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Kidzpalooza ready to debut at Valdosta's Wild Adventure
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Calling kids of all ages for a summer of fun at Wild Adventures, as Kidzpalooza’s “Ocean Adventures” kicks off Friday.

The all-new festival fascinates kids of all ages with thrilling shows and interactive activities, bringing guests closer than ever to animals not seen at the park previously.  

Delight in shows such as “Sea Lion Splash,” “Shark Encounter” and “North American Predators” and dive into the hands-on fun of the “Sting Ray Experience” or “Wild About Babies.” Kidzpalooza runs through Aug. 3 and is included in park admission.

“We’re bringing a whole new level of guest and animal interaction to Wild Adventures during Kidzpalooza,” said general manager Bob Montgomery. “We can’t wait to see the faces of children and parents alike as they pet sting rays for the first time, laugh at the sea lions or get closer to a shark than ever before.”

“Ocean Adventures” gives Kidzpalooza a new maritime flavor, as salt water creatures make the park their home for the summer. “Sea Lion Splash” features the comedic antics of one of the sea’s most loveable animals, as they perform daring acrobatic feats, play games and even try to trick their trainers. In the “Shark Encounter” guests will learn just what is fact and what is fiction about the fearsome shark and then watch as a diver enters the tank to try and put one to sleep.

“Sting Ray Experience” is a hands-on activity for all ages, as petting and even feeding of the graceful sting ray is encouraged. And don’t miss another hands-on experience — a visit to “Hermit Castle,” a kingdom of scurrying hermit crabs.  

For more information on any of the park’s activities, please visit or call (229) 219-7080.