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Gatorland Re-Opens This Weekend Just In Time For Gators, Ghosts & Goblins Halloween Event

Gatorland will re-open this weekend on Saturday the 15th of October, just in time for its annual Halloween event after being forced to temporarily close due to severe flooding from Hurricane Ian.

Gatorland has been preparing for a big weekend as it officially reopens and welcomes guests to its much loved Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Halloween event.

The daytime family-friendly festivities will take place on the weekends, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 15. and run through until the end of October.

Gatorland wasn't sure if the annual Halloween event was even going to happen this year after the flood damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

The entire attraction was under water, including their haunted house, and pumpkin patch.

Thankfully, the amazing team of hardworking Gatorland employees pulled together to get Gatorland and the halloween event ready for opening!

This year Gators, Ghosts and Goblins will have lots of spooky activities, including haunt zones, interactive characters including the legendary Swamp Ape, animal meet-and-greets, trick-or-treating and the return of the scarily awesome Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum.

Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum returns bigger and badder than ever! Discover the origins of the world’s most infamous monsters and learn what it takes to hunt the creatures of the night!

Learn about legendary creatures like Nessie, Jersey Devil, Chupacabra, Moth Man, and more, at Skunk Ape’s Cryptid Kingdom!

Can Bubba save the world from an alien invasion? Find out in our newest haunt zone: Invasion of the Bubba Snatchers!

Then grab your Lederhosen for Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest featuring live music from Polkageist, Gatorland’s own undead polka band.

All this, plus multiple themed areas, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate!

There are also fun shows, specialty vendors, games, candy, and more!

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins is included with regular park admission.

Guests are welcome to wear costumes, but nothing scary or gory, please. Skunk Ape is easily frightened.

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 is celebrating its 73rd Anniversary in 2022.

This iconic park provides affordably priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with an observation tower, a 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 Zip Line and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

For more Gatorland info., visit or call 800-393-JAWS.


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