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Staff Pick

Best New Theme Park Attraction 

Social Distancing Skunk Ape

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Photo courtesy Gatorland

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.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)



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