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Zao Island slides into Summer 2019

By: Kayla Belec Last Updated: May 28, 2019

It’s not summer in Northwest Indiana without a trip to Zao Island. The Valparaiso fun center includes just about every easygoing thrill groups of families and friends could seek. From playing mini-golf and racing go-karts, to challenging buddies in the arcade over pizza, Zao Island is the answer to any sunny or rainy day.

Every summer, Zao Island strives to top its previous year, continually growing their offerings and perfecting their conditions. This year is no exception. Here are just a few new and/or updated features at Zao Island.

Three-Story Super Slide

This gargantuan adventure is ready to be conquered! Three lanes allow friends and families to race each other down this three-story chute. Potato sacks allow for maximum speed and keep bums protected from speed burn.

Giant Connect 4 Hoops

If something has been featured on the Ellen show, you know it’s gotta be good. Like its name suggests, this game combines shooting basketball hoops with the rules of “Connect 4.” Warning: this one can get pretty competitive. Click here to see it in action with Ellen DeGeneres and Kobe Bryant!

New Laser Tag Vests

In February, Zao Island introduced new vests for their laser tag attraction. Featuring shoulder-mounted 4-voice stereo speakers set in a futuristic but comfortable design, these vests were 99% created and assembled in the United States. Now that schools are breaking for summer, laser tag will make for the perfect distraction from all these wide open schedules.

Additions to the GreenHouse Wedding and Event Venue

In the one year it’s been open, the GreenHouse has become a popular destination for weddings, concerts, and premiere occasions. Most recently, South Central High School even hosted their prom at the upscale venue! This year, a picturesque patio area and mounted TVs make the GreenHouse even more appealing.

Go Kart Track Makeover

Rev your engines! Zao Island resealed and spruced up their Go Kart track. Just in time for summer speed junkies, those turns are sharper than ever and the track is fresh to the eyes and tires.

Zao Island in Full Bloom

The smallest little face-lifts can make worn paint jobs and tired treadways seem brand new. Zao Island performed a complete overhaul, repainting their colorful bridges, staining their decks, and sealing their parking lots with a fresh coat. Nothing like some TLC for this much-loved destination to make it clean and POP.

Our Scaled Friends

Of course, much like summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Zao Island, Zao Island wouldn’t be complete without its little community of gators! The 2019 squad of gators is now holding court at the Island. Be sure to pay them a visit ASAP!

This summer, Zao Island hopes to meet and exceed your expectations. Take them to task and plan your next trip to the Island. We guarantee you’ll make some wonderful memories. For more information, visit their website.