Gatorland a theme park famous for reptiles and crocodile collection is frequently called as “Alligator Capital of the World”. It is located in Orlando, Florida. The theme park and wild life preserve is built on an area of 110-acre (45 ha). Gatorland is located along South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
Gatorland opened in 1949 was founded by Owen Godwin. The theme park is still under the supervision of Godwin’s family. The main objective of the park is to rescue the alligators and preserve their progeny rather than being a source of meat and skin. Some areas of the theme park have also been filmed in several movies i.e. the breeding marsh area has been filmed in Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom (1984).
Many tourists visit Gatorland to see thousands of alligators and crocodiles and their activities. The noticing features of the place also include aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk and educational programs. The visitors highly appreciate the amazing reptile shows. Another prominent feature of Gatorland is the observation tower and the breeding marsh with broad walk.
Gatorland is also famous for the active road show which includes alligator wrestling. The road show also includes activities of pythons, lizards and other animals. Zip line ride and Gatorland Express are two other attractions with the first one being the railroad one and the later one being the ride along the alligator pools.
The Google rating for the Gatorland is 4.5 stars. Most of the tourists appreciate the environment, time to time exhibits, gift shops and zoo. The theme park is a great place to spend an hour or half a day. The activities are engaging both for kids and adults. For all those who have interest in these wild creatures, this is a great place to be.