Royalty visiting John Ball Zoo this Wednesday for Princess Day

John Ball Zoo has another royal day planned where everyone is invited to come in costume to Princess Day on Wednesday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Whether dressed as a fairy or wizard, prince, or princess, guests can meet special royalty visiting throughout the day, including, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Mulan, Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel and Jasmine. Princesses join the Zoo from Olivia Grace & Company.

John Ball Zoo notes that the princesses meet-and-greets will be different this year. Instead of individual photo opportunities with each character, guests will have the chance to meet and take photos with up to three characters in each specified meet-and-greet location. For the safety of the performers and guests, these magical interactions will be from a safe distance of 6 feet apart while still being able to capture the perfect, socially distanced, photo.

Guests will need to adhere to the state’s masks guidelines for both the Zoo’s indoor and outdoor locations. For all indoor public spaces at the Zoo, anyone who is age five (5) years and older must wear a mask. In addition, if a guest cannot maintain six feet distance from other guests not in their group and are age five (5) years and older, a mask must be worn outdoors. The Zoo asks that guests bring a mask with them for their visit.

Princess Day meet-and-greet is included in regular admission. Along with meeting princesses, guests can also see the Zoo’s BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise, meerkats, and the new inclusively designed entry.

There are a limited number of guest tickets available for Princess Day. The Zoo highly recommends reserving timed entry tickets online prior to arrival. This will ensure guest entry as the Zoo cannot guarantee tickets will be available for walk-up ticket purchases.
Tickets are available through the Zoo online ticket portal at Zoo admission is $14 for adults, $11 for children (3-12) and seniors, and children 2 and under are free. John Ball Zoo members get a special benefit and can reserve tickets for a member’s only meet-and-greet from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., also available online.

John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids. For more information or (616)336-4301.

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