Gatorland has a special place in my heart. It was one of a handful of 'tourist attractions' that were already here in central FL when my parents moved here in the mid 1960's. They knew Owen Godwin, the original founder of Gatorland (who has long passed away). We went to Gatorland frequently when I was growing up, and to this day, I still very much enjoy visiting this great landmark attraction!
Of course, gators abound here! But there are so many other animals to see as well. You can get a taste of Fla's natural wildlife and natural beauty here, which is very refreshing these days, with so much 'artificial entertainment' and construction covering every inch of Orlando, it seems.
The Gator Jumparoo show is great fun! Trainers stand on platforms & hold chickens out over young gators, who make amazing 'leaps' into the air to retrieve a yummy snack!
There are tons of educational opportunities here for the kids, and you can even hold a young gator or a large boa if you wish to!
For a unique taste, you can even sample some gator meat at one of the restaurants
Ticket prices are very reasonable, right now app $19 for adults, and you can almost always find discount coupons at Gatorland's website, at http://www.gatorland.com