This park started in 1996 when Kent Buescher opened the Liberty
Farms Animal Park. It began as a small petting zoo, but
rides started to appear in 1998. In 2004, the privately
held company owned by Buescher, the Adventure Parks Group,
purchased Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida. Wild
Adventures' expansion died down following the Cypress Gardens
purchase. In September 2006, Adventure Parks Group filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This was caused when
Cypress was hit with over $25 million in damages due to
Hurricanes Charley, Francis, and Jeanne.
Three coasters, Fiesta Express, Gold Rush, and Tiger Terror, have been removed from the park. Click
on their pictures below to read about their history. On the positive side, the park added Viking Voyage in 2010, the Miler ride
formerly Jack Rabbit at Branson's Celebration City.