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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 94%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
User Reviews (32 Reviews)
- Discovery CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 11, 2014
Discovery Cove was our first stop on our week long trip to Orlando, which initiated our journey with more than a bang. A day of ultimate experience. For exclusivity and an amusement park experience like no other, Discovery Cove is the place to be. Imagine snorkeling side by side with sting rays, sea fishes and corals, blazing through the water while holding onto a dolphin, swimming casually into an area with tropical birds flying overhead, all the while being served endless food, drinks and snacks on shore, without having to fly out of the country for this piece of paradise. Both the salt water area (for fish viewing) and the fresh water area (for relaxing floating fun) offers different experiences and large enough to accommodate the limited number of guests each day. It's really an quite impressive experience. The admission includes a full day of exclusive VIP services - locker rentals, snorkeling gear, wet suit, towels, unlimited drinks, food and snacks as well as 14-day access to the Seaworld and Aquatica which are only a mile away. Truly an unique park experience.
- Discovery CoveMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jul 06, 2012
We visited Discovery Cove within its first month in operation and it was amazing. Since that was ten years ago, I hope to visit it again in this decade because it was a dream day!
I'm not sure how things have changed, but when we visited the experience was amazing. When you entered Discovery Cove, you felt like you were on an island, but you're still in Downtown Orlando. That in itself is an amazing achievement. There is tons to explore. Snorkeling through a warm water river, swimming through a beautiful cave, an aviary, stingray pool and a small pool with a view of some sharks housed in a boat underwater.
My dolphin experience was great. I got to swim with one of the dolphins from Jaws 3 and she was very sweet and let me ride on her back.
This park is a once and a lifetime experience, so you can imagine it doesn't run cheap, but I think it's worth it.
- Discovery CoveJul 05, 2012
Freshwater Oasis Now Open
Now Open is Freshwater Oasis, an all-new attraction featuring wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets. Designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling-clear springs below, Freshwater Oasis is a natural fit within Discovery Cove’s tropical vibe. You can relax and explore. You’ll wade, wonder, and float in the water-filled trails. No matter where you turn, you’ll find endless discoveries.
- Discovery CoveJul 05, 2012
Discovery Cove is a little pricey, but well worth it. You are one of only 1100 guests, and have the entire park to yourselves for the whole day. Food and drinks are included (bonus!), and there is more to the park than just swimming with the Dolphins (though that is obviously the main attraction). You can feed the sting rays, lay out on their beach, visit the aviary.
- Discovery CoveFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I don’t know who loved this experience more - me or my kids. Though I think the food is just average and the photo prices are ridiculous, it is, afterall, a theme park. To expect good food and low prices is to expect a miracle.
However, Discovery Cove is worth a visit when visiting the Orlando area.Recommended for:Family Travelers