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Old 12 Jul 20, 11:55 PM  
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We did boggy creek airboats. We blummin well broke down in the middle of the lake so they sent a replacement boat out. You should have seen us transferring over. You could see the gators popping their heads up thinking they were gonna get a sneaky snack or two. We loved it.
I Remember seeing a gator looking up at me on the boat. Near had a heart attack.

Quite a small one luckily 😂
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Old 14 Jul 20, 12:04 PM  
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The thing with Gatorland, is it's a great example of an American roadside attraction. BUT it is incredibly expensive for what it is... Last time I think I paid $70 for two of us and probably saw just as many gators driving out to the space centre.

Can't comment on the airboats - every time I try and go on one there seems to be a weather related issue!

Some of my best days in Florida have been away from attractions. I could while away hours wandering around Celebration, Lake Kissimmee, Disney's Wilderness Preserve...
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Old 22 Jul 20, 08:24 AM  
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We love Gatorland - we go every time we are in Florida. Itís grown quite a bit in recent years, but itís still a roadside attraction type thing. We love the corniness of it - with the wranglers/employees taking different roles in the attractions.

We also did the screaming gator wire/zip lines. They were so much fun, especially when the heavens opened just before the last zip. The race was even more intense!

Boggy Creek is also a fun, chilled couple of hours, though we have skipped it on occasion.

Oh, never (ever) pay full price for either attraction. I think the screaming gator was a Florida Groupon, and Boggy Creek were either complimentary or very cheap - booked over here.
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We've done Boggy Creek in the past, on the larger airboats and enjoyed them immensely, however a few years back we tried Spirit of the swamp, and oh my what a difference. We are a family of 5 adults, so having a smaller (6 seat) airboat and captain to yourself is so much better. It is more expensive, but the captains will pretty much do whatever you ask. We usually ask for a tour down the backwater area, it's like a little river, and a nice slow cruise down there is lovely. We've seen (probably hundreds) of gators over the years, so we just love a good high speed ride across the lake to the backwater area, and then a nice ride back. Times vary, and I would recommend going for as long as you can afford, as the time , as well as the scenery!, just flies by.
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Love Gatorland - the chicken show is amazing. We have been 3 times and would go again. It is a half a day attraction but as long as you like gators, you will love it.

Airboats are great too - the boat is fun and you see some great wildlife. Worth doing.
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We went to Wild Florida and the kids absolutely loved it. My little boy (age 2 at the time) preferred that day to the parks we didn't pay full price there was a good offer on groupon, can't remember the details but it was a really good deal.

We will be going back for sure, we all love the parks but it's also good to go to new places.
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Another vote for Spirit of the Swamp, very educational, learnt a lot about the flora and fauna. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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