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A reptilian wonderland, Gatorland is a theme park and wildlife preserve founded in 1949. Spanning over 45 hectares (110 acres) and claiming status as the "alligator capital of the world," the park houses thousands of gators and crocodiles, many of them bought from trappers who usually catch these creatures for their meat and skin. Used as one of the settings for a 1984 movie about adventurer Indiana Jones, the park features a large breeding marsh with a wooden boardwalk and a three-story observation tower, allowing you to observe reptile shows from a safe distance. To learn how to wrangle crocodiles like a pro, join the park's "trainer for a day" program. Before you head to Orlando, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Orlando travel planner, to make sure you see all that Orlando has to offer, including Gatorland.
This was a great father and son day trip, We had a blast! Our favorite part was definitely the capybara encounter.
This was a great father and son day trip, We had a blast! Our favorite part was definitely the capybara encounter. more »
We had so much fun doing the zip line! Our guides were amazing! They kept it fun and you could tell that safety was their top priority! You soar over gator ponds and get a great view! We had a blast..... more
We had so much fun doing the zip line! Our guides were amazing! They kept it fun and you could tell that safety was their top priority! You soar over gator ponds and get a great view! We had a blast..... more »
Gatorland is a relatively small park that is is to navigate. Get your schedule for the shows and accommodate yourself accordingly by arriving early to each show, as seats fill up rather quickly, especially the shaded ones! All shows were amazing, I wouldn’t miss any of them. *The park is easily accessibly by wheelchair. I recommend wearing sneakers, lots of sand and uneven walkways. The restrooms could use and upgrade! The train was three dollars each, tickets were good for the entire day with unlimited rides. The kiddie park is pretty cool and can entertain a child for hours. The petting soon had quit a few very friendly animals and is an adventure that will be excite every age. The Swamp Buggy ride is a bit intense, if you have some physical limitations, I’d pass on this one. Zipline was about 99 minutes-long, you must make reservations prior for both. Dinning in the park was fairly inexpensive and pretty decent food for Park food with portions of surely fill you up. Sunscreen, a hat, and maybe even a spray water bottle will surely make your experience a lot more comfortable.
Had a great time, I thought it might be a little cheesy but it was a pretty cool place. The kids really enjoyed the day there. The shows were fun and interesting. We took the swamp buggy ride which was fun. The guide was very entertaining. We rode the train which was also a lot of fun. It was a pretty hot day but it seemed like there were fans everywhere to help keep you cool.
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