CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO MOVES UP OPENING OF NEW FRONT GATE COMPLEX TO THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 18

-- Impending Snow Storm Causes Zoo to Move Up Ceremony--

 

March 17, 2010 –Due to an impending snow storm scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region on early Friday morning, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is moving the  debut their new front admissions gate complex to tomorrow, Thursday morning, March 18 at 9:00 am. The Grand Opening celebration will include a special ribbon cutting ceremony and a visit from one of the Zoo’s special animal ambassadors, Amiga the Shetland pony.

The new area includes seven gates with new digital technology for easier access to the Zoo. With the new admission gates complex, the admission improvements give the Zoo the opportunity to be more efficient and guest friendly, whether selling a non-member a ticket or whisking an existing member through a “member’s only” gate. The new admission area will now streamline the front end of guest’s Zoo visits, giving them more time on Zoo grounds with family and friends.

The first 100 Zoo guests to line up to enter the new gates tomorrow, March 18, will be eligible to win a Behind-the-Scenes Zoo encounter with their choice of the Zoo’s Grizzly Bears, Hippos, or Elephants. The Zoo experience will be good for the winner and eight of their friends. (A value of $250).

Photo and interview opportunity:

New Front Gate Complex Opening at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Thursday, March 18, 2010 / 9:00 am
 (Media: Meet at New Front Gate area. Please be prompt, as CMZoo opens at 9:00 am)