American alligator sitting in a swampy area


A vacation in Orlando offers the chance to explore the outdoors and see Florida’s unique wildlife in person, with Gatorland allowing you to do both. Guests can watch alligators and other animals in their habitats during the day and night, and the park’s activities provide the thrills of an outdoor exploration. Guides ensure that you learn about the park’s wildlife and engage in the activities safely. Check out the ways Gatorland can ensure a fun time in Orlando.

Gatorland is just a 22-minute drive away from Margaritaville Cottages Orlando.

Boy riding on a zipline at Gatorland theme park in Orlando, Florida
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Soar through the trees and get a fun view of the outdoors in Orlando with Gatorland’s ziplines, which include Gator Gauntley Zipline! and Screamin’ Gator Zipline!. The park’s guides can take you along the winding wooden walkways to the Alligator Breeding Marsh to watch alligators eat their meals and unwind under the sun. Staying at night for Gator Night Shine allows you to do the same with a handy flashlight.

Group of alligators in a lake at Gatorland theme park in Orlando, FL
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Alligators are not the only animals that call Gatorland home, as you can check out crocodiles, snakes, and tortoises in their own habitats. Parents can take their kids to Gatorland’s Barnyard Petting and Feeding to feed goats, sheep, and other barnyard animals. Families also have the opportunity to see different bird species, capybaras, and wild cats.

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