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Your guide to Gatorland's rules, regulations, and guidelines

Embark on an adventure at Gatorland, where excitement and thrills await around every corner. Before delving into the excitement, it's essential to familiarize yourself with Gatorland's rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Stay on this page as we dive into all the information you need to know.

Gatorland rules

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

No outside food allowed

No coolers, picnic baskets, or any containers intended for carrying food or drinks are permitted inside the park to maintain cleanliness and safety standards. Do not bring animal feed with you to the park either.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Bag inspection policy

For security purposes, all bags, purses, and strollers are subject to thorough inspection upon entry, ensuring a safe environment for all visitors. You are expected to cooperate with the inspection process to maintain a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Smoking regulations

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas within the park, adhering to the park’s commitment to providing a healthy environment for all visitors. Please refrain from smoking outside these designated zones to promote a clean and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Prohibited items

Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited within Gatorland's premises, including firearms, knives, and other potential hazards, in adherence to the safety protocols. While Gatorland respects concealed carry rights, their policy ensures the safety and comfort of all guests during their visit.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Service animal policy

Trained service animals meeting ADA criteria are welcome at Gatorland, but animals not meeting these standards are not permitted for the safety of all guests. To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, all service animals must be leashed or harnessed and under control at all times.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Children and guest supervision

For safety and supervision purposes, children aged 3 to 12 and guests under 16 must be accompanied by an individual aged 16 or older for entry into Gatorland. This policy helps ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for young visitors while promoting responsible supervision throughout the park.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Ride restrictions

Certain attractions may have height or health restrictions for rider safety, as indicated by signage and staff instructions. Please adhere to these restrictions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for yourself and others.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Photography guidelines

Photography for personal use is permitted throughout the park, but commercial photography or videography requires prior authorization. Respect the privacy and comfort of other guests while capturing your memories and follow any posted guidelines regarding photography restrictions in specific areas.

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Park etiquette

Be mindful of your fellow guests and maintain appropriate behavior throughout your visit. Respect park property, wildlife, and exhibits, and follow staff instructions promptly for a pleasant experience for all visitors.

Safety guidelines for attractions

Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Alligator Breeding Marsh

Safety guidelines: Visitors must remain behind designated barriers to maintain a safe distance from the alligators at all times. Avoid attempting to touch or feed the alligators to prevent any potential risks to yourself and the animals.

Restrictions:

  • There are no specific height or weight restrictions for this attraction, but all guests must adhere to safety guidelines and instructions provided by staff.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Adventure Hour

Safety guidelines: Stay on designated paths and follow safety guidelines provided by staff during the Adventure Hour experience. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on uneven terrain and be mindful of your surroundings to prevent accidents.

Restrictions:

  • There are no specific height or weight restrictions for this attraction, but guests should be able to walk unassisted on uneven terrain.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Gator Jumparoo Show

Safety guidelines: Remain seated in designated viewing areas during the Gator Jumparoo Show and avoid leaning over or reaching towards the alligators. Listen to instructions from show presenters and refrain from disruptive behavior.

Restrictions:

  • There are no specific height or weight restrictions for this attraction, but guests should be able to sit unassisted for the duration of the show.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Up-Close Encounters

Safety guidelines: Respect the animals and follow staff guidance on proper handling and interaction during Up-Close Encounters. Avoid sudden movements or loud noises to maintain a calm environment and ensure safety for everyone.

Restrictions:

  • There are no specific height or weight restrictions for this attraction, but guests should be able to follow instructions and interact safely with the animals.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Screamin' Gator Zip Line

Safety guidelines: Ensure you meet all height and weight requirements specified for the Screamin' Gator Zip Line before participating. Listen attentively to safety briefings and follow all instructions regarding harnessing and zip line procedures.

Restrictions:

  • Participants must be at least 36″ tall and weigh under 275 lbs to participate. to participate.
  • There are no age restrictions.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes and avoid wearing skirts, dresses, and short shorts for this adventure.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Stompin' Gator Off-road Adventure

Safety guidelines: Stay seated and keep all body parts inside the vehicle during the Stompin' Gator Off-road Adventure. Adhere to safety guidelines provided by the driver and avoid any disruptive behavior.

Restrictions:

  • You must be at least 36" tall to participate in this ride.
  • If you have had recent surgeries, experience back or neck problems, or are pregnant, you should refrain from participating in this adventure.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Gator Night Shine

Safety guidelines: Maintain a safe distance from the alligators during the Gator Night Shine tour and avoid attempting to touch or disturb them. Use caution when walking on dimly lit pathways and be aware of your surroundings to prevent accidents.

Restrictions:

  • There are no specific height or weight restrictions for this attraction, but guests should be able to walk unassisted on dimly lit pathways.
Gatorland Rules and Regulations

Croc Rock Adventure

Safety guidelines: Ensure to follow all safety guidelines provided by the staff, including maintaining a safe distance from the crocodiles. Listen attentively to instructions.

Restrictions:

  • Make sure you’re wearing tennis shoes and not wearing skirts, dresses, or short shorts.
  • There is no age restriction.
  • You must be at least 36″ tall and weigh no more than 275 lbs to be able to participate in this experience.
  • You cannot bring cameras, cell phones, or other personal items for safety reasons, but lockers are available for storage.
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Trainer-For-A-Day

Safety guidelines: During the Trainer-For-A-Day program at Gatorland, adhere to safety protocols outlined by experienced staff, including proper handling techniques and maintaining a safe distance from the animals. Follow instructions attentively to ensure a secure and enriching experience while interacting with the wildlife under professional supervision.

Restrictions:

  • You must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this activity.



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Frequently asked questions about Gatorland rules

Are there restrictions on bringing food into Gatorland?

Yes, outside food, including animal feed, is not permitted within the park premises.

Can visitors bring coolers or picnic baskets?

No, coolers, picnic baskets, or similar items intended for food or beverages are not allowed inside the park.

Is luggage storage available at Gatorland?

No, all luggage must be stored out of sight in your vehicle.

Are bags and strollers subject to search?

Yes, all bags, purses, and strollers are subject to search before entry into the park.

Is smoking allowed within Gatorland?

Smoking is permitted but only in designated smoking areas within the park.

Are weapons allowed inside Gatorland?

No, weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited within the park premises.

Are service animals permitted at Gatorland?

Trained service animals are welcome, but animals not meeting ADA's definition of service animals are not allowed.

Is there an age requirement for entry into Gatorland?

Yes, children aged 3 through 12 and guests under 16 must be accompanied by a guest aged 16 or older.

Are there any specific rules for participating in special programs?

Yes, safety guidelines and instructions from trained staff must be followed diligently during special programs like Trainer-For-A-Day for a secure and enjoyable experience.