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Acid Spill Contained, Wild Adventures Re-Opens Doors

By: Eames Yates; Wild Adventures Theme Park; Greg Gullberg Email
By: Eames Yates; Wild Adventures Theme Park; Greg Gullberg Email
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By Eames Yates
July 17, 2013

Valdosta, GA - Wild Adventures is back in business after a chemical spill yesterday. The park is fully operational. But yesterday it was closed because more than two hundred gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled in a building just behind that wall.

The spill was neutralized and a majority of it was contained inside the cement building that stores the chemicals. Wild Adventures is open from 10 to 8 today. Splash Island opened as usual at 11. The park closed yesterday because of the spill. All of the guests that left got a complimentary ticket to come back any time this season due to the inconvenience.

The hydrochloric acid that spilled is used to control chlorine levels in the pools.


Press Release: Wild Adventures Theme Park

We look forward to seeing families here at Wild Adventures today.

Local agencies successfully neutralized the spill that occurred Tuesday morning. As a precaution only, we decided to close Wild Adventures for the remainder of that day.

The spill occurred behind the water park with the majority of it contained inside a concrete building and did not enter the pool water used by our guests.

Park hours for today are 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.


By Greg Gullberg
July 16, 2013

Valdosta, GA - A park spokesman says more than 200 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled behind the 'Splash Island' Water Park this morning.

That chemical is used to control chlorine levels in the water, but they say it did not enter the pool water where people swim. Park officials say they finished the clean up this evening and plan to reopen the park, as usual, tomorrow.


By Greg Gullberg
July 16, 2013

Valdosta, GA - A chemical spill caused Wild Adventures theme park to close down for the day Tuesday.

A park spokesman says more than 200 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled behind the Splash Island water park that morning. That chemical is used to control chlorine levels in the water. They say it did not enter the pool water.

Emergency workers spent hours cleaning the spill. Park officials say they plan to reopen the park as usual Wednesday.


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