One of the advantages of living in the South is not having to search high and low for activities to do in the winter. However, it is difficult, with warmer weather, to make it FEEL like winter time. I feel that Lanier World Winter Adventure accomplishes that!
Lanier World Winter Adventure is located on the beautiful Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518. Lake Lanier is about an hour north of Midtown-Atlanta.
Lanier World Winter Adventure is a winter wonderland that gives the feeling of a “Members Only” experience because of the activities all being within walking distance on a secluded island. There is an entrance fee of $15 , which includes parking in close proximity to the activities and access to driving through the 7 miles of animated lights. There is a separate charge to ride the carnival rides, speeding tube slides, snow play zones, etc. They do offer wristbands for a flat fee to gain access to all.
Things to do at Lanier World Winter Adventures:
-Bubble Skating ( a faux ice skating rink with bubble machines in each corner of the canopy to provide a very whimsical atmosphere ); Skate rental is included in the Winter Adventure Pass! http://tickets.lanierislands.com
-Snow Play Zones for the smaller kiddies
-Classic Carnival Rides (as pictured)
-Meet & Greet with Santa (FYI, this Santa is the real deal folks! )
-Holiday Gift Shop
-Giant fire pits to make s’mores (They sell s’more packages at a separate cost if you forget to bring your own)
-Speed Slides for sledding and tubing