Before extravagant theme parks, bustling metropolises, and beachside boroughs, Florida was mostly swamplands and wildlife. A cornucopia of fascinating creatures roamed the land and the lakes. Not the least interesting of these creatures is the great, American Alligator, a powerful beast that can grow up to 15 feet in length and weigh upwards of 900 pounds! These massive, captivating reptiles can be found in various parts of the state, but, if you’re curious about seeing them up close, Gatorland is an extraordinary attraction, which aims to provide visitors with “fun, smiles, and special memories.”
Gatorland is an expansive park featuring a variety of shows, playgrounds, eateries, and animal exhibits. Show your friends back home just how bold you are as you hop onto an alligator’s back and take photographs! Pick up some bait at the bait shack and feed these striking creatures! Take the kids over to Allie’s Barnyard Petting Zoo, where they can feed and play with small, adorable critters!
Are you more of a thrill-seeker? Try your hand at the Screamin’ Gator Zipline, where you can soar above several of the park’s animal exhibits and see the enormous alligators below! Not to mention the incredible views you will get from seven stories up!
Gatorland has been one of Orlando’s most unique locations since 1949, and it continues to offer excitement for the entire family. They will happily host birthday parties, and are constantly creating fun ways to make each visit a special one. Best of all, they can be found a half hour away from Vista Cay Resort.