Opened in 1949, Gatorland
is central Florida's oldest theme park. The 110-acre attraction is home to a multitude of animals, including the powerful alpha predators that are the park's namesake.
With over 100 employee roles, ranging from custodial and food handling to gator wrestling, the potential for injury is great; however, the incident of harm at Gatorland is very low. Tim Williams, Gatorland's dean of gator wrestling, attributes low accident rates to the park's goal of protecting people from themselves.