GatorWorld Parks of Florida in Wildwood, FL

492 W HWY 44Wildwood, FL 34785
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Overview

See a whole world of alligators from the comfort of your car, rain or shine. At the end of the drive-through alligator park, you can feed a gator, take your picture with Big Al, and even hold an alligator. Plus, a petting zoo is onsite for guests looking for a tamer activity in Central Florida. Remember to bring your camera for this one-of-a-kind gator experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wildwood Travel Experts
  • Located on State Road 44, right off of I-75.
  • The Everything Wristband lets you hold, feed, and get your picture taken with a gator.
  • Remember to bring a camera.
  • Make sure your car has enough gas to complete the drive-through course.
  • GatorWorld is closed on Sundays and Christmas Day.

Description

from GatorWorld Parks of Florida
Discover old Florida and experience the easiest way to see 400+ alligators in Central Florida in our 15-acre drive-through alligator park. Stay in the comfort of your car, rain or shine, with no walking. You'll see everything from baby gators to massive monsters in our no-kill park.

After the drive-thru, you can get out and see the baby gators, feed some hungry youth gators, and hold a gator. You are free to take as many pictures as you like with your devices. Be sure to take a selfie with Big Al our 13 foot, taxidermied gator. Then head out and enjoy our petting zoo full of lots of farm animals. We've also recently added a new Bunny Barn with plenty of baby bunnies to hold.

We are located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday (Hours of operation may vary).

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Roberta Ells
Winona, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pricey"
August, 2018
This was our 2nd time at Gator World. The first time I got tickets off Groupon and it was just myself and spouse. It was very affordable and we liked it. We ended up taking our daughter because of the animals to pet. She enjoyed the rabbits and goats more than anything, which was a bit pricey for $22. For the amount of things they have and it being in the middle of nowhere I would reduce ticket prices.
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Tip: A bit pricey.

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Reserve Orlando Customer
Dewey, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
June, 2018
There was 5 in our group. From start to finish we was there only 30 min. And only 10 of that was interacting with animals. Cost way to much for very little entertainment.
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Tip: Cost is high. Activities low.

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patricia bevacqua
farmingdale, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"our outing"
April, 2018
We spent a lovely time at GatorWorld in Wildwood...Never saw so many alligators. Kids had fun feeding alligators, goats, chickens,goats and pigs. Also they loved sitting in the rabbit house holding all the rabbits. The staff was friendly and informative. A very successful time.
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Tip: Our children are 11,12,& 13 ..they all said they had a great time.

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Paula B
Eagle Point, Oregon
"A learning experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We arrived as the gates were opening on a Tuesday, the drive thru definitely had lots of gators all sizes and the signs were very informative. But the best part was being greeted by a very nice young man after the drive thru part. He was a wealth of knowledge about alligators and as part of the fee you get to take a picture holding a baby gator and get to feed some little gators. Because of our arrival time there were no other customers there yet so our whole visit was like a private tour. Other customers were arriving as we were leaving. The man at the gator feeding site was also a wealth of information on feeding habitat. We did not know that this place is actually a gator sanctuary and has only been open for about a year. They also have a petting zoo with lots of bunnies and pygmy goats, for little ones this part would be fun. Because it's inclusive with the feeding and pictures and is a sanctuary it is worth the price of admission.
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estagale
"Very enjoyable especially for children."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2019 NEW
It's a small place. For people with limited mobility it is especially good because you can drive around a small area and see many gators. Each staff member was quite knowledgeable and spend a great deal of time with us.
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marcelaods
Belo Horizonte, MG
"What a place "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2019 NEW
As we were driving to High Springs from Orlando, we saw the signs of Gatorworld and decided to make a pit-stop so the kids could release some of that accumulated energy. Guess what, it was perfect! Got to see lots of gators, and hold and feed them as well. The cast members were awsome! What a nice place. Kids and parents loved it!
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Journey802978
Winter Garden, Florida
"Nice park, overpriced for its size"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019
Nice park, and if they continue to expand might be good in a few years. For now, $22 is way overpriced. The drive thru part where you see alligators through fenced in enclosures, is really short - you can drive it in 5 - 7 minutes. Then you park and get out and can hold a small alligator, feed some juvenile alligators a piece of turkey hot dog, pet and hold a bunny, and then that is about it. They have some goats and a pig, and one large turtle. The hands-on part with the alligators and bunnies is nice, and the staff is friendly, it is a personal experience, but for $22 it is too much.
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gjvision
Okahumpka, Florida
"Disappointing for the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019
We got discounted tickets through TravelZoo but still found the value lacking. You do see lots of alligators but it is disappointing because you can’t see them well and can’t get any good pictures due to the multiple dances between you and the gators. I’m not sure how they do it elsewhere or if it is the same at all of the Gator parks but it would be nice if there were safe vantage points where you could get better views. We were not rushed at all on the drive through. And it was a slow day so we all had a chance to hold a gator and feed them. We did learn many interesting things about gators in general and the ones in the park specifically. We didn’t have any children with us so we skipped the petting zoo. In retrospect, if we have visitors who want to see gators in the future, we will most likely take them to the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, FL. We saw lots individual gators in nature there, all different sizes and without fences.
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Frequently Asked Questions about GatorWorld Parks of Florida

Where is GatorWorld located?
GatorWorld is located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

What does the Everything Wristband get me?
With the purchase of a wristband, guests can hold a gator, feed a gator, and get their picture taken with a gator in addition to the drive-through course.

Is GatorWorld ideal for all ages?
Yes. With the drive-through portion of the park, you don’t have to leave your car, making it an accessible experience for all. In addition, the park offers a petting zoo for younger children.

What should I bring?
For the ultimate gator experience, bring a camera and capture your memories for a lifetime.

What happens if it rains?
GatorWorld is open rain or shine.

What are the hours of operation?
GatorWorld is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays year-round. GatorWorld is closed on Christmas Day, as well.