Interview With Sandy Sweatt From Gatorland

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Its interview Tuesday (still not a thing) and today’s interview happens to coincide with our fabulous February offering! Sandy represents Gatorland who for the whole of this month is part of our added value program.

Lets get to know Sandy a little better…

Name: Sandy Sweatt
Company: Gatorland
Position: Senior Sales Manager

GETTING TO KNOW YOU
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!
If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A Gator of course … so I can just watch people all day long and not have to say a word! If they make me mad, I would snap at them!
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? A comedy, I am a native Floridian, but hate to be hot, my degree is in Fashion Merchandising and I promote a 110-acre park with lots of Alligators!
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? My Grandfather – to share past family history with me! Jackie Kennedy Onassis – would really like to meet her! Julia Roberts —- Love her!

WORK
What was the highlight of 2016 for your company?: Gatorland has so much to brag about. We have the most incredible team that is so dedicated to making Gatorland the best it can be for our guests! Our entertainment and animal care departments love what they do and the animals they care for and work with daily. They ensure our guests visit to Gatorland is filled with Fun, Smiles and Special Memories!
What can we expect from your company in 2017?: Gatorland will be 68 years old and we will continue to entertain guest for all over the world with our amazing animal show and exhibits! Look for a “New” Attraction at Gatorland in Fall 2016!
Make a 2017 prediction…: I really cannot predict what will happen in 2017. But, I do believe Orlando will continue to be the top tourist destination and Gatorland will continue to be that special place to visit, to see and touch those amazing gators that they cannot see everywhere! Orlando has a lot of amazing attractions small and large!
Best Theme Park ride/attraction of 2016?: Diagon Alley at Universal Studios
Best Theme Park/attraction food of 2016?: Butterbeer
Best Theme Park/attraction tip?: If it is raining in Orlando, still go to the parks. It may be raining where you are, but not necessarily a mile away! And the rain normally last a short time.
Best kept secret in Florida?: Boggy Creek Airboat Rides! An amazing adventure and so beautiful to see a bit of the real Florida!

Ooo a new attraction opening in the Fall… wonder what that will be! Thanks very much to Sandy for taking her time to answer our questions. Gatorland is an amazing attraction to visit and one that you wont regret. Gatorland is included for free in February with some of our most popular tickets.

You can read more interviews in the series here;

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Smiles included…

Jamie

Top 5 Things To Do At Gatorland

Hey Thrill Seekers,

For those of you who don’t already know, any bundle purchased including Disney  or just Disney tickets on their own will receive FREE tickets to Gatorland!! That’s right, FREE!! These tickets are worth £20.00 on a usual sale but we’re giving them away for the whole of February this year!

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So let’s have a little look at Gatorland and some of the awesome things that you can do there!

Trainer For A Day gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the Gatorland family. Starting from some of the tiniest members like baby alligators and working your way up to a great big alligator!

Rookie Wrestling is maybe not for everyone (I would be too much of a pansy) but you can enter into the Gator Wrestlin’ Arena and take a seat upon an alligators back. These gators can be up to 8 or 9 feet in length with 82 razor sharp teeth!

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Screamin’ Gator Zip Line is 1200 feet high! You will soar through the air viewing some of the theme parks greatest attractions including some of the parks most beautiful alligators and crocodiles.

Gator Night Shine is one of the most stunning sights that you will see at Gatorland as this is when the alligators really come out to play!

Not forgetting some of the amazing shows that Gatorland have to offer such as the Gator Jumparoo Show, Gator Wrestlin’ Show and Up Close Encounters.

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All of this is coming free with your Disney tickets for a whole month! Why would you not want to jump in on this?!

Smiles Included…

Louise

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Do You Really Mean All The Parks?

Hey Thrill Seekers,

A lot of our customers ask for a ticket that includes ‘all of the parks’ without realising how many parks there actually are. Ticket purchasing can become quite complicated when you aren’t aware of all the parks and attractions, especially if you’re a first timer. We have ‘The Big Three’, Disney, Universal and SeaWorld but there is so much more!

Let’s take a look at the big three first.

Walt Disney World actually consists of 6 parks in total, 4 theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and 2 water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. All of our Disney tickets include all 6 of these parks, we do not offer single day or single park tickets.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the park to explore lands of endless enchantment, where your fantasy becomes a reality. 

Disney’s Epcot allows you to travel around the globe, under the sea, into outer space…and beyond!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will amaze you, behold the magic of nature with rare animals and world-class entertainment.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts you smack bang in the middle of the action, take center stage in the world of movies, television, music and theater.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a storm ravaged tropical bay while Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a melting ski resort.

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Moving onto Universal now with their 2 theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. These 2 parks are joint together using The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express. You must have a hopper ticket to ride the Hogwarts Express, which is of course, what we offer! 🙂

Tip: Ride the Hogwarts Express both ways to encounter two completely different experiences. 😉

Universal Studios is where you can jump into the action of your favourite movies and TV shows’. At the back of the park you will find yourself in Diagon Alley.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure is where you can live the adventure. Towards the back of this park you will be in Hogsmeade.

Universal’s Volcano Bay is the newest park which is due to open on the 1st June 2017. Water is life. Life is joy. 

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment have a total of 4 parks including SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Discovery Cove.

SeaWorld Orlando has a mixture of thrill rides, family rides and animal interactions. SeaWorld rescue a lot of animals from the wild to treat them and then release them back into the wild.

Aquatica is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s water park which is themed to the Southern Pacific and features Australian and New Zealand mascots that you can spot relating to each attraction.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is about an hour out of Orlando but so worth the journey! The 19th century African themed park is also, like SeaWorld, a mixture of the thrill and family rides as well as the animal encounters. All of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is suitable for all the family.

Tip: We offer these parks at an amazing 3 parks for the price of 2 offer which entails free parking!

Discovery Cove is an amusement park where guests can completely relax with an all inclusive day and have the choice to ‘talk, touch, play and swim with bottlenose dolphins’.

There are 2 Discovery Cove packages available, 1 including 14 days into SeaWorld and Aquatica and our Ultimate package including 14 days into SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens.

Tip: You can make the most of the free parking with our Ultimate Package as well. 😉

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LEGOLAND Florida & Merlin Attractions is next up. LEGOLAND Florida has their theme park and their water park – great fun for all the family. As well as Legoland, Merlin also have I-Drive 360 which is made up of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEALIFE Orlando.

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We offer a number of different ticket options for these attractions, so if you don’t necessarily want to visit all of them, you can take your pick!

If you’re looking to visit some of Florida’s more alternative attractions, you won’t be at a loose end as there are so many options!

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Boggy Creek – 30 minute

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So if you were stuck for ideas, I hope you’re not anymore! All of these attractions are available on our website and any questions you have, you can contact us to find out more!

Smiles Included…

Louise

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