Celebrate national airboat day with this deal at Wild Florida
KENANSVILLE, Fla – Wild Florida has officially declared Feb. 19 as National Airboat Day. To celebrate its stamp of approval from the national day archives, the animal park is offering a buy one, get one free 30-minute airboat tours. The deal at Wild Florida can be redeemed in person or by booking over the phone. The park not only received the stamp of approval on national airboat day but also national alligator day too. Wild Florida offers a number of other things for families to enjoy including zip-lining, petting zoo, shows and an all-new drive-thru safari.
Fire at Wild Florida kills all reptiles in snake enclosure
Snake enclosure catches on fire at Wild Florida Gator Park (Osceola County Fire and Rescue)KENANSVILLE, Fla. – A snake enclosure caught on fire Sunday at Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park. Wild Florida officials gave an update Sunday on Facebook, saying that none of the reptiles inside the exhibit survived, although a total number has not been released. “Unfortunately, none of the reptiles survived the fire and it breaks our heart to lose these beautiful animals. “We plan to rebuild and continue to provide a safe, educational experience for our guests,” Wild Florida officials said on Facebook. Unfortunately none of the reptiles survived the... Posted by Wild Florida on Sunday, December 13, 2020
Here’s how to get into Wild Florida Gator Park for free in October
Wild Florida Airboats, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari announced it is giving visitors free weekday admission to the Gator Park during the month of October in honor of its 10-year anniversary. "We had a vision of bigger things to come, but none of us thought Wild Florida would be a 285-acre adventure park in such a short time. The Gator Park at Wild Florida offers visitors a chance to watch, touch and even feed native Florida animals, tropical birds and exotic animals from all over the world, according to its website. Wild Florida Gator Park admission is normally $10 per adult and $8 per child or $5 for Florida residents. The 14-acre Gator Park is located in Kenansville on Lake Cypress.
This drive-thru safari might just be the best way to remedy pandemic boredom
At Wild Florida, you become the safari guide as you drive your car alongside animals you only saw in a book or on Nat Geo. Not to mention, visiting Wild Florida is also a great way to spruce up your wildlife photography skills. Check it out for yourself:Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 14 Wild Florida Safari (Photo: Tom Metevia)After your two-mile trek through “regions unknown,” you may need to stretch your legs. If you’re not ready to leave and you still have a thirst for adventure, head over to Wild Florida’s Gator Park. Keep in mind that face coverings are required inside the Gator Park and at the giraffe feeding platform.
Rare albino alligator babies hatch at Wild Florida
Officials at the drive-thru safari and alligator park claim this is the first wildlife center in the world to successfully breed albino alligators. “This is the most incredible thing we have done,” Wild Florida co-owner Sam Haught told News 6 partner Florida Today. The Wild Florida team is working to develop a more positive attitude toward the prehistoric reptiles. The reptiles haven’t been named yet, however, the Wild Florida team is hoping to come up with some winter-themed names. In May, animal caretakers at Wild Florida collected 26 eggs and placed them in an incubator.
Wild Florida closes drive-thru safari park amid coronavirus pandemic
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The last operational attraction at Wild Florida, the drive-thru safari, has shut down as coronavirus continues to spread across Florida. The airboat and gator adventure park announced on social media Saturday that the drive-thru safari would be closing that same day. “Wild Florida Fans, it is with heavy hearts that we inform you effective today, Saturday, April 4th our Drive-thru Safari Park will be closed until further notice. The 85-acre safari park remained open because guests could stay with their own party in their own vehicles while interacting with more than 100 native and exotic species, so there was no need for them to come in contact with other visitors. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Wild Florida closes all experiences except drive-thru safari
Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park in Kenansville has announced at it would be shutting down all of its experiences except one. “Wild Florida will suspend all airboat tours, animal encounters and admission to its Gator Park starting Monday, March 23,” the company website said. However, our Drive-thru Safari Park will remain open as it practices social distancing. #WildFlorida pic.twitter.com/QOaAJHFuPk — Wild Florida (@WildFlorida) March 21, 2020According to Wild Florida, the drive-thru safari will be the only experience available for families. “The drive-thru safari design wasn’t set up to manage this type of crisis, but it’s definitely proving to be a great solution at this point,” Wild Florida told News 6.