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
WorldŽ, Sea WorldŽ 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!
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.
A unique nature walk through a native cypress swamp. Keep
your eyes open for Florida wildlife, birds, and other swamp
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
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
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.