Theme park is ready for the holiday - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Theme park is ready for the holiday

 May 25, 2006
by Alicia Eakin

Valdosta --Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff of summer vacations. Wild Adventures theme park is taking advantage of the urge for fun with a big party.

It's all wrapped around the birthday theme. 

 In 1991, businessman Kent Buscher purchased 100 acres of land just outside of Valdosta. He could only dream he would later be the owner of Wild Adventures, a big and successful theme park.

"I'm a dreamer, that's what I am. To go out in the middle of the tobacco patch and dream of wild adventures and see it today. It's pretty awesome," he said.

Now he's celebrating the parks 10th anniversary, and Mayor John Fretti was on hand to help kick off the celebration but the guests of honor were the ten cakes that adorned the entrance to Bugsville.

It took over 100 pounds of sugar, several chefs, and many hours to make the ten cakes. They represent a token of thanks to everyone who worked and contributed to the park's success. "I've got a great crew of folks, many of which have been here since our very first day and that's exciting to know that people will share and work through your vision," Buscher said.

The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with a concert by Travis Tritt on Sunday and appearances by NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth.

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • breaking

    WATCH: President Carter to be honored at GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    WATCH: President Carter to be honored at GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:10:13 GMT

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>
  • One dead in early morning Lee fire

    One dead in early morning Lee fire

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-09-22 13:51:50 GMT
    One person was in the yard, and two were inside (Source: WALB)One person was in the yard, and two were inside (Source: WALB)

    Lee County Fire Chief David Forrester said there were two people in the home, and they saw one person in the front yard.  Two people in the home were transported to Phoebe Putney.

    More >>

    Lee County Fire Chief David Forrester said there were two people in the home, and they saw one person in the front yard.  Two people in the home were transported to Phoebe Putney.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly