Gatorland is a 110-acre (45-hectare) theme park and wildlife preserve in Orlando, combining old Florida charm with exciting, interactive exhibits, attractions and entertainment. With your admission ticket, you and your whole family can enjoy a fun, educational, action-packed day at this awesome Florida attraction.
Watch experts wrestle alligators and crocodiles, climb up the observation tower to view the breeding marsh, and be entertained by one-of-a-kind reptilian shows highlighting the interesting features and dangers of animals such as snakes and jungle crocs. Splash around in the mini-water park, spot your favorite birds in the aviary, and stop by the petting zoo with your little ones. The more adventurous souls can even wrestle an alligator and get their photo taken while straddling its back!
The highlight of your day will surely be your 2-hour zipline adventure! This once-in-a-lifetime experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session led by a trained guide, who'll share stories, facts and myths about all of the critters that call Gatorland home. Once you're strapped in, glide along 1,200 feet (365 meters) of ziplines suspended seven stories in the air over the alligator and crocodile marsh. Fly effortlessly through the air over the treetops and capture bird's-eye views of 130 breeding alligators and crocodiles right below you. This is by far the best vantage point to see Gatorland's creatures!
See below for a list of more Gatorland attractions.
Gatorland attractions include:
Birds of Florida
Thousands of herons, egrets and ibis call Gatorland home. Wild and free, they come and go as they please. With no nets to prevent their flight, they nest within arm's reach for you to see and photograph them right up close.
Watch the feeding frenzy up close as some of the biggest alligators and crocodiles in the park explode out of the water and grab for their lunch. How high can a 13-foot-long (4-meter) alligator jump for a meal? Find out at the Gator Jumparoo Show!
Snakes of Florida
From the huge canebrake rattlesnake of northern Florida to the tiny but dangerous pygmy rattler of central and southern Florida, this tour will teach you some astonishing facts about these animals, and tell you how to stay 'snake safe' while you're traveling.
Animals, Animals Everywhere
Not even the toughest gator tracker can resist the adorable features of baby animals. These cuddly creatures love to be fed and pet! Visit the Barnyard to meet Dolly the Llama and the other friendly residents of the petting zoo.
Alligator Breeding Marsh
In the Florida swamp, the alligator is king. Hundreds of gators swirl among the lily pads, where you can observe natural behaviors in their season. At certain times of the year, you might hear a big bull gator's mating call, or see some baby alligators on their nest. Just a few feet from the sheltered walkway, thousands of native birds from nine different species nest their young.
Gators, Gators Everywhere
Everywhere you look at Gatorland, you're bound to see an alligator! Watch alligators bellow, bask, wrestle and leap for their lunch.
Famous Gator Wrestlin'
The alligator is the star of the show at this featured Gatorland attraction. Watch as one of the daredevil Florida Crackers drags a 6- to 8-foot (2- to 2.5-meter) alligator onto the sand and wrestles it with his bare hands, while a dozen more gators wait in the waters of the moat surrounding the wrestling arena. If you're brave enough, you might get a chance to wrestle a real live Florida gator, too, and get your picture taken on the alligator's back!
Jungle Crocs of the World
Follow Owen Godwin in his travels around the world, from the salt waters of Australia to the sandy banks of the Nile. Learn about Owen's adventures and see their living proof. During the Jungle Crocs show, watch and hold your breath as handlers enter the pens of these giant prehistoric beasts and feed them by hand!
Gator Gully Splash Park is the perfect place to cool off. You'll find giant egrets spilling water from their beaks, dueling gators, a bucket tree and Grandma's Wet Shack, where kids of all ages can enjoy truckloads of cool H2O.