If you are looking for somewhere to visit then why not take some time to think about Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. Gatorland is the alligator capital of the world and anyone who goes is guaranteed to leave with some of the most amazing memories they will ever likely encounter.
If you pay a visit to Gatorland, you will be able to enjoy the full 110 acre sprawling preserve and meet snakes, toads, turtles, crocodiles and alligators - all in one day!
This kind of experience is usually far more memorable for both children and adults as well as being educational too.
While you are there you will be able to see exhibits that include the likes of the “gator wrestling show”, and the “White gator swamp”! There are others as well so plenty to keep you going all day long if you want to.
The “gator wrestling” show is done “Florida cracker” style in a shaded 800 seat stadium. Watch as an alligator is hand wrestled into submission!
Gatorland is part nature preserve and part zoo and comes complete with rides, shows and educational presentations.
- Gatorland was started in the 1930's by Owen Godwin who had a addiction and passion for alligators. He initially set up an alligator pit in his back yard and sold key rings and belts etc. 20 years later he opened his attraction.
- With a rail road, a self-guided swamp walk, a breeding marsh and bird Rookery and Lilly's pad splash zone (great for kids to get really wet and enjoy the water slides) there is so much on offer.
- There is even an incredible 1,200 feet zip line you can travel along that travels across a pool of alligators and also takes in many of the existing attractions.
- The Gatorland park also does wonders for conservation as it is widely known for rescuing and buying nuisance alligators from trappers who would ordinarily kill them for their meat and their skin.
The opening times for Gatorland are 9am to 5pm daily. Prices may fluctuate but you can expect to get a discount when booking online in advance and will pay in the region of $20 for adults and $12 for kids with a small rise if you pay “on the day” to around $23 and $15 respectively. You can even find annual passes available for around $43.95 and $29.95 respectively.
If you are looking for something a little bit different from the fast paced adrenalin filled theme parks then Gatorland will be right up your street!
|Hours:||Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Address/Map:||14501 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, Florida 32837|
|Adult (age 13+)||Child (3-12)||Children under 3|
|You can purchase your tickets online|