- 40 Ratings
VIP Sloth Encounter in Orlando
Get up-close and personal with a sloth during a VIP encounter that you'll never forget. Plus, see plenty of other wildlife from the jungle and pampas of South America.
What You Will Do
- Take part in a guided VIP zoo adventure that's led by a professional with years of experience
- Enjoy a small group session that offers a one-on-one encounter with a friendly sloth, who you're able to feed and hold
- Explore this South American zoo exhibit to its entirety, checking out the iguanas and birds
- Learn all about these animals from someone with plenty of insider knowledge
- Guided sloth experience
- 40 Ratings
Kissing the face of a sloth has been on my bucket list for the longest time. This experience allowed my to hold and kiss this gentle little creature. A very hands on, personal and rewarding experience.
This was a wonderful experience. The park itself is also wonderful. This made our trip to South Florida well worth it.
This was a gift for my daughter - the park staff were all wonderful and friendly and the keeper was extremely knowledgeable. This was s lovely experience and to quote my daughter “ the best day of my life!”
We really had a great time on our Private Airboat ride! Captain Jeff was so awesome! We saw a lot of gators up close and many beautiful birds! We will definitely be back next time we are in Florida!
I paid for my daughter to hold the older sloth that will wrap its arms around you. So I took the day off work and took her out of school and we drove an hour to get there early in the morning, only to find out that sloth was not available (off campus with one of the other caretakers). She was offered to 'hold' the baby sloth, which really meant holding the stuffed animal that the baby was holding onto. It was either that, reschedule or get a refund. We went ahead and 'held' the baby since we had already gone to all that trouble to get there, but it definitely wasn't the experience that we paid for. I asked one of the (very kind) workers at the gift shop if we could at least get a partial refund since we only got a partial experience. She asked her supervisor and was told no. I loved the park and was looking forward to telling my friends about it for their kids. But it felt like a bait-and-switch which left a bad taste in my mouth. I would ask that when scheduling the VIP sloth experience online in the future that you be very clear about which sloth it will be and what the experience will be. My daughter enjoyed petting and feeding the baby, but we were both very disappointed that it wasn't what we had signed up for (and paid for).
Jenn and Billy had great attitudes! They were cheerful and friendly.
It was a once in a lifetime experience! We got to hold Dash the baby sloth, and cuddle with him, feed him, and take lots of pictures. It was definitely expensive, but very much worth it. I was a little disappointed to find out that the regular encounter was almost exactly the same, except that you couldn't hold the sloth and it was only $30 instead of $200. However, this experience was incredible, and we literally planned a whole trip to Florida around this encounter.
We had never visited your facility but did so as we purchased the VIP sloth experience for two people in our party. They both had an awesome time doing this experience and then all of the people in our party were able to see the other animals you have many of which we had never encountered. A great day out with the family with some great new education mixed in.
Great little unexpected gem of a place. The sloth experience was just what we hoped for, had just as much fun waking around and going into the bird aviary as well (make sure you buy some sticks to take in there!). Overall my wife and I had a great time.
This was an amazing experience! Wild Florida is such an awesome place.
This was my absolute dream. Holding Arie was absolutely amazing and I learned a lot about sloths themselves. I would 100% pay for this experience again. The zoo was awesome also. There were some very interesting animals and they seemed very happy.
Wild Florida was great. We were somewhat disappointed that we did not get to have the experience with Aerie. We were able to see Dash, the baby, who was adorable. I understand that due to the cold weather the adult was not able to come out but I feel we should have been notified and given the opportunity to reschedule with Aerie or decide if seeing the baby was okay. We did not know that we were seeing the baby until they brought it out and she was already in the pen. The information on the website for the VIP experience did not say the experience would be with other people. I was assuming since we had to make reservations that it would be more of a private time inside the cage. My daughter was able to hold the baby but it was wrapped up with a stuffed animal to keep warm. She was not able to feed it, as the VIP explanation states or let the sloth hold on to her, as the photos show on the website. I was really looking forward to seeing the sloth completely but the baby was mostly covered and all my photos show more of the stuffed animal then the sloth. Again, i realize it was cold but I would have rathered rescheduled to get the experience I feel i paid for
Overall great experience. I was under the impression through conversations with staff prior to purchasing that my son would have 20 full minutes of direct contact with Aerie. Was not aware the time would be shared with other VIP pass holders. Otherwise great experience overall.
My son and I were a little disappointed with how quick our encounter was. It was very cold out and all of the sloths were being housed inside. Aerie came out to us for all of 20 minutes...divided by the 3 people on encounter. Overall, we both were overjoyed with holding and petting her, but for the amount of money we paid, we would’ve liked a little more time. Or perhaps at least be able to go see the other sloths. On cold days like that, perhaps do the encounter inside where it’s warm so the encounter doesn’t have to be cut so short?
My daughters life long desire was to interact with a sloth. Aerie was AMAZING! The Lemur encounter was cool also. You can tell the staff really care about the animals under their care too.
Surprised my husband with this for Christmas and it was an unforgettable experience! We got to hold and feed Aerie and she was so sweet! They limit the group to four people, so it’s a great atmosphere and everyone gets ample time to interact with Aerie. You also learn a lot of cool facts about sloths. I would highly recommend this VIP experience!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience meeting Aerie. Keeper Jenny was very informative and answered all of our sloth questions. What a unique experience. We were also thrilled to learn that part of our payment will go towards the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.
The experience was good but very short for how much we paid. It was over for all four people in under 30 minutes with each person paying $150 that’s a bit short
This sloth experience was a college graduation gift to my son. He loved it!!! He really wants to come back!! The staff was great! We went on a Friday morning at 9am and it was great. It wasn’t crowded and noisy. We loved it!!!
Took my boyfriend for his birthday!! It was awesome!!!
The staff was AMAZING! I was running ridiculously late and they were so nice about it and never complained. My facilitator was knowledgeable and fun, and of course the animals were awesome. I've recommended to everyone I know, and will be coming back-but on time this time!