Theme Parks: Wild Adventures making big plans for 2010

The park plans the addition of three new rides for 2010, said Micha Hogan, a Wild Adventures spokesperson. These rides come from Celebration City, a Branson, Mo., park that closed this year. Herschend Family Entertainment owns both parks.

These rides include a Scrambler, a flying scooter attraction, and a family roller coaster. This will be the park’s eighth roller coaster, Hogan said.

Wild Adventures also plans scheduling 20 concerts for 2010. The park has already released the names of four bands and acts returning to Wild Adventures. These concerts are REO Speedwagon and Styx, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Third Day.

On Independence Day, the park plans continuing its tradition of a spectacular fireworks show along with thrilling summer entertainment. This year the park has scheduled motorcycle daredevil Kaptain Robbie Knievel, son of the legendary Evel Knievel. Robbie Knievel will attempt to jump Wild Adventures’ lake.

The park is already offering 2010 passes with special deals, Hogan said. Visitors can purchase a Season Pass for $59.99, plus tax, in October and upgrade it to a Gold Pass for no additional charge. The 2010 pass can be used as soon as it is purchased — meaning it is good for the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010.

More information: Visit www.wildadventures.com; or call (229) 219-7080.

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