VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Labor Day is the symbolic end of Summer for many people, and for some South Georgians that means a trip to Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.
As the roller coasters fired up Monday, people made their way into the park to bid farewell to Summer.
But whether people were riding the rides or just watching, they seemed to agree that Labor Day is important because it gives you time to spend with family, and that's something they say should be celebrated.
"Come out with your family, have a good time. It's Labor Day; get a break from work and school. It's a pretty fun time coming to Wild Adventures," said Brandon Peavy.
Connie Williams said she, too, chose to celebrate the holiday to take advantage of getting to spend time with family. Monday, it was with her granddaughter. "She just started school. So, this is just her day off," Williams explained, holding her granddaughter in her arms.
Her granddaughter was all smiles on the "Turtle Race" but when it comes to getting in front of a camera, not so much.
"She lives in Fitzgerald and I live in McCrae," Williams explained, "so this is just a day for me to spend the day with my grand baby."
Ten year-old Logan Strickland said getting to celebrate time with family by riding the rides is a lot of fun. "I like it," Strickland exclaimed, shortly after getting off a ride.
A great experience to have, as the Summer comes to a close.
The park will only be open on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weeks, but will be open on Friday's starting September 25th for its annual "Terror in The Wild" event.