Gatorland has officially opened its newest attraction to its wildlife preserve and theme park, a wild and bumpy off-road adventure!
Gatorland has been a destination for those looking to get up close with Florida’s most popular wildlife for the past 68 years. The park is known for having thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, and everyone’s favorite reptile shows where the trainers actually stick their head’s in the mouths of real crocodiles. Today, the park now officially offers the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.
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This new ride and Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost were a part of a $2.5 million dollar expansion to the theme park. Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost serves as the park’s home base of reserving and purchasing all separately-ticketed park adventures, including the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, Adventure Hour, Gator Night Shine, and Trainer For A Day. This new outpost is also where guests go to ride the new off-road attraction.
The new facility was named after one of the park’s beloved former employees who had worked at the park for over 50 years and made a significant impact on the growth of Gatorland to what it is today.
This morning Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland, got up and said a few words about the former team member and expressed his and the company’s excitement for the new attraction. The ceremony closed with an official ribbon cutting signifying the opening of the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure Ride.
The new adventure takes guests into a section of the park that has never been seen, running alongside the swamps that feed the headwaters of the everglades. The attraction features three separate off-road vehicles, each capable of seating 12 riders at a time and the driver. Each of the three vehicles are decorated to represent iconic alligators and crocodiles from Gatorland’s rich history.
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This insane off-terrain adventure lets guests experience Florida’s natural beauty as they venture through several different ecosystems. You are taken over hills, through mud puddles, and you even get to travel through a real alligator grave yard. The track also includes your vehicle splashing through a pond full of hundreds of alligators.
While holding onto your seat during this wild adventure, you will also be laughing as it is narrated by the vehicle’s driver and a hilarious guide who cracks jokes throughout the entire rugged journey. The experience really is a fun time as the tour guide does a nice job interacting with guests during the ride, making for a fun adventure for any family visiting Gatorland.
The new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure and Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost are now both open to guests of Gatorland. For more information about the new additions or to purchase tickets, be sure to check out the park’s official website.