Gatorland opened back up today. It is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve in Florida, located along South Orange Blossom Trail south of Orlando. It was founded 71 years ago and is know as the “The Alligator Capital of the World.” There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call their Breeding Marsh home. Gatorland, Florida’s leader in alligator safety and education since 1949. Speaking of safety, we went to see how they will keep guest safe during the pandemic and we were very happy with the their practices. See our photos below of their social distancing signs, hand sanitizers stations, social distance spacing on the train ride & their shows.
Face masks are encouraged but not required for quests. All employees at Gatorland wear them. They sell their own official face protector and masks. I really loved the gator face protector. Its nice because you can easily breathe in it and it protects your neck from the sun. Only $19.99. Gatorland also has plenty of hand sanitizer for sale.
There are plenty of hand sanitizer stations throughout the park. Also signs on the ground to let guests know where to stand when looking at the animals or in line for food to keep six feet apart.
For the train tide, groups were seated every other row to maintain social distancing. Only one group at a time is allowed to load the train and exit. While in line for the train, there are areas marked where to stand to keep six feet apart. During the live gator shows that are running, guests could not sit in taped areas to maintain social distance. There were staff on hand to count and make sure groups were not near each other during the show.
So as you can see, Gatorland is very safe to visit. You can read their official list of their safety guidelines by clicking here. Go and enjoy all the amazing animals at the park. Gatorland also offers a lot of unique experiences such as Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, Gator Gauntlet, Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, Meet-A-Gator, Gator Night Shine, Trainer-For-Day & more! For info on hours and pricing please visit their website at https://www.gatorland.com/. We are looking forward to checking out other theme parks in Florida.