When you think of Florida, what comes to mind? Sunshine? Oranges? How about gators? In this edition of Beyond the Parks, we talk about Gatorland.
Gatorland lets you get up close and personal with the Florida natives in a nighttime experience- Gator Night Shine.
Gator Night Shine adventure takes you deep into the domain of Florida’s most famous reptile, the alligator!
Armed with only a flashlight and gator food, you bravely make your way along the winding wooden walkways of Gatorland’s Alligator Breeding Marsh. The sounds of the night come alive around you as the rustle of feathers overhead and the splashing of water nearby signal that you are not alone.
Turning your flashlight towards the water, you suddenly become aware of hundreds of hungry, glowing, red eyes slowly making their way closer…
Tour Length: 1 – 1.5 Hour (Tour begins at dusk, please meet at the far south end of the parking lot)
Number of People: Minimum 5, Maximum 25
Admission Policy: This guided tour is an after-hours special Gatorland event and is restricted to Gatorland’s Breeding Marsh. Gatorland will provide the flashlights, insect repellent, and some alligator food.
Tickets are $24.99 + tax
Of course Gatorland has plenty of day time encounters as well. You can see alligators, crocodiles of all sizes along with the extremely rare white leucistic alligator. They also have a free flight aviary, & petting zoo.
Stompin Gator off road adventure: Board one of three, 12-foot-high custom-made, off-road monster vehicles for a 15-minute rugged and hilarious adventure like no other theme park ride anywhere.
Screamin Gator Zip Line: Soar across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 230 feet to more than 500 feet, and carefully cross a swinging bridge over the park’s main walkway. Fly over alligators and crocodiles at speeds near 30 miles per hour.
Animal Shows: Thrills and chills abound as some of the largest alligators in the world jump four feet or more out of the water in this one-of-a-kind show. Learn more about alligators and crocodiles and their awesome powers.
Adventure Hour: Hand feed giant gators. Home to hundreds of alligators, you’ll have the opportunity to safely venture within a few feet of hungry, giant alligators and create a thrilling feeding frenzy.
Meet a gator: Get up close and personal with a gator for a photo opportunity
Gatorland is open everyday from 10-5 rain or shine.
14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 855-5496