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Gatorland Excursion from Orlando

Gatorland Excursion from Orlando

The Gatorland Tour from beautiful Orlando takes you to the 110-acre Gatorland theme park and wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment. This tour provides free pick-up from selected locations in the Orlando-to-Kissimmee corridor.

Gatorland opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland has been providing affordable family entertainment since 1949.

Gatorland has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors from all over the world with its incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, children's water park, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo.

For extra excitement, feel the wind blow through your hair when you add-on a 30 minute airboat ride!

  • Details
  • Description
  • Pickup Locations
  • Cancellation Policy
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Tour/Activity Details

Length

4.5 hours

Time

1:30 pm Tuesday & Friday
Hotel pickups occur between 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm and must be reconfirmed the day before your tour

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes pickup from most International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, and Disney World Resort hotels. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

There is a lot to see and do at Gatorland! Alligator Island, Flamingo Lagoon, Swamp Walk, train ride, barnyard, aviary, snake display, and much more. Gatorland also presents excellent shows.

Some of Gatorland's Attractions

Alligator Island - Located in the northern section of Gatorland's "Gator Lake", is home to the largest reptiles in the park. Hundreds of alligators inhabit "Gator Lake", and Alligator Island is the best place to see Gatorland's largest alligators and crocodiles up close and personal as they soak up the Florida sun. You might even get a chance to see Alf, a gigantic American Crocodile over 15 feet in length. Weighing over 1,000 pounds, Alf is Gatorlands largest reptile, and a favorite amongst Gatorland's visitors and staff.

Gatorland's Flamingo Lagoon - Home to a small colony of American Flamingos. Found in tropical and sub-tropical areas throughout the world, flamingos can reach a height of 5 feet and may live over 40 years in captivity.

Gatorland's Swamp Walk - A self guided tour through an unspoiled native Cypress Swamp. A raised wooden walkway snakes itself through the Cypress trees affording visitors a rare look back into what much of Central Florida looked like before people started draining the wetlands to build their farms and homesteads. Considered part of the headwaters of the Everglades, water from this Cypress Swamp flows south through the Kissimmee waterways into Lake Okeechobee, and ultimately, into the Everglades. A completely natural attraction, Gatorland's Swamp Walk boasts no special enclosures or exotic wildlife, only those natural plants and animals that inhabit this unique ecosystem. Everything you view along your 15 minute walk is wild, from the occasional alligator, snake or turtle, to the birds and flowering swamp orchids.

Gatorland Shows

The Gator Jumparoo Show: Thrills and chills abound as some of the largest alligators in the world actually jump four to five feet out of the water to retrieve food in this famous one-of-a-kind show. Learn more about alligators and crocodiles and their awesome powers. Watch as giant alligators jump high enough out of the water to actually snatch food from the trainer's hand. A must see for the entire family!

Jungle Crocs: Do you dare to venture into the land of the Jungle Crocs? Four exotic and rare species of crocodiles are lurking in these waters. These ferocious predators can demonstrate their awesome power in one mighty blast. Calm one second...chaos the next!

Gator Wrestlin: Gatorland offers a unique alligator wrestling show done "Florida Cracker" style in a shaded 800 seat stadium. Gator wranglers catch a 6 to 8 foot alligator by hand and climb onto the snapping animal's back to point out survival features to the audience. After doing stunts that only a few are brave (or foolish) enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep...only to be awakened by a tickle!

UpClose Encounters: You never know what kind of animal you'll be encountering next at the Upclose Animal Encounters Show. You'll get to meet fascinating creatures from around the globe as well as Florida's native wildlife - including some of the most dangerous snakes alive.

Included:

  • Round-trip transportation from selected locations in the Orlando-to-Kissimmee tourism corridor
  • Admission to Gatorland

Not Included:

  • Meals or Beverages

Interesting Notes:

  • Gatorland - the "Alligator capital of the World"
  • Alligator farm where guests will get to know the latest alligator husbandry techniques developed
  • Ride the Gatorland Express Railroad and learn about the fascinating world of the alligator
  • Enjoy Florida's natural beauty from a 2000-foot long rustic walkway into a native cypress swamp
  • Experience Pearl's Smoke House where smoked alligator ribs and fried gator nuggets are on the menu

What to Bring

  • Camera & film or video recorder
  • Insect repellent
  • Casual, comfortable & cool clothing

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes pickup from most International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, and Disney World Resort hotels. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Pickup Locations

Pickup Locations

Please Note: We do not pick up from any hotels that are not on this list and pick-up times are subject to change without notice, so ALWAYS call the tour operator at least one day prior to the tour to confirm the pickup time and location.
Hotel Name Address Pickup Time(s) Pickup Notes
Charley's Steakhouse 2901 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista 8442 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Crossroads Plaza 12521 State Road 535, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney's All Star Music Resort Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney's Swan Resort Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Doubletree Resort 10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
International Palms 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Maingate Lakeside 7769 West Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
Publix Supermarket 2915 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL
Rosen Inn at the Pointe 9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Rosen Inn International 7600 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Sheraton Four Points 5905 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The Big Orange 5397 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

September 29, 2017

Desired Time:

01:30 PM