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York’s Wild Kingdom Day Trip
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York’s Wild Kingdom (York, ME)

York's Wild Kingdom gophersThis 25-acre site is the perfect mix of an amusement park and zoo, delighting children and adults from all over. At York’s Animal Kingdom, located in York Beach, Maine, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – observing the many animal exhibitions and trying out the fantastic rides at the Wild Kingdom’s amusement park.

And you can even enjoy a quick day trip to the Short Sands beach, just a short walk from the site! It’s everything you need for a ‘wild’ day-trip in Southern Maine.


York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo

York's Wild Kingdom tigerThe Wild Kingdom Zoo offers a huge variety of animal exhibits for visitors to enjoy, including both native and exotic species. Some of these exhibits include:

  • African Lion
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Patas and Grivet Monkey
  • Ring Tail Lemur
  • American Alligators
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Emperor Scorpion
  • Ostrich
  • Fallow Deer

And much more! Keep in mind that the zoo displays are subject to change, and not all animals will be available for viewing at all times.


Amusement Park

York's Wild Kingdom bugaboo rideAfter a fun and informative trip through the zoo, you and your friends or family can enjoy an exhilarating day at the York’s Kingdom amusement park. There are 7 amusement park rides for you to try, including:

  • Wacky Mouse Roller Coaster
  • Merry Go Round
  • Super Slide
  • Train
  • Bobby Bug
  • Sky Fighter
  • Scrambler

The amusement park also has a Go-Kart course Bumper Car arena, and an 18-hole mini-golf course! There’s no shortage of fun, and between the Wild Kingdom Zoo and amusement park, you’ll have your whole day set out for you.


Butterfly Kingdom

York's Wild Kingdom butterfly kingdomAs if the zoo wasn’t enough, York’s Wild Kingdom also has its own Butterfly Kingdom! This magical 5,500 square-foot exhibit is home to many butterfly species from South and Central America and is guaranteed to leave you and your young ones awestruck and delighted.

In the Butterfly Kingdom, you are welcome to wander through the site observing the many butterflies, small birds, and mammals that live here.



York's Wild Kingdom park mapEntry to the zoo is $14.75 for all visitors over the age of $10. For 10 and under, the entry price is $9. Babies (2 and under) can enter for just $1.

To attend any of the rides or games in the amusement park you must buy tokens. Each token is $1 and rides usually cost between 2-4 tokens per ride. Miniature golf is $5 per person.


Opening Hours & Dates

The zoo and amusement park are both open from 10 am to 5 pm, with admissions closing at 4. However, hours are subject to change depending on the weather. This may also affect which amusement park rides are open on a given day.

Like many vacation destinations in Maine, York’s Wild Kingdom operates on a seasonal basis. The site is open for the summer from late May to late September.



York's Wild Kingdom peacockYork’s Wild Kingdom is located in York Beach, Maine, just a 40-minute drive south of Old Orchard Beach. It is also a convenient 15-minute walk from the nearby Short Sands Beach, the perfect spot to go for a summer dip after a long day of excitement.

York’s Wild Kingdom
P.O. Box 1139,
York Beach,
ME 03910

Phone: 207-363-4911

Author: mbeale1960

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