Gators, ghosts and goblins oh my!: Gatorland to host first-ever Halloween event

Gatorland will host its first-ever Halloween event this year. Admission to the event is included in general park admission.

Things are getting spooky at Gatorland this Halloween season, as the eco-tourism park is hosting its first-ever Halloween event.

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins will haunt Gatorland on select days in October, bringing fun and frights for all.

“Besides the great family entertainment we offer in the park every single day, we love doing fun new things for our guests via special events,” said Mark McHugh, president & CEO of Gatorland, said.  “It’s just another way we are bringing everyone the best of Gatorland during our 70th anniversary year.”

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins follows a special 70th birthday celebration that was held at the park earlier this year. And just like the birthday party, the Halloween-themed event will be included with the regular price of park admission.

Guests who dare to enter the gates of Gatorland for this spooktacular event can expect several Halloween themed areas throughout the park, complete with actors, selfie zones, shows and vendors.

The event will feature “Frank & Stein’s” Octoberfest Pavilion for a limited time. The pavilion is filled with characters and entertainment, plus themed food and beer for purchase.

Gatorland’s Stompin’ Gator crew will be at the party to celebrate Halloween, and the crew members will welcome the mysterious Swamp Ghost and infamous Skunk Ape.

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins will be on Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31.

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About Gatorland

Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits and entertainment.  Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including GatorJumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.