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Review of Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove
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$17.99*
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Ranked #3 of 439 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, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 22, 2013

the highlight was definitely the dolphin swim and snorkeling !
however for paying like $700 almost; we were not impressed with the food ! the lunch was alright; but the breakfast was awful.. even though we got in like around 8 in morning (so not late at all- as park opens at 7:30am); most of the breakfast items were done and not so many options! another complaint i would have is the park hours! Florida is a warm weather state; so very surprised when noticed the park closes so early at 5:30PM!... the weather was so hot that we could have stayed there for another hour or so in the water... !
overall, great day, we had both dolphin swim package and non-dolphin in our party... The dolphin experience and snorkeling was just awesome, we LOVED it !!!! the "lazy river" area was all right; we went on a hot day; and the temp of the lazy river water was really warm; it made you tired and sick after a while; i think they should make it a bit cooler; if you are in the wet suits... maybe if i was in my swim suit; it would have been different story! maybe next time :)... the aviary section is not all that, nothing huge to brag about; i am glad we did that last ; as it really takes less than 20-30 min for the whole experience with birdies... overall; except for terrible food and the park hours; the other parts put a smile on our face... would we go back there again? probably not!

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Unfortunately we had bad weather the day we were booked but ir was still warm. The Dolphin encounter was good and very informative. I have done this a few times before in the Caribbean and it is never as good as the first time.

Other facilites great and all inclusive aspect is certainly good value for money

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Loved every minute of it. They limited the amount of people in every day so this is not like Disney were you are herded through as quickly as possible. Actually my favourite part was the barrier reef which was free and you could pop in an out all day. The lazy river brings you into an avary where these beautiful birds are flying around you head and you enter and exit through these bautiful waterfalls. The food was fantastic and included in the price as was the drinks which was great value. The place was spotless and the staff were amazing.

1  Thank TrasnaCH2010
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Dislike: Pricey, mediocre food/drinks

Like: Very interesting layout/environment. LIMITED capacity for the day so you are not overcrowded. Aviary was the most intriguing area to me. The park is kept impeccably clean.

1  Thank SKITZOZTIKS
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

you can not leave florida without experinsing a day with the dolphins, its a day you'll never forget.

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