TAKE A BITE OUT OF LEARNING AT GATORLAND

04/23/2015
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

For more than 60 years, Gatorland has been creating Fun, Smiles, and Special Memories for millions of visitors who have entered through its world-famous gator mouth entrance.

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Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida’s classic 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, making us Orlando’s best half day attraction®.

Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World ®,” Gatorland provides affordable field trip fun showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles including four extremely rare leucistic “white” alligators. The free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one of a kind animal shows, natural alligator breeding marsh, and the “thrilling” Screamin’ Gator Zip Line will ensure your day will be filled with Fun, Smiles and Special Memories!

Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

Clip in and zip off on an exciting outdoor adventure with the all-new Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland. Your journey will take you along 1,200 feet of high flying, heart pounding adventure from some of the finest zip line towers in the world. Standing over seven stories tall, these amazing towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views from high above the treetops.

Soar through the air and defy gravity over some of the theme park’s star attractions - including Cuban and Nile crocodiles - before heading over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, complete with one hundred and thirty giant alligators watching from below!

Gator Jumparoo Show

Thrills and chills abound as some of the largest alligators in the world actually jump four to five feet out of the water to retrieve food in this famous one-of-a-kind show. Learn more about alligators and crocodiles and their awesome powers. Watch as giant alligators jump high enough out of the water to actually snatch food from the trainer’s hand. A must see for the entire family!

Gator Wrestlin’ Show

Gatorland offers a unique alligator wrestling show done “Florida Cracker” style in a shaded 800 seat stadium. Gator wranglers catch a 6 to 8 foot alligator by hand and climb onto the snapping animal’s back to point out survival features to the audience. After doing stunts that only a few are brave (or foolish) enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep... only to be awakened by a tickle!

Learning can be exciting at Gatorland!

Let your students experience first-hand all that Gatorland has to offer, including up close encounters with alligators, snakes, tarantulas and everything in between! Gatorland offers field trips that are educational AND unique!

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