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“Disappointed enough to resolve to NEVER return.”

Wild Adventures Theme Park
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Valdosta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Theme park. Water park. Animal park. Wild Adventures has it all for less. Journey to a place where animals rule, water flows and animals play. Located in Southern Georgia, Wild Adventures is a convenient day trip from Alabama, Florida and Georgia or a welcome stop from your family road trip on I-75. With many lodging options just minutes away, Wild Adventures is perfect for a family getaway.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Be careful folks, the WILDEST ride here is how LOW this place has sunk in 10 years. When we first came to the area and visited, this place was a little pricey but worth it enough to buy season passes for two years in a row. The water park was fun, the rides were plentiful, and the souvenir cup for refillable beverages was a worthwhile deal. This year I took a new family member for a visit and was appalled at how far this place had sunk. The OLD deal was pay for one day, get a second day free so long as you returned within 10 days. NOW it's buy one day and you don't get the second day free unless it is the very NEXT day. Trust me, after the heat stroke you will get here in the blazing sun with NO relief in the way of actual shade or shelter, the second day is not a healthful or even attractive option. The NEW deal is FAR less rides (made way for "attractive gardens and pavilions" - read as "dead bushes and seats with stained and dirty cushions") that, I jest not, BROKE the two times we tried to ride TWO different rides! We spent 10 minutes waiting for the ferris wheel only to have it suddenly start SCREAMING in protest every time they hit the brakes. After the 4th shrill "treat", it was announced to the line that the ride was broken but we were "encouraged to come back later and try again". We went straight from there to our NEXT ride, some up in the air "Batman" looking thing, and after sitting on line for that for almost 10 minutes, we sat down in one of the flying "cars" and then another 10 minutes passes as they try to figure out why it's not working. Finally after that enjoyable 20 minutes in the frying pan of the theme park, we were informed that the ride was broken but we were again "encouraged to come back later and try again". At this point we decided to cut the entire rest of the park some slack and not try another ride since apparently our backsides cursed every ride we attempted. From there it was a trip to the water park where... I kid you not... I could SMELL the water as I walked over the footbridge! My youngest commented, "Mommy the water smells like CHEESE!". It was disgusting. We cut our losses at that point and left but on the way out, we decided that after such a trying (read as FRYING) day, we deserved something cold, frosty, and decadent. Starbucks! Why not? There was one RIGHT there as we approached the exit of the park. Can we talk? I watched the insane woman behind the counter LOAD the machine with about 3 lbs of ice, pour in two squirts (not a glug, a SQUIRT) of chocolate sauce, and then about a quart of milk. She hit the on button and proceeded to freeze the machine SOLID. It took TWO women, metal spoons, and another quart or so of milk (I am thinking the entire time that there is NO way they would attempt to serve the result to a human being once they free up the machine) to break that sucker loose. Sure enough... they broke it free, whirred that mess up, and then put it in cups and attempted to serve it to us! We stared in disbelief and then TASTED it! It tasted like a cross between ice milk and stale dishwater! I announced that it was disgusting, to not BOTHER refunding my money, and stormed out. Needless to say... we will NOT be returning. I have better things to do with my time, money, AND sanity, and can think of FAR more amusing ways to get heat stroke.

3  Thank Deborah M
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WildAdventuresGA, Public Relations Manager at Wild Adventures Theme Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2012

We appreciate you taking the time to share with us your recent park experience and are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. We will use your comments to help to continually improve the park for our guests to make it a great experience for all.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We went there for my daughters birthday at the end of September. After dropping a load of money on single day tickets we were greatly disappointed on what we found. First there was a $10 parking fee. I could understand that large of a parking fee if it was a bigger park or valet but get real!!!! So we walked up to the front and there was not any metal detectors or personnel checking bags. Where is the security at the park? With the way things are now a days security should be a priority. But not with WA. The kids go to a couple of rides and the wait time is about 10 minutes from the time they get to the ride to the time they get off. Which is great if your the parent waiting but the park should have been busier than that. It is a weekend that they have their Halloween festivities. If thats what you want to call it. No haunted houses. Very minimal scary costumes. As a matter of fact we only seen 3 costumed personnel. They said that the park closed it kiddie rides at 6pm because that is when the Halloween festivities were to begin. Well the little kids could have been there because Im sure they have seen scarier on the Disney Channel before. The pets at the petting look so bored. It is really sad. I thought we had over looked the haunted houses but when we left my husband asked some personnel where they were and he said that they didnt have any. The rides were sub par to say the least. They are suppose to be adding additional rides by 2013 but I really dont think that that will help them out at all. They really need to take a look at how that big guys do it and take notes for improvement. I cant comment on the food because all we have was vending machine soda while we were there. But im sure it is overly priced like all parks are. The kids did go to the arcade while there. The machine that changes $5, $10 etc in to $1 ran out of money so we have to stop someone to radio that we need assistance in the arcade. After 15 minutes of waiting we went to a food booth and asked again for them to call for assistance and then after 30 from that we seen the first person we asked and he wanted to know if some one has come to help. My husband told him they had not and when he radio-ed for assistance again they told him that no on ever called the first time.
We will not be wasting our money there anymore. WA has a lot improvements to do before we will ever go back. Go to Orlando and have lots more fun!!!!!

1  Thank jkw511
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WildAdventuresGA, Public Relations Manager at Wild Adventures Theme Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent trip to Wild Adventures Theme Park. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We would like to discuss your visit further in order to be able to enhance the park for all guests. Please give us a call at 229-412-1541 at your earliest convenience. Thank you again for sharing information from your visit with us.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This place is terrible....the food is way over price....8.00 for a foot long hot dog....and its not even good...9.00 for a 16 oz souvierner cup made of plastic and then if you want soda or water in it it .99 cents more.... then you can refill it over and over for .99 each...the water coolers they have in the park are all warm water cause it cant keep up with the demands of the hot days...so it warms fast....299 for soda....249 for a little 12 oz bottle of water ...no refills...they dont tell you up front what you have to pay for parking but its 10.00 a day another rip off...this is the greediest place on earth....sounds like mitt romnish and bain capitol...check this out...senior citizens 43.81 a ticket and then you go in and pay for all the high food cost...this is raquet a rip off and shame...its greed at its finest....i have never seen a theme park charge like this ...they are deperate people and the management crew is even worse...dont go here ....not a good thing...the animals in the park looks as tho as they are treated badily...they look sad and they dont have that many....im serious....someone told me they just had last year one of the elephants to die...they only had 2 and the other one doesnt get any shade it seems..always in the hot sun....these people should be ashamed of themselves...this is not the place to go...it awful....even their halloween show sucked at best.....BAD....BAD....BAD.....oh yeah another thing...they dont have trams to carry you back and forth to your cars....if you park a mile away ...too bad for you...you gonna walk...no wheel chair access....i think OSHA or the Feds need to hear about this...they have no access whatsoever....they have plenty handicaps spaces just really no access...you are thrown in with everyones access.....i urge you to stay away..this is not where you want to be at at any time...

2  Thank David J
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WildAdventuresGA, Public Relations Manager at Wild Adventures Theme Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent trip to Wild Adventures Theme Park. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We would like to discuss your park visit with you so that we can enhance the park for all of our guests. Please call us at 229-412-1541 at your earliest convenience. Thank you again for sharing information from your visit with us.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Holy if you don't have a heat stroke walking to the water park and to your car when you are done the rest is a breeze. Water park fun but too dang hot in S. GA. for all that walking esp. with little ones. Seriously be careful. Once you get to water it is sooooo fun.

Thank gabby s
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

prepare to get wet n ride some wild rides..i like going during the car showes,, and the rides are awsome hang on when you get on or you'll fly off!!!

Thank Lance C
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