Good news from the eastern shore of Lake Cypress!

Wild Florida’s Drive-Thru Safari Park will re-open its gates on Monday after closing on April 4 in response to the state’s stay-at-home declaration.

And if you’re ready to hit the road, you can book your tickets online in advance to secure a hands-free adventure, or call 407-957-3135. Tickets remain at the discounted price from when the park closed, $15 for adults and $10 for ages 3-12. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tours begin at 4 p.m.)

The drive-thru safari allows families to experience the 100 or so exotic and native animals scattered about the 85 acres from the comfort of their own vehicle, which takes care of social distancing concerns. And the animals along the two-mile loop — brahman, cracker and longhorn cattle, gators, crocodiles, goats, zebra, oryx, watusi, zebu, water buffalo who roam and three giraffes — aren’t concerned with any stinkin’ virus and are liable to stroll right up to your car (but, as always, please don’t feed them).

Wild Florida is certainly an amazing natural Florida gem in Osceola County, and during this time of virtual learning for students throughout Osceola County, the Safari Park is a safe “breath of fresh air” and an amazing educational tool for families and students. We are glad to help announce its reopening for a positive experience in Osceola County!