Single Day Admission to Gatorland, Orlando.
The self proclaimed 'Alligator Capital of The World', Gatorland is home to hundreds of Florida's original residents (the long scaly kind!). Although some of the tourist kitch remains, the family owned park has gotten very serious about conservation of these remarkable animals and their crocodile cousins. Breeding programs are used with great success to ensure the reproduction of not only Florida's alligators, but also endangered species like the ferocious Cuban Crocodile.
The focal point of the park is the Breeding Marsh, a natural Cypress swamp, where the main population of swamp dragons reside. A scenic wooden boardwalk gets you within snapping distance of these scaly sunbathers. Be sure to climb the observation tower for an excellent view of the park and surrounding area. Make sure you see Upclose Animal Encounters Show , featuring snakes, spiders and lots of toothy grins (that's just the handlers). The Gator Wrestlin' makes you realize just what some people will do for money. Guests can have their photo taken with one of the participants. Guess which one! Set beside a real Cypress swamp, the park also has a miniature railway, a swamp walk and offers some unusual photo opportunities involving baby gators and a boa constrictor! By far the most unique show is the Jumparoo. Hungry gators leap for chicken appetizers encouraged by the cheers of a fascinated audience. Note that the feeder is chained to his podium to avoid becoming dessert! Having worked up an appetite, it's then time for the whole family to head over to Pearl's Smokehouse for some gator nuggets!
Single Day Admission to Gatorland Orlando