Gatorland scaring up fun during ‘Gators, Ghosts and Goblins’ event

Taking place weekends beginning Oct. 9

Gatorland's Gators, Ghosts and Goblins event set to begin on Oct. 9

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland is set to welcome back, for the third year in a row, its popular “Gators, Ghosts and Goblins” Halloween event this weekend.

The daytime family-friendly event will take place on the weekends beginning Oct. 9.

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A number of activities will be on the schedule including the search for Gatorland’s Swamp Ape in the “The Crocs and Cryptids Zone” and live polka music at “Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest.”

Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest, (McReynolds)

Returning this year is “Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum.

”Guests will step inside Swamp Ghost’s lair and learn the origins of the world’s most infamous monsters like the Mummy, Frankenstein and Swamp Ghost himself.

Gatorland Halloween event (McReynolds)

“We are beyond excited to bring back Gators, Ghosts and Goblins for the third year in a row,” said Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland, in a release. “We just love Halloween and all the fun, spooky and kooky stuff that goes along with it. ”

The Reaper at Gatorland (McReynolds)

In addition to the exciting experiences, exhibits at the theme park, the Halloween event will also have themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, games, candy giveaways and the popular children’s Halloween costume parade.

The Widow in Gatorland's cemetery (McReynolds)

The Halloween event is free with park admission.

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Want even more Halloween chills?

Check out Gatorland’s Gator Night Shine.

“Armed with only a flashlight and gator food, you bravely make your way along the winding wooden walkways of Gatorland’s Alligator Breeding Marsh,” officials described the event online.

Click here for tickets and information about Gatorland.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.