Fire damages Orlando's Gatorland park
Published: November 6, 2006 at 12:12 PM
A early morning fire destroyed part of the 57-year-old roadside attraction, killing at least four animals. The entrance and gift shop also were badly damaged, according to several news reports. And yes, the park's signature big gator head was among the burned and damaged.
The park's alligators were believed to have found refuge in the lake, and park owners told local reporters that they expect to reopen the park as soon as they can.
I know it's not a major theme park. But I also know that many theme park fans find a retro charm in Gatorland, so I'm sure that there will be some folks wanting to comment on its recent state, and the park's prospects for the future.