5 Fascinating Facts about the Oakland Zoo Gondola

Oakland Zoo
October 18, 2018

The Gondola here at Oakland Zoo has become an attraction in itself, overlooking multiple counties of the San Francisco Bay area and lifting guests to the newly opened California Trail in style! Here are 5 things you need to know about this sky high adventure.

1. It's Swiss Made - The Gondola was built by our friends at Doppelmayr in Switzerland, and believe us, the Swiss are familiar with quality aerial transportation.

2. It's a Quick Ride – The gondola averages about a 4-minute ride up and another 4-minute ride when you are ready to head back down.

Photo courtesy: Instagrammer @amandatug

3. There's a Seven County View – When you are soaking in the beautiful scenery, note that you are overlooking seven different counties – see if you can name them all!

4. There are Animal Sightings – Not only can you witness a beautiful view of the Bay, you can get a bird’s eye view of some notable animals including Camels, Elephants, and Bison!

Photo courtesy: Steven Gotz

5. It's One of a Kind – With 23 cabins and 7 towers, the Gondola at Oakland zoo is the first-ever 8 passenger, ADA-accessible, urban gondola in California. Make sure to ride the Gondola during your next visit! Video courtesy: Instagrammer @etravelstyle