After a great day at Busch Gardens yesterday, we were looking forward to our day at Gatorland. This was somewhere we had visited 20 years ago, but looking at their website it seemed to have grown a lot and had a lot more to offer.
This is only a few miles from the villa so didn’t take us long to get there. We decided to pay not only the entry fee, but the train and gator feeding options too.
The first thing we saw was an enclosure with lots of gators. There were so many they were laying on top of each other. In addition to the many gators on display, including white ones, they also have some great birds.
The budgies are in a huge aviary that you can walk into and feed them.
We could not resist the petting zoo, where we found goats, a mini cow and other very friendly animals.
The next item on the list was the jumping show. This is where they hang meat over the gators and they have to jump to get them. They put on a whole show around this which is a bit silly, but the gators are huge and impressive.
One of the extras we had paid for was the gator feed. To be honest we had no idea what to expect from this. We perhaps thought we would get to feed a bit of meat to a tiny alligator, but what we got was a very up close and personal experience with lots of very big gators. We were taken into an area where there were about forty gators, all of which were enormous and we got to throw three pieces of meat to them. They also took our photos in front of them. It was a little nerve-wracking to be honest, but a great experience.
We had an absolutely fabulous day at Gatorland and thoroughly enjoyed it.