Gatorland in Orlando, FL

14501 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32837
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Overview

A 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, Gatorland is an affordable family attraction that lets guests see thousands of real alligators and crocodiles—including four very rare leucistic (white) alligators up close. The park also features a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo, a zipline ride, rookie gator wrestling, “trainer for a day” gator training lessons, live shows and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Gator splash park on-site; excellent area to cool off on hot days.
  • Free parking is available for guests.
  • Buy hot dogs to feed the gators.
  • Photo opportunities with baby gators are available (fee).
  • If planning to get photos, pre-purchase them online to save a few bucks.
  • A must do for kids: Jr. Gator Wrestling!
  • Watch live alligator shows.
  • Soar through the park on the Screamin' Gator Zip Line.
  • Get up close to the animals at the petting zoo.
  • Breeding marsh on-site.
  • The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure is an off-road vehicle excursion featuring sharp drops, sudden turns, a whole lot of alligators, and comedic tour guides.
  • Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure is not included in general admission.

Description

from Gatorland
Known internationally as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve, located just minutes away from Sea World, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Orlando International Airport on US 441 near the Orlando - Kissimmee border.

Providing affordable family entertainment since 1949, Gatorland has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors from all over the world with its incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo.

So c'mon inside... your adventure awaits!

We’ve got gators & crocodiles, birds & bears and now the all-new Gator Gully Splash Park has opened at Gatorland, giving guests one more reason to visit Orlando’s only attraction with bite and attitude!

Gatorland's Gator Gully Splash Park is the area's most unique splash zone featuring unusual water sources crafted to resemble some of the park's most popular residents.

Over a quarter-acre and ready to soak, the splash park features a row of giant egrets spilling water from their beaks; dueling water guns mounted on the backs of two giant gators lined up and waiting for a friendly squirtfest with your neighbor; an ol’ jalopy overrun with water and places to splash; a bucket tree that is just perfect for a slow dash and spray for the little ones; and Grandma’s Wet Shack, a veritable fountain of water-based fun for kids of all ages to splash, squirt and play in truckloads of cool H2O.


Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

26 Reviews
Rob Gebhardt
Wentzville, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Place"
November, 2018 NEW
Kids ( 3 & 5 ) had a fantastic time and the staff is very funny and amazing . Highly recommend !! Hours of things to do ..
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Tip: Come ready to laugh

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Reserve Orlando Customer
UK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gaterland Visit"
November, 2018 NEW
Value for money, shows we saw were entertaining, you have the chance to handle some of the animals if you want to, there are places to eat or get coffee and a snack, it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.... Sadly heavy rain cut short our visit, even the Crocs took cover.
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Shyamvinod Doddi
Roswell, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Got Great discount"
October, 2018 NEW
i got 40% off for gator land ticket
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Andre Tellado
BRONX, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great gators"
October, 2018 NEW
Was a great time fed some gators and seen other animals that can live with out fear while living in the same habitat as a 6 ft long gator
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Tip: The ge e a lot of walking and great prices/staff

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Anthony Valera
Pocono summit, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place"
October, 2018 NEW
Took my 1 year old daughter and my 15 year old son here. They both loved it. I saved a lot on tickets through reserve orlando. I paid for it online while waiting in line. Definitely had a lot of fun there.
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Meghan Cooley
Rock Island, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gatorland - definitely worth the stop"
October, 2018
We visited Gatorland with our kids (ages 9, 7, 4, 2) and parents and it was a GREAT visit.

We bought the basic entry (through Reserve Orlando - adult tickets; and ticketsatwork.com - kids tickets) for a good discount. Then we bought an extra package the day of that included "wrestling" an alligator, feeding them and riding the train.

What we loved:
the shows: we say 3 different shows, all entertaining, just the right length, fun, and engaging.
the train: our littlest guy (and grandpa) loves trains, so this was perfect for him.
feeding the gators: wow...they certainly take a bite of those hot dogs! Seeing the show where they jump for chicken was...well, YIPE!!!
the staff: there were lots of staff everywhere and they all were very helpful and friendly
the spray park: be sure to take some extra clothes for the end of the day and let the kids play...this was a fantastic spray park!

I was a little worried about safety. Ever since that poor little guy got eaten a few years ago at the Disney resort I'm terrified for my kids...but THIS PLACE WAS SO SAFE!!! There are no worries at all about my kids accidentally being somewhere they shouldn't be.

Because of the ages of our kids we didn't do the zip line or the swamp tours - but they looked fun.
Overall: a great visit I would highly recommend. Wow! Some of those gators are really huge!
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Tip: You'll probably need about 3-4 hours at least to see all the shows and do the things included in general admission. If you want to do some of the extra activities, you need closed toe shoes - not even closed toe sandals - but actual shoes. Having extra cash along the way for photos and feeding snacks would be good.

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Craig Francis
UK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great day out"
October, 2018
Well worth a visit, there’s plenty to do more than we expected, the shows that are put on are great fun & the splash/water zone for kids is really good on hot days.
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Tip: Good & drinks are reasonably priced.

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Amy Turner
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great day!!"
October, 2018
We took our 6 year old and 3 year old to Gatorland for the day!! We had an absolute blast!! Affordable and great activities!! Would definitely recommend and go back again and again
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Jeanette D
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
"Great day out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2018 NEW
Although they have some shows such as gator wrestling, which really tells you some interesting things about alligators, and the alligator jumperoo, Gatorland is much more than that. There are so many alligators here you just won’t believe it. Lots of walking around and lots of birds as well. Take your time to look about. There’s a little train that you can take for $2 for the day and it drops you in different parts of the park. Take time to read the signs about the different animals, somebody with a good sense of humour has taken the time to write them. You can go into the aviary to feed the budgies, not good if you don’t like things fluttering, otherwise good fun. A lot of the animals are rescued and most of it is quite educational without making it seem so. We were lucky to get discounted tickets at another event we attended but even at full price it’s a good day out. In the swamp breeding area be sure to look under the bushes as some alligators were hiding, there’s a zip wire for those brave enough at an extra cost and it did seem quite popular. There’s also a water area with fountains for the kids to play in. We loved the bobcat hiding in the tree and the cougars were beautiful. Well worth the trip.
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rhh720
Albany, New York
"Would visit repeatedly "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
LOVED this place! It was fun walking around to all the different exhibits and reptiles. We got to see a live venomous show, alligator wrestling and feeding, and even got to take a photo "wrestling" one for an extra ($10). Well worth the price of admission ($30). I would highly recommend to anyone who likes alligators and would definitely love to go back.
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GhostMGS
"Disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
I’ve got mixed feelings over this place. I can see why people say it’s cruel (there really is no excuse for the size of Chester’s enclosure) but then other enclosures are fantastic. Some of the staff were brilliant (Steven the gator wrestler is an absolute credit to your park) but others seem to struggle to raise a smile. Something I really wasn’t a fan of is the full gator skin you have on the wall. I asked if it was real, because a part of me wanted to believe you wouldn’t put a real one on the wall for children to see, but the staff member confirmed it was - wow. Imagine seeing a dolphin at SeaWorld or Discovery Cove? Or a tiger skin at any reputable zoo anywhere in the world? Very poor taste, in my opinion. One other thing I feel needs addressing is the safety around the train track. It’s all well & good having tongue in cheek signs up saying you’re not Disney watch your children, but when you have a giant turtle on the train track route that can be looked at from where the train passes I’m afraid that just falls way below a decent standard of health & safety. There is no way that has been risk assessed & if it has, I suggest you have an external auditor come in as it’s almost hard to believe. All in all, I would say there are improvements to be made in quite a few areas. Whether it’s done or not & whether the reviews improve on here will decide for us if we are to return next year.
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Q5947FBsandran
Rockville, Maryland
"Racism at its best!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
I am appalled by the way that I was treated at this park. My spouse and I were in Orlando on our anniversary trip. We decided to go to gator world since we had never been. Being a clinical psychologist from up north where there truly is not that much racism I was completely shocked how I entered the gift shop as I was finishing my tour of the park and I was approached by a rather strange heavyweight white lady that was obviously scouting us out. Dirty looks and no greeting. As we left the store my spouse and I were asked for our receipt of admission!!We were the only ones that were being scouted at and asked for a receipt. I immediately started To show them pictures of the park while my spouse was retrieving the receipt from his wallet. At this point three white country women were surrounding me and treating us as if we were criminals. I immediately stated that if I were a Caucasian this would not be happening. One of the three miserable women repIied “don’t use the rascism card. We immediately left the park in shock of what had just happened. I then contacted customer service at gator world and got the runaround. Obviously the white women at the gift shop already contacted the front desk to tell them what had happened. If you are not white please do not come to this park there is no need for you to be treated as if you were trash. Take it from a clinical psychologist I study human behavior for a living .These sad three women were sad to look at sad to talk to and extremely ignorant. It is very sad that an educated couple such as my spouse and myself should have to be dealing with racism. For the record no one should be dealing with racism. !!!!!! Especially when you are a paying customer!Do not come to gator world !!!!!!
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joanne977
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
"Great day out"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
A good day out when you have the weekend off from the theme parks, never too busy , so good for a Saturday or Sunday in between parks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gatorland

Do you have to purchase an admission ticket to Gatorland in order to do the Gatorland Zipline?
Yes, you must purchase the admission ticket to Gatorland to do the zipline. You would need to purchase the Gatorland Screamin’ Gator Zipline Park Combo. If only several people in your party are ziplining and you are only going to watch you still need to purchase an admission ticket into Gatorland.

Do you need to set up a certain time for your zipline?
Yes, it is recommended that your ticket is purchased at least 24 hrs prior. Your e-ticket will include a phone number that you will call to set up your scheduled zipline.

Is there a parking fee at Gatorland?
No. Parking is free!  

What are the hours of operation for Gatorland?
Gatorland is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

Can I rent a stroller and/or a wheelchair?
Yes. Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis:
  • Single Stroller - $10 + tax
  • Double Stroller - $15 + tax
  • Wheelchair - $10 + tax
  • Electric Wheelchair - $25 + tax

What is the Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure? 
The Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure embarks on a high speed, turbulent ride with sudden turns and sharp drops. Board one of three, 12-foot-high custom-made, off-road monster vehicles for a 15-minute rugged and hilarious adventure like no other theme park ride anywhere. This exciting ride is filled wacky new Gatorland characters, singing tour guides, swampy adventure, and, of course, lots of alligators. Each vehicle is specially branded and named after iconic real alligators and crocodiles at Gatorland, including Bonecrusher, Cannibal Jake, and Swamp Ghost.

The Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure is not included in General Admission.