A reptilian wonderland, Gatorland is a theme park and wildlife preserve founded in 1949. Spanning over 45 hectares (110 acres) and claiming status as the "alligator capital of the world," the park houses thousands of gators and crocodiles, many of them bought from trappers who usually catch these creatures for their meat and skin. Used as one of the settings for a 1984 movie about adventurer Indiana Jones, the park features a large breeding marsh with a wooden boardwalk and a three-story observation tower, allowing you to observe reptile shows from a safe distance. To learn how to wrangle crocodiles like a pro, join the park's "trainer for a day" program. Before you head to Orlando, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Orlando travel planner, to make sure you see all that Orlando has to offer, including Gatorland.
Gator land is a great half a day out. It is for sure something different if you don’t live around gators 🐊 like Florida. Watch a fun exciting gator show. Also interact with different animals. more »
This was a very entertaining experience. We spent about 4 hours there and it was a nice break from the parks. It was informative and funny. I highly recommend!!! more »
Wide variety of entertainment. The kids enjoyed it. Probably the best part, and most unexpected was the bird house where you go in with the birds. Our kids loved it and we got fantastic pictures with the kids. Definitely buy the seed stick. Great place to spend a day while on vacation. Not exhausting like the big theme parks, but still worth the experience and can still fill a day.
Great place to see gators, obviously. Even after seeing wild gators after living in Florida for 32 years, these animals were still amazing. Plenty of birds, gator/animal shows. Restaurant with fair pricing (hint, don't eat lunch at typical lunch time to avoid long lines). Even had live music at the outdoor eating tables. Zip lines are there but I'm not a fan, so passed. Definitely would recommend and will take the family again.
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