December 12, 2023
VALDOSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday, Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. unveiled the name and broke ground on the park’s latest addition, a new seven-acre campground.
With plans to open fall of 2024, the newly-named Wild Adventures Safari Campground will offer a full-facility campground including a camp store and bathhouse. The campground will offer a mixture of RV and tent camping sites with special amenities like a fishing pond, walking trails, an exclusive entrance to Wild Adventures Theme Park, and close-up experiences to interact with and learn about amazing animals.
“Wild Adventures Safari Campground serves as yet another example of our dedication to providing guests with unique and unforgettable experiences,” said Jon Vigue, vice president and general manager. “Our campground will provide families with new ways to escape, have adventures, and get close to very special animals from around the world.”
The first phase of the campground will include 50 RV sites and 10 tent camping sites. The campground will be open year round, and during times when Wild Adventures is not open, campground guests will still be able to enjoy animal encounters and special event programming. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor movie nights, S'more roasting over a communal fire pit, arts and crafts, frequent cookouts, an exclusive Safari Trail attraction only available to campground guests, and more.
In addition to providing unique experiences to guests, the campground project will have an impact on the local economy as well. Wild Adventures Safari Campground will draw tourists throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, creating jobs, increasing tax revenues and continuing the area’s growth as a tourist destination.
“At Wild Adventures, we are always looking for ways to grow as the number one tourist destination in the region. We are focused on improving our community by bringing jobs, revenue, and memorable experiences to our community,” said Vigue.
Ahead of the opening of Wild Adventures Safari Campground, the theme park is also making major investments to bring to the area a brand new Christmas experience larger and unlike any other in the region.
Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright will transport guests to a winter wonderland of over two million lights and a series of curated experiences and entertainment. Including an enchanting forest, a Gingerbread VIllage, a breathtaking light show on the lake featuring seven towering animated Christmas Trees and much more.
“Our new holiday attraction is another step forward in our commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests,” said Wild Adventures General Manager and Vice President John Vigue. “Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright will not only be the largest Christmas celebration in the region, but it will also shine as a beacon, drawing visitors from far and wide to our wonderful community, as we continue to bring tourism to the area.”
To learn more about Wild Adventures Safari Campground, Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright, and how to purchase tickets and Season Passes, visit WildAdvenures.com
Wild Adventures Theme Park is located at the halfway point between Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. off Interstate 75 and is home to more than 35 family and thrill rides, hundreds of exotic animals, dozens of concerts and special events each year and Splash Island Waterpark, named as one of the “Top 30 Waterparks” in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Wild Adventures is ranked as one of the Most Affordable Theme Parks in America by Travel + Leisure, one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Water and Theme Parks in the U.S. by AOL.com and the Top Theme Park Deal in Georgia by Yahoo! Finance. In July, Wild Adventures was ranked as “The #1 Theme Park in Georgia” by TripAdvisor.