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    Florida Groupie marisca's Avatar
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    Standaard Gatorland

    Mijn man wil dit jaar een kijkje nemen in gatorland, is er iemand al eens geweest? Mijn zoon is gek op krokodillen, geven ze daar ook zo'n spectaculaire open bek scene. Is het de moeite om daar heen te gaan? Ik weet dat de everglades leuker is, maar we hebben geen auto dit jaar. we blijven alleen in orlando. Groetjes maris.

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    Sterker nog, ik denk dat gatorland wel eens leuker kan zijn dan de Everglades! Ze hebben een paar aardige shows en met name de Bird Rookery is geweldig. Dit is een groot meer met daarin vele, vele alligators. Deze leven 'semi-wild', dwz ze kunnen er niet weg. Je kunt ze voeren met brood e.d. en dan ontstaan vaak de mooiste taferelen (vechtende gators e.d.). Om het meer heen hebben zich vele, zeer vele, prachtige vogels gevestigd om te nestelen. Je kunt letterlijk de eieren en jonge reigers e.d. uit de nesten kijken. Echt een prachtig gezicht.

    Wij gaan in lek geval in juli ook weer!

    Tevens schijn je nu ook een avondwandeltocht te kunnen doen waar je met behulp van een schijnwerper op gatorhunt kunt......spannend?

    MVG
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    Gatorland is gaaf!! Vooral als het niet al te druk is. Misschien iets om samen naartoe te gaan op 20 juli?

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    Gator Park is in de Everglades...



    Voor GatorLand
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    Grtz....
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    Florida Groupie paula's Avatar
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    Leuke show Michael, ik denk dat we die er toch wel inhouden, heb je die avondtocht ook al een keertje gedaan? Maar ik neem aan dat er 's avonds geen shows zijn en dat er alleen "gegriezeld" wordt.
    gr. Paula
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    Nee, avondshows zijn niet zo aan ons besteed, we zijn meer ochtenmensen. Zeker met onze zoon, die meestal rond half acht kapot in bed ligt.

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    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County firefighters battled a major fire at Gatorland on Monday morning, and officials at the park said some animals died in the blaze.

    The fire was reported just before 6 a.m., WESH 2 News reported.



    Fire officials said the first arriving units reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the gift shop and administrative offices at the attraction, and part of the roof collapsed during the fire.
    Four-story flames shot up as firefighters worked feverishly to get a handle on it.

    Zookeepers said some animals died, but it's unclear how many or what kind of creatures.
    Officials said some exotic snakes and two crocodiles may have been near the fire.
    "Their pen is at the very back of the gift shop, and there was a modifier back there, as there was through the entire gift shop, and we're not sure if those animals survived or not," said Gatorland's Tim Williams.
    "It rips your guts out. It tears your heart out, but we're like an old alligator".
    "We'll keep on going. I don't know how. We're going to have a meeting today. But we'll keep on going."
    Williams is the dean of gator wrestling at Gatorland.

    Orange County officials said residents should not worry about alligators or other exotic animals getting into their neighborhoods.
    Many animal rescue crews have been arriving to see how they can help.
    More than 75 firefighters responded to the fire, including crews from Orange County, Osceola County and the city of Orlando.
    No injuries were reported among firefighters or other personnel at the scene.

    They battled the fire, which was ripping through a huge, wood-frame building that was about 300 feet long and had a lot of heavy tongue-in-groove ceilings.

    Firefighters also battled flames that were pouring out of the park's famous gator mouth, which visitors pass through to enter the park.
    Not only did the firefighters have to battle the raging fire, they had to contend with alligators in the water around the building.

    "This particular building, on the very back side, touches the water. So, there is no way to gain access to the rear of this building without walking on the deck or being in a large lake full of alligators," said firefighter T.J. Lyon of Orange County Fire-Rescue.



    Fire officials said firefighters were told not to enter the building, and the blaze apparently spread through the attic.
    The park will be closed on Monday.

    South Orange Blossom Trail is closed in both directions because of the fire.
    The fire is mostly under control, although several hot spots are still being doused with water.
    Investigators have gone into the gift shop, where the fire is believed to have started.

    Fifty-seven years of Central Florida history went up in smoke and flames, and emotional employees have been arriving all day to check out the damage.
    "It is a very emotional time. I've been with Gatorland for over nine years, and I've loved every day of it," employee Michelle Harris said.
    "I know, though, that the company is strong and that it will return even better than the Gatorland that all of us are used to and love."

    Two employees were at the park when the fire started -- one was in his apartment on the ground and the other was in his office.
    "A couple that stopped in the middle of the road called Robert, who was coming back, he was in the apartment.
    (They) said, 'Your gift shop is on fire.' Robert got me and we ran outside and the rest is history," Williams said.
    Thousands of alligators, birds and other animals are OK. More than 400,000 people visit the park each year.
    Williams said he's confident the park will reopen soon.
    "It's a very determined group. All of our employees are sitting out here, wanting to go to work," he said.
    "They're ready to go grab mops and shovels and start cleaning. Nobody has gone home.
    People are showing up for work. We're calling them saying, 'Hey, don't come.' You can't tear them away.
    You can't keep them away from here."
    Williams said when Owen Godwin built Gatorland in 1949, people thought he was crazy.

    "This was the only street going through Central Florida, (U.S. Highway) 441/Orange Blossom Trail.
    And all these years we've been able to hang in there with all the big boys and the hurricanes and the wars and the strife, and it's a family-run park. The Godwin family still runs it, and this park is as strong as they are. And it's going to hold together," Williams said.

    He said all of the animal pens, venues and the fencing are intact.
    "I can promise you, somehow, we're going to make it work," Williams said.
    He said he thinks they may be able to open a different gate soon rather than the main entrance so that they can begin having their shows again.
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    Standaard Re: GATORLAND behoorlijk in de as...

    Nog een paar foto's van de brand in Gatorland...











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    Standaard Re: GATORLAND behoorlijk in de as...

    En de ingang met Alligatorbek was net een paar jaar geleden helemaal vernieuwd.
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