VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — New adventures are within the works a South Georgia amusement park. Leaders in Lowndes County stated they’re excited to see what potential enhance in tourism this might deliver. New additions at Wild Adventures might have advantages past the theme park’s borders.
“I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about it,” stated Adam Floyd, Director of Gross sales and Advertising for Wild Adventures. “It’s form of a change of an under-utilized portion of the park. It’s certainly one of our largest expansions up to now 10 years.”
It’s referred to as Oasis Outpost. The multi-million greenback addition will embrace a brand new trip the place children get to step behind the wheel and go on an expedition and journey into the world of tortoises. The three-acre enlargement can even embrace new meals choices for the park.
“I feel it’s superior,” stated Susan Mullis. She owns the Flower Gallery in downtown Valdosta only a few miles away from the park. She stated folks visiting Wild Adventures will typically enterprise downtown and take a look at locally-owned outlets like hers.
“It’s actually good, as a result of COVID actually took successful on all people,” she defined. “All people in our space now could be doing actually good.”
“It’s an enormous asset to our tourism parcel that we have now,” added Invoice Slaughter, chair of the Lowndes County Fee. He stated the park’s reputation is driving new tasks between Valdosta and the county. “These are among the enhancements to the infrastructure that we’re speaking about. We’re going to widen (Outdated Clyattville Street) to make it simpler to entry.”
That undertaking will make it simpler for guests to journey between the park’s sights and all of the downtown space has to supply. That’s excellent news for enterprise house owners like Mullis.
“We’ve seen loads of change. It’s rising. It’s doing nice,” Mullis stated.
“We’re tremendous fortunate to be in the neighborhood that we’re in,” Floyd added. “We’re in an amazing area in South Georgia and North Florida. We love once we see guests come from all around the nation to go to this space.”
The park’s addition is anticipated to be full in March of 2023. Slaughter stated the widening of Outdated Clyattville Street is about to get began late subsequent 12 months. Leaders hope to have it completed throughout the subsequent 4 to 5 years.