For the millions of people who visit the state of Florida every year, one of the most common stops, if not main stop, is to one of the many amusement parks located mostly in Central Florida. Even if they are headed to one of Florida's excellent beaches or to get on a huge cruise ship in one of Florida's ports, an amusement park is often a good stop for a day in transit. Everyone wants to visit Disney World, Busch Gardens, or Sea World, but most do not realize until they begin planning just how much the entrance fees have gone up in the past 10 years. The admission to these parks now averages around $70 for a day pass per person. While there are some deals to be had in this area, there is another option that most visitors to the state do not take advantage of.
Just above the Florida state line, outside Valdosta, Georgia, is a relatively new amusement park named Wild Adventures. This park has several roller coasters, many "midway-like" rides, a huge go-cart track, along with a growing "safari" area with alligators, lions, and more. Wild Adventures has also added a water park that is attached to the main park and is included in admission.
This park is smaller than the "Magic Kingdom" but has more than enough fun for a day full of activity and has much less crowds. At Wild Adventures you will find short lines to the best rides, easily accessible food vending, short walks to parking, and all within a short ride from I 75 as you either enter or exit the state of Florida.