Gatorland - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
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A 110-acre (45 ha) theme park and wildlife preserve. Billed as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland features thousands of alligators (including rare leucistic alligators) and crocodiles, and many other animals. Attractions in the park include a breeding marsh with a boardwalk and observation tower, zip lines, an off-road swamp vehicle tour, a ridable miniature railroad, alligator feeding shows, alligator wrestling shows, an aviary, a petting zoo, and educational programs.
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Discovery Cove is a unique experience that combines the wonders of nature with amazing amenities and activities. Guests get to enjoy one-on-one experiences with bottlenose dolphins, swim in tropical reef lagoons teeming with colorful fish and rays, relax on white sand beaches, and snorkel through an underwater grotto. The all-inclusive package includes access to aquariums, animal encounters, equipment rentals and even a full meal buffet's.
Theme park and marine zoological park. When combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many hotels. In 2018, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4.594 million guests, ranking it the 10th most visited amusement park in the United States
Aquatica Orlando, is an extraordinary water park filled with fun and thrilling slides and rides! The park offers something for everyone – from gentle wave pools to wild rides like Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Kare Kurrents and Krakens Riptide. And lovers of adrenaline-fueled adventure won’t want to miss the mighty Manta coaster! Families can also relax in the lazy river or soak up some sunshine at one of the white sand beaches.
Crayola Experience Orlando is an interactive and imaginative field trip destination. It is an indoor attraction packed with activities inspired by the iconic brand. Among these are a 3D coloring experience, a virtual design challenge where visitors can explore the inner workings of an amusement park ride, as well as a ‘Color Magic’ show where guests can participate in an interactive multimedia performance. Craft-loving kids and adults alike will find something to keep them entertained.
Disney Springs is a vibrant district filled with dynamic shopping, dining, and recreation opportunities. It is one of the most popular attraction, offering something for everyone to enjoy. With more than 150 restaurants and shops spread out across 4 uniquely themed outdoor neighborhoods—The Landing, Town Center, Marketplace and West Side—Disney Springs has become a shopping paradise surrounded by lakes and featuring entertainment performances that delight children of all ages.
Perfect for families and individuals of all ages, this aquarium provides up close experiences with a packed entertainment program. SEA LIFE Orlando showcases more than 5,000 marine animals such as sea turtles, starfish, jellyfish, clownfish and sharks in underwater tunnels. With over 30 interactive displays, visitors can learn about the incredible inhabitants of the depths of the ocean or touch a shark or sting-ray at the Ray Lagoon.
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Named for the fruit that constituted the county's main commodity crop. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres (320 km2) were planted in citrus in Orange County. The dark-green foliage of orange trees filled the county, as did the scent of the orange blossoms when in bloom. Fewer commercial orange groves remained by the end of the twentieth century.