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 Gatorland's
largest reptile, and a favorite
amongst Gatorland's visitors and
For over half a century,
Gatorland has been creating fond
vacation memories for millions of
visitors who have entered through
its gaping gator mouth entrance.
Families, friends and employees
alike have ventured through the
glass double doors on their way
to a journey through this natural,
low-tech adventure. Located between
Orlando and Kissimmee on the South
Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland
is one of Central Florida's oldest
attractions, and provides a unique
and natural alternative to the larger
theme parks of today.
Founded by the
late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still
privately owned by his family today,
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park
and wildlife preserve, combining
"Old Florida" charm with exciting,
new exhibits and entertainment.
Known internationally as the "Alligator
Capital of the World," Gatorland
today provides affordably priced
family-fun with thousands of alligators
and crocodiles, a breeding marsh
with boardwalk and observation tower,
one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary,
petting zoo, swamp walk, educational
programs and much, much more.
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Gatorland's Screamin’ Gator Zipline
Gatorland has recently expanded and added a fantastic new addition to their theme park, the awesome Screamin’ Gator Zipline! This fun adventure takes you up seven stories above the theme park for a bird’s eye view of Gatorland’s signature animal, the Florida Alligator! That’s right you get to zip around on these steel cables over alligator infested waters! When you arrive at the Screamin’ Gator Zipline course you will be greeted by Gatorland’s professional zipline guides. These great men and women will sit you down in a small room next to your gear, here you will be shown a comical and instructional movie on the ten safety rules you must follow while on the course. After the video the instructors help you fasten yourself into your harness. Then you are lead across the park to the first tower.
The first jump is called the “Gator Grunt Run,” after the sound that newborn alligators make. This is a low and slow ride to the next platform, the perfect introduction to the Screamin’ Gator Zipline course! From here on in the jumps are higher, longer and faster! All preparation for the second to last jump, a five hundred foot course over Gatorland’s breeding marsh. There are anywhere from thirty to fifty massive alligators in this lake at a time! On this jump you can actually get up to speeds of 30 miles per hour! After this course you come to the final run, where you get to face off against one other Screamin’ Gator Zipline participant. If you are going along with your family or friends then you get show off your skill, can you speed on by and beat your opponent?
The Screamin’ Gator Zipline is an awesome adventure; few people get to say “I flew at high speeds over alligator infested waters while dangling from a steel cable!” This great experience can be caught forever if you buy the pictures of yourself in action at the end of the course! Be sure to check out the Screamin’ Gator Zipline course when you visit Gatorland on your Florida vacation!