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MWR Central day trips relieve planning pressure

Published: March 21, 2016

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (March 21, 2016) -- Soldiers and their families are invited to spring into warm weather fun beginning with a day trip to Wild Adventures park March 26.

According to Heather Brown, Fort Rucker Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Community Recreation Division Program Assistant, the day trips are designed to appeal to a wide age range – from youth to adults.

“Day trips with MWR Central provide an affordable trip with all the planning and transportation arranged in advance,” she said. “All you need to do is show up and enjoy the fun. We offer a wide variety of trips for all different types of entertainment. We have family trips, kid-friendly trips, girl trips, guy trips, and trips for people who just want to have fun.

“These trips are affordable and adventurous,” she added. “We plan all kinds of trips that are sure to offer something for everyone. Why sit around with nothing to do on the weekend when you can get away and let MWR Central take care of all the hassle?”

According to Brown, MWR Central’s day trips remove the stress and allow participants to simply enjoy the time away.

“We offer the best prices on tickets and combine that price with an affordable transportation cost that allows you to enjoy your trip from the minute you arrive until we drop you off at the end of a trip,” she said. “There’s never a reason to worry about traffic, safety, or driving directions. We’ve take care of everything. Let us do all the planning and worry about how to get there. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. We’ll make sure you arrive safely and on time.”

The following is a preview of some of the upcoming MWR Central day trips.

Wild Adventures Day Trip, March 26 — Wild Adventures is a 170-acre theme park, water park and animal park all in one place in Valdosta, Georgia. The park features one of the largest ride collections in the South, with more than 500 wild animals, Splash Island Water Park, shows, festivals and all-star concerts. New to Wild Adventures for the 2016 season is the dinosaur experience – explore a land full of dinosaurs with over 20 giant, moving, roaring, prehistoric creatures taking over Wild Adventures. This trip is the perfect way to kick off spring break, according to Brown. All ages are welcome and signups are at MWR Central in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700. Cost is $53 per person. Deadline to register is March 25.

Six Flags, April 16 — Six Flags over Georgia is one of the greatest thrill parks in the south. This year it is introducing a ground-breaking new ride experience – the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster. This coaster is North America’s first dedicated virtual reality roller coaster, according to park officials. Riders will experience thrills like never before with wireless headsets that allow guests, ages 13 and older, to enter a virtual world with high-resolution imagery and 360-degree views that synchronize to the action of the coaster. The price for this trip is $65 per person, and includes ticket and transportation to the park. Deadline to register is April 14.

Tough Mudder weekend, May 6-7 — The Tough Mudder weekend is an overnight trip to Fairburn, Georgia. Participants will stay in a hotel May 6 and compete in the race May 7. Tough Mudder is a team-oriented, 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a race, but a team challenge. Prices are based on people per room and include transportation, tickets and hotel. Deadline to register is April 15.

Renaissance Festival, May 14 — Travel back in time to the Renaissance Fair in Fairburn, Georgia. Attendees can celebrate Celtic heritage and enter contests. The trip includes haggis eating, bag piping, Irish dancing and more. Price for this trip will include one night’s stay in a hotel, two tickets to the renaissance festival, and transportation to and from Fort Rucker. The Georgia Renaissance Festival is a Renaissance fair that recreates England’s renaissance for entertainment purposes, according to organizers. The time period for the festival is set as the 16th century, during the reign of King Henry VIII. Ten performance stages are situated throughout the festival, featuring shows for all ages. The entertainment includes jugglers, musicians, comedic storytelling and jousting. Over 1,000 characters are dressed as members of the royal court, monks and peasants. Patrons are encouraged to dress up, as well.

For more information on the day trips, call 255-2997.

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