Gatorland, just outside of Orlando, is one of the most exciting outdoor adventures in the USA.
It is known as ‘The Alligator Capital of the World.’
Besides alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, visitors can also see a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo, three different animal shows, and experience a fantastic zip-line course.
Aptly named Thrilling Screaming Gator Zip Line, it was voted the “Best Zip Line in the USA” by AOL Travel.
This article explains everything you must know about the zip line at Gatorland Orlando.
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What to expect at Gator Land Zipline
On the thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, you will launch from 20 meters (65 feet) – that’s over seven stories tall.
Guests will soar across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 70 meters (230 feet) to more than 152 meters (500 feet) and carefully cross a swinging bridge over the park’s main walkway.
The towers feature multilevel launch pads and offer breathtaking views above the treetops.
Visitors soar through the air over some of the Gatorland Orlando’s top attractions, such as Cuban and Nile Crocodiles, before flying over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, complete with 130 giant alligators below.
During the Gatorland zipline flight, you will reach speeds of almost 48 km (30 miles) per hour.
The Gatorland zip-line adventure starts with a brief safety and orientation session and lasts around two hours.
Restrictions at the zip lines
Even though the zip lines at Gatorland can hold a truck, weight restrictions are in place for the safety of the guests.
Only guests who weigh less than 120 kg (275 lbs) are allowed to wear the harness and fly down the lines.
The riders must have a minimum height of 92 cms (36 inches) to go on the ziplines.
Guests shorter than this height may not fit in the harness properly.
Gatorland zipline tickets
When you book the Gatorland admission plus zipline ticket, besides the entry, you can also ride five different zip lines over the alligator enclosures.
Highly trained guides and state-of-the-art zip-lining equipment comes free with zip line tickets.
This Gatorland general admission and zipline experience ticket is cheaper online than at the venue – you can save more than $3 per person.
When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you.
On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, scan the ticket at the turnstile and walk in.
You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- Minimum height: 37″ (94 cm)
- Maximum weight: 275 lbs (120 kg)
Price of Gatorland zipline
The two-hour experience is $74 per person and includes all-day admission to Gatorland.
If you don’t want to go up on the ziplines but want to explore the rest of the Gatorland Alligator Park, you must purchase the general admission Gatorland ticket.
What to wear for zip line at Gatorland
Your zipline experience at the Gatorland Alligator Park depends on what you wear.
It is better to wear comfortable, breathable layers, which are easy to move around.
Attires such as three-fourths, trousers, leggings, or capri pants offer padding against the harness and make the ride more comfortable.
For precisely the same reason, skirts, dresses, or shorts are not allowed for guests willing to go up on the ziplines.
During summer, throw on a T-shirt or tank top, but it is better to wear a long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt during cooler times because you may reach the speed of 48 km (30 miles) per hour.
It is better to wear close-toed shoes, like hiking boots or sneakers.
Avoid flip-flops and sandals because they tend to fall off in the air.
While ziplining, it is better to avoid accessories and garments such as scarves, hats, long necklaces, etc., which can get tangled in the zip-line equipment or fly off during the ride.
The Screamin’ Gator Zip Line flies over numerous animal exhibits and walkways of the park. For the safety of the animals and park guests below the zip lines, cameras, cell phones, video equipment, GoPro cameras, etc., are not allowed on the ziplines. Secure lockers are available for storing your belongings.
Kids at Gatorland ziplines
Children can also join in the adrenalin-fuelled fun at the Thrilling Screaming Gator Zip Lines.
For kids, there is no age restriction.
The only requirement is that they must be 92 cm (36 inches) or taller and not weigh more than 120 kg (275 lbs).
Children eight years old and under must be accompanied by an adult participating in the zipline course.
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