We are regulars at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo since it's renovations last year. In fact, we bought the annual tickets and annual parking permit for the whole family. It is the way to go, a couple of trips to the Park and Zoo and it would have paid for itself. There are other types of membership packages you can purchase, for example, with a higher level you would get so many additional guest passes. The guest passes are good for when you want to invite a friend's family.
Since we have grandma we purchased the "kid keeper" pass, it allows her to come with us anytime we go. Purchasing the annual tickets was the wisest thing we did this summer and all around good causes. In one way, we are supporting the City of San Jose and it's facility, and in another, we have a place to take Miss T and don't feel like we're spending a ton of money each time.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo have turned into much more than we ever hoped for. This is a beautiful and well layout park with everything in one place, petting zoo, a zoo, parks, rides, show, classes, picnic areas, and even play structures. They also have amazing party areas and hosted party packages. It is one of the best places to take children under 12.
The above image is along the Danny The Dragon ride, which Miss Trinity just loves. For some reason they have a witch stuck under the house. Do you see the red slippers, it made me think of Ruby Tuesday because it looked like the same slippers and stocking on the badge Mary the Teach had for Ruby Tuesday. Or is this a scene in Alice in Wonderland? The Yellow Brick Road is from Alice, but Rumpelstiltskin is from another tale, isn't' he? I am confused! There are more than one Fairy Tale going on here, wouldn't you say?
San Jose Park and Zoo of the Year!