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Wild Adventures Announces Updated Water Park and New Ride for the New Year

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It may be wintertime now, but the magic-makers at Wild Adventures Theme Park are busy thinking of summer fun!

This became evident when park officials announced that, greeting visitors for the 2009 season, will be a sparkling and updated Splash Island Water Park, and it will be the biggest capital investment in recent park history.

"Welcome to paradise, " said park General Manager Bob Montgomery. "We are totally renovating and improving what has been one of the finest and most popular waterparks in the region, with new theming, new facilities, additional seating and shade structures and a new water ride guests won’t believe."

When guests enter Splash Island they will step into a Polynesian paradise with an all-new water ride, revamped restaurant and snack bar, expanded locker facilities and more shaded areas. Splash Island is a totally re-themed water park with additions and improvements to enhance guests’ tropical experience. "We wanted to bring a little Polynesian tropical feel and adventure to the area, " said Montgomery.

The new water ride, the Wahee Cyclone, is the only such water ride in the southern Georgia-northern Florida area. Wahee Cyclone is essentially a giant funnel, standing forty-eight feet tall and forty-five feet wide. Four riders in a cloverleaf-like raft plummet through an enclosed tube then free-fall into a huge funnel that rockets riders up one side and down the other until the riders are deposited into a pool of water.

Splash Island offers guests twelve-acres of wet fun with more than ten water activities, including six water slides, tropical lagoons, a 1, 000-foot lazy river, a special area for kids, and a 20, 000 square-foot wave pool.

Projected opening date for Splash Island is Saturday, March 28, 2009. Passport holders will be able to catch a sneak peek of the new Wahee Cyclone and re-themed water park March 21. As always, Splash Island is FREE with park admission. Wild Adventures Theme Park opens Saturday, March 14, 2009.

For more information and to plan your adventure, please visit our website at wildadventures.com or call 229-219-7080.

CONTACT: Micha Froehlich of Wild Adventures Theme Park, +1-229-219-7114,
mfroehlich@wildadventures.com

Web site: wildadventures.com/

Picture:  Wild Adventures General Manager Bob Montgomery stands in front of pieces for the Wahee Cyclone water thrill ride, the park’s largest capital investment since it was acquired by Herschend Family Entertainment in 2007. Park guests can experience the thrilling Wahee Cyclone water ride as well as the completely revamped Polynesian-themed Splash Island Water Park when Wild Adventures opens in March for the 2009 season.

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