York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
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This amusement park and zoo has something for every member of the family, from a petting zoo and kiddie rides for the tots, to mini-golf and a Haunted House to thrill visitors of all ages.
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles691 reviews
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Alex H
York, ME3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Went for a few hours and had a great time! Animals are very friendly and there is lots of rides for younger ones! The employees were all very interactive and set an outstanding mood in general!
Written 2 September 2023
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Gee4299
Methuen, MA81 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This was the worse zoo I have ever been to. I felt so bad for the animals the lion pen was so small for the 2 lions that were in there. The alligator pen had no water for them to go in. We never saw a white Siberian tiger which is on their website or an elephant. It was deplorable conditions for all the animals. The only ones the kids had any fun in was the goats and birds. The amusement side was just as bad would never have let my grandsons go on rides. I don't know why this place is not shut down and why nothing is being done about it. So sad please do something about this and get those animals out of there.
Written 26 August 2023
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Shane B
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This was an absolutely devastating trip for me.

I grew up going to York's with the family. Was it always the nicest and cleanest park? No, but it was at least maintained with some integrity and the owners seemed to have some pride in their establishment.

Oh. My. God. What on EARTH happened to this place!!??

We stepped in via the main road by the Ferris Wheel. Without even being publicly announced, they closed their Iconic Ferris Wheel. There's a sign out front saying they're "making improvements," but the Jolly Caterpillar, Haunted House and Funhouses were all... just gone. Left were abandoned pads.

There also was a "Kid Zone" Funhouse just ROTTING and ABANDONED behind a fence with knock off Disney Characters. Uh??!!!

They added a "new" Ferris Wheel that was equally creepy with a Sun in the middle. Um...

NONE of the rides I remembered were there. No more Mirror Maze, No More FunHouses, No More Ferris Wheel. Just abandoned booths for food and gift shops that looked abandoned for years with MOLDY CUPS in their sinks. Yuck!

We were so upset and devastated that we left within 10 minutes. I looked inside the zoo, and there was a pond with ducks FILLED with algae. YUCK!!!

I loved this place for decades, and I'm SO Sad to see what has happened to this iconic park. I know the park has been for sale for around 14 million the past couple years, but it's clear they're just buying their time until someone purchases the property. So upsetting. It was a great run, but I no longer can recommend this once nostalgic zoo and fun park.
Written 9 August 2023
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Coastal784506
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a great visit! They had so many types of animals. They have a SLOTH! The monkeys are adorable. The deer and goats were fun. It’s a nice little zoo. I was worried about going because of previous reviews. I’m glad I gave this place a chance. The butterfly garden was also very nice. They had so many different species of butterflies. We did not get to try the amusement park side. But I knew that when i decided on dates that the rides wouldn’t be running. Maybe next time. I’d definitely go back.
Written 28 July 2023
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CoachK2525
Dedham, MA1,312 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What a shame as what it used to be. SOME small signs of recovery and improvement but still a shell of what it once was.
Written 21 July 2023
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Brendavig
Moorpark, CA288 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This place is very old and tired. Animal zoo portion is sadly overgrown and neglected. Very few rides. Only one place to get food. I can’t imagine it will be in business much longer. Pick an alternate place to spend your money. $17 entry fee doesn’t include any rides which are $2-$4 each. Bring 3 kids and that adds up fast. I Wouldn’t recommend or come back again.
Written 21 July 2023
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Cindy D
Waldorf, MD5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We love going to the zoo while on vacation we were not disappointed the animals were great . It was alittle dated but it looked as though work was being done .
Written 20 July 2023
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victoriamccracken
Vermont58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Let me start by saying all the staff that we encountered were all very friendly, there just wasn’t enough of them to have the snack bars or gift shop open which surpised me being 4th of July weekend. The animals all looked very healthy and one monkey actually waved back to my 3 year old which ended up being the highlight of the trip. We were soaked through before we even got our tickets but made the best of it jumping in puddles and hunkering down under trees. The bathrooms were clean but the paths were flooded, especially by the pond which had pallets to allow us to walk over. The animals appeared healthy but do need larger enclosures, time for updates folks!
Written 19 July 2023
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amusementparkguy1
104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It has been many years since I was last here. I did not visit the zoo this time as I had limited hours in the area. I concentrated on the amusement ride section. Sadly, some of the rides have been removed and haven't been replaced with anything. Several eateries and games were closed. It was sad to see. The remaining rides seemed to be in fairly good condition. I hope the park will bounce back, but I have my concerns after seeing things this time.
Written 14 July 2023
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crh436
Charlotte, NC276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a great couple hours with my 4 year old. She loved feeding all the animals and the rides. I loved the zoo-the animals are all very visible. Food is reasonably priced. A really nice alternative to fancy Disney stuff. This is a throwback in time.
Written 7 July 2023
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