Your guide to Gatorland's opening hours & the best time to visit


Open 10 AM–5 PM


Gatorland is open on all days of the year between 10am and 5pm.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

Monday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday (Today)10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Gatorland timings

The last admission to Gatorland is at 4pm.

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Best time to visit the Gatorland

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekdays at Gatorland are less crowded than weekends, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a quieter experience. Avoid public holidays if crowds aren’t something you enjoy. However, weekends offer enticing shows and events which will add to your overall experience at Gatorland. Visit on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for shorter queues and wait times at attractions. 








Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

October and November offer pleasant temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s, making them ideal for a visit to Gatorland. April and May, the alligator breeding season, offer a captivating experience to witness courtship rituals amid mild weather. Avoid July and August since the scorching heat and humidity are most felt in these months.













Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

How long should I spend at Gatorland?

The expansive theme park of Gatorland stretches for 110 acres and is chock-full (or rather croc-full) of amazing attractions, activities, and adventures. Give yourself around 4 to 5 hours to fully explore all that this park has to offer.     

Watching animal shows like Legends of the Swamp, Gator Jumparoo, etc. should encompass no more than 60 minutes. These are must-see shows at Gatorland, thus do not miss them at all. Spend around an hour or so visiting the petting farm and encountering animals like tortoises, capybaras, snakes, etc. The park also features an aviary where you can go look for different bird species including parrots like macaws and cockatoos. Do not miss out on seeing the Flamingo Island and get lost in time watching flamingos do their own thing. If you want to try out adventure rides like the New Croc Rock Adventure and Screamin’ Gator Zipline, take out at least 2 hours from your visit depending on the number of rides you want to experience.  

Frequently asked questions about Gatorland hours

What are Gatorland’s opening hours?

Gatorland’s hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM daily. 

Is Gatorland open every day?

Yes, Gatorland is open every day.

When is Gatorland closed?

Gatorland is open throughout the year, including on public holidays. 

How long should I spend at Gatorland?

We suggest spending anywhere between 4 to 5 hours at Gatorland

What is the best time to visit Gatorland?

The best time in the day to visit Gatorland is in the morning on a weekday to avoid crowds.   

Is Gatorland open on public holidays?

Yes, Gatorland is open even on public holidays. 

Should I visit Gatorland on a public holiday?

Gatorland experiences huge crowds during public holidays and weekends. Therefore, it's best to plan your visit on weekdays for a more relaxed experience. 

What are Gatorland’s opening hours on public holidays?

The opening hours on public holidays remain the same i.e., 10 AM to 5 PM.