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Gatorama's Hatching Festival
AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 2
Saturday - Sunday 9-5
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 hatch no baby until it’s ready. Don’t worry, in all the years we have had the Hatching Festival, we’ve always been able to acomodate our guests.
You will report to the Crackin’ Barn 30 minutes before your scheduled hatch time (located on your ticket) 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. After you’ve attended the Hatching Assembly, we will distribute gloves (they are necessary for your safety and the safety of our babies) and directed to your Hatching Station
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.
As Okee says “The Early Bird Catches The Worm”, or is it Gator? When you’re done, grab some food at LilyBell’s Kitchen or try your hand at some of our Gatorventures. Either way, the fun isn’t over!