If shows on Animal Planet leave you yearning to experience these fascinating animals for yourself, then this beloved theme park is perfect for you! This adventure park is home to the most amazing creatures and a visit here gives you the opportunity to learn about them and have a fun time exploring. Your all-day admission includes the 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, three shows, all animal exhibits, and a kid zone!
There are plenty of things to do and see. Whether you're 3 or 30, there is something to your liking. It is home to over 2,000 American Alligators and even houses the largest collection of rare, white leucitic alligators with three of the only 12 in the world. There's also the new Baby Gator Marsh where the newborn gators get their start in life. The park not only features tons of alligators, but it is also home to other animals that are available for viewing, and it is a popular addition to many family Orlando vacation packages.
At the park, you will see animals such as:
Crocodiles:Living side-by-side with the American Alligators, these crocs are beautiful. There are also Nile, Cuban, and Saltwater Crocodiles that live in the Jungle Crocs area. There's also a giant American Crocodile named Bonecrusher, the son of the original Bonecrusher who was one of the largest crocodiles in the world.
Wild Cats:For those who are more interested in the furry critters, head out to see two beautiful Florida Panthers: Neiko and Lucy. They help to educate visitors on the importance of protecting species. Then, check out Osceola and Abiaka, two male Florida bobcats who inhabit Bobcat Bayou.
Birds:There are many opportunities to see our feathery friends! Head to Parrot Playground to see Amazon parrots, blue and gold macaws, and cockatoos; the Very Merry Aviary filled with hundreds of budgies (parakeets) that you can feed and interact with; the Express Train Station where Athena, a Great Horned Owl, takes roost; the Emu Enclosure; and Flamingo Island.
Snakes and Critters:At the Mile of Monsters area, guests can see tons of scaly critters. There are snakes, scorpions, toads, lizards, and more! There are also Up-Close Encounter Shows where you can meet and learn about some of the residents.
Tortoises:The park been home to tortoises since the 1950s when park founder, Owen Godwin, acquired a giant tortoise named Albert. Since then, it has housed many tortoises which guests can see and even watch them being fed.
The shows are as follows...
Gator Jumparoo Show:Just like you've seen on TV, watch as massive alligators jump five feet out of the water to catch food! These gators will actually snatch the food right out of the trainer's hands.
Alligators - Legend of the Swamp show:See one of the park's experienced trainers as they demonstrate the power and survival techniques of one of these beautiful animals.
Up Close Encounters:See some of the craziest animals up close at this show. The handler will introduce you to dangerous snakes, Florida wildlife, and some of the most fascinating creatures the world has ever seen.
Gator Gully Kids Spash ParkAllow the kids to get their energy out by running around and playing in this fun spash park. There are buckets of water that splash down onto the ground, water guns, hoses, and alligator sculptures to climb on. Don't forget a swimsuit!
There are also other activities guests can embark upon for an additional cost:
Adventure Hour: Get up close to giant alligators and venture into the breeding marsh for a behind-the-scenes tour.
Screamin' Gator Zipline: Launch from seven stories high and ride along 1,200 feet of zip lines.
Rookie Wrestling: Take a photo 'wrestling' with a 6-8 foot gator!
Gator Gauntlet: Fly 350 feet through the air while gliding over the alligators.
Gator Night Shine: A 1-1.5 hour tour that takes you along the wooden walkways of the Alligator Breeding Marsh after dark.
Once you've seen the beautiful animals and taken your time exploring the park, fill up your appetite with a variety of delicious food options. Pearl's Good Eats, the Snackbar, the Fudge Kitchen, a coffee shop, and a general store all provide tons of options. For a fun day out exploring some of Florida's most beautiful creatures, make sure to give this fun wildlife park a visit!
- Is it handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Of course! Don't forget your cameras.
- For what ages is this appropriate?
This is great for all ages.
- Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available at the location.
- What is included in the admission price?
Your all-day admission includes the 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, three shows, all animal exhibits, and a kid zone!
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend here?
Most guests spend the entire day at the park!
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop, snack bar, a restaurant, coffee shop, and general store.