Gatorpalooza returns to Gatorland, featuring wild animals, family fun and a ‘Florida Man Challenge’

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Gators and Crocs and wild animals, oh my!!

Throw in some live music, specialty food, craft vendors and fun for the whole family and you get Gatorpalooza.

Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is hosting its 4th annual Gatorpalooza, featuring all the fun activities and more that Gatorland has to offer.


“We are so excited to host our Gatorpalooza festival again for the 4th year and roll out Gatorland’s unique style of fun and excitement during this special weekend event,” said Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland. “Gatorland is filled with more alligators than any other attraction in Florida, but it’s also filled with crazy ‘Florida-Style Entertainment,’ too!  Now you can see both in action with our 3rd annual ‘Florida Man Challenge.’  On Saturday May 20th, watch as our brave and somewhat crazy competitors climb into giant inflatable Zorb balls and race through a real swamp swarming with giant alligators!   It’s the kind of sporting event that makes the rest of the world shake their heads and say, ‘Only in Florida,’ while everyone in Florida just shakes their heads and says, ‘Only at Gatorland.’”

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Gatorpalooza will run on the weekend of May 20-21, and Florida Residents get half-off daily admissions during the entire month of May including Gatorpalooza weekend.

Included with park admission will be live music, specialty food and craft vendors, artisans, 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, according to a news release.

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