September 05, 2023
Park Hosts Drive-Thru Lunch Thursday to Show Appreciation
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia is offering complimentary lunches to hurricane relief workers in an effort to express gratitude for those who served the community in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.
Wild Adventures will host the Hurricane Recovery Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “drive-thru” event is open to anyone who actively participated in Hurricane Idalia preparation and recovery efforts that served the community.
“Wild Adventures sustained limited damage during Hurricane Idalia, and we were fortunate to be able to reopen on Labor Day thanks to the dedication and hard work of our team members,” said Jon Vigue, vice president and general manager. “However, we wouldn’t have been able to open at all if it had not been for those who have been working tirelessly to help the area recover after the storm. This lunch is our way to say, ‘Thanks!’ to those individuals.”
Utility and service provider personnel, first responders, emergency shelter volunteers, tree service workers, and others who have been part of Hurricane Idalia recovery efforts are invited to enjoy the free lunch, which will include fresh-off-the-grill items, chips, and water or soda. The box lunches will be available while supplies last.
“We tried to make a list of everyone we wanted to thank and invite to this drive-thru lunch, but there are so many different individuals who have been making an impact with recovery efforts in our community,” said Vigue. “If you’ve actively participated in helping our community prepare, endure and recover from Hurricane Idalia, we would love to welcome you and hand you a free lunch.”
Hurricane Recovery Appreciation lunches will be distributed in the park’s Team Member Parking lot located west of the Wild Adventures’ main entrance on Old Clyattville Road off I-75 Exit 13.
Wild Adventures is currently closed in preparation for the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights and The Pumpkin Spice Festival, which begins Sept. 22. The family-friendly event features towering pumpkin sculptures, unique pumpkin spice food items, and immersive fall fun around every corner. New for 2023 is the LumiNight Legends Pumpkin Gallery, an exhibit of 150 intricately carved pumpkins featuring famous Georgians, local icons, Wild Adventures' animal family, and more. Great Pumpkin LumiNights continues every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 29.
Wild Adventures will begin the sale of its 2024 Season Passes on Monday, Sept. 11. With three options to choose from, guests who purchase a 2024 Season Pass will also get admission for the rest of 2023 for free.
For more information about Wild Adventures, Great Pumpkin LumiNights, 2024 Season Passes and more, visit WildAdventures.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.