Gatorland® Invites Guests To Beat The Heat And Experience Gator Night Shine,
An Exclusive After Hours Tour of the Sights and Sounds Along The Alligator Breeding Marsh
Consistently Named A Park Guest Favorite
Visitors to Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” can experience the park in a whole new way and beat the heat at the same time with the Gator Night Shine experience. Starting at dusk, visitors follow a guide for a private after hours tour, taking them along the winding wooden walkways deep into the alligator breeding marsh to see the glowing red eyes of hundreds of alligators, follow their splashes and hear their bellows. Each guest receives a flashlight and hot dogs to feed the alligators.
Visitors signing up for the 1 1/2 hour tour, have the unique opportunity to see and hear Gatorland come alive after dark, with hundreds of wild birds and alligators all around them. They even have an up close encounter with their guide to see other exotic animals such as boa constrictors, baby alligators, tarantulas and much more.
“This was an absolutely fantastic, once in a lifetime experience up close and at night that our family will never forget,” said Terry Lippold, who took her family from New Hampshire on the Gator Night Shine tour this month. “We got up close ‘hands on’ with baby alligators and other exotic animals, plus did the gator feeding. Our guide, Michael, was so knowledgeable and informative about the entire park and all the animals, and made the whole experience incredibly fun.”
Gator Night Shine tickets are $19.99 per person, including tax. Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance by going to www.gatorland.com or calling (407) 855-5496, ext. 246.
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits and entertainment. The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it provides affordable-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on site restaurant, and one of a kind shows including Gator Wrestlin’, Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters. Other not-to-miss features include the world’s largest collection of rare white “leucistic” alligators, and the Screamin’ Gator Zipline with over 1,200 feet of high flying thrills, five intense zip lines and a massive 150-foot suspension bridge. For more Gatorland information, tickets and separate experience reservations, go to www.gatorland.com.