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“The best day of our visit”
Review of Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove
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$17.99*
and up
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Ranked #3 of 442 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters and even walk on the Grand Reef floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments. With this all-inclusive experience your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Brilliant day! Loved meeting the dolphins and the trainers were knowledgeable and helpful. The dolphins were gorgeous.
The buffet breakfast was okay but the lunch was fantastic! Readily available snacks and drins all day and the limit on numbers in the park means it is never too overcrowded.
The best part for me was snorkelling in the Great Reef! I had to be dragged out at 5:00 to go home. Would thoroughly recommend it even if you don't do dolphin swim as ok value as get Seaworld and Aquatica included.

2  Thank Joan E
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

There is nothing more fabulous that a relaxing day on the beach... right? Throngs and masses of others enjoy the beach days, too. Then there is Discovery cove. Only a set amount a people are allowed into this stunning Day-Resort. Everything you need to enjoy the atmosphere, the animals are no more the a few steps, or a few swims away. You need to go... A.S.A.P.!!

2  Thank Brandi D
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Thumbs up for their service! Experience with this theme attraction is excellent! Tickets include unlimited meals and refreshments. Swimming around with stingrays and sea creatures is just fun!
Will recommend.

1  Thank Jessicalimpuayling
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Can't say enough about this place. Everything was great! My daughter wanted to see the resident Sloth, but he was not scheduled to appear that day. Josh, the operations manager overheard my daughters request and went out of his way to find a handler who would bring him to visit. Josh even waited until we finished our dolphin visit. It was a great experience!

2  Thank vriedel01
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have been to Discovery Cove 3 times and will definitely go back again. The best thing about this place is how relaxing it is. No lines, no crowds, lots of sand! The snorkeling in the Grand Reef was amazing, so many cool fishes and other inhabitants. I loved the ray pool where you can pet and feed the rays. The aviary was fun, the birds in there were beautiful. The lazy river is so relaxing, just grab a floaty and lay back and let the current take you around the park.
Once you pay the ticket fee, your food and drinks are included so it's nice to just walk up to a counter, order a drink, pick up a snack and not have to pay. The meals are also delicious, lots to choose from for both breakfast and lunch, nice and hot and fresh.
I did the dolphin swim all three trips (I swam with Rascal, CJ, and Lester) let me tell you it's so worth it. Of course your interactions are closely guarded by a dolphin trainer, but there's lots of touching the dolphin, listening to sounds, learning hand signals and of course, swimming out to the middle of the pool and being pulled back to shore by holding the dolphin's fins. Simply amazing!

2  Thank Wendy J
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