Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2004 12:31 PM | Contributed by supermandl
High temperatures, and more specifically a heat index of near 105 degrees, were the reasons nearly 70 people were affected by heat-related problems at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia.
Read more from WJXX-WTLV/Jacksonville.
Back in the "good old days", these problems didn't happen because there was never enough people around to create a long line. Not true anymore.
Trust me when I say WA used to be a MUCH better park than is indicated here...and I hope it will return to the previous level of guest satisfaction....but for now, I think ALL of their resources are going down to Cypress...;)
But I didn't think it was that bad of a park... as a matter of fact, it was sort of the surprise of the vacation. Granted, while I enjoyed Dollywood on that vacation more, I was expecting much more from Dollywood. Wild Adventures I went to expecting an average to below average park, kind of run down park and was pleasantly surprised.
There is a lack of shade, that is for sure, but no more so than at some other parks I have visited.
But back to the heat issue, I seemed to remember not being able to get a friggen drink ANYWHERE there, we wandered around for a good 20 mins lookin for a drink of ANYTHING! ;)*** This post was edited by ThePhantomLives 7/27/2004 7:14:55 PM ***
At least they’re not facing the outside of the queue, like certain ones at SFEG!
Please elaborate, us at Dollywood wanna hear guest concerns.
Let me explain it a different way...
Before I went to Wild Adventures, based on what I read on here from TR's and the like, I was expecting "Below Average park / Poor experience". What I found was "Average to above average park / rather good experience." It surprised me... I was expecting "Bad", but found "Good". In other words, I went expecting a "4", but found a "7"... expecting a "-" but found a "+"
With Dollywood, I was expecting alot... I was expecting "Good park / Good Experience". What I found was "Great Park / Great Experience". I was expecting "Good" but found "Great". In other words, I was expecting an "8" but found a "10"... expecting a "+" but found a "+ +".
I was not surprised that Dollywood was a "Great Park"... but I was surprised that Wild Adventures was an "Average to Good Park".
Hope that makes sense.
*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 7/28/2004 8:32:22 AM ***
The front of the park near the Bugsville has twice the shade that the other part of the parks have, but you have to remember, two other parts of the park are Africa and the Old west, which don't have a heck of a lot of trees anyway, so it works with the themeing.
Off subject, I thought Dollywood was one of the best parks I have been to, I'd just like to see more mid to high thrill rides and a new family coaster, plus some of the pathways fixed so they are not so steep or just fenced-off altogether.
*** This post was edited by john peck 7/28/2004 12:02:49 PM ***
The thing with the fans, as Gator mentioned, was just wrong. :-( It would of made a HUGE difference if they had those running. Luckily our wait time wasn't too long.
<--who loved Wild Adventures but has a better respect for air conditioning.....lol. :-)
*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 7/29/2004 4:46:11 AM ***
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