Adult-Gatorland. Gatorland offers you to get up close and personal with our residents in the Barnyard petting zoo, feed a lorikeet in the Very Merry Aviary, cool off at Lilly's Pad mini water park or view the alligator breeding marsh and wild bird sanctuary on the self-guided Swamp Walk. Much more to see at The Alligator Capital of the World.
Child-Gatorland. Gatorland offers you to get up close and personal with our residents in the Barnyard petting zoo, feed a lorikeet in the Very Merry Aviary, cool off at Lilly's Pad mini water park or view the alligator breeding marsh and wild bird sanctuary on the self-guided Swamp Walk. Much more to see at The Alligator Capital of the World.
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 Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida's oldest attractions, and provides a unique and natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today.
Founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment. Known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland today provides affordably priced family-fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk, educational programs and much, much more.
Gator Gully Splash Park
It’s ready, set, splash as the “Alligator Capital of the World’ announces the spring 2007 opening of Gator Gully Splash Park featuring unusual water sources crafted to resemble some of the parks most popular residents while maintaining the cracker humor visible throughout the 58-year ol’ theme park.
Located near the world famous Gator Jumparoo Show area, Gator Gully Splash Park was designed for those hot and humid afternoons in Florida when you just can’t seem to cool off. Over a quarter- acre and ready to soak, Gator Gully Splash Park includes a row of giant egrets spilling water from their beaks; dueling water guns mounted on the backs of two giant gators lined up and waiting for a friendly squirtfest with your neighbor; an ol’ jalopy overrun with water and places to splash; a bucket tree that is just perfect for a slow dash and spray for the little ones; and Grandma’s Wet Shack, a veritable fountain of water-based fun for kids of all ages to splash, squirt and play in truckloads of cool H2O.
Also incorporated in the new attraction are additional animal exhibits, changing stations, dry shade pavilions and a retail outlet featuring a whole mess of new characters and critters known as the Gator Gully Gang.
Drop by Allie's Barnyard and say hello to some of the cute and cuddly barnyard critters that call Gatorland home. 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!
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.
Very Merry Aviary
Gatorland's Very Merry Aviary, home to the colorful and friendly Lorikeets, is a great place to get upclose 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.
Gatorland has been entertaining people with fun, exciting and educational shows about dangerous and unusual animals for years! Where else can you help a gator wrestler pick out the gator they are about to wrestle or have an up-close experience with really cool reptiles or see crocs and gators jump high in the air for food? No where! So come and share the adventure at all of our fun shows.
Hours of Operation
Gatorland ® is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for your whole family's fun and enjoyment, rain or shine. You will appreciate the ample free parking and the relaxing absence of lines and crowds.