At 110- acres, Gatorland provides affordable-priced family fun with thousands of alligators & crocodiles to see, an aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, award-winning gift shop and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin' Show, Gator Jumparoo and the Up-close Encounters Show.Take a ride on the Gatorland Express train and then head on over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good ol' fashion squirtfest! Don't miss the new rare white alligators on display for a limited engagement at Gatorland's newest exhibit, White Gator Swamp. Featuring four of the world's largest white leucistic alligators known to roam the planet, these giant Ivory colored reptiles are each ten to twelve feet in length and weigh over 800 pounds. Their piercing blue eyes are believed to have the ability to command good fortune to those lucky enough to make eye contact with the blue eyed beauties.
Gatorland is spread out, so even though it might be crowded, we didn't notice until show time. The seats filled up for the shows (well in advance) and the Gator Jumparoo was elbow to elbow and at least two people deep ten minutes before showtime. I wish there had been better viewing possibilities, but my kids were able to see a little here and there. Be sure to get there early for the best view! The hosts (throughout the park) were some of the greatest entertainers and I wanted to watch the shows because they did such a great job, not just for the wonderful educational opportunities provided by watching the shows!
Gatorland, make your reservations for the Screamin' Gator Zip Line in advance (or get there really early) because they do fill up fast. When we picked up our passes, there were several couples trying to buy tickets and they were all sold out. Parking is easy and the gift shop is worth checking out. And please do not miss the fried alligator (Gator Nuggets) from Pearl's Smokehouse. It's so delicious, we had to get seconds! It was the best "park" food I've ever had!