Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure
Gatorland broke ground on April 19, 2017 for a new off-road attraction coming to their Orange Blossom Trail alligator park. Using an undeveloped area to the east of the existing park, Gatorland are building a half-mile off-road drive through pine and palmetto woods, hills, mud puddles, swamps and ponds. It will be the biggest expansion in Gatorland’s over 65 year history with a cost of around $2.5 million.
The new attraction, to be called the “Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure” is scheduled to open in September 2017 and will be a separately priced add-on attraction much like Gatorland’s zip-line rides. The price is expected to be in the region of $10 to $15 per person.
Guests will board one of three custom-built oversized 12 foot tall open-air off-road monster buggies before setting off on an adventure that is expected to last 15 to 20 minutes. Mid way through the drive, the buggies will stop to let guests feed some of the alligators.
Each buggy will hold up to 12 passengers plus the driver/guide and are named after famous Gatorland alligators and crocodiles; Cannibal Jack, Bonecrusher and Swamp Ghost (one of Gatorland’s rare white alligators).
Somewhat morbidly, the ride will also pass through an area where hundreds of alligators have been buried in the past.
As part of the expansion, Gatorland are also constructing a new 3,900 square foot Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost named after a longtime employee, Ernest Brown. At the Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost, you will be able to purchase tickets to the “Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure,” “Gator Night Shine,” “Screamin’ Gator Zip Line” and other add-on experiences.