A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes ... More
A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes away from downtown Miami, the park is full of birds and animals. It was started by Franz and Louise Scherr, who wanted a place for their birds to fly free. Today the park is also home to many animals such as penguins, orangutans, crocodiles and even tigers. There's also the Treetop Ballroom where nature fans can have their events, planned to the last detail by their in-house staff.
i used to go as a child, been there like 6 times and everytime i go i see something different... its a nice experience for families to go and for kids to have fun with all the activities and the cool animals to see, theres a dancing area thats pretty cool..
its a good traditional place for families to go and spend time like on a sunday afternoon :)
We liked the reptile shows and the people putting on the shows. They really knew what they were talking about and made it entertaining for the adults as well as the children. The feeding of alligators after the show was awesome, those guys were just like the crocodile hunter!!!!!
Went to Parrot Jungle (Jungle Island) with great expectations, specially since their advertising makes it sound so grand; however, we were greatly dissapointed.
The park is quite small. It took us 1 (ONE) hour to walk through completely. Also, the layout feels cramped as the walkways are only about 3 feet wide. The animals are OK, but they are very few large ones (One tiger, one 'no-show' croc and three very well-hidden large turtles).
The Hippo water park is merely an oversized Banzai air slide. Similar to those that are now commonly rented out for birthday parties, just a bit larger. Furthermore, the attendants have to spray the kids around with garden hoses, to make them slide down and to wash off the sand from their feet. It seems like they could have prepared the area a bit better since the kids walk on the sand as soon as they get off the slide. The only covered sitting area is where you sign the waivers and you can't watch your kids sliding down unless you stand in the scorching sun. It is also right at the beach, but you are not allowed to go in the water. (BTW, the 'ride' was shutdown due to ligtning five minutes after we got there.)
Overall, outside of a bit of Reggae Music playing outside their gift shop, the "Island" theme is not appropriate since the feel is merely that of a petting zoo (for goats and a very hungry llama).
I would price this park at 9.99 per person, with free parking. But then again, I wouldn't return either. I considered getting my money back or asking for a credit card chargeback.
We enjoyed our day here. You can get up close to many types of birds. My baby son loved the parrots, very tame, sat on his arm. There could be more variety, as well as more air-conditioned indoor areas available to cool off.
When Parrot Jungle was in Red Road, it was a lush enviroment - plenty of trees, shade and the entrance fee was cheap with free parking.
I recently took my nephews to the new Parrot Jungle on Watson Island - a complete rip-off. $30.00 entrance fee per person PLUS $6.00 parking. The park is a concrete jungle with trees, 1/16 the size of the former park, ultra-expensive drinks/food, surly staff.Yes the shows were pretty good and the view of the bay is nice but that is about it. They advertise something called "Hippo" which is only a large inflated slide for kids not an animal attraction.
I have not been to the new Parrot Jungle because of all the negative comments I hear. I live in Miami and when Parrot Jungle was on Red Road, it was lush, natural and beautiful. Lots of shade, walking trails, and reasonably priced. You could go there and have breakfast while watching people with the parrots. Now I hear it's $30 entrance fee plus $7 to park. Too expensive for senior citizens living on a fixed income. This is not California folks.
Parrot Jungle was okay but not worth the money. It is very overpriced and and very crowded. There was not enough time to get from show to show and when we did get there there were no more seats. This park needs more trees. It was so hot and hard to find a nice shaded area. The food and drinks are also very overpriced. I had to wait in a long line to use the bathroom with a 3 year old.
Yes, it's nice. Yes, it's interesting, but very much overpriced. The maximum admission for such a place should be $10 not a hefty $30. And, they still have the nerve to charge $7 for parking as if it's a Disney park. No wonder they print on the admission stub "Sorry, No Refunds", otherwise the line at the refund booth would be as long as the ticket booth! To become a world-class attraction you got to build one, not print world-class brochures.
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