GatorWorld Parks of Florida in Wildwood, FL

492 W HWY 44Wildwood, FL 34785
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See a whole world of alligators from the comfort of your car, rain or shine. At the end of the drive-through alligator park, you can feed a gator, take your picture with Big Al, and even hold an alligator. Plus, a petting zoo is onsite for guests looking for a tamer activity in Central Florida. Remember to bring your camera for this one-of-a-kind gator experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wildwood Travel Experts
  • Located on State Road 44, right off of I-75.
  • The Everything Wristband lets you hold, feed, and get your picture taken with a gator.
  • Remember to bring a camera.
  • Make sure your car has enough gas to complete the drive-through course.
  • GatorWorld is closed on Sundays and Christmas Day.


from GatorWorld Parks of Florida
Experience the easiest way to see an alligator in Central Florida with our drive-through alligator park. Stay in the comfort of your car, rain or shine, with no walking. You'll see everything from baby gators to massive monsters.

After the drive-thru, you can also feed a gator, hold a gator, and take a picture with Big Al. Be sure to relax and enjoy our recently added petting zoo featuring fuzzy farm animals.

We are located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

Closed on Sunday. Hours of operation will vary.

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Reserve Orlando Customer
Dewey, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
June, 2018 NEW
There was 5 in our group. From start to finish we was there only 30 min. And only 10 of that was interacting with animals. Cost way to much for very little entertainment.
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Tip: Cost is high. Activities low.

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patricia bevacqua
farmingdale, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"our outing"
April, 2018
We spent a lovely time at GatorWorld in Wildwood...Never saw so many alligators. Kids had fun feeding alligators, goats, chickens,goats and pigs. Also they loved sitting in the rabbit house holding all the rabbits. The staff was friendly and informative. A very successful time.
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Tip: Our children are 11,12,& 13 ..they all said they had a great time.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
"family vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 08, 2018 NEW
a nice place to stop and stretch your legs. the drive by section was interesting to see. seeing the different sizes of the gators. The petting area was really nice, the kids enjoyed holding the rabbits and petting the goats, along with holding a alligator. The staff was very knowledgeable about the animal life. we all learned a few things from this stop. A nice place to become educated in local wildlife. The staff was generous sharing their knowledge with the public and answering the questions in a pleasant patient manner. It made for a pleasant, productive stop. The money was well worth the experience and education.
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Meredith R
"Fun hands-on experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 05, 2018 NEW
Short but neat drive-thru experience with TONS of gators. Feed live gators, hold bunnies, pet pigs....something for everyone. The staff was FABULOUS! Very knowledgeable and took time with every child. Can’t wait to see what this will grow into!
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Ocala, Florida
"Trying to be Kind"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 31, 2018 NEW
Sorry, but way too expensive, ride a very short distance through park to see sleeping gators then park and pet bunnies and goats. No show of any sort, bring your own water. Very basic backyard setting won’t be back.
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Vicki W
"This is fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2018 NEW
The park is new so it's small. There are lots of alligators of all sizes. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous. It was fun to hold a live alligator, but the baby goats were the highlight of our trip.
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Jessica K
"We loved it "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
The staff here is very personable and knowledgeable. The drive part is great but the real fun is the petting zoo area. A lot more than just gators. Its a great price for some family fun
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Frequently Asked Questions about GatorWorld Parks of Florida

Where is GatorWorld located?
GatorWorld is located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

What does the Everything Wristband get me?
With the purchase of a wristband, guests can hold a gator, feed a gator, and get their picture taken with a gator in addition to the drive-through course.

Is GatorWorld ideal for all ages?
Yes. With the drive-through portion of the park, you don’t have to leave your car, making it an accessible experience for all. In addition, the park offers a petting zoo for younger children.

What should I bring?
For the ultimate gator experience, bring a camera and capture your memories for a lifetime.

What happens if it rains?
GatorWorld is open rain or shine.

What are the hours of operation?
GatorWorld is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays year-round. GatorWorld is closed on Christmas Day, as well.