Much of the company's financial difficulties can be traced to 2004, when three hurricanes (Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne) ravaged East Polk County, Florida and left a trail of destruction at Cypress Gardens.
On September 25, 2007, The Ledger reported that Herschend Family Entertainment had purchased Wild Adventures for .4 million.
It is the largest civil works project in Corps’ history and includes over 133 perimeter miles of levees, numerous floodwalls, gates, surge barriers, and other structures that form an integrated system.
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Wild Adventures is a zoological theme park 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Valdosta, Georgia, United States. The park features rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters, exotic animals, shows, Splash Island water park and concerts from country, pop, rock, Christian, and oldies superstars. Kent Buescher, founder of Wild Adventures, started the park with his wife, Dawn, on a plot of farm land outside of Valdosta, Georgia in 1996 for around million.
Wild Adventures started out as a small petting zoo (Liberty Farms) D&L.
Upon Herschend taking over the park, they had the Gauntlet removed and indicated that they do not plan on opening the Shaka Zula River Adventure log flume ride. Smash Attack: Bumper cars Whirling Wildcats: An Eli Bridge Scrambler Yo-Yo: A Chance Yo-Yo Jungle Rumble.: A trill family ride that takes you around and around. It is frequently the most crowded area of the park.
However, Herchend did bring in the new ride, The Rattler, the first new ride in three years, which opened March 21, 2008. Splash Island first opened in 2003 being Wild Adventures largest expansion since rides were introduced in 1999.
The updated flood risk information depicted on the preliminary maps will provide the communities, residents and business owners in the Greater New Orleans area more precise information about the flood risk they face, allowing them to make more informed decisions to reduce their personal risk to life and property.