Special events at Gatorland.
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Gatorland is situated on South Orange Blossom Trail. Most of us think of it as a day out with the alligators but they do hold some special events that need you to pre plan.
First up is Nightshine and as a the name suggests this is a 'gator experience in the dark. They provide hot dogs provide you with a flashlight/torch and you set off to try and light up a surprised alligator. The tour is led by a guide and they restrict the numbers attending so you are not crowded out. The tour lasts about an hour and a half and as well as the aforementioned items, you get supplied with insect repellant and some food to give to the 'gators. The cost is $19.99 per person and you cannot do this on the spur of the moment as it needs to be booked 24 hours in advance.
Another cute event is The Alligator Wrestling that is named Rookie Wrestling. The trainer will make the alligator safe and then you get into the sand pit and straddle the chosen beast.
This makes a great photo op and maybe you could give it to a boy (even a grown up boy) for a birthday gift. Do not try this at home!
The Rookie Wrestling costs $9. 99 and this cost will be in addition to your general admission whereas the night time event is a separate experience.
If you have a head for heights and speed (flight speeds are said to be up to 30 miles per hour) then you could try out the Gator Zip Line. This again is a plan ahead activity as there is paperwork to complete . Also you must wear shoes/sneakers/trainers that have covered toes.I would suggest that you check out the Gatorland website for further details
145015 South Orange Blossom Trail
32837407 855 5496
Gatorland started with a couple of alligators in the founders' back garden/yaerd and has now grown to an extensive park that features other wildlife. They have done a lot of work with alligator conservation and are currently working on re introducing endangered creatures into Florida. I used to say that Gatorland was half day experience but now I am not so sure and think with a break for lunch it now justifies a whole day.
If you like to fit a lot in, then get some Boggy Creek airboat ride tickets. In the summer, it is best to do your airboat ride first before it gets hot.
The best place to get these and indeed all your park tickets is to click on the link at the top of the page.
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Page added on: 15 June 2013
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