The Safari Hospitality Center featured its own parking facility.  From 1978 to 1992 the park's original highway Lion Sign was positioned in its center and served as a popular prop for families taking photos.  Picnic tables also were situated at the parking lots edge for visitors that wanted to have a bite before entering the theme park.  Tram service was provided to a station stop in the parking lot to link guests traveling to and from the theme park.  These visitors often used the tram service to the Safari Hospitality Center so that they could take the tour bus service that took guests that didn't want to drive their own cars through the Safari.