Crikey! 10 Best Things To Do At Gatorland

Gabriela Bonet-Tillero Orlando

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Are you tired of the crowds at the Orlando theme parks and looking for a unique adventure-like experience? Whether you are visiting Central Florida for the first time or visiting for the hundredth time, Gatorland is definitely a must-visit attraction. Located between Orlando and Kissimmee, this unique theme park allows you to see alligators up close! Take advantage of an Orlando vacation package and discounted Gatorland tickets to experience this Florida classic.

Here are our top 10 reasons why we think you will love Gatorland Orlando:


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#1. Gatorland Jumparoo Show

This iconic show debuts hungry alligators leaping for their lunch while being egged on by the crowd! These hungry American alligators and crocodiles get to jump more than four feet out of the water to catch their meals.

#2. Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

Are you a thrill-seeker ready to tackle any adventure? The Screamin’ Gator Zip Line is a heart-pounding experience not for the faint of heart. Clip-in and soar through the 110-acre Gatorland park, including going over crocodiles and over 130 of some of the largest alligators!

#3. Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure

Embark on a 12-foot-high monster-style vehicle that will take you on an exciting ride through hills, mud, and even ponds full of hundreds of alligators! This adventure features fun Gatorland characters, singing tour guides, and of course, many gators awaiting your arrival.

#4. Alligator Breeding Marsh

Follow the wooden boardwalk through a breeding marsh full of over 130 alligators! If you are feeling brave enough, take the Gator Night Shine Tour to visit and feed the hungry alligators at night. Bring your adventure to the next level by turning your flashlight to the water as you will see glowing red eyes come closer and closer to you! This is definitely an experience we recommend for the fearless ones.

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#5. Gatorland Express Train

Once you are ready to unwind from your adventure-packed day, take the Gatorland Express Train through the wooded, shaded areas, and relax as you absorb your surroundings. Birds, dears, and yes, even alligators will be part of your journey through the park.

#6. Allie’s Barnyard Petting & Feeding

Take a break from the reptiles and exotic animals to meet adorable farmyard animals like goats, calves, and sheep in the petting zoo area. Enjoy petting and hand-feeding these gentle and loving animals before going back to the cold-blooded reptiles in the park!

#7. Alligators: Legend of the Swamp

Not many are brave enough to come close to a cold-blooded alligator, but at Gatorland, this has become second nature to the animal handlers. Here is your opportunity to watch one of Gatorland’s most courageous daredevils encounter a 6-to-8-foot alligator! This one-of-a-kind show demonstrates how these incredible creatures have survived in the wild for millions of years.

#8. White Alligator Swamp

Ready for the world’s largest breeding group of white alligators in the world? This must-see attraction features extremely rare white alligators, including albino alligators with white but almost pink skin and red eyes, and leucistic alligators with piercing icy blue eyes.

#9. Florida Wildlife

Of course, Gatorland is the Alligator Capital of the World, but they don’t limit you to only alligators. Be sure to check out other wildlife like the American Crocodiles, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Florida Panthers, bobcats, and giant 300-to-600-pound tortoises. This may be your chance to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures!

#10. The Aviary

Your visit won’t be complete until you visit the beautiful array of birds found at Gatorland’s aviary. Have a chat with talkative Amazon Parrots, feed roaming budgerigars, or watch beautiful wading flamingos to finish your action-packed day. If you visit during nesting season (early spring), check out the 10-acre Breeding Marsh to watch birds arrive from all over to enjoy the warm weather and protection from the alligators.

Know before you go:

• Gatorland is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and also open during holidays and rainy days!

• Free parking is available for your enjoyment.

• The Gatorland Express Train is not included in general park admission.

• The Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, and the Gator Night Shine Tour are considered additional experiences that are not included in general park admission and require reservations.

You may be more familiar with the other major theme parks in Central Florida, such as Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, and Universal Orlando Resort, however, Gatorland is a hidden gem in Orlando, FL. It is the perfect attraction to visit to dodge the crowds and immerse yourself in “The Alligator Capital of the World.” You can find the best deals in the Orlando area with Westgate Resorts! The Westgate Town Center Resort, Westgate Vacation Villas, and Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa are all conveniently close to Gatorland and other fun attractions in the area.