Gatorland's "Trainer For A Day" program

Guest-trainer Derrill Rothermich of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101101011242" title="El Paso" href="/topic/us/texas/el-paso-county-%28texas%29/el-paso-PLGEO100101101011242.topic">El Paso</a>, Tx., handles a python, with park trainer Chris Costa (right), as he participates in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLENT000173" title="Gatorland" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/theme-park-vacations/gatorland-PLENT000173.topic">Gatorland</a>'s "Trainer For A Day" program. The tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes look and up-close interactions with the park's famed alligators and other animals. The guest-training program is the type of backstage activity in the tourism and theme park industry that could be affected by recent legislation and court rulings regarding minors and liability waivers.
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( JOE BURBANK, ORLANDO SENTINEL / March 16, 2009 )

Guest-trainer Derrill Rothermich of El Paso, Tx., handles a python, with park trainer Chris Costa (right), as he participates in Gatorland's "Trainer For A Day" program. The tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes look and up-close interactions with the park's famed alligators and other animals. The guest-training program is the type of backstage activity in the tourism and theme park industry that could be affected by recent legislation and court rulings regarding minors and liability waivers.

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