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2010 Dive-In Movies Return To Zoombezi Bay

Media Alert: Wednesday, July 14, 2010


July 14, 2010

Patty Peters
Vice President, Community Relations

Powell, OH – The popular Dive-In Movie series is returning to Zoombezi Bay.  Every Friday at 9 p.m. from July 16 through August 13 the water park will host a family-friendly movie night at the Wild Tides wave pool. 
This year’s movie lineup also includes two Christmas-themed films to accentuate the week and a half long event, “Christmas in July”, that will be held at Zoombezi Bay from July 23 to August 1. The summer series line up includes:
JULY 16 – SpongeBob Short Film Festival
A series of three 40 minute episodes featuring all of your favorite SpongeBob cast members.
Rated PG; 120 minutes
Special Appearances by SpongeBob and Patrick
JULY 23 – Elf
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man (Will Ferrell) raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
New Line Cinema; Directed by Jon Favreau
Rated PG; 97 minutes; 2003
Special Appearances by Santa and Rudolph’s Cousins Tinsel and Candy Cane
JULY 30 – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Remake of Dr. Seuss’ classic story about the curmudgeonly reclusive Grinch (Jim Carrey) intent on stealing Christmas from the holiday-obsessed Whos in Whoville.
Universal Pictures; Directed by Ron Howard
Rated PG; 104 minutes; 2000
Special Appearances by Santa and Rudolph’s Cousins Tinsel and Candy Cane
AUGUST 6– Surf’s Up
A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.
Sony Pictures; Directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck
Rated PG; 85 minutes; 2007
Special Appearances by penguins from the Zoo
AUGUST 13 – Rugrats Go Wild
The Rugrats get tangled in an exotic adventure, where they're helped by the Thornberrys, a family that travels the world making nature documentaries.
Paramount Pictures; Directed by John Eng and Norton Virgien
Rated PG; 81 minutes; 2003
Special Appearances by Chuckie, Angelica and Tommy
Pre-show activities begin at 8:00 p.m. and the movies start at dark.  Regular admission rates apply and all movies are free to Zoombezi Bay season pass holders.  Tickets and season passes can be purchased at discounted rates online at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days of the year.  Zoombezi Bay is open daily through Labor Day.  The Zoo was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)  For more information and to purchase advance discounted Zoo and Zoombezi Bay tickets, visit or
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