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Review of Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove
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$17.99*
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Ranked #2 of 394 things to do in Orlando
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a fantastic way to spend the day! The dolphin swim was amazing & very informative....they offered deep swims for confident swimmers and shallow swims for those who might not be just as confident in the water. Both my children did the shallow swim, though both can swim, were not confident enough to be out of their depth. The photographs from this experience, although expensive, were well worth it as this may be an experience we might never repeat. The look on my childrens faces whilst interacting with the dolphins was priceless (worth every penny).
The food and snacks offered were very good & my husband enjoyed a few beers in the pool with the chairs & sofas - it was very pleasant sitting in the water with a cold beer!!
The Aviary was another part my family enjoyed and we got some great pics of the birds hand feeding from the little bowls supplied. We also enjoyed the lazy river although it was very lazy and I felt that you had to swim around some of it!
The coral reef was amazing and the opportunity to snorkel with the rays & tropical fishes was fantastic - I love the way that the rays tilt to avoid brushing against you.
All in all a fantastic experience

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not like any other parks we have been to. Loved swimming with all of the sea life! The dolphin experience was a little short with most of the emphasis on selling the photos, but was still once in a lifetime.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Dolphin Swim was great, definitely recommended. The Aviary and the Grand Reef was fantastic too. Sea venture was good although half an hour was too limited. Food and drinks great. Cannot fault anything.

Thank AaronSpeak
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Although an expensive day trip this was definitely worth the money, a memorable experience for the whole family, the highlight being a swim with the dolphins. It's a nice chilled day away from the frantic pace of the main parks, and the fact that towels, wetsuits and snorkels are all provided is an added bonus. Probably the only downside is the expensive "official" photographs, especially as you have already paid a large entrance fee.

Thank vivienne w
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a joy, after several days of having dollars gouged at other resort attractions, to enter the serene, secure, welcoming and highly professional atmosphere of this all-inclusive day out. The dolphin and ray features are outstanding. Not heap, but worth every last cent.

Thank Matthew C
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