoo Three Weekends This Year

Boo at the Zoo, an annual fundraiser at the Oglebay Good Zoo, will be October 14 through 16, October 21 through 23 and October 28 through 30. The event is 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.

Boo at the Zoo a family-friendly event

Scott, Stella, Linda and Ryan Himrod are ready for Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly fundraising event at the Good Zoo.

“Put on your costume and join us for our 2011 annual Boo at the Zoo celebration!” said Penny Miller, director of the Good Zoo.  “Our theme this year is Fractured Fairy Tales and our staff is hard at work putting up decorations and assembling a maze with a pumpkin patch theme,” she added, “and please don’t bring candy collection bags as we will provide one for you.” All participants receive bags at the door and collect treats at nine stations scattered throughout the zoo.  Members of OVConnect will be carving pumpkins on the evenings of October 14 and 21.

“Coupons for $1.00 off the regular admission are available at all area McDonald’s,” added Miller.  These coupons are not valid with any other discounts and coupon.

Admission is $6.50 for non-members and $5.25 for members. Boo at the Zoo also features a Spooky Train Ride.  Miller promises the “Spooky Express” to be a spooktacular Halloween-themed train ride that’s only available during Boo at the Zoo.  The cost of The Spooky Train Ride is $2.00 and tickets are available at the zoo’s train station. 

New this year is a special overnight package just for Boo at the Zoo.  “Many families come in from out of town for this event so now these guests can spend the night at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay,” said Miller.  The overnight package is just $199 per night for a traditional room for 2 adults and 2 children ages 12 and under.  It includes one night at Wilson Lodge with unlimited use of the indoor pool, fitness center and Jacuzzi; breakfast; express line admission to Boo at the Zoo; 1 pizza and 4 sodas; costume party for children at Wilson Lodge; and, 10% discount in all retail shops.

For more information call 800-624-6988 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo. Boo at the Zoo is being supported this year by Pepsi Beverage Company and McDonald’s.