Great American Family Parks Retains Noted Theme Park Designer to Expand Wild Animal Safari Park

BOISE, ID — (MARKET WIRE) — 11/16/2005 — Great American Family Parks, Inc. (OTC: GFAM), a company focused on developing profitable regional theme parks in the U.S., announced today that the Company has retained the services of amusement park and attraction design firm Bruce D. Robinson Architecture Design (BDRA/D) to fully expand the Company’s Wild Animal Safari Park property according to the expansion strategy for the entire 500 acres owned. Currently, the park occupies 200 acres with 300 acres remaining for expansion.

BDRA/D handles all phases of the design and execution process. BDRA/D has completed projects at such high-profile venues as Dollywood Show Street in Pigeon Forge, TN; Grand Palace in Branson, MO; Guinness World Records Experience in San Antonio, TX; and Six Flags New England Capital Expansion in Agawam, MA.

Dr. Larry Eastland, President of Great American Family Parks, said, “We believe Mr. Robinson and his firm have an established reputation for creating compelling and interactive attractions that draw guests into a rich experience. We’re excited by the value his creativity and experience will add to Wild Animal Safari Park.”

BDRA/D provides a full range of services including theme and concept development, master planning, site and landscape development, and design of architecture, interiors, graphics and signage. Its project experience includes theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers and cinemas, retail centers, museums and aquariums, sports and fitness facilities, and gaming attractions.

About Wild Animal Safari Park

Driven by their vision and love of animals, Ron Snider and his wife, Vivian, founded Wild Animal Safari Park, formerly Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park, over 14 years ago. The 200-acre park, located within the 500-acre parcel purchased by GFAM, contains more than 1,700 animals. The park’s jungle of animals come from around the globe, including Africa, India, Australia, Europe, South America and North America, every continent except Antarctica. Unlike a zoo, where animals are confined in small, man-made quarters, most of the animals at the park roam freely throughout its countryside, socializing, grazing and watering as they would in their original environments. Wild Animal Safari is located within an easily accessible one-hour drive time from Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, as well as Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. For more information, visit

About Great American Family Parks

Great American Family Parks is focused on buying and managing profitable regional theme parks and themed amusement attractions in the United States. By building a family of parks each with up to 1 million annual attendees, GFAM is in the process of developing a series of compatible, yet distinct entertainment and amusement products, including themed amusement parks, associated products, food and beverage, and multimedia offerings. For more information on the Company, visit

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