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Park News - (12/28/20) According to posts on social media, while Wild Adventures is open the parks largest coaster, Cheetah, has remained closed so far this year with “due to COVID” as the explanation as to why. No further explanation has been given as to how that works, as the the park’s other coasters are open. Pictures taken this week at the park show that the entrance pathway that leads to Cheetah is walled off with a sign saying “The area is closed for the season”.
In the second photo they peer through a hole in the fence show that the area beyond has sat untouched for quite some time, with the pathway covered in unswept leaves, giving it a somewhat abandoned look. While you can’t really make out anything in the photos, they do say the trains have been removed from the track (typical for long term off-season maintenance) and that it appears as if some kind of work had been taking place on Cheetah structure, which is potentially a good sign at least. Anyone else know more about what’s going on with it?
(8/25/20) Wild Adventure will be hosting a “Pumpkin Spice Festival” this fall. According to the local news the event will take place from Sept. 26 through to Nov. 1, 2020. They have also confirmed that the annual Terror in the Wild Halloween themed event has been cancelled for the year.
(6/11/20) Wild Adventures has announced that the park will reopen on June 22, 2020. Reservations are required for all visits, along with face masks, and you must pass a temperature screening before entry.
(3/17/20) Wild Adventures has now announced that they will be closing their park temporarily starting today. They hope to reopen on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
(3/13/20) I’m not quite sure why but Wild Adventures will be renaming and relaunching the park’s former Blackfoot Falls shoot-the-chutes big-splash boat ride as Island Falls for the 2020 season. As for the park itself, according to the website right now the park has ramped up their hygiene protocols and plans to stay open and maintain their schedule. But we’ve heard this a lot lately, only for almost every major park to announce they are closing, so stay tuned to see if Wild Adventures changes their mind.
(2/25/20) Wild Adventures has released their 2020 Concert schedule, which are free with general park admission, though sometimes reserved seating is available at extra cost.
Apr. 4 - Diamond Rio
Apr. 18 - Bethel Music
Apr. 25 - Bill Engvall
May 2 - Matt Stell, Jimmie Allen, Chris Bandi
May 9 - Grand Funk Railroad, The Guess Who, Foghat
May 16 - Dustin Lynch
June 6 - Kelsea Ballerini
June 13 - TLC
June 20 - Little River Band / Three Dog Night
June 27 - For King & Country
Aug 8 - Skillet
Aug 15 - Pop 2000 Tour
2020 - Nothing is known at this time...
2021 - Pharaoh’s Fury Returns - (2/25/20) Accordng to the Wild Adventures website the park’s former Pharaoh’s Fury ride (a Swing Ship, now closed) is listed as “Returning in 2021”. Other than that, I haven’t see anything listed as new for 2020 or 2021 at this point.