Wild Adventures opens 2014 Season Saturday

Published 03/13 2014 11:11AM

Updated 03/13 2014 02:22PM

Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park opens Saturday, March 15 with new animals, new shows, a star-filled concert lineup and hundreds of smiling faces.

“We always strive to make every new season at Wild Adventures bigger, better and more fun than the last,” said General Manager Molly Deese. “We can’t wait to open the 2014 season on Saturday and see our guests enjoying all the fun new additions to the park.”

Among the new additions is a 3,000 square-foot walk-through butterfly attraction. Guests visiting the new Butterfly Garden will be greeted by 400 pairs of delicate wings as butterflies join more than 350 animals who currently call Wild Adventures home. The new attraction allows guests to see Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies feeding and fluttering about more than 100 butterfly-attracting plants and vines. Guests will have the opportunity to feed the butterflies themselves with supplied nectar sticks. Arbors, a fountain and a shady spot to relax make it a perfect addition to the park.

Guests will also get to explore the park on the new “Find Our Hearts” Scavenger Hunt. Visitors can play all season long, searching out clues for a chance to win monthly prizes. One lucky family will win the Grand Prize at the end of the season, four Gold Season Passes to Wild Adventures for the next five years! The clues will change throughout the season so guests are invited to play every time they visit for more chances to win.

New Shows
Throughout the park, new shows will join returning favorites and offer something for everyone. Laugh while learning from a country scientist at the new Arlo’s Silly Science. Family members can compete against each other in fun physical challenges at the new Family Frenzy game show. Plus, guest favorites like Tigers of India are back. As the season moves forward, a rotating lineup of seasonal shows will round out the non-stop entertainment.

“Being able to sit, relax and laugh in a show is an important part of the park experience,” said Molly Deese. “We want our guests to have new entertainment to enjoy each time they visit.”

Thrills Large and Small
All forty rides are back this year at Wild Adventures, including seven roller coasters and the newest rides, Tailspin and Wacky Wheels.

New Fun Food
Wild Adventures guests will have the opportunity to cool off with an undeniably southern new treat – frozen sweet tea.

The one-of-a-kind park setting creates an unforgettable evening for families, ending their adventure-filled day with performances by an all-star concert line-up including a platinum selling American Idol winner, a trio of country legends and a nine time GRAMMY® award-winning gospel artist. Among the performers are three with local roots, recent American Idol winner and Leesburg native Phillip Phillips and Valdosta born Rhett Akins with his country chart topping son Thomas Rhett.

March 29 Roots & Boots – Passholder Appreciation Day and Concert
April 5 RED, Jars of Clay, Kutless
April 12 Phillip Phillips
May 3 R5 & Fifth Harmony
May 10 Kellie Pickler
May 17 Lecrae
May 24 REO Speedwagon
May 31 Daughtry
June 7 Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins
June 14 Kirk Franklin
July 5 Billy Currington
July 12 Jeremy Camp
August 9 Skillet
TBA Plus, One More Concert Still to be Announced

General Admission to the concert series is FREE with a 2014 Season Pass or park admission. Reserved concert seats are also available for purchase.

A Wild Adventures Season Pass gives guests unlimited admission to Wild Adventures and Splash Island Water Park for all of the 2014 season and pays for itself in less than two visits. Season Passes are on-sale now at savings up to $15 off the regular price. A Gold Season Pass includes free parking (a $10 value per visit), advance purchase reserved concert seats for just $5, miniature golf, go-karts, and discounts on dining and shopping.

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