The only way to get into Gatorland is to walk straight into an alligator's toothy grin. At the 63-year-old park’s main entrance, a giant alligator mouth provides a classic entrance to 110 acres of marshy wildlife preserve––home to a vast ecosystem populated by thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and birds. Gatorland’s diverse offering of thrilling attractions and exhibits intrigues nature-lovers of all ages with a variety of lively critters, including rare wading birds and American crocodiles found on Alligator Island. More than 130 alligators reside in the park’s breeding marsh, which visitors can view safely from a three-story observation tower or while sitting on the shoulders of Kareem Abdul Jabbar. At the Jungle Croc habitat, guests lock eyes with deadly Nile and saltwater crocodiles, as well as Lucy and Ricardo, a pair of jumping Cuban crocs who can leap out of the water to snatch their prey.
Envoys can also safely experience up-close encounters with snakes and other creepy creatures in the care of experienced handlers, take a stroll through an unspoiled cypress swamp, or cool off at Gator Gully Splash Park. Gatorland is navigable on foot, the Express Railroad, or seven-part Screamin' Gator Zipline excursions over the Jungle Croc and breeding marsh areas.