After being closed for the last two months, the Toronto Zoo is set to reopen with a drive-thru experience this weekend.
The Scenic Safari, launching Saturday, will allow guests to tour the zoo from their own vehicles while listening to Zoo Keeper commentary. This means physical distancing continues, while you still get to learn about the animals you pass through in a variety of Zoogeographic areas.
In typical Toronto fashion, the struggle to snag tickets to the immersive experience is real. Trust us, we tried.
The reason for the difficulty? This city loves lines. Even virtual ones.
On Friday afternoon, a visit to the zoo’s dedicated ticket page resulted in being placed into a queue more than 6,000 visitors long.
And Daily Hive staff weren’t the only ones staring at a screen boasting a massive digital lineup.
Plenty of people eager to check out the zoo’s new offering took to Twitter to share their shock at how long the wait for tickets was.
Who knew it would literally be harder to get into the Toronto zoo than to book a top tier fast pass for Disney. Nice.
— Jader (@JaadCru) May 22, 2020
It happens to everyone, but this one of the crappiest weeks in years.
Bad news from my dad on Monday. My birthday on Wednesday sucked, and today I spent 4 hours in a queue for tickets to the Toronto Zoo drive thru. Finally got through to pick a day and everything was booked. 🤬 pic.twitter.com/chrDreX7mX
— Don ♏altby Xbox Series X 🐍 (@Shelby67GT) May 22, 2020
I just got moved from 772 to 5326 in the #TorontoZoo queue smh
— Candy Korne (@candykorne) May 22, 2020
— HONK! (@honkofsense) May 22, 2020
This happened to me earlier. I was at like 430 and it bumped me back to 5800
— Amanda Wilson (@AmandaWilson89) May 22, 2020
Y’all on this toronto zoo site like it’s a shoe drop PLEASE LEAVE
— Mariam (@mghowssi) May 22, 2020
— Aniket Bankar, MD, DM (@neuf_sang_23) May 22, 2020
What’s that old saying again? Good things (aka: sights of a cute baby giraffe) come to those who…