Explore & Soar

Explore & Soar Rides

The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride offers breathtaking views 115 feet above the Zoo allowing riders to see out over Providence and into Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats.  The ride is sensational. The zip ride is located adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard in the Zoo's new Explore & Soar area. 

Dates: Open daily April 1 - October 13; weekends October 19 - November 30 (weather permitting) Open on holidays.
Price: $12 per rider, $10 for current Roger Williams Park Zoo members.
Must buy admission tickets to the Zoo to buy tickets to ride the Soaring Eagle. Tickets are available at the admissions gate or at the entrance of the ride. The last ticket is sold 45 minutes before the zoo closes. The last ride is given 30 minutes before the zoo closes. There is no advanced registration.


SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY

Passenger Capacity: two persons

Passenger Restrictions:
Passenger must be at least 107 cm (42”) tall and fit securely in the restraint systems.
Passengers with physical disabilities must be able to be secure in the restraints.
All legs must be present to the knee at a minimum.
No Prosthetics allowed on the ride.
Expectant mothers - Due to the nature of the restraining device (i.e. lap belt), expectant mothers are discouraged from riding, and will be verbally warned that a lap band could place undue force or pressure on the baby
Maximum combined weight limit cannot exceed 450lbs.

TRAIN RIDES

All aboard the Woodlands Express!  Hop on-board this fun family-friendly premium train all summer long. Designed for all ages, this ride is located adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard in the Zoo's new Explore & Soar area.

Dates: Open daily April - October 13; weekends October 13 - November 30 (weather permitting) 
Price: $3 per rider
Please note: The Woodlands Express is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the train can only accommodate manual wheelchairs and not motorized wheelchairs/EZ carts. The last ticket is sold 45 minutes before the zoo closes. The last ride is given 30 minutes before the zoo closes.

    JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR ZIP RIDES
    Riders see out over Providence and into Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats. The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is open every night during the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - weather permitting. Restrictions apply.
    Experience the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride during the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. October 3 - November 3, 2019

    The Zip Ride will be open every night during our Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, October 3 through November 3. The scenery at night with the dazzling lights of more than 5,000 pumpkins and the city lights add to the magnificence of the popular pumpkin extravaganza. 

    Price: $15 per rider, $13 for current Roger Williams Park Zoo members. 
    Must buy tickets to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular to purchase tickets and ride the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride at night.
    Tickets for the Soaring Eagle are ONLY available at the admissions gate.  If guests purchase Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular tickets online – must show ticket at admissions window to purchase Soaring Eagle tickets.
    Guests enter the ride at the end of the pumpkin trail. 

    Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is open daily weather permitting. The attraction will not open in heavy rain and/or high winds.