Wild Adventures Receives International Awards

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World Waterpark Association Names Wild Adventures a Wave Review Award Winner in Two Categories

These two awards recognize Wild Adventures' efforts on an international stage, against the largest parks in the world.

Wild Adventures Theme Park is the recipient of two major industry awards for Splash Island, the region’s largest water park. The awards, presented by the World Waterpark Association (WWA) during its annual convention October 3-7, named Wild Adventures the winner among parks with 250,000 or more in annual attendance for both Best Direct Mail Piece, as well as Best Radio Advertisement. This is the second consecutive year Wild Adventures Theme Park has received awards from the WWA and comes on the heels of the park’s expansion to Splash Island in the 2011 park season.

In 2011, Wild Adventures expanded Splash Island Water Park from seven to ten acres. It is the water park’s largest expansion since opening in 2002 and included two new giant family water slides and nearly a dozen private cabanas.

“Creating advertising to showcase all of Wild Adventures’ unique attractions is fun, but at the same time, it takes a lot of work from a dedicated team,” said Greg Charbeneau, vice president and general manager. “These two awards recognize Wild Adventures’ efforts on an international stage, against the largest parks in the world. It’s a huge honor.”

Wild Adventures is a 170-acre theme park, water park, and animal park all in one place for less located in Valdosta, Georgia. The park features one of the largest ride collections in the South, more than 500 wild animals, Splash Island Water Park, the region’s largest water park, shows, festivals and all-star concerts. The park is owned and operated by Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE), a company specializing in family entertainment. For nearly half a century, HFE has owned, operated or partnered in 26 properties across ten states, including Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City; operating partner with Dolly Parton in Tennessee’s Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country; operating partner in Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park and owners of Ride the Ducks amphibious tours in six cities.


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