Gatorland in Orlando, FL

14501 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32837
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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.
  • Face masks are recommended


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 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 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.

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!

Gatorland's Holiday HO HO HO-Down
December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th.
Family-friendly fun! Meet Gator Claus, Krampus Croc, & other holiday characters! Live Music, Festive Food & Craft vendors!

Alligators – Legend of the Swamp show
Watch as one of the bravest daredevils at Gatorland takes the stage with a 6-8 foot alligator to demonstrate this legendary creature's amazing survival features! 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!

***PLEASE NOTE – Face masks are recommended for guests within the park, but they are no longer mandatory.

Tripster Customer Reviews

78 Reviews
Tina Willis
Milwaukee, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The Awesomes thing we ever experienced up close!! Me my fiance went on a short Baecation and we really enjoyed it"
November 2021 NEW
You only live once!!
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Tip: Never be scared to experience something new because we do something out the ordinary every time we vacation!! And also live life to the fullest!! You may never get another chance

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Robert Rodriguez
Jacksonville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Summer fun"
August 2021
I really enjoyed coming here! Everything is fairly priced and the what they offer is definitely worth it! The animals are awesome and extravagant. The workers there are also amazing. I highly recommend doing the off road tour!
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Tripster Customer
Monmouth Junction , NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July 2021
Had an amazing time visiting the gators with my friends. Loved walking through the swamps and watching gators in their natural habitat. Wish I could hold and pet baby gator for a longer period of time haha.
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Tip: Make sure to take a tour of everything that the park has to offer. Definitely take a tour of the swamps

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saria o.
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great gator! This was fun!"
July 2021
Florida friends of our recommended Gatorland as a true Florida experience. They were right.
Fun day; great shows; incredible wildlife.
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Tip: Do it!

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Lily Redding
St Louis, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We loved gatorland!"
June 2021
We took our 18 month old there end he had so much fun watching all the different animals. There were more than gators there!! We loved the splash pad too! We will definitely go back.
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Gabriele Perrotta
Orlando , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
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
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"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
1 Review
Verified Traveler
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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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.