Fun Spot America and Gatorland marked the official grand opening of Gator Spot today with a special ribbon “chomping.” Gator Spot is located inside Fun Spot Orlando, off International Drive.
The $1 million attraction features more than 100 alligators, including an extremely rare leucistic “white” alligator, one of only 12 in the world. In addition, Gator Spot showcases exotic birds, snakes, lizards and two aquariums filled with baby alligators.
“For many years, Gatorland has investigated opportunities to expand our brand into other major tourist destinations and given the culture of our two businesses, we knew Fun Spot America Orlando Theme Park would be a perfect fit,” said Mark McHugh, Gatorland’s President & CEO. “We are thrilled with the new attraction and are looking forward to providing yet another memorable experience visitors to International Drive can share with their friends and families.”
“We are excited to be working with Gatorland and the history they bring to Orlando and our industry,” states John Arie Jr, chief operating officer, Fun Spot America. “While Gator Spot is a great place to learn all about alligators and some of the amazing creatures that call Florida home, being able to actually hold a real life alligator is HUGE!”
Admission to Gator Spot costs $6 per person. Guests may also participate in alligator feedings and snap photographs with the resident reptiles for a minimal extra charge.
See the ribbon “chomping” and get a tour of Gator Spot in our video below. Watch for our full video report on Gator Spot on the May 14, 2015 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show.