Can I drive through the Safari Park?

No.  The Safari Park is and always has been a walk-through sanctuary in which members and guests can purchase optional guided Safari tours to enhance their visits and get closer to animals.  Please see our Special Experiences on the Experiences page for more information about these exciting tours and programs!

Occasionally, nostalgic visitors confuse the Safari Park with an unaffiliated, drive-through animal attraction bearing a similar name that was once located 77 miles north of the Safari Park in the Irvine/Laguna Hills area.  That attraction operated from 1970 – 1984.  The site was then repurposed and spent 25 years as a water park before becoming what is now a community of upscale apartment homes.



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