Gatorland was founded in 1949 and is one of Florida’s oldest surviving theme parks. This is a place to see alligators close up, but from a safe viewpoint.

The standard adult entry ticket is US$32.99 + tax. That ticket doesn’t include train rides, zip line, food nor gator chow. I found a voucher online and that saved $3.50 per person. Voucher is at the end of this page.

This review is available on this page as text and pictures, or below as a video – the video has moving alligators!

Parking was free and only a short walk to the park entrance – contrast that with the ridiculous parking fees charged by Disney and Universal.

There are some shows, but we didn’t bother with them. The main attraction for us was the main lake, filled with hundreds of alligators. The swamp walk is also pretty good – a quiet boarded path through a typical Florida swamp and similar to some of our walks through the Everglades.

Then we continued to wander around the main lake. There were hundreds of alligators, plus various types of bird and nests.

There was only one place to eat – Pearl’s Smokehouse serving fast food from just three outdoor windows with slow-moving lines. I’d recommend you eat before or after you visit.

We picked up a cup of gator chow – which was actually cut up pieces of hot-dog sausage. The ‘gators weren’t so interested, but there was a giant bird that couldn’t get enough of them:

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There are plenty of areas and pools with alligators.

We didn’t try the zip line.

We were in the park for at least two hours and enjoyed our visit.

14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

Phone: (407) 855-5496 or (800) 393-5297

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