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“Great half day attraction - cheap and great fun”
Review of Gatorland

Gatorland
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$31.89*
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Gatorland General Admission Ticket
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Gatorland features 3,000 gators and 89 crocodiles, as well as a number of bird and snake exhibits.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 20, 2011

We found Gatorland thanks to they reviews on Tripadvisor and I must say this is one of the better things we've visited. There's a very relaxed atmosphere with funny signs all over the park. Feeding the alligators is a must do and gives you awesome pictures.

The alligator show is ok, but more for kids than for grown ups. You'll need a car to get there as it is a bit out of the way, but trust me, it"s worth it.

Food quality is like most Orlando parks (except for Disney's Animal kingdom) ok, but don't expect anything great.

2  Thank Roel19
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Interesting place run by interesting people. You can get unbelievably close to the alligators (apart from the one that eats dogs) and learn so much about them. The swamp walk is great too. Great value compared the theme parks that surround it.

Thank SidCupLondon
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

I wasn't expecting much from my visit to Gatorland except to see a few gators and some other animals, especially for the very reasonable price of admission ... but Gatorland is much more than this! There are a lot more animals to see, fun interactive shows, an adorable train ride around part of the park, petting zoo, playground, small water park area, and more. My husband and I took our 21 month old son here and he loved it! It was just the right sized park for a child this age, we were able to see the entire thing in only 2 hours. The shows were only about 15min each, the perfect amount of time to keep young children's attention and enjoy them. There isn't air conditioning anywhere, at least that we say, but it's fairly well shaded with all the trees and covered walkways, but we were still pretty hot and sweaty by noon. Definitely get there shorty after it opens, we got there an hour after it opened and it was a pleasure walking around without lines and groups of people. When we left around noon there was a reasonable amount of people waiting in line to buy tickets, so morning is definitely your best bet. We paid $20 per adult incl tax when I purchased the tickets from VisitOrlando.com, and if you get the free Orlando Magic Card you'll get a free train ride bracelet per paid admission ($2 value). Even if you paid full price for this park, you're still getting one of, if not the best value in Orlando for a fun-filled half-day, but with all the attractions there I'm sure you could stay longer than a few hours, especially if you take advantage of the water park area. There is also a 2 hour zip-line tour over all the alligators, we didn't do that, but it sure looked like fun!

3  Thank JessJR615
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Gatorland is an icon in central Florida and there's something for the entire family. Located not-too-far from Orlando, this attraction is educational and fun. Alligators of all kinds at every which turn, the kids and adults alike will enjoy their time here.

Thank IAmEve7
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

This is great fun for all. Lots of gators and other exotic animals for kids of all ages! This is a great alternative to the big theme parks. All should go experience this place to learn about Florida nature.

Thank pegfan
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