Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World

This historic Florida mainstay brings you gators…and lots of them. Watch them at rest and at play, witness a live alligator feeding frenzy, and watch as a brave handler attempts to wrestle an 8-footer.
  • Adult gate price $28.75
  • Child gate price $20.33
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Gatorland, believe it or not, is about way more than just flesh-eating reptiles. At 110 acres, the park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wild Florida without having to don a thick layer of Off and hesitantly forage out into unknown territory like Paris Hilton on “The Simple Life”. Gatorland highlights the beauty of the swamp, showing visitors from around the world that Florida is not just for bugs and retirees, but is actually an ecologically-diverse paradise of flora, fauna and fun. Here’s the lowdown on the park’s low-down swamp life attractions and shows:

Gator Jumparoo Show: This is the show that put Gatorland on the map. Watch as dozens of gators compete for the prime cuts in a feeding frenzy.

Gator Wrestlin’ Show: Man vs. Gator, “Crocodile Dundee” style. Watch as a brave handler wrestles a 6-8 foot alligator!

Up-Close Encounters: What lies inside the box? Snakes, insects, exotic birds and animals from around the world are brought in for this comical show.

Adventure Hour: (Advanced reservations required—separate pricing may apply) Take part in a daring trip into the heart of the Breeding Marsh for a behind-the-scenes tour of Gatorland!

Gator Chow/Gator & Snake Photo: Stop by the bait shack on the main walkway and bring your peace offerings to the hungry reptiles…then head to the Gator Photo area to capture the experience.

Allie’s Barnyard Petting Zoo: Where your kids meet Gatorland’s kids! This area features over-the-fence petting and feeding experiences with the park’s other lovable critters.

Gatorland is truly a Florida mainstay, and for over half a century, tourists have gone home with photographs of themselves standing in the world-famous gator jaws that stand at the entrance to the park. The park prides itself on being low-tech, low-maintenance, and on providing millions of visitors with an authentic Florida experience. Gatorland is one of Central Florida’s oldest attractions (founded in 1949), and is still privately-owned by the family of the original founder. Visitors will enjoy the old-world feel and perhaps walk away less intimidated by the beautiful reptiles that inhabit the swamps of this beautiful state.

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Slightly more than a half-day adventure!
By mana Verified Reviewer from Alberta, Canada on
Pros:
Quirky, Informative
Cons:
Limited interaction,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World:

There was lots included with our Go-Select pass for Gatorland. It was a lot of walking, but it had a very rustic-vibe. Feeding the gators ws a lot of fun, but watch out! The wild birds are MEAN! Take the nature walk to the far right side of the park - it was absolutely stunning.

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It is great for bird lover in the Spring
By t from Florida on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World:

This is the most amazing places around to see birds nesting and being born. You can get up close and personal with brand new babies. Got great pictures of the new babies and the parents in action. It's incredible! Enjoy!

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Turn after turn- Alligators!!!
By Luv 2 Travl Verified Reviewer from Williamsport, Pennsylvania on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World:

The shows were very entertaining. We liked reading the stories of each alligator. Included with the admission was alligator food and a train ride. We took advantage of both. My daughter saved her food for the "loners" in the breeding marsh. She liked finding the ones that were hiding under the bridges and among the trees. The park has a very natural environmental feel to it.

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Awesome
By Charleen, Dawn, and John Verified Reviewer from Deltona, FL on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World:

baba and cuder very funny when they are doing there shows but in one of there shows there are snakes and spiders so in that show if your dont like them then i say you should sit in the back so that you are away for the snakes and spiders and they will have people hold them.

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Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World Details

Phone: 407-855-5496 or 800-393-JAWS

Address
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
Hours
Daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Note
Showtimes for animal shows are repeated several times daily and may vary slightly season by season.
Closings
Open 365 days a year.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
Public Transportation
Driving Directions
Gatorland is located 7 miles south of the Florida Mall on Highway 441/Orange Blossom Trail. Directions from most major tourist areas at www.gatorland.com.

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

Present your Go Select Pass at any of the ticket booths

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