Jungle Jack's Landing

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Jungle Jack's Landing
Jungle Jacks Landing Logo.png
LocationPowell, Ohio, U.S.
Coordinates40°9′21″N 83°7′11″W / 40.15583°N 83.11972°W / 40.15583; -83.11972Coordinates: 40°9′21″N 83°7′11″W / 40.15583°N 83.11972°W / 40.15583; -83.11972
OwnerColumbus Zoo and Aquarium
OpenedMay 26, 2008
Previous namesWyandot Lake - 1984 to 2006
Operating seasonMemorial Day to Labor Day
Area11 acres (45,000 m2)
Front sign for Jungle Jack's Landing.

Jungle Jack's Landing is a small amusement park attached to and owned by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio. The park was originally part of Wyandot Lake before the zoo purchased the property in 2006, splitting it into two separate sections. The water park became known as Zoombezi Bay while the dry ride area became Jungle Jack's Landing. The amusement park was named after zoo director emeritus Jack Hanna and opened on May 26, 2008. It debuted with 16 rides and attractions.

Rides and Attractions[edit]

Name Type Description[1] Height Requirement Notes
Jungle River Falls Log Flume 1,250 feet (380 m) of log flume splashing fun that includes two drops; one plummeting guests from 36 feet (11 m) and the other from 28 feet (8.5 m). With a fourth of the ride 38 feet (12 m) in the air, this is sure to thrill. 56"
or 44" and accompanied by an adult
Sea Dragon Wooden Roller Coaster This restored coaster features a double out and back, figure-eight layout that begins with a 37-foot (11 m) hill. The coaster is 1,320 feet (400 m) long and can reach speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h). 42" The train has four cars with two rows each, seating two per row. The coaster opened in 1957 and is recognized as an "ACE Coaster Classic" by American Coaster Enthusiasts.
Condor Craze Bumper Cars The condors are circling above and guests below need to look alive in this bumper car style attraction 44" This is also a recycled version of the Wyandot Lake ride, except for a new building and location.
Dust Devil Scrambler Scrambler spins as three arms with clusters of cars weave and rotate to really kick up the fun. 48"
or 36" and accompanied by an adult
Moved from Wyandot Lake, renamed, and repainted
Jack's Tea Party Kiddie Tea Cups Typical tea cup ride - while the table top spins, riders manually spin their own tea cups. 36" or accompanied by an adult There are six cups and saucers that can seat a maximum 24 people per ride.
Safari Stampede Matterhorn A "matterhorn-style" ride for 1-2 people. 46"
or 42" and accompanied by an adult
There are 16 ride vehicles each holding two to three riders for a total capacity of 28-32 per cycle.
Journey to Zanzibar Galleon Ship A typical ship swinging ride, launches riders about 50 feet (15 m) into the air. 48"
or 36" and accompanied by an adult
The capacity is 42 guests per ride.
S.S. Stingray Flying Scooters A classic ride gives riders control over their flight by manually controlling the rudder. 48"
or 42" and accompanied by an adult
Eight vehicles can seat up to two riders each.

Currently being relocated.

Swingin' Gibbons Wave Swinger A classic wave swinger style ride, moderately popular since the 1970s. For Children and Adults. 42" to ride the outside chairs
36" to ride the inside chairs
Has 16 adult sized swings and 26 child sized swings for a capacity of 32 riders.
Tiny Tusks Kiddie Flying Elephants Riders manually raise and lower their elephant vehicles. Designed for both Children and Adults. 36" There are eight elephants that can seat up to 16 people per ride.
Golden Frog Hopper Frog Hopper 25-foot (7.6 m) ride for Children, creates a sense of "bouncing" up and down. Typical ride of many child areas in recent amusement parks. 36"
African Express Electric Kiddie Train This electric train features a locomotive, 2 tender cars and a caboose 36" The ride has a capacity for 24 riders at a time.


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