Insider's Guide to Wild Adventures

March 31, 2022

Sweet southern charm, old-school arcade games, and plenty of first-class thrill rides come together to make Wild Adventures a can’t miss Georgia attraction.

Follow along with our insider's guide to discover everything you need to know about Wild Adventures Theme Park. Then, get up close and personal with exotic animals such as Red Ruffed Lemurs, Tigers, and Toucans. 

Swing wildly in the air on the soaring Aviator coaster, or seek out a splashtastic watery reprieve on the Kona Cliffs. 

From classic spins on the Century Wheel to special feeding moments with the park's giraffe Bariki, there is no end to fierce fun on deck. 

Families will be in amusement park heaven as they revel in the Peach State's best-kept secret.

Read on to uncover every last insider tip and trick to achieving the best Wild Adventures Day!

About Wild Adventures

So what is Wild Adventures? An animal park or an adrenaline-pumping oasis? Located in the small Georgia city of Valdosta, Wild Adventures is a zoological theme park that has been entertaining families and friends for over 25 years. 

Straddling the border of Georgia and Northern Florida, this quirky park boasts 170 acres of animals, live shows, and 35 major attractions. Movie buffs might recognize the park's location, charming facade, and a few of its featured rides from the hit 2009 movie Zombieland. 

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Thanks to a hearty mix of kid-friendly rides, a crooning concert series, and hands-on Gator games, this park is a welcome reprieve for adventurers of all ages. 

Close up of two young women on a roller coaster at Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Wild Adventure Theme Park via facebook

When to Go

Ready to embrace your wild side? Before you plunge into your next jungle adventure, you'll need to consult the official park calendar.

Please note that Wild Adventures will not officially open for their 2022 season until March 18th.* In general Wild Adventures opens its gates at 10:00 am. However, we highly suggest arriving early to avoid long lines and crowds.

Wild Adventures water park, Splash Island, will open for the 2022 season on April 2nd. For the most up-to-date information on park hours, special events, and closings, please check here

**March 18th is a special event known as the Season Passholder Preview Night.

Insider's Guide to Wild Adventures Tickets

Before you strap in for some death-defying drops, dips, and flips, you'll need to pre-purchase your Wild Adventures admission tickets. Depending on whether you are craving one to two days of ultimate thrills, animal shows, and epic games of skill, you can opt for:

Single Day Park Admission

2 Day Park Admission

Think you'll become a repeat Wild Adventures offender? Then, simply upgrade your general admission ticket on the day of your visit to a season pass. 

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All Season pass holders can enjoy unlimited entry to Wild Adventures all season, including special events. In addition, they will be privy to even more sensational benefits such as:

  • Free General Admission to all concerts
  • Special prices for Reserved Concert Seats
  • 50% Discount on General Admission to Select Sister Properties
  • Free parking*
  • Early entry to Splash Island on Saturdays*
  • Free soda all year*
  • 10% Discount on all shopping and dining*
  • And more…

*Denotes a benefit only afforded to Gold and/or Silver level pass holders. 

Wild Adventures does not provide the sale of Fast Passes or require reservations for entry. 

Close up of kids on the Hoppin Gators ride at Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Wild Adventure Theme Park

Parking, Driving, and Logistics


Whether you are hightailing it from Hotlanta or the sunshine state, Wild Adventures is easily accessible by car. 

The park is conveniently located just four miles off Exit 13 on 1-75 near Valdosta, GA, just north of the Florida state line. You can find the most requested driving directions here. 


Rolling up in an RV, bike, car, or bus? Never fret. We have the lowdown on every last parking pass and price:

  • Cars & Motorcycles - $15 per day
  • Recreational Vehicles - $15 per day
  • Charter Buses & School Buses* - FREE

*Buses eligible for free parking must contain 30 seats or more. All silver and gold season pass holders will receive free parking. 

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Worried your little ones will be wary of all the walking at Wild Adventures? Circumvent any tired tantrums by bringing your own stroller or springing for a rental:

  • Single strollers - $12/day + tax
  • Double strollers - $14/day + tax

Strollers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Fun @ Heart at the front of the park.


Wild Adventures theme park does not provide free wifi, so please plan accordingly. 

Close up of a white tiger with his arms on a mans shoulders at Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Wild Adventure Theme Park

Insider's Guide to Wild Adventure's Attractions

Spin yourself silly on the Sidewinder, defy gravity with an ancient Egyptian king, or get cozy with fluffy farm animals at the Liberty Petting Zoo. From blood pumping rollercoasters to swoon-worthy country concerts, Wild Adventures serves up a wide array of 'can't miss attractions':

  • Boomerang - vertical loops, steep inclines, and backward propulsion make this 116.5 ft tall coaster a certified hit with any adrenaline junkie.
  • Twisted Typhoon - achieve dizzying speeds of up to 80 km/hr when you dare to conquer the roaring twists and turns of the Typhoon.
  • Rattler - a sleeper hit, this mighty swing can sling unsuspecting guests up to six stories in the air through 240 degrees of motion.
  • Aviator - control your dive and soak in panoramic park views when you board this 100-foot tall telescoping tower.
  • Kona Cliffs - grab a friend (or two) and enjoy the thrill of this giant speed slide located in Splash Island.
  • Tasmanian River Rapids - rapids, waterfalls, and whirlpools, oh my! Prepare to get soaked on this family-friendly water ride.
  • Live Animal Shows - gasp in awe at the unbreakable bond between Tiger and trainer at the Tigers of India show, or touch a real-life reptilian superstar at the Gators! Show. 
  • All-Star Concert Series - rock and roll, country, or hip hop - whatever you are into, don't sleep on Wild Adventures' year's best concerts!
Close up photo of loaded nachos with a waterslide in the background at Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Wild Adventure Theme Park via Facebook

Insider's Guide to Wild Adventure's Food & Drink

Chilling with petite Pygmy Goats, hours of arcade games, and tons of heart-pounding twists aboard the Typhoon can certainly work up quite an appetite. While you are not permitted to bring in any outside food or beverages,* the park provides many dining options. 

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Whether you are craving wings, pizza, or finger-licking good BBQ, we are bringing all the foodie highlights to brighten your Wild Adventures day:

  • Safari Burger - is one of the few sit-down restaurants in the park. Head here for juicy bacon cheeseburgers, crispy chicken tenders, and the most addictive onion rings.
  • Pounce's Pizza - settle in for a cheesy slice or get a whole pie for the family at this popular Italian-themed parlor.
  • Mayfield Ice Cream Shop - kids can cool off with a delectable ice cream cone or sundae, while parents can re-caffeinate at the Coffee Bar.
  • Lonestar BBQ - savor tangy-sweet bites of their famous pulled pork parfait, smoked sausage, chicken, and more at this down-home eatery. 

Unfortunately, Wild Adventures does not permit the sale of alcohol within the park.

*Guests are allowed one sealed water bottle per person in the park.

What to Bring

Nothing brings theme park fun to a crashing halt faster than a burning blister or low cell phone battery. 

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Plan for success when you park your very own amusement park essential bag stuffed to the gills with our must-have items:

  • Portable phone charger
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bathing suit + change of clothes (if planning on visiting Splash Island/and or riding water rides)
  • Poncho, raincoat, or jacket (weather dependent)
  • Bandaids
  • Stroller (if required)
Close up of people upside down on Twister Typhoon roller coaster on a sunny day in Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Wild Adventure Theme Park

Footlong crunchy corn dogs, super high skeeball scores, and sinister coaster rides through a cypress swamp. 

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Whether you are a bona fide roller coaster connoisseur or a sucker for vintage arcade games, there are countless ways to enjoy a day at Wild Adventures.

Little explorers will have a blast gazing at llamas, sloths, monkeys, and more, while competitive cruisers can work out their aggression on the Smash Attack bumper cars.

This theme park season changes the game with a walk on the wild side. Don't wait! Reserve your Wild Adventures vacation today!

Tell us, How Will You Get Wild at Wild Adventures This Season?

Leave us a comment below!

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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