Sixth Annual Gator Week Celebration Returns to Wild Florida

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year again at Wild Florida! From May 23 – 28, Wild  Florida will host Gator Week and offer free Gator Park admission to guests who donate any amount  toward our Wild Florida Scholarship Fund for Osceola County students. Additionally, as the founders of  National Alligator Day on May 29, Wild Florida will also celebrate this special day at the end of Gator  Week.  

Years ago, Wild Florida noticed how alligators are often characterized as monstrous swamp killers and fear of these animals has driven many myths and nightmares about their behavior. Gator Week at Wild Florida  is dedicated to educating guests about alligators, debunking common myths and developing a more  positive reputation for these reptiles.  

Gator Week at Wild Florida Kicks off Monday, May 23

Sam Haught, co-owner of Wild Florida, announced, “Gator Week is back at full strength this year. We’re  excited to feature family-friendly activities but with a few new twists. Our goal is to shine a different light  on these incredible animals and hope our guests walk away with a greater appreciation for them.” 

Wild Florida’s reptile handling team, deemed “the Croc Squad®”, has been dreaming up educational ideas  and myth-busting activities all year in preparation for this week. Gator jump-a-thons, eating contests and  of course, who has the best Crocs (shoes), are among the activities planned. Be sure to follow Wild  Florida on social media for updates, fun polls, educational tidbits and myth-busting stories. Also, check  out for the full schedule of events. 

While the focus of Gator Week is to educate guests on Florida’s beloved reptile, the team is focused on  raising funds for a good cause, the Wild Florida Scholarship Fund. Gator Park admission is free to  everyone who brings a cash donation to the scholarship fund May 23 – 28. Learn more about Wild  Florida’s other adventures at 

Wild Florida Airboats, Drive-thru Safari & Gator Park, which opened on Lake Cypress in Kenansville in  2010, focuses on educating individuals about Central Florida’s natural resources. The Wild Florida team is dedicated to protecting, conserving and enhancing Florida’s diverse ecosystem to ensure that future  generations can enjoy the wonders of wild, native Florida. 

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