Gatorland - INFORMATION

Gatorland

Known as the Alligator Capital of the World

It's been a fun place to visit for years and now its even better.

So come on in and see how everyone, young and old can enjoy what Gatorland has to offer at any tiime of year.

 

 

Gatorland is located in sunny Central Florida! and is Known internationally as the Alligator Capital of the World. Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve. 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.

Also, be sure to check out the new Splash Water Park. Over a quarter-acre and ready to soak, Gator Gully Splash Park is the perfect place to cool off! So c'mon inside... your adventure awaits! Gatorland® is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! Once you have experienced Gatorland, it will be hard to believe that it began in 1949 as a roadside attraction!

 

The Gator Jumparoo Show

At Gatorland, thrills and chills abound as some of the largest alligators in the world actually jump four to five feet out of the water to retrieve food in this famous one-of-a-kind show. Learn more about alligators and crocodiles and their awesome powers. Watch as giant alligators jump high enough out of the water to actually snatch food from the trainer's hand.
A must see for the entire family only at Gatorland!

Snakes and Critters of Florida

Animals everywhere! Tortoises, iguanas, emus, fish, baby chics, goats and more. Enjoy a train ride through this beautiful natural marsh land with animals around every corner to see. Making its debut in 1965, the original Gatorland Iron Horse gave visitors a glimpse of the south end of the park as it carried passengers over alligators and by the animal displays on its journey back to the station. After 35 years of loyal service carrying millions of passengers, the old Iron Horse was finally retired in 2000 and a new station was built.Making its inaugural run on July 1, 2001, the new Gatorland Express departed from its brand new train station carrying passengers around the Jungle Crocs and Breeding Marsh/Bird Rookery areas. The train makes a stop at the very South end of the park close to Pearl's Smokehouse and the Alligator Wrestling Stadium. Visitors can still see the old original Gator land Iron Horse on display just outside the new train station.

Also located at the Gator land Train Station is Jorge's Fun Face Painting for both kids and adults.
From swirling glitter designs to Spiderman faces, kids of all ages will enjoy this fun and creative experience.

Cracker Style Gator Wrestling

Gator land® offers a unique alligator wrestling show done "Florida Cracker" style in a shaded 800 seat stadium. Gator wranglers catch a 6 to 8 foot alligator by hand and climb onto the snapping animal's back to point out survival features to the audience. After doing stunts that only a few are brave (or foolish) enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep...only to be awakened by a tickle!

About The Park

For over half a century, Gatorland has been creating fond vacation memories for millions of visitors who have entered through its gaping gator mouth entrance. Families, friends and employees alike have ventured through the glass double doors on their way to a journey through this natural, low-tech adventure. Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South

Express Railroad
Making its debut in 1965, the original Gatorland Iron Horse gave visitors a glimpse of the south end of the park as it carried passengers over alligators and by the animal  displays on its journey back to the station. After 35 years of loyal service carrying millions of passengers, he old Iron Horse was finally retired in 2000 and a new station was built.

Jungle Crocs

Enter if you dare the realm of Jungle Crocs, home to some of the largest and most dangerous crocodiles on the planet! Hear the tale of the intrepid adventurer Owen Godwin as he scoured the world over for the baddest crocs in the land.

Swamp Walk

Located at the southern end of the park is Gatorland's Swamp Walk, a self guided tour through an unspoiled native Cypress Swamp. A raised wooden walkway snakes itself through the Cypress trees affording visitors a rare look back into what much
of Central Florida looked like before people started draining the wetlands to build their farms and homesteads.

Breeding Marsh & Bird Rookery

Created in 1991 as a natural breeding area for Gatorland's gators, the 10 acre Gatorland Breeding Marsh contains 130 adult alligators... 100 females and 30 males. Living their lives in a completely natural environment, these alligators produce the next generation of Gatorland's namesake reptiles. Take a unique opportunity to learn more about Gatorland's Bird Rookery.

Flamingo Lagoon

Just across from the Very Merry Aviary and Allie's Barnyard is Gatorland's Flamingo Lagoon, home to a small colony of American Flamingos. Found in tropical and sub-tropical areas throughout the world, flamingos can reach a height of 5 feet and may live over 40 years in captivity.

Allie's Barnyard
Drop by Allie's Barnyard and say hello to some of the cute and cuddly barnyard critters that call Gatorland home. Here you'll find Dolly Llama, a real sweetheart with a bucktooth grin who just loves having her picture taken. Say hello to Gracie, a friendly goat who just loves to eat from your hand, and Harley the Macaw who just might say hello back!

Alligator Island

Alligator Island, located in the northern section of Gatorland's "Gator Lake", is home to the largest reptiles in the park. Hundreds of alligators inhabit "Gator Lake", and Alligator Island is the best place to see Gatorland's largest alligators and crocodiles up close and personal as they soak up the Florida sun.

Very Merry Aviary

Gatorland's Very Merry Aviary, home to the colorful and friendly Lorikeets, is a great place to get up-close to nature. These brightly colored parrots, native to the Western Pacific and East Indies area, are specially adapted to a diet of pollen, nectar, and fruit.

Gator Gully Splash Park

For over half a century, Gatorland has been creating fond vacation memories for millions of visitors who have entered through its gaping gator mouth entrance. Families, friends and employees alike have ventured through the glass double
doors on their way to a journey through this natural, low-tech adventure.

Snakes of Florida

Most people have a fascination with snakes, with many individuals having a deathly fear of them. The fact is, snakes are basically misunderstood reptiles that have gotten a bad reputation, and they play a very important role in our environment. Florida has many different varieties of snakes, most of which are completely harmless to human beings.

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