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“Nice way to break up all the theme parks.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gatorland

Gatorland
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$64*
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Orlando Explorer Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Attraction details
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 older children, Activities for young children
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice way to break up all the theme parks.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Everyone else has pretty much described how good it is. So don't be a fool and book it. I booked it online and saved a few $. The zip lineing was being offered for $ 55 on the day which seemed very good value for money. 1 recommendation from me. Buy the gator chow ( hot dogs) and take them up to the back of the park, where the " less over fed" crocodiles are and standby for some mayhem when u feed the Nile crocs.

Visited July 2013
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the price.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

As a family of 2 adults and 3 children we visited Gatorland on 7-9-13. After reading so many great reviews I thought it would be a great day. I was disappointed with the entire attraction.
We spent $110.00 for 5 people to enter the park. This is very overpriced for what they have to offer. Once inside there are additional fees for everything - from feeding the parakeets to riding the train.
The park overall is outdated especially the water attractions. There really is not enough to do for the price.
It was interesting to see the alligators but it doesn't take long to do and then there isn't much else left.

Visited July 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must visit attraction for a true florida experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We moved here in December and had to check out Gatorland. We never made the effort before, as we used to visit Disney twice a year for the previous 3-4 years. I'm sad we didn't. It's a nice break from all of the true tourist attractions in central florida, and a neat way to learn about the wildlife Florida has to offer. It was quite a neat experience seeing THOUSANDS of alligators and different breeds of birds and snakes. They have a very cool bird house where you can go in for free, but feed the birds for $1 which is really neat. 5-6 of them will land on you as you feed them which delighted my daughter. They can be a little aggressive, but easily shooed away. You can also pay extra for a pass to sit on an alligator and hold is head, which was neat and my son got to brag to all his friends that he "wrestled a gator."

Visited May 2013
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Schagen
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good value, great for children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Excellent price and plenty to see. Our children (4 and 2 years old) enjoyed seeing the Alligators and being able to get so close to them was perfect for them to realise how big these impressive creatures are. Plenty of shaded areas and lots of animals to see. Very much worth a visit. We spent a few hours there and I would say it is good for between 2 hours and half a day.

Visited July 2013
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wales united kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

not very well advertised u will need a whole day to see this place it is amazing zip wire rides x 5 different heights and lengths gators galore u can feed them sit on them have your foto taken with massive gators who are inches from u u are not behind a screen or fence u are actually right next to them , there are other small animals there too , and shows with alligators and snakes etc, u will not b disappointed

Visited July 2013
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