Hours of Operation
Open daily 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. We are open rain or shine.
MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted.

Gatorland is located on Hwy 441 at the Orlando-Kissimmee line in South Orlando. Only 15-20 minutes away from Walt Disney World®, Sea World® and the Orlando International Airport.

Visit Lilly's Pad
Lilly's Pad is our new Mini-Waterpark. A great place to cool off for kid's of all ages!

Monty The Python
Feast your eye on these massive snakes!

Pearl's Smokehouse
Featuring smoked gator ribs, deep fried gator nuggets, Gator Sampler (Ribs and Nuggets) and many other treats. Plus, every kid loves our famous Gator Munch Meal! Pearl's is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat while visiting Gatorland.

Swamp Walk
A unique nature walk through a native cypress swamp. Keep your eyes open for Florida wildlife, birds, and other swamp critters.

Allie's Barnyard
Baby animals who love to be petted and fed!

Alligator Breeding Marsh
Ten acres of natural habitat populated with 100 female and 25 male gators. Get a birds-eye view from our three-story observation tower.

Gator Jumparoo

The 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 the alligators and crocodiles and their capabilities. 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! Alligator Wrestlin
Our Alligator Wrestlin show is a unique alligator wrestling show done "Florida Cracker" style in an 800 seat stadium. Gator wranglers catch 6-8 feet alligators by hand, climbing on the back to point out survival features to the audience. After doing stunts that only a few are brave (or foolish) enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep...only to be awakened by a tickle!
Snakes of Florida
The bloodcurdling rattle of the diamondback , the hiss of the powerful moccasin, the sneaky, deadly little corals. This show will help you get over your fears of Florida's most misunderstood species!

Gatorland Review:
By Joy Atkinson
(Summer Intern)

Welcome to Orlando area wildlife. This park is located just 10-15 minutes south of all the big attractions in Orlando. They like to call themselves alligator capital of the world. I can understand why, they have more alligators located within this park then you would ever see in the course of your lifetime living in Florida.

This park is geared towards education and entertainment. It offers a variety of shows that I had the opportunity of viewing while I was there. I went to Close Animal Encounters and the Gator Wrestlin' Show. The first one involved a lot of audience participation. They give you the opportunity to touch and understand more about the snakes and scorpions that they bring out. The second involved the guy wrestlin' an alligator that an audience member picked out. He even put his hand in his mouth, however he removed it pretty quickly. The shows are offered at a variety of times throughout the day and are spaced so it is relatively easy to catch them back to back. This offers high quality use of your time.

It is easy to walk around Gatorland. The many exhibits include snakes, tropical birds, alligators, crocodiles, and turtles. One of the nicest features of the park is the shaded boardwalk that I was under the majority of the time. It really helped cool me down from
the hot Florida weather. There is a train ride, but walking around the park gives you the best tour.

When you first come in there is an opportunity for you to hold a python and a snake. They even have someone there to take your picture. Not to far away from your snake and alligator holding experience, there is also a petting zoo. There is also a little water area where I went to cool off. Granted the majority of people were kids running sliding down the gator slide, but there was a nice place to get my feet wet to cool off. You are guaranteed to get to see as many alligators as you can handle. I would say that it is similar to a zoo with opportunities for interaction.

Word to the wise: the earlier you go the more you will have the park to yourself. Bringing a camera would be a good idea. Bring water and some snacks. You'll probably spend around 3 hours at the park.

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