Gatorpalooza 2023 returns to Gatorland with crazy Florida Man challenge

Ever see a viral news article and thought to yourself, “Florida people are crazy?” Well, you can soon witness this craziness live with Gatorpalooza 2023 at Gatorland featuring live music, specialty food, and the 3rd annual annual Florida Man challenge.

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland brings back the Florida man challenge.

Gatorland, the self-proclaimed “Alligator Capital of the World,” is proud to be hosting Gatorpalooza again this year, May 20-21, 2023. Included with park admission will be live music, specialty food and craft vendors, artisans, games, appearances by the Gatorland Vlog Team and, of course alligators.

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland poster invite.

Gatorpalooza 2023

According to Mark McHugh, Gatorland President and CEO, the Orlando park is filled with more alligators than any other attraction in Florida, but it’s also “filled with crazy ‘Florida-style’ entertainment.”

You can see for yourself on May 20, 2023, during the 3rd annual Florida Man Challenge when brave (and some might say crazy) competitors climb into giant inflatable Zorb balls and race through a swamp filled with giant alligators.

“We are so excited to host our Gatorpalooza festival again for the 4th year and roll out Gatorland’s unique style of fun and excitement during this special weekend event,” McHugh said. “It’s the kind of sporting event that makes the rest of the world shake their heads and say ‘Only in Florida,’ while everyone in Florida just shakes their heads and says, ‘Only at Gatorland!'”

Gatorland's Florida Man Challenge - Gatorpalooza 2022

Florida Resident Offer

Florida residents will get half-off daily admissions at $16.50 plus tax per adult during the entire month of May, including Gatorpalooza weekend. Admission for children ages 3-12 is $11.50 plus tax, and seniors 60+ pay $15.99 plus tax. Children two and under are always free. All adults must provide proof of Florida residency when purchasing admission tickets at the gate.

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