Take a walk on the wild side and explore the great outdoors at one of Central Florida’s best adventure attractions.
Central Florida’s oldest theme park has been entertaining guests for over 60 years. Gatorland stretches across 100 acres that are teeming with a diversity of wildlife including four rare leucistic white alligators. The Screamin’ Gator Zip Line is among the park’s more recent attractions. It stands over seven stories high and sends guests flying up to 30 miles per hour across the preserve, offering a bird’s eye view of alligators below. Guests with mobility challenges can participate too with the new Gator Gauntlet Accessible Zip Line. Other experiences include Gator Night Shine, Rookie Wrestling and the Trainer for a Day program.
Revolution Off Road
This is the only place in Central Florida to offer self-driven amphibious vehicles called Mucky Ducks. The vehicles have eight wheels and can sit four people comfortably as an expert guide gives a 75-minute tour of the property. Fun for the entire family, the Mucky Duck is an all-season, all-weather vehicle that can be operated rain or shine through Revolution Off Road’s woodlands, sand trails, lakes and swamp areas. Revolution Off Road also offers ATVs, Buggies, 4X4, Target Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Trophy Bass Fishing.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Located just two exits from the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park offers fun for every age group. The Kids Adventure Course, for ages 7 through 11, includes two courses that feature 21 games. The Junior Course, for ages 9 through 11, includes a giant zip line and three courses that are color coded to represent each one’s elevation and skill level. The Adult Course, for ages 12 and up, includes a giant zip line and four color-coded courses that become increasingly challenging. For safety purposes, the attraction requires guests to wear appropriate footwear and clothing during each adventure.
Safari Wilderness Ranch
Located in Lakeland, just a short drive from Orlando, Safari Wilderness Ranch hosts a variety of experiences that allow visitors to experience a natural adventure without crowds or lines. Up to 20 people can enjoy the Customized Vehicle Safari and have close-up encounters with zebra, Watusi cattle, axis and fallow deer, water buffalo, blackbuck antelope and more. The ranch also offers a Camel Expedition, a Llama Trek and a Kayak Safari. While you’re there, take the opportunity to feed ring-tailed lemurs, budgie parakeets and a guinea pig colony. Daily tour times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and tours go out rain or shine.
Wild Florida’s airboat tour guides visitors through an area of the Central Florida Everglades that is completely development-free and that shows no signs of human life. With experienced guides leading the way and the sounds of nature all around, this tour provides the ultimate wildlife experience, inviting guests into the swamps, marshes and lakes that alligators, eagles and more call home. When you return, take a stroll along the 500-foot scenic dock and stop at the Gator and Wildlife Park, where you can get up close and personal with more than 200 animals.