SunRail, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and AdventHealth Centra Care announced the relaunch of the hit “Choo-Choo to the Zoo” service starting on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Running March 13 – 17, 2023, just in time for Spring Break, day-trippers will be able to take SunRail to the Sanford Station where they will find a free, “Choo-Choo to the Zoo”-themed shuttle waiting to transport them to the front gate of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in less than 15 minutes.

Return shuttle times are aligned with scheduled SunRail departures from the Sanford Station and are posted for customers at the drop-off areas at the Zoo and at

Zoo guests may show their SunRail ticket or SunCard to receive 20% off their single-day admission during this weeklong event but this deal does not apply to tickets that are purchased online. As an added bonus, the Zoo will be open for two extra hours until 6 p.m. for this week only.

Brendan O'Connor

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