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Among the coasters at Wild Adventures is Boomerang.

Among the coasters at Wild Adventures is Boomerang.

Wild Adventures
Rather than focusing on one attribute (like coasters and thrill rides at Six Flags Over Georgia or marine life exhibits at SeaWorld Orlando, Wild Adventures offers a wide variety of ways to have fun. Sure, there are thrills to be had, but the park also features a good-sized water park (included in general admission), lots of animals (that's the "wild" part, I guess), and an ambitious schedule of concerts (also included in admission) with major-label stars.

The rides are largely off-the-shelf numbers, including a Wild Mouse, a shoot-the-chutes boat ride, a freefall tower, and a pendulum pirate ship. The park's wooden coaster, Cheetah, generally gets high marks from fans. Its river raft ride, Tasmanian River Rapids, has a unique whirlpool effect which induces lots of spinning.

Unlike most seasonal parks, Wild Adventures has an extended schedule that makes it available ten months out of the year. (Generally, the park is closed only in January and February.)

Phone:

Park Information: 229-219-7080

Location

Valdosta, Georgia. The actual address is 3766 Old Clyattville Road.

Tickets and Admission Info:

Tickets include admission to the park, all rides, Splash Island water park, zoo exhibits, shows, and concerts. Reduced price for children (3 to 9) and seniors (55+). 2 and under are free. Season passes and group rates are available.

Directions:

From Tallahassee, FL: Take Rt. 319N (Thomasville Road) to Rt. 84E through Quitman to Valdosta. Take I-75S to Exit 13. Take a right off the exit to park.

From Jacksonville, FL: Take I-10W to I-75N into Georgia to Exit 13. At the end of the ramp turn left to park.

From Savannah, GA: Take I-95S to Brunswick, Exit 29 to Rt. 82W to Waycross. In Waycross, take Rt. 84W to Valdosta to I-75S to Exit 13. Take a right off the exit to park.

Highlights:

  • While the park is not known for record-breaking, world-class coasters, it does boast a few decent thrill machines, including the inverted Hangman and the wooden Cheetah.
  • Animal exhibits include a tropical bird aviary, a slithery collection of snakes, and a host of mammals, including big cats, giraffes, and monkeys.
  • Wild Adventures has an eclectic schedule of concerts that includes country, classic rock, and pop acts, which is included with admission.

Hotels Nearby:

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New at the Park:

New for 2013:
Tail Spin and Wacky Wheels
A thrill ride and a kiddie ride will join the ride ranks at the park.

New for 2011:
Family Raft Ride
Splash Island water park will be getting two family raft ride slides (each raft seats up to five passengers).

Halloween Event:

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