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Gatorpalooza - A celebration of Alligators, Florida and Fun returns to Gatorland this weekend!

Updated: May 16, 2023

It’s almost time for the most Florida Day Ever Y’all! Mark it on ya calendars now, Gatorpalozza is back at Gatorland!

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland Orlando

Listen up carefully ya'll, Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” will once again be hosting the popular Gatorpalooza this year on Saturday May 20, and Sunday May 21.

Gatorpalooza is included with park admission, and includes 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!

A must see event at Gatorpalooza is the crazy, only at Gatorland, "Florida Man Challenge!"

Watch as the 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!”

Best of all, 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.

For more information, visit

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland Orlando 2023

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 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 information, visit online at or call 800-393-JAWS.

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland Orlando

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