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Gatorama's Hatching Festival
Okee's Guide To Hatching, Gatorventures , Activities, Food and more!
So You Want To Hatch A Baby Gator?
It’s Hatching Season here at Gatorama, and while the babies are in the incubators, we thought we’d give you a little information to help make your Festival Experience everything it can be.
We have been active research partners with The University of Florida for many years. This year the results are in! As part of our mission to preserve the species continues, we are going to let Mother Nature take full control of The Hatching Festival this year, even down to the time of day.
Mother Nature is funny, she doesn’t like to be rushed and has yet to get a watch, so we will no longer have set times by which our babies are hatched. Instead, we are offering morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) hatching opportunities.
If you’re in the morning (AM) group of reservations (for example), each member of your party will be given a numbered ticket when you arrive. You will report to the Crackin’ Barn at 10:00 for your training ( Okee reports that it’s an egg-cellent presentation by Gatorama’s own Allen Register)
Meanwhile, we will be checking on babies to see who is ready to be hatched. If they are, we will call numbers in order and assign you to a Hatching Station where a guide will be waiting for you. You will receive your egg, and the magic will begin!
In order to ensure the safety of the babies, only 4 guests will be allowed at a station at any given time. We have 10 stations hatching at a time, so we have plenty of room.
Once you’ve finished hatching and taking a few selfies, your guide will take the baby and place it in the ‘Nursery’. Your turn is now over and another guest will fill in your spot. Every reasonable effort will be made to keep families together.
WHEN WILL MY NUMBER BE CALLED?
Don’t worry, on the rare occasion that this happens, you’ll be among the first numbers we call for the next session. Keep an ear out for the announcements, as babies could be ready to hatch at any time.
Afterall, Okee says “The Early Bird Catches The Worm”, or is it Gator?