Experience Alligators Up Close
Entering the park through the main gateway from Highway 44 puts you on a scenic gravel roadway snaking through the front end of the park, providing views of the gators lounging in roadside pools. The specially-constructed pools are surrounded by common areas for the gators to wander, simulating their natural environment.
At the end of the drive-through course is where the action begins. Here, visitors have the opportunity to feed alligators from a raised platform, dangling a pole over a swirling collection of young gators looking forward anxiously to a treat! It’s a unique feature that combines the visual excitement of a live gator encounter with the experience of making contact with a member of one of the oldest reptilian species nature has to offer. To be sure, it will look like the chaos of a feeding frenzy, but it’s not unlike how young gators live in the wild.
Petting Zoo Fun
Visitors also can spend time in GatorWorld Parks’ petting zoo, where a collection of small and cuddly animals await the attention of visitors and where they can get to know “Elvis” the goat. Of course, there will be opportunities to feed and interact with all the animals and, as an added attraction, spend time with “Biscuit” at the “Bunny Barn” and hold a live (and very friendly) rabbit.
Other activities designed to make the GatorWorld Parks of Florida experience complete include being able to hold a gator (safely, of course) and to have a souvenir photo taken with the Park’s own “Big Al”—a giant gator just waiting to make your acquaintance.