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In my opinion Gatorland is one of Orlando’s best half-day attractions. It is an ideal place to visit on your last day, if you have a late flight home, and need a gap filler. Located on Orange Blossom Trail, its easy to get to and not far from Orlando Airport.
The parks main attraction is its several thousand alligators and crocodiles, along with its three fascinating shows , gator wresting, gator jumparoo and up close encounters. Each show is schedules several times a day, so not matter what time you visit you are guaranteed not to miss anything.
The first show to see at the entrance to the park is the gator jumparoo show. This is the one that made Gatorland famous. Help cheer on your favourite team as dozens of gators compete for their lunch.
Up close encounters is a show not to be missed, especially if you like surprises. Snakes and insects from all over the world and incorporated into this hilarious experience. If you are afraid of snakes then don’t volunteer for this show.
Gator wresting show. Does exactly what is says on the tin. The brave wrestlers grab an alligator by the tail for a wrestling match not to be missed. A great photos opportunity as well. Have your photo taken sitting on a gator. Be quick though, as the queues for this can get long.
In between watching these fabulous shows there is plenty more to see and do. Why not buy some gator food and wander around the swamp areas, feeding your favourite friends.
There is also a beautiful aviary full of colourful Lorikeets. Just wander around and let these lovely birds fly over your head, or buy a small pot of feed and hand feed them.
For children the petting zoo is a must. Make sure you have plenty of change for the food dispensers. The little ones will love feeding the goats and lamas, and all the other loveable little animals.
Feeling hungry after all this excitement? Why not visit Pearl’s Smokehouse and enjoy some smoked gator ribs, or some deep fried gator nuggets. If these don’t appeal then there are plenty of other choices on the menu. Kids will love the Gator Munch Kids Meal.
For a small additional cost you could catch the Gatorland express train and take a tour around this 110 acre park.
This park is a must do with plenty of photo opportunities to show all your friends back home.
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