Best Of 2020

Best New Theme Park Attraction: Social Distancing Skunk Ape

Best New Theme Park Attraction

Social Distancing Skunk Ape

The most timely addition to local theme parks' array of attractions was not Universal Orlando's Bourne Stuntacular show; paws down, it was Gatorland's zeitgeisty new mascot, the Social Distancing Skunk Ape. Straight from the pages of a cryptozoologist's guidebook, the native Floridian Skunk Ape emerged just in time for Gatorland's reopening in May. And wouldn't you know it, the Skunk Ape's armspan is just over 6 feet wide, matching the recommended CDC guidelines for physical distancing.