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Wild Winter Country postpones opening due to weather

By David Harten

This article was published November 22, 2013 at 5:31 p.m.

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Wild Winter Country is set to kick off its first winter season on Nov. 22, the park's vice president of operations Chris Shillcutt said. A full-day admissions ticket to the winter park is set to cost $5.43 plus tax, he said.

The much-anticipated opening of Wild River Country’s seasonal transformation into Wild Winter Country was postponed for a day, according to the theme park’s website.

The North Little Rock-based park was scheduled to open Friday with its winter theme, but stormy weather on Thursday night forced a delay.

Chris Shillcutt, the vice president of operations for the winter park, told Arkansas Online that the park will open at 10 a.m. Saturday. He said the park's opening was delayed because rain that occurred Thursday night created holes — some about two feet in size.

As of 3:15 p.m., four out of the five holes produced by the rain had been filled, he said.

For future showers and thunderstorms, Shillcutt said the rain's effect on the snow should decrease, because the weather will be colder and help freeze the snow.

Wild Winter Country will be open until March 30 and will feature attractions for all ages such as building snowmen, throwing snowballs at targets and tubing down snow-covered hills on Fleming Electric Mountain, according to the website.

The park will feature many Christmas-themed decorations, and children can have pictures taken with Santa Claus.

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