• Gatorland's Gatorpalooza Fun Fest

    By: Shelley Caran

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year in a very special way, including its first ever Gatorpalooza Fun Fest on Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

    Included with park admission that day will be live music, artisans, vendors, family fun, games, giveaways and, of course, all the alligators, animals and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts of Central Florida.

    Plus, guests visiting Gatorland on May 18 only will receive a 20 percent discount on Gatorland Annual passes and can take advantage of zip line specials going on throughout the day.

    “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 70th Anniversary with the public in a big way with our very own Gatorpalooza,” exclaimed Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland.  “And we’re only getting started.  We have more fun, more announcements and more new park features coming the rest of this year. So you won’t want to miss our ongoing anniversary celebration in 2019.”

    Gatorland’s popular Florida resident discount of 50 percent off admission tickets continues through the end of May.

    The 100-acre theme park combines Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  Gatorland, Florida’s leader in alligator education and safety since 1949, originally opened as a roadside attraction, and is now celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. 

    In addition, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida's best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  

    Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.         

    For more Gatorland information, visit www.gatorland.com or call 800-393-JAWS.  

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