Choose from Three Options
- $59 for two adult tickets and two child tickets to the Winter Wonder Island event ($123.80 value)
- $17.50 for one adult ticket to the Winter Wonder Island event ($34.95 value)
- $12.50 for one child ticket to the Winter Wonder Island event ($26.95 value)
The safari park gets the holiday treatment between November 29 and January 5 with strings of lights that twinkle in shows, more than 80 holiday displays (some reaching up to 80 feet wide), a laser show, and screenings of holiday movies. Santa is on hand for photo opportunities, and private beach La Playa is covered in real snow, 50 tons of which are produced daily for snowman building, snowball fights, and sledding down a real snow slope. Warm ups are available in the form of hot chocolate, make-your-own s'mores, and other food vendors will also be available. Winter Wonder Island is open on Monday–Thursday 6 p.m.–10 p.m., and Friday–Sunday 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
With the purchase of this Groupon, customers will also receive a ticket to return to Jungle Island during day time hours between January 6, 2014 and March 6, 2014. Blackout dates may apply.
Located in the heart of the city, Watson Island sometimes feels like a tropical paradise—complete with a leopard lurking in the undergrowth. Luckily, this jungle cat is safely within the confines of Jungle Island, which has inhabited the isle for more than a decade. And yet the story of this themed park, which houses everything from exotic birds and primates to rare plants and trees, began more than 75 years ago.
Jungle Island got its start in 1936 as Parrot Jungle, a small South Miami roadside attraction where the exotic birds could soar uncaged. In the following decades, the aviary hosted a wide array of noteworthy occupants, including Pinky—a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo—and several pink flamingos that appeared in the opening credits of Miami Vice. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they made plans to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but when Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they were forced to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island.
Jungle Island is currently home to rare white tigers and a white lion, a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo, one of the only tame cassowaries in the world, a set of orangutan twins, a rare occurrence. Animal shows and presentations allow visitor to experience Jungle Island's residents in many ways, and a VIP safari tour is available for the very curious.