The Gates at GatorLand and Mold-a-Rama Machine!

Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com
Submitted by Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com February 9th, 2012
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One of the highlights of our short jaunt to Florida this past weekend wasn’t the Magic Kingdom, Epcot or Universal – it was GATORLAND! You have to walk through these teeth to get in there- be careful! That’s Retro Roadhusband fighting for his very existance!

Open since 1949 and chock full of those hinge jawed monsters, I was positively swooning when I saw they had a Mold-A-Rama machine just inside the park.

I’m calling this an Albino allagator,  as I really saw some there!

7 Responses to “The Gates at GatorLand and Mold-a-Rama Machine!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I’m awarding this a Camembert, AWMOK’s high honor, because that entrance is just killing me! And any place that still has a MOLD-A-Rama deserves any kind of award available.

    That entrance is fantastic. The choice of colors are spectacular and, despite its supposed to be looking evil it looks so happy, with a big hit of handmade.

    I never had any desire to go to someplace named GatorLand but if I ever hit Orlando it’s there I’m going to be steering toward and not the big D.

  2. Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

    Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

    Allee- I wasn’t expecting much from Gatorland but it really was a cool place to visit. There were alligators big and small, everywhere, all sorts of birds, a train you could ride through there- I am going to post more about it on RetroRoadmap.com

    AND! Not to give too much away, but it is just literally within walking distance (granted, walking on the highway) from the TUPPERWARE WORLD HQ!! I was lucky enough to be able to visit that, and will post about it as well. A great little stretch of road for sure!

  3. denny

    denny

    I lived in Orlando and this wasn’t far from my house. We would take house guests here and it most certainly is the kitschiest place down there.

    It’s always nice to run into the “mold-a-rama”.

  4. BRBill

    BRBill

    I like that mold a rama white gator! Looks like a very cool place. The gators you saw might have been albino, if their eyes were red. I’ve seen the white ones at Audubon Park zoo in New Orleans and they were advertised as white gators, not albinos, becuase their eyes were blue. They are considered rare as the white on them sorta shows up real good even though they’re trying to hide from predators and that unfortunately makes them easy prey. They are fascinating and beautiful animals.

    • Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

      Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

      Bill, I tend not to know my Gator from my Croc, but here’s what I found on Gatorland’s website:

      “Don’t miss the new rare white alligators on display for a limited engagement at Gatorland’s newest exhibit, White Gator Swamp. Featuring four of the world’s largest white leucistic alligators known to roam the planet, these giant Ivory colored reptiles are each ten to twelve feet in length and weigh over 800 pounds. Their piercing blue eyes are believed to have the ability to command good fortune to those lucky enough to make eye contact with the blue eyed beauties!”