Orlando | Gatorland – Theme Park and Wildlife Preserve | Travel Guide | Episode# 13


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Welcome to Hipfig’s Travel Guide series on Orlando, Florida. Why go to Gatorland
in Florida? Watch this informative travel video now
for all the reasons to visit with free tips and insights to save you time and
money. There are several ways to get to Gatorland, Florida. If you don’t have
a car, take a links bus. Take the links bus route number 108 and exit at South
Orange Blossom Trail and Hunters Creek stop. From the bus stop it’ll take about
10 minutes to walk to Gatorland. Check on Google Maps or with the links trip
planner for your best travel options and times. If you are driving your own car from the International Drive area take interstate (I-4) 4 west and take exit number 72 which is
528 Beach line. Take the exit for Orange Blossom Trail SR 441 and take a right on
SR 441 which will be approximately four five miles. Gatorland is on the left. If
you’re driving from Disney hotels take Osceola Parkway towards the Turnpike
take a left on Orange Blossom Trail SR 441 SR 441. Go north for about one mile
to Gatorland and Gatorland will be on your right-hand side.
Best of all parking is free! After securing your car, walk to the main
entrance which is a giant Gators mouth General admission includes the shows and animal viewing and walking trail. Gatorland offers many ticket options, we suggest
purchasing the tickets with multi attraction passes like smart destination
for incredible discounts. We’ve provided a link to smart destinations at hipfig.com.
As soon as you get in, check the schedule for the shows. Go see the Gator
Jumparoo show ad the Gator Wrestling show. They are entertaining
and educational. Tip 1: go to the Gator jumparoo show in the morning when the
alligators are most awake and hungry for the most excellent show. As you stroll
through Gatorland you’ll see tons of alligators. For an additional fee, you can
feed the alligators and other animals. Food pellets are sold all over the park. In addition to alligators you’ll see pythons, giant tortoises, bobcats, Panthers, parrots, and an aviary full of birds snakes, owls, raccoons, crocodiles,
flamingos, emus, and make sure you see pops the giant albino alligator. Tip 2:
make sure to wear insect repellent and sunscreen when you’re visiting. Tip 3:
most attractions are outside and can be closed during thunderstorms or impending storms which are usually in the afternoon so check the weather and plan
ahead. There’s also many restaurants and cafes here but make sure you make a stop at pearl smokehouse. Why you ask well the fried Gator Nuggets are out of
this world! Everybody raves about them. For an
additional fee you can try the adventure hour. On this tour you’ll be allowed to
go to the alligator breeding marsh or a behind-the-scenes tour. It’s definitely
an up-close-and-personal animal encounter. After watching the alligator
show you have an option for rookie wrestling. For some real excitement try
the screaming Gator zipline. You will fly from one-zip tower to another 1,200 feet You’ll be passing 130 alligators located
in the alligator breeding Marsh. You can even become a trainer for a day you’ll
get up close encounters with reptiles and creepy crawlers and with baby
alligators. Need a little something tamer then take a train ride around the park.
Tip 5: be prepared it often rains in the Orlando area especially June to
September so pack a reusable rain poncho. Tips 6: Gatorland is open from
10:00 to 5:00 p.m. they also offer a night viewing. Gator eyes shine when you are in the the dark with flashlights and a few hot dogs and as you throw the hot dogs in the water and flash your flashlights you’ll see some glowing
eyeballs coming back at you. All these adventures are available for an extra
fee but they have to be reserved so make sure when you buy your ticket when you
arrive or before you arrive you make a reservation. Tip 7: after a long day at
Gatorland if you’re hungry and you don’t want to eat at the park, across the
street from Gatorland there are several local restaurants. After a visit to Gatorland you’ll know the difference between a crocodile and alligator. This is a
great place to visit for the local flavor literally if you try the fried
Gator Nuggets. Happy Travels. Go to hipfig.com for
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