Gatorland in Orlando, FL

14501 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32837
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Overview

A 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, Gatorland is an affordable family attraction that lets guests see thousands of real alligators and crocodiles—including four very rare leucistic (white) alligators up close. The park also features a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo, a zipline ride, rookie gator wrestling, “trainer for a day” gator training lessons, live shows and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Gator splash park on-site; excellent area to cool off on hot days.
  • Free parking is available for guests.
  • Buy hot dogs to feed the gators.
  • Photo opportunities with baby gators are available (fee).
  • If planning to get photos, pre-purchase them online to save a few bucks.
  • A must do for kids: Jr. Gator Wrestling!
  • Watch live alligator shows.
  • Soar through the park on the Screamin' Gator Zip Line.
  • Get up close to the animals at the petting zoo.
  • Breeding marsh on-site.
  • The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure is an off-road vehicle excursion featuring sharp drops, sudden turns, a whole lot of alligators, and comedic tour guides.
  • Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure is not included in general admission.

Description

from Gatorland
For more than 70 years, Gatorland has been creating Fun, Smiles, and Special Memories for millions of visitors who have entered through its world-famous gator mouth entrance.

Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida's classic attractions, and provides a unique and natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today. Founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and
wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment, making it Orlando's best half day attraction®.

Known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World ®," Gatorland provides affordable family fun showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles including four extremely rare leucistic "white" alligators. The free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one of a kind animal shows, natural alligator breeding marsh, and the "thrilling" Screamin' Gator Zip Line will ensure your day will be filled with Fun, Smiles and Special Memories!

Get up-close and personal with gators, crocs, birds, turtles, zebu, deer and much more! Enjoy one-of-a kind shows like the Alligators – Legends of the Swamp as one of the bravest daredevils at Gatorland
takes the stage with a 6- 8 foot alligator in order to demonstrate the amazing survival features of this legendary creature. Cheer on the stars of the famous Gator Jumparoo as they jump 4 to 5 feet out of the
water. Then head on over to the Up-Close Encounters Show where you can expect to find the unexpected!

Feed the lovable animals at the petting zoo and the aviary. Then head out to the Swamp Walk or Alligator Breeding Marsh and Bird Rookery where nature is in charge and every visit is unique!

Don’t forget to visit Pearl’s Smokehouse for some good ole’ fashion comfort food before you head on over to the award-winning Gift Shop where you can find everything from t-shirts and plush animals to
specialty items and limited-edition pieces.

Gatorland shows:
Gator Jumparoo Show
Thrills and chills abound as some of the largest alligators in the world actually jump four to five feet out of the water to retrieve food in this famous one-of-a-kind show. Learn more about alligators and
crocodiles and their awesome powers. Watch as giant alligators jump high enough out of the water to actually snatch food from the trainer's hand. A must see for the entire family!

Alligators – Legend of the Swamp show
Watch as one of the bravest daredevils at Gatorland takes the stage with a 6-8 foot alligator in order to demonstrate the amazing survival features of this legendary creature! This show is not to be missed!

Up Close Encounters
You never know what kind of animal you might be introduced to next at the Up close Encounters Show! You'll get to meet fascinating creatures from around the globe as well as Florida's native wildlife -
including some of the most dangerous snakes alive!

Tripster Customer Reviews

73 Reviews
Gabriele Perrotta
Orlando , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gatorland"
November 2019
Adventure with gators
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Tip: I love the animals

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Tomas B.
Miami Beach, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gatorland trip"
November 2019
Amazing park. The best one to see alligators. Good shows and beautiful environment. You can do the zip lines as well!
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Tip: Zip lines and different shows start every hour!

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Jose anon-calvo
UK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gatorland"
November 2019
An expensive day out, quite a disappointment, old and tired, not up to the usual polished professional shows and parks. Would not recommend.
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Tip: Expensive, tired and old fashioned. Not good value for money.

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Melody Felczak
Princeton, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First experience Zip-lining"
October 2019
I went to Gatorland as a kid and remembered loving it so now I've taken my kids, this is their third time, they absolutely love it. This time we went specifically for the zip-lining. Kids ranging in age from 11 - 15 they had a great time. An experience they will always remember.
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Tip: If you get the Groupon for admission/zip lining don't expect to use it right away. You have to make reservations for zip-lining. I wanted to make sure we could get in before purchasing then I bought the Groupon and it did not become available until the next day. Gatorland was great about letting me cancel the ziplining without penalty.

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Robert Chamberlain
Appleton , WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Relaxing day"
October 2019
Enjoyed walking around seeing the gators, birds and other wildlife.
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Tip: Walk through the woods on the trail. Saw a snake curled up on a small branch and a large turtle.

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Larry Vice
Roseville, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A good trip back in time"
October 2019
Gatorland reminded us of places we visited growing up. No fancy neon, electronics no buy his shirt etc at every stop. Good entertainment at a great price, very family oriented, defiantly would recommend for family. Very refreshing after a day at one of he major theme parks, also great price also needed after day at major park.
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Tip: give yourself enough time to see everything, shows have set times

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Atiq T.
Woodbridge , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent entertainment & friendly staff. Good value for money."
October 2019
Very good place to spend a day with family. Like a private petting zoo for alligators. Plenty to do & experience throughout the park. Lots of shows throughout the day. Zip line & feeding is a must experience. A must visit place in Orlando área.
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Tip: Avoid rainy days. Limited availability for a few experiences.

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Ellenor Chalmers
UK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience - bring lots of dollars in change (hidden costs for feeding etc)"
September 2019
Unique experience which is worth doing but lots of hidden costs for extra things - feeding birds, holding baby alligators, feeding them etc - can all add up. Worth getting the package deal but still costs for separate activities. (no package includes everything)
Shows were good and water park was good fun for the children and ideal for a cool off. Can spend at least six hours there doing everything and having a bit of lunch.
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Tip: Bring cash/change with you to buy animal feed - watch out for the greedy birds :-) !

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AbuDhabiDoo
Atlanta, Georgia
"Fun for Families"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2020 NEW
Honestly wasn’t expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised. Well maintained and lots of alligators! Shows were corny but cute. The swamp was was impressive if you like nature. Loved all the signs and explanations. Fed the gators multiple ways. Was a good time!
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LS0905
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
"We love it here"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2020 NEW
We have been to Orlando twice now as a family and came here both times. On our latest visit we left here until the final day but I wish we came here more than just once this visit. I must admit I enjoy here more than the parks. My favourite part was walking through the lagoon part and a Raccoon followed us all the way through. I can't wait to visit again.
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dal3w
United Kingdom
"Good shows"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2020 NEW
We had a really fun day out here. Lots to explore and lots of walking. We paid extra for the swamp buggy ride/tour though- what a let down. Very disappointed with this, but the rest of the day was great. The shows throughout were also good fun and very brave demonstrations.
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vitoandtiffb
Frederick, Maryland
"Great Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020 NEW
Had a few days with my husband before a convention. Decided to show him some of the other sights of Orlando besides a theme park. Used the Orlando Explorer pass and chose Gatorland since all the other choices were kid oriented. What we thought would be a cheesy gator park turned out to be a fun filled day. My last visit was 30 years ago when I was a kid and this park was a pond and some gator pits. They have since expanded to make this place more of a preserve. Beyond seeing gators the size of buses, the amount of birds and wildlife here made the whole experience very "Florida" We spent an extra $15/person to do the "Swamp Buggy" ride and had the time of our lives. The two ladies running the show were hilarious!! And even though we were speeding over bumps and turns, it is appropriate for all ages. As adults, we were able to entertain ourselves for almost the entire day there.
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jwa2209
Sydney, Australia
"Great Day Out with the Kiddos"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020 NEW
This isn't as educational as it used to be, which I loved, and the humour is a bit TOO corny...but still a great place to visit with young children. Go early so the gators are still hungry. They were a bit lackluster at feeding time later in the day. This was a day off from the crowd and rush of the Disney complex. Worth the investment with a 6, 5, and 3 year old in tow.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gatorland

Do you have to purchase an admission ticket to Gatorland in order to do the Gatorland Zipline?
Yes, you must purchase the admission ticket to Gatorland to do the zipline. You would need to purchase the Gatorland Screamin’ Gator Zipline Park Combo. If only several people in your party are ziplining and you are only going to watch you still need to purchase an admission ticket into Gatorland.

Do you need to set up a certain time for your zipline?
Yes, it is recommended that your ticket is purchased at least 24 hrs prior. Your e-ticket will include a phone number that you will call to set up your scheduled zipline.

Is there a parking fee at Gatorland?
No. Parking is free!  

What are the hours of operation for Gatorland?
Gatorland is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

Can I rent a stroller and/or a wheelchair?
Yes. Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis:
  • Single Stroller - $10 + tax
  • Double Stroller - $15 + tax
  • Wheelchair - $10 + tax
  • Electric Wheelchair - $25 + tax

What is the Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure? 
The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure embarks on a high speed, turbulent ride with sudden turns and sharp drops. Board one of three, 12-foot-high custom-made, off-road monster vehicles for a 15-minute rugged and hilarious adventure like no other theme park ride anywhere. This exciting ride is filled wacky new Gatorland characters, singing tour guides, swampy adventure, and, of course, lots of alligators. Each vehicle is specially branded and named after iconic real alligators and crocodiles at Gatorland, including Bonecrusher, Cannibal Jake, and Swamp Ghost.

The Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure is not included in General Admission.