The (virtual) line for tickets to the Toronto Zoo's new drive-thru is unreal

May 22 2020, 12:26 pm

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.

tickets.torontozoo.com/queued. (Screenshot)

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.

What’s that old saying again? Good things (aka: sights of a cute baby giraffe) come to those who…