Where are we going today?
SNAP! Is that the sound of your camera taking a picture? Maybe. And maybe not!
Gatorland is 110 acres of park fun with a difference. It's also known as the Alligator Capital of the World!
This protected habitat is home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles, including four of the extremely rare "white" aliigators. Not only that (as if that isn't enough!), Gatorland sports a petting zoo, free flight aviary, one of a kind animal shows, and for the brave - the "thrilling" Screamin' Gator Zip Line!
For over 60 years, Gatorland has been giving families a great adventure, and also a great education. Alligators and crocodiles are often misunderstood, and by educating kids on their habits and their habitats, they can learn to love that they are part of our planet!
There are a number of experiences that you can have at Gatorland. Did you know that there is an area of the park that is closed to everyone except the very brave? Adventure Hour gives you a behind the scenes tour where you will be able to get only a few feet from very hungry alligators, ready to create a feeding frenzy! Eek!
Gator Night Shine lets you head deep into the domain of the gator, armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs. Good luck! Rookie Wrestling is...well....can you guess? Parents, can you imagine your little one sitting on top of an alligator? Here you can pose on the gator for a photo - that's right - ON the gator!
There are shows which are great for an additional learning experience, and then of course, the Gator Zip Line where you will be taken along 1,200 feet of high flying, heart pounding adventure - OVER the crocodiles!
Be brave kids! Gatorland is a great experience to show you a whole other side to these beautiful, and snappy, creatures!
How much does it cost?
- Children$18.99 (ages 3 to 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Daily 10am to 6pm.
All year round!
It won't just be the crocs that will be fed! There are a number of food outlets for you to enjoy, including a smokehouse, and fudge!.
Any Top Tips?
Shows are repeated several times daily so if you miss one it's not too late! Have a look what's on when you first arrive and plan your day around your favorites.
Doing our bit
Doing significant conservation work..
Need a little extra help?
Stroller and wheelchair rentals and access available..
Stroller rentals are available .
Can I get one of those?
There is a HUGE gift shop where you can pick up all sorts of croc and gator related items - including kids and educational! .
The park starts to close at 5pm at the end of summer.
What people are saying?
by Moira Johnson
If you don't like seeing animals caged unhappy this might not be the best place for you. They had a feeding show for the gators that was very funny! I had a fun time. I wish they would stop using plastic wrist bands for train rides. It is a single use plastic waste. Not good for our environment.
by MATTHEW HUTCHINSON
It was a great time for all... Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, and 5-year-old daughter. Soooooooo many gators, it was amazing. The boardwalk was beautiful and the observation towers are great. When you are in the park you feel like you are in another time. You have no idea there is a city around you. We used the reduced Florida resident option but I feel that I would be happy even at full price. It is absolutely one of those things everyone must do at least once.
by Kathryn Walters
Very reasonably priced! Park is kept clean. Able to feed the aligators! Great time!
by Cara Wu
I'm okay with zoos, with the proper space and care of course. Disney's Safari I was completely okay with. I had a problem with how crowded their gator and Florida cats enclosure were. The gators were literally sunbathing on top of each other. Either there's too many or they need more land surface for them to bath on. The Florida cats had this itty bitty place to walk around. They're big cats. They should have more room. My backyard is bigger than this enclosure and I live in New York City. My dogs have more room to run than they do. The...Read More
by Max Mirabella
The park was well kept. The staff friendly. Lots of things to see and do.
I gave 4 stars because no cameras allowed in the zip line. The pics they take are not really good and they charge you a lot for them.
Other than that worth the money.
by Cara Wu
I'm okay with zoos, with the proper space and care of course. Disney's Safari I was completely okay with. I had a problem with how crowded their gator and Florida cats enclosure were. The gators were literally sunbathing on top of each other. Either there's too many or they need more land surface for them to bath on. The Florida cats had this itty bitty place to walk around. They're big cats. They should have more room. My backyard is bigger than this enclosure and I live in New York City. My dogs have more room to run than they do. The zipline lady had an attitude problem. I was wearing sandals and she told me in a very stuck up way that I cant go on the zipline with sandals. She seemed to have a problem that I had to translate for my immigrant parents. Usually zipline places offer alternatives, like rent sneakers or buy sneakers in their shop. This lady just gave me an attitude and glare. Very rude to be turning away a paying customer. The shows for the gator jump and other animals were great though. Very family oriented, great for little kids. I just didnt have a great experience other than the two shows.