We were provided complimentary tickets to Wild Florida to help facilitate my review. The opinions expressed in this Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari Airboats & Wildlife Park post are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.
What Florida vacation would be complete without a trip to Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari, Airboats & Wildlife Park? When we first visited Wild Florida they had just started many years ago. My son was much smaller and just loved the airboat ride. I had no idea just how much they had expanded since then. Not just because Wild Florida is a main Orlando and Kissimmee destination but for the benefit of their animals. If you are on the fence about visiting let me introduce you to a few tips to make your day run smoothly and be most memorable!
If you are wanting to ride the popular attraction Wild Florida Airboats might I suggest booking online well in advanced. We booked ours before our trip and they were sold out by the time we arrived. We had an 11:30am booking which I felt was a perfect time. Not only did we have fabulous weather the park had less crowds. Once we finished our tour we grabbed lunch before heading into the park. If you purchase an airboat or Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari the Wildlife Park admission is free.
First up a walk around Hawk Swamp. I just love these wooden pathways into nature. You can see so many things just living there best life as cages are not here. Lizards run around in the sun and snakes have also been known to creep up from time to time. This environment is perfect for kids to explore, learn and enjoy nature.
The Wild Florida Wildlife Park has shows throughout the day. I recommend catching one if you can. They explain many of the species at the park along with some entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Another great thing you can do within the Wildlife park is feed the birds. While the petting Zoo was also open our son found this area to be one of his favorites. He was patient and watch around holding the stick they gave him and the birds would just come to him. I would suggest if you have little ones that a calm slow disposition will appeal to the birds most.
Now let’s talk about the newest addition: Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari. One price gets you an all day access to this area. What you will see are animals cohabitating among species roaming around together. We witnessed a newborn and another deer in labor. I have seen many places try to strive for this sort of animal happiness but never this many or this large of spaces. We were lucky to ride around with the owner and let me tell you he is passionate. That passion and love of animals comes down to each one you will meet. It’s not just a business but a true refuge space where these animals will live out there days in luxury. I could fill a few articles of photos from our trip. I truly want you to experience this in person!!
If you are looking for an off the beaten path place your whole family will enjoy the Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari Airboats & Wildlife Park is worth a visit. Once you go, I know you will feel like my family did and be back for many years to come.