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It will be a zoo in more ways than one

Today is the single busiest day of the year for the Fort Worth Zoo. It is half-price day (Wednesday) and it is spring break for most of of the school kids through the Metroplex. Last year, my family of five were stupid enough to join the other 14,000 idiots who went to the zoo. Traffic was backed up along University Drive (the main entrance) and about a mile back down Interstate 30 just to get off on the exit. I was smart enough to get off and go in the back way, but it didn't do me much good. We stood in line for an hour just to get in to the zoo! But, at least the weather was great last year.

According to the Startlegram:
This year, it is going to be overcast, drizzly with 40-degree temperatures in the forecast. But half-price Wednesday during spring break is typically a record-setter. Last year, 14,000 people went through the park. Two years ago, 16,000 people did. If crowds like that turn out, beware of the inevitable traffic snarls along University Drive and Interstate 30. Zoo officials are encouraging people to try alternate exits, such as Forest Park Boulevard and Montgomery Street off Interstate 30 and Berry Street off Interstate 35W. The T is also running a "safari shuttle" all week from the Intermodal Transportation Center downtown straight to the zoo. It leaves every half-hour during the day.

It will be a zoo getting there. I highly suggest the museums as being a good alternative today. :)


  • At 5:22 PM, March 16, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    You should have seen the Imax the other day...we walked in and Mini-Uzz said, "Let's go...there are too many people here today!" There was a massive line to get tickets...there was a mass of people streaming into the theater and another mass of people leaving the theater. So came home, went to Best Buy and bought the Incredibles and pizza...he was in heaven! The zoo had very few people there yesterday when we drove by...the weather will scare off some today, but there are plenty of SUV moms that will brave the cold to save a buck and cannot say that I blame them with gas prices skyrocketing:-)


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