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Tap Into Your WILD SIDE—at Wild Florida!

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You can find us where the WILD things are—

at WILD Florida!

Even though those crazy coasters in Orlando can give you a rush, nothing beats drive-by or up-close-and-personal experiences with some pretty crazy creatures at Wild Florida, just 45 minutes away from our major theme parks.

It doesn‘t get more savage than being in the wilderness—and after living in the concrete jungle of downtown Orlando, you sometimes have that urge deep down to tap into your wild side.

So whether you‘re taking a boat ride through the Everglades, pushing your wits at their Alligator Park or testing your strength at the Sloth Challenge like we did, there are so many fun activities for ALL to have a kick-tail time!

Monday | 9AM—6PM
Tuesday | 9AM—6PM
Wednesday | 9AM—6PM
Thursday | 9AM—6PM
Friday | 9AM—6PM
Saturday | 9AM—6PM
Sunday | CLOSED 

The park doesn‘t just invite you to get wild within their borders—they also welcome you to get up close and personal with their native residents with animal encounters.

Here are a few of their encounters on offer:

Take a trip down south as you enter their South American exhibit, accompanied by one of their animal trainers. Within this area, take as many #slothies as you want to remember this moment forever! You can also feed and hold their two-toed sloths with their VIP experience.

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Put your courage to the test facing Florida‘s most fearsome predator: the gator. At Wild FL, you can go behind the scenes of their gator feeding and meet a real albino gator. Participants have to be 12+ to be able to draw chicking out on a line and experience jumping alligators, competing for their meal.

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Learn more about our spiky friends—and meet them up close and personal. Wild Florida is home to two of your new favorite African crested porcupines, Stella and Safari, our African crested porcupines! You can not only meet-and-greet these two cute rodents, but you‘ll also learn a lot more about them, how they live, what they eat, and so much more! In that same exhibit, you‘ll also meet African sulcata tortoises and African native birds, too!

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Cousins of the anteaters, these long-snouted, long-tongued tamanduas that typically roam the savannahs and forests of South America, are a main encounter attraction at Wild Florida. With this add-on experience, you can get to know Kiwi and Mango, and also feed and pet them, too!

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Don‘t think your city car will ever get into a wild adventure from the safety of Central Florida? Think again! With the Wild FL Drive-thru Safari Park, you can navigate your way around 150 exotic and native animals as they roam freely.

So, take a drive on the wild side, with gates opening at 9 AM and closing at 6 PM—call for the last car in at 4:30—on this self-guided tour.

Prepare to see over 150 native Florida wildlife and exotic animals on your drive as you try to spot their white-tailed deer, bison, wildebeest, zebras, watusi, oryx, and more! (Safely from your car, you might also spot a few alligators in their pond, too!).

A Hands-On VIP Experience:

Looking to truly immerse yourself in the wild? Their VIP Safari Tour takes you off the beaten trail in a guided excursion.

You and your party can meet and feed giraffes, drive an hour with one of their animal guides in an interactive exploration of 150 animals, and end your journey at the Gator Park, where you‘ll meet 200 more native Floridian animals and feed their alligators at the Gator Pond! The VIP Safari Tour also includes lunch and their signature slushy.

If you truly want to experience the vastness of the Everglades, there‘s no better way to do that than on the water with the Everglades Airboat Tours.

Ready to embark on this unique way of seeing Florida’s native wildlife? These U.S. Coast Guard-approved airboats will take you across endless beautiful swamps, marshes and rivers as you spot alligators, eagles and other wildlife!

All airboat tours include admission to our Gator Park, life jackets, and ear plugs.

Short on time? This half-hour airboat tour shows you the best all in one go as you skim the perimeter of their wetlands and wildlife.

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Want to truly get away? The One-Hour Airboat Tours take you to an in-depth part of the Everglades as you try and spot alligators, ospreys, eagles, trees and native plants!

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Looking to celebrate a special event with that special someone? You can also reserve an airboat for just you, your family, and loved ones as you go deep into the 100,000 acres of surrounding swamps, marshes and rivers.

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Get wild at night with this 1-hour Airboat Night Tour. See what happens in our marshes and swamps after the sun goes down. 

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Don‘t share well with others? Get the night tour all to yourself with this 1-hour special! Test your bravery as you witness the Everglades come alive at night around you.

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Wild FL Cafe

Whether you‘re spending your morning in the animal enclosures feeding the Wild FL furry and scaly residents, are powering up over the water in their airboats or rolling through their safari, you can really work up an appetite (and thirst)!

Get your taste of the swamp at the Chomp House Grill. Cool down with a Swamp Slushy or indulge in the best barbecue on the coast of the Everglades.

You can chomp down on their Chomp House Burger, The Wild One entree, and the Swamp Platter or enjoy something lighter with a house salad and veggies. There‘s something yummy for every visitor!

Looking for something else? Check out their all-inclusive menu, here.

Once you‘ve loaded up your tray, head to their cool Cypress Ballroom, shaded Gator Pavillion or rock away on their patio, direct on the shore of Lake Cypress.

Now, let‘s get WILD!

Wild Fl Group Photo, Orlando

We had so much fun experiencing Wild Florida—we know you will, too!

If you‘ve booked your trip to Wild Florida, follow us @StuffToDoInOrlando on InstagramFacebook and TikTok and tag us in all your pictures! 

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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