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March 10, 2013

Wild Adventures reopens next weekend

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VALDOSTA —

Now 80, Jack runs a tree farm and has a goal to plant 1,000,000 before he dies. He’s currently at 500,000.

“I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it,” chuckled Jack. “But it’s always good to have a big, hairy, audacious goal out there.”

It does sound audacious, but Molly Deese, Wild Adventures general manager, thinks he just may do it.

“Jack has more energy than the rest of us put together,” said Deese, as she oversaw the final construction on one of Wild Adventures’ new rides, Tailspin, this past week. Tailspin is a flat disc on wheels, with the chairs located around the edge of the disc. As the disc travels up and down a horseshoe-shaped track, it spins in place.

Along with the other new ride, Wacky Wheels, Wild Adventures has added a few new things for its upcoming season.

“We’ve added on four more concerts this year, starting with 38 Special on March 16, our first open weekend,” said Public Relations Manager Micha Hogan. “We’ve also added several new shows throughout the park. We had a lot of guests ask us about our Wild West Show, so we’re bringing it back, as well as adding an illusionist, an acrobat show, and a couple of animal shows like K9s in Flight and a comedy pet show.”

“We’re also bringing in more than a dozen new species and exhibits, as well as new activities with our petting zoo,” said Deese.

Opening weekends on March 16, Wild Adventures won’t shift into daily operation until May 23, though they will be open for Spring Break, March 27 through April 7.

For more information, including a list of upcoming concerts, check out wildadventures.com

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