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

9 Reviews
Nicole Barnes
Montgomery, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Time"
May, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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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Jill Hartzell
Portland, OR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Fun Day"
May, 2018 NEW
Started out our Orlando experience with a day at Gatorland. Loved the family friendly park with so many gators! Fun at the splash area when the afternoon heat picked up. Fun shows and lots to do.
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Tip: Can't carry lunch into park.

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Roberta Patton
San Diego, CA
1 Review
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"Don't Miss This"
May, 2018 NEW
What an amazing park, not to be missed, take a day for this attraction, took my grandchildren from San Diego.
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Susan Berger
West Bloomfield, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time watching birds raise their young!!"
May, 2018 NEW
Apparently late April and early May are the time for roosting birdsv(herons, egrets, comants, anhigas) LOVE Gatorland because of the built in security system the Gators provide for their young. We had a ball watching the courting dances and feeding the young. Besides this side show Gatorland is very interesting watching the Gatos themselves. If you love animals this is a great park to go to!!!
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Tip: Just to let you know no picnics are allowed in the park.

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cristina yarbrough
EDMOND, OK
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great trip!"
April, 2018 NEW
amazing time at gatorland. will be using reserve Orlando everytime I go. Have the best prices and work very well with u. great customer services
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Tip: order and print ticket from gatorland before trip.

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Brianna H.
5 Reviews
"Fun Filled Day!"
September, 2016
Gatorland is packed with fun things to do. One of the highlights from my visit was the train ride. It takes you all throughout the park and the tour guide is very informative. I also really enjoyed watching the trainers feed the alligators. Visiting the petting zoo and aviary was fun, too. Be prepared to spend a full day. There is SO much to do!
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Katyia Smith-Helm
Saint Louis, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"I really enjoyed myself"
August, 2016
My husband and I went to Gatorland on July 23. I really had a great time and so did he. We saw all the exhibits and even fed the gators and crocs. Fun stuff cant wait to take my whole family.
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Tip: To have fun and watch out for the birds when feeding the gators..lol

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Rande D
"Much more fun than expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
Kids fed the gators, saw other exotic animals, watched gator wrestling, and played at the splash park. It was definitely worth the money and it was even cheaper if you have a AAA card.
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Michael T
Stoke, United Kingdom
"Fun Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
Went here for the first time and can say pleasantly surprised. The site is 110 acres and you have to walk. Take comfy shoes. The obvious part of this is there are many many alligators. However they have a swamp walk, conversation tower and live shows. It is a very cool walk around as you can feed some alligators for $5. Would say spending around 3-4 hours here as it very educational and photo opportunities are aplenty.
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Cocoa320
Cleveland, Ohio
"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2018 NEW
Was there last week and had a great time so many gators!!! Enjoyed the shows!!! Only thing I didn’t like the two guys cooter and bubba I think they were making inappropriate comments with children there talking about Long Island iced teas and other liquor!!! But love the gators!!!!
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c21801
Salisbury, MD
"Disorganized and rude/confused staff ruined experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2018 NEW
Don't waste your time buying tickets online, as they still force you to wait in the same line as those needing to buy tickets. There is a gate and a will-call window, but if you try to enter there (like many people with tickets did) they shout at you even after you explain you have tickets or need tickets and make you go back to end of regular line). Once you get to the front of the line, they then direct you over to the will-call window that they just said couldn't help you?!? If you've bought any kind of combo, you must print out 2 identical tickets. As if you have 1 ticket copy, they will take that one from you and just set it aside but won't let you in? (they don't even scan the ticket?) and they you don't have one to get into the 2nd even (zip line, train ride or air boat ride) they then make you forward your original email to their email where they print out a second copy of ticket. (wouldn't a photocopier make more sense?) The problem is there is not a reliable cell phone signal at that location (Neither Verizon or AT&T worked for us) and their free wifi doesn't work either. We wasted over 45 minutes fighting this nonsense, before they were like, oh you can just go in?? How can a business be around 70 years and not be better organized? With all the nonsense we were completely annoyed and ruined mood for rest of day. We missed the jumping gators show but saw the rest. Otherwise, was an ok experience, though our local small town zoo puts on better exotic animal shows than they did, and the local zoo is free. We had hoped to get a similar picture to one we got when son was 3 and he's now 7, but line for pictures on a gator were quite long and day was getting late. Don't think we'll make a 3rd trip back in a few years.
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Teresa D
Charleston, Illinois
"Lots of Gators"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
Nice to visit but expensive for no more than there is to do. We were done in under two hours and that was dragging out our time there.
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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.