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Gatorland

Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland was opened by the late Owen Godwin in 1949 as a roadside attraction featuring alligators and snakes in their native habitats. Since its beginnings, Gatorland has transformed into a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve combining old Florida charm with exciting new exhibits and entertainment.

Gatorland Entrance

Gatorland Entrance

Enjoy Wonderful Views of Wildlife

Enjoy Wonderful Views of Wildlife

The Gatorland Express

The Gatorland Express

An American Alligator

An American Alligator

Witness these Amazing Creatures

Witness these Amazing Creatures

Stroll along the Boardwalk

Stroll along the Boardwalk

Gatorland Entrance Gatorland Entrance
Enjoy Wonderful Views of Wildlife Enjoy Wonderful Views of Wildlife
The Gatorland Express The Gatorland Express
An American Alligator An American Alligator
Witness these Amazing Creatures Witness these Amazing Creatures

What to Expect during Your Visit to Gatorland

During your time at Gatorland, tour the park aboard the Gatorland Express and see the top attractions that make Gatorland the "alligator capital of the world.” After your tour, explore Florida’s nature and wildlife along Swamp Walk, Gatorland’s 2,000-square-foot boardwalk. See the Gator Wrestlin’ Show in a shaded 800-seat theater. Discover Florida gifts and keepsakes in the Gift Shop. Food and drinks are available at a number of venues throughout the park.

Gatorland Express

Climb aboard the Gatorland Express, the park’s miniature, open-air locomotive, and see the highlights of the park. Thousands of alligator and crocodiles call Gatorland their home. Meet crocodiles in Jungle, Cuban, Saltwater and Nile exhibits and alligators like Pops, the park’s giant alligator. White Gator Swamp is home to rare white alligators, ten to 12 feet in length and weighing over 800 pounds. See Florida panthers as you pass by Panther Springs, featuring an observation area that allows guests to view panthers up-close through a wall of glass. Feast your eyes on massive snakes in the park’s Pythons and Snakes of Florida exhibits. Meet and learn about giant tortoises in the park’s Giant Tortoise exhibit, housing some of the largest tortoise species in the world. Bobcat Bayou lets visitors come face to face with the bobcats that call Gatorland home. The Bird Rookery, originally created in 1991 as an alligator breeding marsh, has become one of the largest and most accessible wading bird rookeries in Florida. Nearby the Bird Rookery are the park’s Emu Enclosure and Flamingo Island. The park’s Ol’ Owl House is home to a number of different owl species like the great horned owl and eastern screech owl. In the Raccoon Hut you will find mischievous, bandit-masked raccoons.

Swamp Walk

Gatorland’s Swamp Walk winds through the wonderful Florida wetlands. Get lost down the raised wooden walkway. As you move deeper into the wetlands, you will encounter hundreds of plants like hyacinths, magnolia trees bursting with light, a 500-year-old Cypress and a marsh that serves as the headwaters to the Florida Everglades.

The Gator Wrestlin’ Show

Live entertainment awaits you at Gatorland. The Gator Wrestlin’ Show, in a shaded 800 seat stadium, features gator wranglers. Watch the gator wranglers as they catch six to eight foot alligators by hand and perform stunts with them, like rolling them onto their backs, putting them to sleep and waking them with a tickle.

Shopping and Dining at Gatorland

Shopping at Gatorland

If time permits, browse the Gift Shop. From an extensive range of alligator skin products to an assortment of Gatorland and Florida themed gifts and souvenirs, the Gatorland Gift Shop has something for everyone.

Dining at Gatorland

A number of eateries are available throughout the park. Coffee and espresso-based beverages can be found at the Coffee Shop. Enjoy Fudge Kitchen’s homemade fudge, made with only the best ingredients. Cool off with a cold drink or ice cream from the General Store. The park’s snack bar offers southern favorites like chili dogs, boiled peanuts and tuna wraps. Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches and the park’s famous fried gator nuggets at Pearl’s Smokehouse. Gluten free options are also available at Pearl’s.

Travel Tips

-          Gatorland is ADA compliant. Push and electric wheelchairs are available for rent.

 

-          Gatorland’s historic alligator mouth entrance presents the perfect photo opportunity.

 

-          Please note Gatorland’s Python exhibit is currently closed due to remodelling. 

Stroll along the Boardwalk Stroll along the Boardwalk