Alligators rescued from Midwest find warm home in Central Florida
Orlando, Fla. – Two new alligators, David and Casanova, are calling Gatorland home. David was rescued from the cold waters of Lake Michigan after a kayaker found him with his mouth taped shut. Ad#waukeganpolice - It is not every day someone reports an alligator in Lake Michigan and the report is true. His liver was completely shut down,” Savannah Boan with Gatorland Orlando said. Boan said she and two other Gatorland employees drove from Chicago to Orlando with the gators.
Gatorland kicks off Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins Halloween event
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland Orlando is celebrating Halloween all month long with its second annual Gators, Ghosts and Goblins event. Though this year things are different because of the pandemic, visitors can expect a lot of social distancing. Though SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular event was not canceled this year. The Halloween event takes place every weekend in October and ends November 1. “We’ve been running a very safe park for the last four five months and people should feel comfortable coming out here,” McHugh said.
Gatorland announces reopening date alongside Universal, other attractions
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland will reopen its doors to the public just in time for Memorial Day weekend. By entering Gatorland, guests must agree to the following: They do not have a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19. They will endeavor to maintain social distancing from other groups. The attraction also introduced what it’s calling “The Gatorland Social Distancing Skunk Ape,” a character that aims to take social distancing efforts to the next level, according to the release. MORE: Skunk Ape: Here’s how Gatorland will enforce social distancingGatorland is the fourth attraction to announce its opening date Friday.
Skunk Ape: Here’s how Gatorland will enforce social distancing
Gatorland Orlando has found a unique way to make sure guests practice social distancing when the park reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic. Park officials say the “Social Distancing Skunk Ape” is the cousin of the elusive Bigfoot and knows all about keeping away from others. The “Social Distancing Skunk Ape” has already appeared in Gatorland’s YouTube show, “Gatorland Vlogs,” and its Facebook show, “School of Croc.”Gatorland says the character will be featured in park videos that encourage guests to stay 6 feet apart and to wash and sanitize their hands. Officials say the “Social Distancing Skunk Ape” will also randomly appear in the park to meet and greet guests when they reopen. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Fun Spot America, Gatorland push to reopen during phase 2
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s been almost two months since Gatorland Orlando closed its doors due to the pandemic. Now with the news of Universal's CityWalk and Disney Springs partially reopening, workers say they are ready to reopen whenever they get the green light. Gatorland Orlando, along with other local attractions like Fun Spot America and Icon Park submitted letters to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings asking to be included in phase two of the governor's reopening plan. Employees at Gatorland Orlando have safety measures already set up throughout the park-like 6 feet place holders on the ground and signs with new restrictions for guests. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.