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

15 Reviews
Reserve Orlando Customer
Miramar, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience without the crowds"
September, 2018 NEW
Great experience in Orlando vising Gatorland. Not very crowded and not a lot of walking inside the park which is always good. Lots of things to do for kids and adults alike. And of course awesome collection of gators of all sizes. Got nice low priced tickets through Reserve Orlando which worked like a charm. Great value.
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SHEILA ZICKGRAF
1 Review
"handicapped"
August, 2018
I can not go there with my family because they have no mobility scooters to rent and I am handicapped...they only have wheelchairs and my husband can not push me around all day....it us very unfair to people with disabilities...
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Tonee O.
2 Reviews
"Awesome experience!"
June, 2018
Visiting Gatorland was one of the highlights of our visit this time in Florida. My whole family had a blast, we made sure we did this as we live in Los Angeles and we wanted something that was unique and different and this was one of them! They have live gator wrestling shows, ziplines on every area of the park, bird/emus feedings, swamp/everglade pathways for walking, and it totally rocked my kid's world. I have two boys ages 9 and 3 and they both enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend this place of adventure to anyone. It's super fun.
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Tip: Prepare to be entertained!

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william miller
valenica, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Gator Land"
June, 2018
The park is well laid out plenty to see and do lots of exhibits with no bars through has zip lines in other activities that add to the enjoyment and experience
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Kazuya K.
Washington, DC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good"
June, 2018
It was fantastic!
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Tanya Vaskovskaya
Livonia, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Experience!!"
June, 2018
I was welcomed right on the parking lot, staff was more than amazing, so many animals, so worse the money we spent
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Tip: go early in the morning before its too hot, ziplining is a must

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Nicole Barnes
Montgomery, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Time"
May, 2018
We all had a great time at Gatorland. There was plenty to see - gators, birds, flamingos, parrots, bobcats, etc. Must visit the aviary! How cool it is to interact with the birds. The shows were amazing and hilarious! What a great crew! The park's setup definitely helps keep you cool on a hot day.
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Mary Mackay
UK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic day out."
May, 2018
We had a fabulous time visiting Gatorland. We were impressed with the shows put on by the staff. We had lunch while we were there which was very good too.
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Tip: Wear sun cream.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Digitaldave1971
"Boooooring"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
This is the biggest mistake of our holiday.....$192 to get in with grunt package....dont bother....the monster truck ride was RUBBISH...the park is very dated.....cruelty to animals comes to mind....if you want to see alligators poked in the eye with a stick then that is up to you but we felt uncomfortable watching it....the park is tiny...price to get is huge....the only thing good about it was the exit sign as we knew we were heading back to villa.... This is an honest review...8 of us went and 8 of us were very disappointed....DONT GO.......
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mypurplepearl
ankara, turkey
"No water fountains?"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
We went today with our 5 year old grandson and it was HOT. You are not supposed to bring any food or drinks into the park which would be fine, IF there were some water fountains. I asked three different park employees where I might find a water fountain and all of them told me the same thing, " I don't think we have any". Come to find out, there is a fountain in the back of the park, near the Pearl restaurant. Just one. ONE WATER FOUTAIN. IN FLORIDA. A bottle of water is almost $3. It's funny to me that they have free insect repellent but no water for customers who have paid $30 just to walk in the door. And as other reviewers have mentioned, your admission cost is just the beginning. If you want to do anything else, from ride the train to a handful of feed for the goats, you're going to pay every time you turn around. I read the answer from management to another poster, stating that there is no pressure to purchase anything else and the cost for gatorland is way lower than the other parks in town. Well, they must never have taken kids to an amusement park or zoo. Of course there is pressure and gatorland doesn't make it easy with kids. And as fun as gatorland is, it isn't Disney or Univeral, not even close. It's a unique experience and I'm glad we went. But too much of the day left a bad impression when you feel like you are nickle and dimed to death.
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Big-Dave-RST
South Shields, United Kingdom
"Fascinating but gets very expensive quick."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
I’m from the UK and always wanted to see alligators in the wild and thought this may be the next best thing, the shows, the staff and the setting is wonderful, really knowledgable and funny to boot, but damn it quickly tops $100 for a day out. So $30 for adult entry x 2 $10 to hand feed large gators and a photo taken (copy of photo not included) x 2 and this is pushed onto you before you’ve even bought the main park ticket. If you want to feed the smaller gators it’s $5 for 3 tiny fish x 2 The photo from the gator feeding was an extra cost and then you have the petting zoo feeding extra cost Alligator wrestling photo another $10 Zip line an extra cost Bridge over the pens is another cost. It really could amount to $200+ if you did everything. Also when we were getting our photo taken with the big alligators, the owner was in the pen doing publicity stuff and when she moved across the pen scared about 60% of the alligators out of the photo. Leaving the smaller ones.. Not very professional. Leucistic Gators were beautiful too!
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pinkprincess28
Glasgow
"Night Shine Tour Was Fantastic! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
Had a fantastic time last night at the night shine tour. Where you get to go round after hours, have close encounters with creatures such as lizards, snakes, a baby Gator and tarantula!!! Finishing off with feeding the alligators in the marsh! Never seen so many alligators in my life! Our guide Michael was super friendly and very knowledgeable, he had good rapport with the group and full of fun facts! Highly recommend this to anyone considering going, you won't be disappointed.
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Starr K
Greenbackville, Virginia
"Crazy Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
If you’re in Orlando you GOTTA go to Gatorland - it is crazy fun. The gator wrestling show was insane! My spouse loved the show where they fed the gators whole chickens. The same three guys do all the shows and use different names each show. They are great at their performance, but you gotta wonder how they still have all their fingers. Get discount tickets online and it will make this trip well worth it.
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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.