It will take approximately 90 minutes.  This time could vary as you cruise through ZooLights and enjoy the sights. 

Your reservation is limited to 6 people per vehicle.  Additional guests can NOT be added onto your reservation as capacity is limited.

Please arrive at your scheduled reservation time.  If you are not sure what your scheduled reservation time is, please contact Shannon Kinsman (skinsman@phoenixzoo.org ).  We kindly request that you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your reservation time.

When you arrive at the Phoenix Zoo at your scheduled reservation time, you will check-in with one of our staff members.   Our friendly Park Rangers will direct you to pull into the Check-In area.   Then, you will begin your Wildlights for Wildlife adventure.

When you check-in, you will receive an iced bottle of water for each guest in your vehicle (up to 6), a tray along with napkins and hand-wipes for each of your guests and a compostable trash bag to help keep your vehicle tidy. 

No.  This is a cruise only event.  For the safety of all guests and staff, we ask that you stay in your vehicle at all times.

Sample-size portions from six food trucks will be offered to each guest as they drive up in the comfort of their own vehicle.  No need to get out of your car, the food will be delivered to you.

The menu includes Chicken Tinga or Veggie Tacos; Truffle Swiss Burger or Plant-based Aioli Burger; slice of pepperoni or Margarita pizza; Paprika Chicken kabob topped with a cucumber relish or falafel with side of hummus and pita; chicken or vegetable fried rice. Dessert offerings include macaroons topped with dark chocolate, fresh Madeleines, and kettle corn.  

At check-in, you will be asked if there are any vegetarians in the car.  If so, staff will put a card on your vehicle that will notify the food trucks as your drive up that you will need a vegetarian option.  

Due to the nature of the event, guests will not be able to switch back and forth from the featured menu item and vegetarian option.  

Due to the nature of the event we will not be able to accommodate special meal requests.

Yes, once you receive food, you may safely pull over to the side to enjoy.  Please remember to look both ways as you merge back into line. 

Cold bottles of Dasani water, Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite will be available throughout the food and beverage portion of the evening. Each guest will receive a hot cocoa in a commemorative mug once inside the Zoo to enjoy during Cruise ZooLights.

No. Due to the nature of the event, alcohol will not be available.

No. Your food and beverages are included with your reservation. 

No. You will receive a menu item from each food truck as part of your reservation. Beverages are complimentary and unlimited during the food and beverage portion of the night.

Yes, we will have a booth set up for you to purchase fun glow items before you enter the Zoo for the event.   There will be items such as a light up necklace, snowflake wand, candy cane sword and bubble wand, all ranging in price from $10 to $15 each.  Both cash and credit cards will be accepted at the booth.

Yes.  Rockin’ Rob is the the featured DJ and will play music during the food and beverage portion of the evening.  We will also have featured appearances from your Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as the Grinch in our featured Zooville area.  You may also see a few of your favorite animal mascots waiving hello.

Yes. During the food and beverage portion of the event, there will be animal encounters as you drive through the parking lot.

No.  Animals are resting comfortably in their night houses this time of the evening.

Yes.  There is a restroom located on Lane 7 of the parking lot.  If you need to use it, please pull safely off to the side and walk to the restroom.  There will not be a restroom available to guests once you enter the Zoo.  If an emergency occurs, please contact a staff member.