Summer fun is here at Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the Word,” with the brand new Capybara Encounter. This new guide-lead adventure takes visitors, Friday through Monday afternoons, to see Ben and Jerry the Capybaras up close on Flamingo Island where they swim, lay on the beach and enjoy the company of waterfowl, turtles and flamingoes. Guests looking to take part should check times at the Petting Zoo. Cost is $10 per person, weather permitting and based on availability.

Capybara, native to South America, are a current internet obsession with over 116 million views on TikTok and Instagram, and Capybara appreciation sites rapidly growing in popularity. These giant rodents are known for their friendly and social nature. “We just love Ben and Jerry and so do our guests,” said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland. “That’s why we decided to offer something brand new to showcase these incredible animals, their habitat and the way they interact with our other animals. It’s amazing!”

Gatorland is the perfect place to cool off in the summer. with the Gator Gully Splash Park for kids of all ages, included in admission. An entire family of four can visit Gatorland for the price of one admission to one of Orlando’s big theme parks. Guests can also upgrade to the Greater Gator Package for just $13.59 plus tax. This combo ticket features 3 of our most popular attractions – Meet-A-Gator, Gator Chow to feed the Gators and a day pass on the Gatorland Express!

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando® 2021 Readers’ Poll named Gatorland the Best Attraction That’s Not A Theme Park and Best Zip Line or Ropes Course for Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.

Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park is celebrating its 73rd Anniversary in 2022. This iconic park provides affordably priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, 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, Alligators-Legends of the Swamp, and Up-close Encounters. Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

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