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Discovery Cove's All inclusive package

A May 2004 trip to Orlando by tina Haflett

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Quote: My family and I spent 2 weeks in Orlando. We stayed one week at Orange Lake and one week at Vacation Villas at Parkway. This was an early 13th birthday for my oldest daughter. She loves dolphins, so we purchased the all-inclusive package at Discover Cove.

Vacation Village At Parkway

Hotel | "Vacation Villas at Parkway"

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Best Things Nearby:The resort is only 5 minutes from Walt Disney World! Arabian Nights Dinner Theater sits behind the resort. Sea World and Universal are just minutes away. There are lots of mini-golf courses and other activities in Kissimmee. Best Things About the Resort:The rooms are very nice and luxurious. Resort Experience: We stayed in a two-bedroom unit. The two-bedroom is 1500 square feet with a lockout. It is actually a one-bedroom and a studio combined. The one-bedroom has a full kitchen, dining area, and full bath. The living room has a sofa sleeper, a BIG SCREEN TV with VCR and a balcony. The bedroom has a Roman jacuzzi tub next t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 7, 2004

Vacation Village At Parkway
2949 Arabian Night Blvd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
(407) 3969086

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando-Orange Lake Resort

Hotel | "Orange Lake Country Club"

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Best Things Nearby:Kissimmee has a lot to do: dinner theater, mini-golfing, shopping. Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney are all just minutes away. Best Things About the Resort:Lots of activities, something for everyone ! Resort Experience:We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit. Orange Lake has something for everyone. My kids loved Splash Lagoon, where they played water basketball, water volleyball, sat in the waterfall and had fun on the water slide. All while I relaxed in the sun. We also played mini golf on both of the resort's courses, took a nature hike, & had fun on the lake. On a rainy day we saw a show in their movie theater and the kids play...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 7, 2004

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando-Orange Lake Resort
8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
(407) 239-0000

SeaWorld Orlando

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Attraction | "Discovery Cove"

SeaWorld Orlando Photo, Orlando, Florida
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The admission includes a meal. Choose one entry, one side, one salad, one dessert and one drink. A wetsuit, life vest if needed, snorkel and goggles are supplied. They even had prescription goggles! A wetsuit is required in all the swimming areas. My kids went back several times to the ray lagoon, where you can snorkel, wade and play with dozens of southern and cow-nose rays. They even found some ray teeth on the bottom of the lagoon that they took home as a souvenir. Sunbathe on the beach or, just chill out in the freshwater lagoon. Snorkel the invitingly warm, freshwater tropical river wind your way through a variety of underwater landscapes. This is a great place to learn...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2004

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(888) 800-5447

SeaWorld Orlando

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Attraction | "SeaWorld"

SeaWorld Orlando Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Grab a show schedule and work your day around the shows. In between the shows, ride the rides, see the animal attractions and other attractions! Some of my family’s favorites are: Shows: Shamu: watch this terrific killer whale’s shows. Watch Shamu interact with his trainers. The day show and the night shows are different. So see both! Odyssea: A Cirque du Soleil like show that transports guests from the surface of the sea to the depths of the ocean . Clyde and Seamore Pirate show: Clyde and Seamore are sea lions and their trainers are pirates. This show is hilarious and fun! A must see. Animal attractions: Dolphin Nursery: See...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2004

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(888) 800-5447

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Attraction | "Busch Gardens"

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Photo, Tampa, Florida
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. There are thrill rides, premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. My family really enjoyed the combination of "wild rides and wild animals." Some of our favorites were: Rides: Congo River Rapids: get drenched on this whitewater river ride! Gwazi: a double wooden roller coaster. Ride both the lion and the tiger! Kumba: a steel coaster with a 135-ft drop and a 110-ft loop! Montu: an inverted coaster with a 60-ft vertical loop and speed of 60 mph! Python: a steel coaster with a double spira...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 6, 2004

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612
(813) 987-5000

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The Discovery Cove All Inclusive pass that we purchased included: Reserved dolphin-swim experience Unlimited access to the Coral Reef Unlimited access to the Ray Lagoon Unlimited access to the free-flight aviary Unlimited access to the Resort Pool and Tropical River A freshly-prepared meal Mask, snorkel, swim vest, towel, locker, sunscreen and other amenities All day self-parking Admission to either SeaWorld Orlando and/or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for 14 consecutive days. A complimentary photo portrait as we entered Discovery Cove All this for just $259.00 per person. That is about the same price as a 5-day Disney pass. Swi...Read More