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    Talking Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!



    Gatorland guests will be zipping over jumping crocodiles, the alligator breeding marsh and through the park’s bird rookery by June, park officials said Thursday.

    Details of the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, announced during groundbreaking for the attraction, create some wide-eyed expressions.

    “Our bankers and insurance guys went ‘What’? ” said Mark McHugh, Gatorland’s president and CEO.

    The project has been 15 months in the making, a period that included a tour of other zip lines and getting proper permits for the zip line’s tower, which top out at 75 feet. (The current observation tower at Gatorland is 48 feet.)

    Gatorland zipline over crocs, marsh set for summer debut – Theme Park Rangers – Orlando Sentinel)
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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    I can imagine the email to the insurance company "Finding new and improved ways of feeding our gators providing a unique experience for our guests.
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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    Yeah... NO WAY am I doing that!

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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    Looks cool, but I just don't have the nerve to do that sort of thing.

    I have a feeling this will help bring a younger crowd to Gatorland.
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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    I would TOTALLY do this ...


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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    it will be dubbed as a unique tour that will show you the outside, and inside, of an adult gator!
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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    Future trip report is scheduled! lol
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    Re: Gatorland reveals plans for new Zipline attraction over breeding marsh!

    Neato! I did a similar zipline adventure (my first) at the Eco Safari place east of Orlando and had a blast. This would be a lot closer for me, and if they're using the same sort of safety measures to ensure folks are ok (and I'm sure they will be), it'll be a great attraction to do. I'd definitely try it.

    Side note: Eco Safari has a section of the zipline going over a gator pond, similar to this. I sang out the theme to Pitfall (80's video game) while I was zipping along that area.

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