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Y’all gotta join Gatorland as the attraction kicks off it's 75th Anniversary Celebrations with Gatorpalooza!

Gatorpalooza, Gatorland’s annual fun filled event featuring live music, craft vendors, artisans, games, and overall down-home family fun returns to the park for two days in May!

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Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” will once again be hosting Gatorpalooza, a crazy, only at Gatorlando, festival of Gators, Florida and Fun .

Gatorpalooza is included with park admission and features 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!

This year will be the Fifth Annual Gatorpalooza, and this year Gatorland is inviting the public to join in the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations as teh park celebrated 75 years, with all the fun and games of the Gatorpalooza Weekend, on Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 2024.

“We are excited beyond belief to be celebrating 75 amazing years in our Central Florida community.  It’s a real joy to share this historic event with all our friends and visitors who have supported us and watched us grow all these years,” says Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland.

“Gatorpalooza is always so much fun, and combining our 75th celebration will create an unbelievable weekend. Of course, everyone will want to see Jawlene, our world-famous rescue alligator in her brand new home, along with our newest park celebrities – Mystic the Leucistic and her brother Mayhem, two of the World’s rarest alligators, ”

Saturday, May 18, you can see the Gatorland Vlog team in action at the Gatorland Florida Man Challenge, and on Sunday, May 19, they’ll be testing their skills at Mechanical Alligator Rodeo!

75th Anniversary Gatorpalooza Fun Fest!

There’ll be:

Live DJ

Food vendors

Artisans and craft vendors

Fun, games, and giveaways

All the alligators and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer!

Best of all, this extra fun is included with regular admission! It’s our way of giving back to the community and delivering on our mission of providing Fun, Smiles, and Special Memories to all our guests!

And if you are a Florida resident that means you receive 50% off Single Day admissions with your Florida I.D. at the gate!

Gatorland Orlando gator with its mouth wide open

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 75th Anniversary in 2024.

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.

5th Anniversary Celebrations with Gatorpalooza

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