Halloween festivities underway at Wild Adventures

Halloween festivities underway at Wild Adventures
(Left to right): Tess Smith, Ethan Parker, Justin Long, Dante Fluker
(Left to right): Tess Smith, Ethan Parker, Justin Long, Dante Fluker
Laurie Windham
Laurie Windham

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Halloween festivities were officially underway at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Lowndes County Friday.

It may have sounded like Mardis Gras in the park Friday, but the performers are celebrating Halloween.

"Wooh! We're really excited for the kids! Yay," exclaimed Tess Smith, happily, as she stood next to her fellow performers and danced in place.

Friday afternoon, the performers got in some final practice before the park opened.

"I don't think Wild Adventures has ever done a show like this before, so we're really excited. Kids get to join in with us, they get to play kazoos," said performer Ethan Parker.

The group just played together for the first time Monday, but they already had a lot planned for the kids by Friday. "Just a lot of interaction," said performer Dante Fluker.

"Just playing around," said performer Justin Long.

"We've got this show, we've also got another show where they get to play with bouncy balls and hula hoops and bubbles. We've got spook-a-rama," Smith explained.

There are also plenty of options for those looking for a scarier experience.

"We have 9 scare zones or attractions. Some of those areas you just walk through and get scared, other ones you actually ride on, like the Ghost Train," said Wild Adventures Media Relations Director Laurie Windham.

You can also still just come out to the park and ride the rides, too. Either way, it should make for a scary good time.

The festivities will continue each weekend through the end of October. Kid-O--Ween, geared towards kids 12 and under, will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Terror in the Wild, geared towards kids 12 and up, will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. For a complete schedule of the Halloween festivities, visit www.wildadventures.com.

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