Featured on Animal Planet and The Learning Channel, the gurus at Gator Golf and Adventure Park wrestle the attraction's namesakes at the alligator amusement park, entertaining audiences while respectfully endeavoring to restore the animals' natural habitats. Enthusiastic ecologists are invited to attend Alligator Academy, an hour-long crash course on gator behavior, anatomy, and tendency to mist up during romantic comedies. After extensive instruction, new alligator academics are invited to handle live reptiles ranging in size from 6 inches to almost 13 feet in length, and wade into a pool replete with beasts up to eight feet long. Experienced instructors oversee the class, ensuring that safety comes first. When not wrangling gators, guests can peruse exhibits covering other reptiles or take in one of the park's exhilarating nightly shows.
Gator Adventure Productions
Gator Adventure Productions brings people into contact with the dinosaurs who still roam the earth: namely, crocodiles and alligators. The trainers help promote conservation and educate the public by getting visitors up close and personal with the animals during shows at the park. They offer photo opportunities with the animals, and standing exhibits where guests can safely observe larger creatures and repeatedly lose alligator vs. human staring contests. The park holds an annual summer Croc Fest, a celebration that benefits a particular species each year. In 2013, for instance, they aided conservation efforts for the Jamaican crocodile, and the 2014 festival focuses on saving the Philippine crocodile. The trainers can even take the alligators and crocs on the road—the animals have made appearances at private parties around the area.