Gatorland Awarded Top Honors

It’s official.  The readers of Orlando Magazine have selected Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World™,” as the Best Non-Theme Park Attraction in the publication’s Best of Orlando 2020 Reader Poll.   Each year, thousands of Orlando Magazine readers vote on their favorites in a variety of categories, with results being revealed each August.  For the last four years, Gatorland has placed among the top 3 finalists in the Best Non-Theme Park category, before taking top honors this year.

“We’re so excited that people in Central Florida have voted for us,” said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland.  “We feel the love, especially after re-opening our doors in May following the temporary closure we all experienced here in our local industry.  On behalf of Gatorland, our entire team and our new Social Distancing Skunk Ape, we say thank you.”

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park recently celebrated its 70thAnniversary.  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 Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

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