Orlando theme parks unite! Gatorland will break ground on a new attraction on Jan. 20 at Fun Spot on International Drive.
"The Gator Spot at Fun Spot America Theme Parks is estimated to cost more than $1 million and will be the only location on I-Drive to showcase alligators up to 12 feet," said a release. "The interactive attraction will include an impressive array of alligators, an extremely rare leucistic 'white' alligator, numerous crocodiles, up-close encounters, photo opportunities and much more."
The reptile oasis attraction will take 15,000 square feet at Fun Spot and will cost guests $6 per person for both adults and children.
"Being able to offer this experience to all our guests at the International Drive location is another unique experience visitors to Orlando can share with their families and friends. Gatorland and Fun Spot together is huge," said John Arie Jr., COO of Fun Spot, in a prepared statement.
Added Gatorland's President and CEO Mark McHugh: "John Arie Sr. and I began talking a year ago, and the more we learned about the history and culture of our two family-owned businesses, the more we realized that this is a perfect fit."