Wild Florida Celebrates 10 Years of Adventure

Wild Florida Celebrates 10 Years of Adventure with Free Weekday Gator Park Admission

Baby gators can often be seen on a Wild Florida airboat ride.



Wild Florida Airboats, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari celebrates 10 years of airboats, animal encounters, and adventure by giving everyone free weekday admission to their Gator Park through the month of October with a canned food donation.

Wild Florida is proud as a peacock! 10 Years!

2020 marks Wild Florida’s 10th anniversary of airboat tours, animal encounters and safari expeditions. To celebrate years of continued expansion and success, Wild Florida is offering free weekday Gator Park admission to everyone that brings a canned food donation throughout the 10th month of the year, October. With tin and aluminum traditionally being associated with a 10th anniversary, Wild Florida plans to collect much needed canned food donations for local charities. These canned food items will be donated to local food pantries to help families in need.

Wild Florida Airboats, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari opened on Lake Cypress in Kenansville in 2010, with a focus on educating individuals about Central Florida’s natural resources. Starting off with a 14-acre Gator Park and airboat tours, Wild Florida’s mission continues to educate guests on protecting and conserving Florida’s diverse ecosystem by offering noninvasive, immersive airboat tours throughout the Everglades and hands-on animal interactions to help connect guests with Florida’s ecosystem.

Cattle graze along the shore.

“Hard to believe 10 years have gone by,” says Sam Haught co-owner and founder of Wild Florida. “We had a vision of bigger things to come, but none of us thought Wild Florida would be a 285 acre adventure park in such a short time. Mostly we’re thankful to everyone that has helped us make it happen.”

Admission to Wild Florida’s Gator Park is $10 per adult and $8 per child and Florida residents can enjoy the Gator Park for just $5 per adult and per child. On weekdays during the month of October, Gator Park admission will be free for everyone, regardless of residency. Wild Florida offers a variety of interactive experiences, hands-on animal encounters, and adventure packages that let guests explore Florida’s natural wildlife. Learn more about Wild Florida’s offerings at WildFL.com.

Wild Florida Celebrates Gator Week May 6–11

Get ready to go Wild… for FREE May 6–11! Wild Florida is celebrating their 3rd annual Gator Week with free admission for everyone to its Gator Park plus exciting events lined up for each day.

Daniel holding a gator at Wild Florida. Photo by Kelly Green

To many, alligators are viewed as fierce carnivores on the hunt, but that’s not the case. Like many misunderstood creatures, myths develop based on a lack of knowledge and focus too much on fear. Because of this, Wild Florida decided to dedicate an entire week to educating guests, debunking common myths and developing a more positive attitude towards these reptiles.

Jordan Munns, co-owner and co-founder of Wild Florida, says, “The most common emotional response to alligators is fear and that can lead to negative outcomes for wild predators. We hope to convert that fear to a healthy respect and appreciation for these incredible animals. ”

Wild Florida’s mission has always been to provide an unforgettable Everglades experience that promotes a connection with animals while inspiring education and conservation.

GATOR WEEK SCHEDULE:

May 6: Alligators and crocodiles rank in the top two for having the strongest jaws in the animal kingdom. During day one of Gator Week, this power will be displayed during a live demonstration as alligators and crocodiles smash fruits and vegetables with their jaws. Later in the day, there will also be a gator water polo game in the Gator Pond.

May 7: Just like cats and dogs, alligators make very distinct sounds that everyone can master. At 12:00 p.m. inside Wild Florida’s Exotic Animal Pavilion, Wild Florida will host a Gator Call Competition. Later on, the Wild Florida team will host their first “Clock-the-Croc” demonstration, where, using a speed timer, the team will record the speed of one of their crocodiles on land and in the water.

May 8: During day three of Gator Week at Wild Florida’s Gator Feeding Show Pavilion, the Wild Florida team will measure the bite force of a snapping turtle, freshwater crocodile, alligator, and caiman. After the bite force test, stop by the Chomp House Grill as the Wild Florida team tries to break the world record for longest gator po’ boy!

May 9: Wild Florida’s popular Gator Jumpathon returns! At 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Wild Florida’s 3rd Annual Gator Jumpathon takes place inside their Gator Pond, where you can witness the true power of these animals and see just how high they can jump to catch their prey. Then, guests will have an opportunity to jump like a gator themselves and participate in the first-ever “Gator Jump Competition.” There will also be bounce houses available for kids to enjoy throughout the day and educational seminars from experts on alligator hatching, mating and farming.

May 10: Everyone might be used to seeing alligators during the day, but what about at night? Wild Florida will stay open after dark and do a special gator feeding show with their biggest alligator, Crusher. They will also host a Wild Paint Night Out, where Wild Florida’s albino alligators Snowflake and Blizzard will be the stars of the show. Guests will get to paint these impressive animals and see them up close while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner. Wild Florida will also be offering discounted night airboat tours to give guests a unique experience of seeing how wild the swamp is in the moonlight.

May 11: Capping off another year of Gator Week, there will be a Gator Week Corn Hole and Gator Slushy Drinking Competition where the winner from each competition will win a special prize.

Be sure to follow Wild Florida on social media for updates, fun polls, educational tidbits, myth-busting stories, and giveaways throughout the week. Also, check out www.GatorWeek.com for a full schedule of activities.

Admission to Wild Florida’s Gator Park is only $10 for adults; Florida residents receive a 50 percent discount year-round. Admission to the Park is free for any guest who purchases a Wild Florida airboat tour or animal encounter. Learn more about Wild Florida’s offerings at WildFL.com .

Wild Florida Airboats and 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.