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February 16

Live baby gators and a zipline will take over the Greenway this weekend

As part of a Florida tourism attraction, Dewey Square will transform into the Sunshine State.

Live baby gators and a zipline will take over the Greenway this weekend

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A 200-foot zipline will descend from a three-story platform in Dewey Square Park at the Rose Kennedy Greenway this Saturday. The temporary attraction is part of Experience Kissimmee, an Osceola County, Fl. tourism effort that’s setting up shop in front of South Station through President’s Day weekend.

While the actual zipline route remains slightly unclear, its artistic rendering features some high-flying action across the Zakim, the State House and the Christian Science Center, which would be, um, very impressive. However, Experience Kissimmee posted a video from a previous pop-up in Chicago that explains a lot. (It's kind of like a wind-swept Slip N' Slide.)

Guests are also invited to hang with Florida’s unofficial mascot: surprisingly cuddly-looking baby gator hatchlings from Gatorland Orlando. Additionally, an airboat from Wild Florida will be (sadly) landlocked for selfie-taking, and the Crayola Experience tent will be available on-site to keep idle hands busy while waiting for another go on the zip. 

All attractions are free (and first-come, first-served) but guests are encouraged to bring a gently used or new coat for the Coat Drop Zone, which will go on to aid locals in-need.  

If you go:

Feb. 18-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dewey Square Park
Free, Kissimm.ee/ZipBoston

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