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Wild Adventures
Amusement Park
Location USA Valdosta, Georgia
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened
Opening 1996
Owner Herschend Family Entertainment
Area
Previous names Liberty Farms Animal Park (1996 - 1997)
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Wild Adventures, (formerly Liberty Farms Animal Park) is an amusement park located in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. The park opened in 1996 but would open their first roller coasters in 1998, those being Boomerang and the now defunct Tiger Terror.

The park is currently owned and operated by Georgia-based Herschend Family Entertainment, which also owns two other parks, Dollywood and Silver Dollar City.

Wild Adventures holds the second most amount of roller coasters in the state with 7, just only behind Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell with 11 and ahead of Lake Winnepesaukah in Rossville with 3.

As of May 2020, Wild Adventures is currently operating.

History

Wild Adventures opened in 1996 as Liberty Farms Animal Park and was founded by Kent Buescher. In 1998, the park opened Boomerang, a Vekoma Boomerang model, and Tiger Terror, a Wisdom Rides Dragon Wagon. The park was also renamed into Wild Adventures that year.

The following year in 1999, Wild Adventures would open another two roller coasters, Twisted Typhoon, a Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster and the now defunct Gold Rush, which was a Chance Rides Big Dipper model.

In 2000, the park would once again open two more coasters. This time, they would be Go Bananas!, a Maurer Rides Wild Maus Classic roller coaster, and Outpost Express, a Vekoma Junior Coaster.

On June 16, 2001, the park would open Cheetah to the public, which is a Custom Coasters International wooden roller coaster and would be the company's third to last coaster to be built.

2 years later in 2003, Wild Adventures would open Fiesta Express, a Zamperla Mini Mouse on January 1, and was followed by Swamp Thing, a Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster on May 10.

In 2008, the park would close down Tiger Terror, and followed by Gold Rush the following year in 2009. This could be due to the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009. Tiger Terror would be relocated to ZooTampa at Lowry Park as Tasmanian Tiger.

Later in 2010, Viking Voyage would open, which was relocated from Celebration City when it was known as Jack Rabbit. The coaster was a E&F Miler Industries Hi-Miler model. The coaster would later close down eight years later in 2018. It would be put into storage at Fun Spot America Atlanta and was later relocated to Fun Spot America in Kissimmee as Hurricane.

In 2019, Wild Adventures would open Swampwater Snake, which was originally Fiesta Express.

The park would continue to operate as of May 2020.

Pop culture

Parts of the 2009 film Zombieland were filmed at the park.

Present Roller Coasters (7)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Boomerang Vekoma Sit-Down 1998 Operating
Cheetah Custom Coasters International Sit-Down June 16, 2001 Operating
Go Bananas! Maurer Rides Sit-Down 2000 Operating
Outpost Express Vekoma Sit-Down 2000 Operating
Swamp Thing Vekoma Inverted May 10, 2003 Operating
Swampwater Snake Zamperla Sit-Down 2019 Operating
Twisted Typhoon Vekoma Inverted May 8, 1999 Operating

Past Roller Coasters (4)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Fiesta Express Zamperla Sit-Down January 1, 2003 2011 Wild Adventures as Swampwater Snake
Gold Rush Chance Rides Sit-Down 1999 2009 No
Tiger Terror Wisdom Rides Sit-Down 1998 2008 ZooTampa at Lowry Park as Tasmanian Tiger
Viking Voyage E&F Miler Industries Sit-Down 2010 2018 Fun Spot America Atlanta as unknown

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