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May 11, 2006
From journal Walt Disney World Unwrapped
May 2, 2006
From journal A Weekend of Aquatic Fun!
January 27, 2006
From journal My Dream Vacation
St. Louis, Missouri
September 14, 2005
From journal A Great Time in Orlando!
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
January 27, 2005
This attraction is owned by the people who own Busch Gardens and Sea World. A top tip is that when you book a day at Discovery Cove, you receive six free days at Sea World, and if you pay a little extra, you can visit Busch Gardens as well!
Book in advance, as only 1,000 people can visit each day. Included in the price is a lovely meal with entertainment. All equipment, i.e. wet suit, snorkel mask, suntan lotion, towel, etc. (you can keep the snorkel).
The site is lovely, with silver sands, lovely, clean, fresh-water pools, a river around the outside, and a salt-water pool teeming with sea life in the middle.
You can also book a swim with dolphins, but we were not able to get a place on our chosen day. Next year, we will book further in advance because my son would like the dolphin swim. An addition since our visit is the possibility to camp on the beach and have an evening meal and swim! It would be worth consideration next time.
We had a lovely day, and I would definitely recommend a visit; it’s a nice, relaxing day after the Disney parks, etc.
From journal Around Disney World in Florida
August 23, 2003
From journal 2003 Orlando Vacation
July 3, 2003
From journal Perfect Florida Location
June 30, 2003
Crazy as I am with dolphins, when I heard about Discovery Cove, I just HAD to get in on it.
A full day of snorkeling in the two rivers, one filled with corals, caves, tunnels and pretty interesting underwater decor, the other with a ton of fish, ranging from small parrot fish to pretty darn big rays -- and a swim with your own dolphin! Well, not quite your own -- you share him/her with 5-6 other people, but still, you get to touch him and play with him and all. EXTREMELY neat for anyone who still remembers Flipper -- or for anyone who never knew Flipper, but loves these amazing animals!
In between swims, you have a wonderful beach with various fun for the kids as well as a pool of rays, where you can actually touch a ray also -- all set in what I am sure the advertising agency calls a "lush, tropical garden", which is no exaggeration -- the place is beautiful!
When you tire of all the water, go through their voliere with all kinds of rather interesting and quite sociable birds -- and be well advised to accept the bowls of food the people there offer you for the birds because the birds have come to expect it. :)
You don't HAVE to include the dolphin swim, but I'm sure you'd kick yourself if you went and DIDN'T swim with them, so spend the extra money. Included in the admission is also a 7-day pass to Sea World, so the price is not really THAT bad.
From journal The Heart of Florida