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Gatorland Brings Back Gatorpalooza Fun Fest May 15th – 16th, 2021

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Gatorland held its first annual Gatorpalooza in May 2019 but had to take a year off due to the pandemic. The event is back on May 15th and 16th, 2021! There will be appearances by the Gatorland Vlog Team, live music, special food offerings and more. Read below for more information!

ORLANDO, Florida (May 5, 2021) – After holding its first annual Gatorpalooza Fun Fest in May 2019 and taking a year off during the pandemic in 2020, Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is bringing back Gatorpalooza this year May 15-16. Included with park admission will be live music, different food offerings, artisans, craft vendors, family fun, games, appearances by the Gatorland Vlog Team and, of course, all the alligators, animals and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer.

On Saturday, May 15, Gatorpalooza attendees will enjoy a zany Gator Man Challenge contest, a wild and fun activity featuring the Gatorland Vlog team at the Alligator Breeding Marsh.  On Sunday, May 16, Gatorland will bring back its Turkey Dog Toss Contest with guests tossing turkey dogs to Gatorland personalities in boats in the Alligator Breeding Marsh.

“We are so excited that we can make Gatorpalooza happen this year for our guests to enjoy,” said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland.  “We are ready to roll out the fun and excitement the Gatorland way during this special weekend event.”

Florida Residents get half off admissions at just $14.99 per adult the entire month of May, including Gatorpalooza weekend.  Florida I.D. must be presented when purchasing admission tickets.

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. Named Best Non-Theme Park Attraction by the readers of Orlando Magazine in the Best of ORL 2020 Reader Poll and the winner of four awards in Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando® 2020 Reader Poll, including Best Place To Show People the Real Orlando, Best Local Big Shot Who’s Not An Elected Official – Gatorland’s Savannah Boan, Best Attraction That’s Not A Theme Park, and Best Zip Line or Ropes Course, Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.  Orlando Weekly Staff Pick also named Gatorland as Best New Theme Park Attraction this year for its Social Distancing Skunk Ape.

Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2019.  Today, 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, Alligators-Legends of the Swamp, and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

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

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