Chill Out at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Adventure Zone


ROYAL OAK — While Michigan is finally free and clear of Old Man Winter, things are staying frosty at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Adventure Zone. On Saturday, May 11, visitors can chill out with a free frozen treat when they purchase a ticket to the 4-D Theater or Simulator Ride. Guests may turn in their ticket stub in the plaza outside of the Ford Education Center for a complimentary ice pop or ice cream (while supplies last).

The Wild Adventure Zone’s 4-D Theater is featuring the all-new Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The sub-zero heroes from the blockbuster film explore a mysterious underground world after Sid the sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise them as his own. Also showing is Great Escapes: Life in 4-D, which examines the clever antics that animals have developed in order to survive in their wild, and often unforgiving, habitats.

The Wild Adventure Zone’s Simulator Ride is featuring “Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride”. Mumble and his penguin friends race down the frozen cliffs of Antarctica at chilling speeds, and their icy journey turns into a suspenseful chase as they come face to face with the notorious Leopard Seal.

The 126-seat 4-D Theater delivers a high-definition viewing experience in 3-D with 7.1 digital audio surround sound. The experience features a variety of sensory surprises that are built into the seats and theater environment, bringing on-screen images to life with 4-D effects such as mist, scents, back pokers, leg ticklers and seat vibrations.

The 30-seat Simulator Ride is an educational, action-packed thrill ride which offers a “you-are-there” experience from the comfort of a specially equipped, motion-simulated cabin.

Tickets for the 4-D Theater and Simulator Ride are $5 with Detroit Zoo admission and are available at the main gate, the Wild Adventure Zone ticket booth or online.