“Maggie and Luke love to see the exotic animals, look for wildlife and native plants along the way, all the while learning."
Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
This season, Wild Adventures Theme Park goes back to where it all began with the addition of eight animal species, six exhibits and more animal interactions for guests in the park’s popular Alapaha Trail. The South Georgia park began as a small petting zoo before growing into the 170-acre theme park, water park, animal park and concert venue that families throughout the Southeast enjoy today. The Alapaha Trail has been a part of the park from the beginning, becoming a favorite area for many families, and this season it showcases more animals and educational elements than ever.
Valdosta resident Mary Clare Tarpley frequently visits the park with her daughter Maggie and son Luke just to walk through the Alapaha Trail and enjoy the variety of animals. “As a mom and former teacher, I look for ways that family fun can also be educational and that is what I love about the Alapaha Trail,” said Tarpley. “Maggie and Luke love to see the exotic animals, look for wildlife and native plants along the way, all the while learning. With all of the animals in the park it’s as if we have our own zoo right here in South Georgia and we have season passes so we can come whenever we want.”
The Alapaha Trail animal experience is unlike any other area of Wild Adventures Theme Park. Guests step into an experience that is in stark contrast to the rest of the park with the sounds of birds and animals replacing the typical theme park sounds of screams and laughter. The trail’s boardwalk winds through the park’s natural swamp habitat shaded by trees and dotted with exhibits featuring both exotic animals and those found in the region.
This season, guests can view eight new animal species in the Alapaha Trail area including squirrel monkeys, red and white ruffed lemurs, feral hogs, sandhill cranes, alligators and raccoons, several showcased in brand-new exhibits. The animal additions continue into the park’s aviary, The Bird House, with budgies, finches and doves eating out of the palm of your hand. The area also now features a zookeeper talk at the black bear habitat and Critter Kitchen, an interactive animal kitchen for guests to see zookeepers preparing the animals’ diets and learn about the eating habits of Wild Adventures’ exotic animals.
“The Alapaha Trail is a favorite area of the park among guests, and once you enter you immediately understand why,” said Wild Adventures General Manager Molly Deese. “It’s a quiet, peaceful area where you can not only relax but also learn about everything around you. You won’t find that in any other theme park.”
Just like Mary Clare and her family, many guests take advantage of a season pass which allows them to experience the park’s hundreds of exotic animals in addition to thrill rides, Splash Island Water Park, live shows and concerts all season long. Families currently receive special savings on Season Passes. Season Passes pay for themselves in less than two visits and can be purchased online at WildAdventures.com, by phone at 229-219-7080 or at the park.