Gatorland Trainer for a Day

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Join the Trainer for a Day program and get a glimpse into what it takes to be able to work with and around dangerous animals.

Our guide to Gatorland Trainer for a Day

Have you ever held a baby alligator? Well here's your chance! How about a backstage tour that gets you up close and personal with some of the largest alligators and crocodiles? You'll get to do that too!

Your day begins meeting some of the smallest members of the Gatorland family. Next, is a hands-on meeting with some of the reptiles and creepy crawlers from the Upclose Encounters Show.

Think you're done? You're not. For the grand finale , you'll have a chance to work with a Gatorland trainer in the Gator Wrestling Arena, and those animals are wild! Don't worry, your trainer will keep you safe but you'll get to learn about and experience these big boys and have some fun doing it.

After this unforgettable experience, take advantage of your included Gatorland admission and enjoy all the fantastic exhibits and shows found within this 110 acre wildlife preserve, including the chance to get up-close with hundreds of native alligators and crocodiles at ‘Gator Lake’ which is home to the largest reptiles in the park. Also, see the amazing leucistic alligators, the world’s largest white alligators (over 12 feet in length and 800 pounds) with blue eyes.

At Gatorland, you will also find a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower plus there is an up-close Animal Encounters show where you can meet fascinating creatures from around the globe as well as Florida's native wildlife - including some of the most dangerous snakes alive.

Explore the unspoiled native Cypress Swamp Walk and spot wild alligators, snake, turtle or birds and then head to the shaded 800 seat stadium for some alligator wrestling. Gator wranglers catch an alligator by hand and climb onto the snapping animal's back to point out survival features to the audience.

After doing stunts that only a few are brave enough to try, the alligator is rolled over and put to sleep...only to be awakened by a tickle!


Gatorland is situated between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail. The location is about a 15 minute drive from Walt Disney World.  Please meet at gator's mouth at the front of the park).


Your Trainer for a Day experience lasts for 2 hours.

Start Times:

Gatorland Trainer for a Day starts at 8.00am - please meet at the Gator's mouth in front of the park. 

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Gatorland Trainer for a Day

  • All participants must be at least 12 years of age and up.
  • Gatorland admission is included for the tour participant.
  • You will be contacted by our staff to confirm your reservation, please provide accurate contact information during checkout!
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled up to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.
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