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“It's been better, yet is still a fun place to visit”

Wild Adventures Theme Park
Ranked #1 of 26 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
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“It's been better, yet is still a fun place to visit”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Four of us went to Wild Adventures last weekend (10/19/13) to enjoy its "Halloween" special events. Forget the inside attraction "House of Oblivion." We waited in line 45 minutes, walked through what was mostly strobe lights, loud music and dark turns. NO living persons trying to frighten you...no animated ghosts, etc. --Just walking through the darkened house's maze. At end we saw the only living "ghoul" who directed us to crawl out through a carpeted exit that had wet spots of unknown origin. A waste of an hour in the park.

The forest walk-through and haunted train rides were fun, with plenty of living "haunters" popping up to provide a thrill.

Aside from the Halloween season, the park's rides remain the main attraction to us.
The food available in the park is "canival" chow such as burgers, pizza, BBQ but there are no sit-down venues where you can order more than fast food. It used to offer a Christmas buffet with several veggies and meats and desserts. Last year's "Christmas Buffet" consisted of hotdogs, stew, and chili. Last year's Christmas park effort was low-keyed. No ice skating show, no dramatic production (as offered in the past), just lights and rides. In years past, Christmas was the park's best time with shows, choirs, exhibits, and other things that made a December trip there really something special. Alas, those days are gone.

A high point last weekend was the animal show where we learned that alligator blood has strong antibiotic properties and that spider venom may be a potential cure to some dibilitating diseases. Do an internet search for "alligator blood" and "medical use of spider venon" to learn more. It was a very informative and entertaining presentation.

The current Wild Adventures is more "Coney Island" and "water park" with a smattering of "zoo." Because there are many amusement park rides, and lines generally are not long, It remains a fun place to visit but Wild Adventures has definitely been a much better place to enjoy in the past.

I see most Trip Advisor reviews are "4" or "5",. That might have been a ranking a few years ago, but from us, Wild Adventures currently gets a "3." Maybe better days (and higher ranking) will return in the future but for now Wild Adventures earns no more than an "average" from this nearby regular visitor. You'll probably enjoy your visit, but go there with reasonable expectations of what will be offered.

Wheelchair patrons: The jungle train has a special car to accomodate wheelchairs.

Visited October 2013
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great day with the gradchildren”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

was a great day everything was very nice. rest rooms were very clean.the people attending to the rides were very nice. we ate pizza at one of the shops and prices were fair.pizza was good.everyone was very knowlable about the park and was very helpful.my granddaughters were able to feed the birds one ate right from her had.it was a great day

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old fashioned amusement park”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have bought yearly passes for this park for the last 6 years. It is much cheaper to buy a season pass than a one day. The biggest bonus for this park is that the lines are not so long, sometimes we don't wait in any lines. The water park is included, so once you heat up on the rides, you can cool off with some serious slides and large wave pool.

They have some thrill rides and the old fashioned roller coaster to rattle your teeth. There is enough for fun for the adults and teens. You are able to ride everything. If with small children, they have numerous rides for the little ones. No, this doesn't have the flash that a Orlando theme park will have. But, face it, You wait for 90 minutes to ride a 3 minute ride. Here, you get your money's worth and then some. The food and drinks won't bankrupt you.

Overall, this is the best bang for the buck!!!

Visited September 2013
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Fort White
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We like this amusement/water park for the family type atmosphere. They have concerts some nights, we saw Charlie Daniels, Pat Benatar and Sawyer Brown this summer. They have special events, one was a rescue dog show that was very informative and entertaining.

Visited August 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Park!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Today I visited Wild Adventures for the very first time and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect for the park to have so many rides It has the same rides as Busch Gardens and more but for a cheaper admission ticket. Also, Splash Island is fun too. The kids in my group loved it. In comparison to Disney & Universal Studios, Wild Adventures has better thrill rides and you're not paying for a name. The only ride that I really didn't care for was the Tazmanian River Rapids. It's suppose to be like Thunder River at Six Flags over Georgia but in my opinion it's very bootleg.

Visited September 2013
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