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 NEW
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 NEW
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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townend4life
Ringwood, United Kingdom
"Superb! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
This was a last minute decision and one I’m glad we did! The place is big and the gators are separated into various areas depending on age ect. They had huge areas which was nice to see. I decided I wanted to feed the alligators before hand so I had my wallet ready and was expecting to pay an arm and a leg! I was so pleasantly surprised that it only cost $10!! You could also buy fish and feed the young gators off a fishing pole. $5 for 3 goes. The food we had was bbq and again fairly priced and decent. There’s so much to do here. Zip lines and ride a huge 4x4 out into the swamps. There is a lovely walk too out into the swamp area and it’s boardwalk so we had no trouble with our disabled sons wheel chair. There’s also a great splash park and play area!! The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly! If you get the chance then go here. You’ll not regret it. We’ve done most of the parks and this still beats most of them for the best days we’ve had in Florida! Keep up the good work!
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Janine R
London, Canada
"Great day for the kids!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
We were looking for something to do with our grandkids, ages 2 and 3 and Gatorland was great! There was so much for them to look at and learn about!
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X126MStracyn
"Gatorland for the win"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019 NEW
We had so much fun! The guides on the zip line where amazing! Thank you for helping me create some wonderful memories with my family.
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milkyfox
Bridgend, United Kingdom
"Avoid monster buggy, enjoy the rest"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
This is our second visit to gatorland and I very much enjoyed it, with 3 exceptions, hence the 3 stars. Gatorland has loads of gators which seem to be well cared for. There are many birds which have free flight and fly around the park, with huge nests which appear natural overlooking a large pond/lake filled with gators. These birds were a highlight and would have been in cages in a zoo in the UK. There are also snakes in display boxes, but I was lucky/unlucky enough to see a wild snake, and a raccoon wondering in the park. The staff were all friendly from start to finish. However, there was a large gator in an enclosure of it's own because it 'didnt like others' or was a bully or something, anyway, I was u comfortable with the size of this enclosure for such a large gator. It didnt seem to move all day and was definately no room for it to swim. Secondly, I was uncomfortable with gator wrestling. Whilst I understand the 'educational' side (as there was very good commentary) it felt unnecessary to have them dragged by they're taild and then for people to sit over them. Thirdly; don't waste your money of the monster buggy thing. This was cheesy, and basically a small trip (10 minutes or so) over a few bumps and back again. I thought this would have been an opportunity to see gators in a swamp or something, but other than a small pond, it's not an animal experience, its just a short ride on a big buggy. Was lovely to see that this year, the white gators have a bigger place, and the swamp walk was open. Well done for this gatorland, but please put the bully gator somewhere larger asap.
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B8645ZElisaa
Hamilton, Canada
"Best day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2019 NEW
We took our daughter who’s in a wheelchair here and she had the most amazing day. They treated us like royalty from the minute we arrived. They have tons of alligators and crocodiles. They taught us so much about them and they treat all of the animals so well. The baby alligator was so cute. Thanks so much for letting my daughter hold the snake and alligator. Her big brothers are so jealous. Hopefully one day we will be able to come back.
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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.