We know - there's so much to do this summer and such little time. It's a good thing that in Florida, summer never ends - giving you plenty of chances to go on the wildest adventure ever: Gatorland in Orlando offers zip lining over their gator enclosures.
As if the thrill of zip lining above the trees wasn't enough to get your blood pumping, this experience offers you an added adrenaline kick - just don't look down!
According to the information on their official website, the appropriately named Screamin' Gator Zipline suspends you up to 65 feet in the air as you fly over alligators and crocodiles at speeds near 30 miles per hour.
Voted “Best Zip Line in the USA” by AOL Travel, this high-soaring adventure will give you a super unique view of the reptiles. You will zip line over the Cuban and Nile Crocodiles, before flying over the Alligator Breeding Marsh complete with 130 giant alligators below.
Let's just hope they aren't hungry and you are strapped in tight! The Screamin' Zipline adventure will cost a brave soul $69.99 and includes all-day admission to Gatorland.
The excitement doesn't just stop there; Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.
Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year. Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, rare white alligators exhibit, 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 Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.
Additionally, the park is dedicated to their animal's welfare.
“Since 1949, we have been maintaining industry-leading exhibits for the care and husbandry of our animals. Our commitment to conservation is specifically designed to teach guests about these amazing animals and the world they live in. This, in turn, creates a greater love for the animals and a desire to conserve their habitats," said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland.
"Our ongoing efforts to save wild alligators destined for euthanization has saved dozens of these giant reptiles. Bottom line is we love alligators, crocodiles, and all of our animals, and we are deeply dedicated to providing them healthy and enriching lives.”
So don't keep the gators waiting - book your zipline escapade today.
Where: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, Florida 32837
Price: Screamin' Gator Zipline; $69.99 includes admission to park
Why you should go: There is a lot of chance to get up close and personal with exotic animals. The zip line tour has been ranked one of the best!
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