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GatorFred's Frequently Asked Questions


Parties FAQ


  • **All parties require a non-refundable $75 Deposit**

  • How do I book a party?

    Booking a party is simple! You can stop by and book your party whenever we're open or call us to book by phone (813) 264-1700.


    Do you allow on-the-spot parties?

    Yes, we accept walk-ins, but we do not provide a private room. Upon availability, we may sit you in a table close to the play area and we will charge you just for the admissions depending on the amount of kids you bring. For a complete list of Walk-In Party rules, click here.


    Can I bring my own Cake?

    Yes, you can bring your own cake or ice cream.


    Can I bring my own food?

    NO food or drinks are allowed.


    Can I bring my own goodie bags?

    Yes you may, or you can purchase them through us. See GatorFred Extras


    What should I bring to my party?

    Just bring your cake and the kids. Any extra decorations are fine, but not necessary.


    Can I bring a piñata?

    Yes. You may also purchase a piñata here with at least two days notice. See GatorFred Extras


    What extra features or options are available for parties?

    We offer lots of extras to make your party the best it can be!


    How many guests can I invite?

    You can invite as many guests as you want, but keep in mind that as the number of guests increases, so too does the price of the party.To download and print free GatorFred's Invitations click here.


    When should I arrive for my party?

    The birthday child and family may arrive as much as fifteen minutes prior to the party time.


    Can I bring my own decorations?

    Each party package already includes plates and utensils, but you may bring your own special plates/ utensils that you wish, we will even set them up for you. However, we do not allow confetti, silly string, or streamers.


    What if one of my guests forgets socks?

    We have socks available for purchase ($1.07) at the front desk. Socks are a requirement to play in our facility. See GatorFred Rules


    When can I order food for my party?

    The party food and extra food will all be taken care of approximately thirty minutes after the party starts to ensure accurate amounts for your guests.


    How long does the party last?

    Gator Fred's parties are two hours long. When the party is finished, all guests must vacate the room, but do not have to leave the Gator Fred's facility. Kids can stay and play as long as they like until we close.


    Do you offer group discounts?

    Yes, if you have large group or special event for a school, day care, church or non-profit organization.


    Do I have to stay with my kid? Can I just leave them there?

    With the exception of Parents Night Out and Daily Care, children must ALWAYS be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Party guests may dropped off as long as the waiver is signed giving the host parents responsibilities for their children.


    Open Play FAQ


    When can I come into play? Is there a time limit?

    Open play is avaliable during all of our open hours, located at the top of the webpage. There is no time limit: you can play as long as you want until you close!


    Can I leave with my kids for a bit and come back?

    If leaving for more than 20-30 minutes, a $2.00 re-entry fee is required.


    Can I bring my own food or drink?

    Absolutely no outside food or drink is permitted in the facility.


    How much for each kid?

    See all of our prices for open play here





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