Gatorland Night Shine Is Very Cool

 Visitors to Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” can experience the park in a whole new way with the Gator Night Shine experience.   Starting at dusk, visitors follow a guide for a private after hours tour taking them along the winding wooden walkways deep into the alligator breeding marsh to see the glowing red eyes of hundreds of alligators, follow their splashes and hear their bellows.  Each guest receives a flashlight and hot dogs to feed the alligators.

Visitors signing up for the 1 1/2 hour tour, have the unique opportunity to see and hear Gatorland come alive after dark, with hundreds of wild birds and alligators all around them.  They even have an up close encounter with their guide to see other exotic animals such as boa constrictors, baby alligators, tarantulas and much more.

Gator Night Shine tickets are $24.99 per person, plus tax.

Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance by going to or calling (407) 855-5496, ext. 246.

Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949.  Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.