Orlando Attractions Update – Top officials from Fun Spot America and Gatorland along with Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer broke ground today on a new alligator-themed tourist attraction.
These two Orlando favorites, are joining forces to offer a new 15,000-square-foot interactive attraction called, what else, “Gator Spot.” The 15,000-square-foot attraction will be located at Fun Spot on International Drive in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district. The $1 million attraction will showcase alligators as long as 12 feet, along with other reptiles. Admission will be $6 per person.
Started as a roadside attraction in 1949, Gatorland is one of central Florida’s oldest tourist destinations Fun Spot is one of the largest privately-held tourist attractions in central Florida – located on International Drive, it features a mix of roller coasters, amusement rides and games.
“For many years, Gatorland has investigated opportunities to expand our brand into Orlando’s major tourim district and give folks a taste of our unique entertainment experiences,” said Mark McHugh, Gatorland’s president and chief executive officer. (Pictured on right)
“We are excited to be working with Gatorland and the history they bring to Orlando and out industry,” said John Arie Jr., Fun Spot’s chief operating officer. (Pictured on left)
No completion date for the new attraction has been announced.