Tuesday, April 25, 2023

It’s Gatorpalooza Time Again at Gatorland, May 20-21, 2023 Featuring Live Music, Craft Vendors, Artisans, Family Fun, Games & More

Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” will be hosting Gatorpalooza again this year, May 20-21.  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.


“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!”

In addition, Florida Residents get half-off daily admissions at just $16.50 plus tax per adult during the entire month of May including Gatorpalooza weekend.  Children ages 3-12 pay $11.50 plus tax rather than $22.99, and Seniors 60+ pay $15.99 plus tax rather than $31.98.  Children 2 and under are always free. All adults must provide proof of Florida residency when purchasing admission tickets at the gate.  

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando® 2021 and 2022 Readers’ Poll named Gatorland the Best Attraction That’s Not A Theme Park and Best Zip Line or Ropes Course for Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.  Gatorland has also been named by the Orlando Weekly Readers’ Poll in 2022 among the Top 3 Best Local Animal Rescues and Best Place For Family Fun and by Watermark Magazine’s 2023 Wave Awards as Orlando’s Best Hidden Gem.

Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park is celebrating its 74th Anniversary in 2023.  This iconic park provides affordably priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, popular capybara encounter, 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 Zipline, Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure and the brand-new Croc Rock Three-In-One Adventure.

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