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  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a day of family fun and adventure at Gatorland. This Florida theme park and wildlife reserve is touted as the 'Alligator Capital of the World,' featuring thousands of alligators, crocodiles, birds and snakes. With your admission ticket, you have access to reptile shows, the petting zoo, the aviary, educational programs and more. Round-trip hotel transport from Orlando is included.

Highlights

  • Gatorland admission ticket with transport from Orlando
  • Explore the massive theme park and wildlife reserve at your own pace
  • Attend an exotic animal show to come face-to-face with crocodiles, alligators, snakes and more!
  • Petting zoo, aviary and educational programs are suitable for the whole family

What You Can Expect

Gatorland Ticket with Transport

Trespassers Will Be Eaten

You'll be picked up from your Orlando or Kissimmee hotel and taken on a 30-minute drive to Gatorland, where you'll spend the day exploring this 110-acre (45-hectare) theme park and wildlife reserve at your leisure.

Home to thousands of alligators, crocodiles, birds and snakes, Gatorland features regular reptile shows (see Itinerary for details), a petting zoo, an aviary, a breeding marsh with an observation tower, educational wildlife programs, train rides, a gift shop and more. Go on a nature walk, cross over the swamps and marshes, and stop by the new Gator Gully Splash Park for some wet 'n' wild fun with the kids. There's something for everyone at Gatorland.

Upgrade: Screamin' Gator Zip Line
With this upgrade, glide along 1,200 feet (365 meters) of ziplines over Gatorland's alligator and crocodile marsh! Catch incredible bird's-eye views of breeding alligators and crocodiles as you soar over the treetops seven stories up in the air.

Itinerary

Reptile Shows:

The Gator Jumparoo Show: Thrills and chills abound during this one-of-a-kind show as some of the largest alligators in the world jump several feet out of the water to snatch food from the trainer's hand. You'll learn a ton about alligators and crocodiles and their awesome powers. This is a must-see for the entire family!

Alligator Wrestling Show: In a shaded 800-seater stadium, watch expert wranglers catch a 6- to 8-foot (2- to 3-meter) alligator by hand and climb onto the snapping animal's back to point out survival features to the audience. After doing stunts that only a few are brave (or foolish) enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep...only to be awakened by a tickle!

Jungle Crocs of the World: At Gatorland's newest exhibit, witness a rare collection of crocodiles and be stunned by the lightning-fast predatory skills and social behavior of some of the most vicious animals on earth! This exhibit showcases jungle crocs from Asia, Australia, Cuba, Africa's Nile River and South America, giving you a chance to learn some interesting facts about these animals.

Gator Gully Splash Park: This unique splash zone features a row of giant egrets spilling water from their beaks, two giant gators dueling it out with water guns, a water fountain for kids and more.

Up-close Encounters: You never know what kind of animal you'll encounter at this show. Meet fascinating creatures from around the globe as well as Florida's native wildlife, including some of the most dangerous snakes alive!

Swamp Walk: Take a self-guided tour on a wooden walkway that snakes through an unspoiled cypress swamp. You'll get a rare look at what much of Central Florida looked like before people started draining the wetlands to build their farms and homesteads. Water from this swamp flows south through the Kissimmee waterways into Lake Okeechobee, and then, into the Florida Everglades.

Breeding Marsh and Bird Rockery: Created in 1991 as a natural breeding area for Gatorland's gators, this massive marsh contains 130 adult alligators living in a natural environment. Climb the 3-story Observation Tower and walk along the raised wooden walkways for unprecedented views of alligators and Florida's native birds.

Allies Barnyard: Drop by Allies Barnyard and say hello to some of the cute and cuddly barnyard critters that call Gatorland home. Here, you'll find friendly llamas, goats, chickens, macaws, ducks, deer, sheep and more, all playful and looking for attention.

Flamingo Lagoon: Just across from the Very Merry Aviary and Alley's Barnyard is Gatorland's Flamingo Lagoon, home to a small colony of American flamingos. Found in tropical and sub-tropical areas throughout the world, flamingos can reach a height of 5 feet (1.5 meters) and may live more than 40 years in captivity.

Jungle Crocs: Enter if you dare! Jungle Crocs is home to some of the largest and most dangerous crocodiles on the planet. Hear the tale of the intrepid adventurer Owen Godwin, who scoured the world for the baddest crocs in the land.

Snakes of Florida: With strike-proof glass providing a safe barrier, you can view the mighty Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake, the largest venomous snake found in Florida. Look closely at the brightly colored coral snake and learn how to distinguish it from its non-venomous cousin, the scarlet king snake. Many more snakes are on display.

Gatorland Express Railroad: The Gatorland Express carries passengers around the Jungle Crocs and Breeding Marsh/Bird Rookery areas. The train makes a stop at the very South end of the park near Pearl's Smokehouse and the Alligator Wrestling Stadium.

Pearl's Smokehouse: Experience some home cooking and enjoy gator delicacies such as smoked alligator ribs and fried gator nuggets at Pearl's Smokehouse.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent price, driver was friendly, had more than enough time at Gatorland to do everything we wanted to do, would definitely recommend using this tour company

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This tour we found could be combined with the Boggy Creek airboat rides by the operator of this tour Dolphin Tours..for an additional cost of $20.00 per person..we did this and were very pleased…Viator should look into this….after all its the same bus and driver for the original booked Gatorland tour..

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