All-inclusive park with dolphin encounters, snorkeling with rays, bird feeding & a lazy river.
Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Hours: Open today · 9AM–5:30PM
Discovery Cove Gate Prices. All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program costs $243.89-$488.84 per person, tax included. (Price varies date-by-date and by season, and prices adjust upward once a certain number of tickets are sold for a certain date.) Non-Dolphin Swim Program costs $179.99-$286.49 per person, tax included
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Discovery Cove is not just another theme park in Orlando. What it sets it apart from the rest is the daily guest access limit. You should know that only 1,300 guests enter the park’s doors every day. What makes Discovery Cove enticing is its all-inclusive admission offer. Not only will you have the chance to interact with marine animals up close. You also get a ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa, Aquatica Orlando, or SeaWorld Orlando. The all-inclusive admission includes snorkeling equipment rental, towels, wet suits, sunscreen lotion, and food and beverages for the day—including breakfast, snacks, and lunch. The “Twilight Discovery” package includes a sumptuous gourmet dinner.
Discover Cove is the perfect holiday spot for people who want to bask in Orlando’s sunny climate without the stifling crowds that characterize other theme parks in the area. It is also the top choice for families who want to experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters with marine life. Where else can you enjoy a cold beverage and theme-park conveniences while getting up close and personal with wild animals such as sea otters, stingrays, bottlenose dolphins, and even sharks?
Guests at Discovery Cove can “talk, touch, play and swim” with bottlenose dolphins.
Discovery Cove contains a coral reef, where guests can swim with thousands of tropical fish, Sting Rays up to 4 feet across and an underwater shark and tigerfish tank located behind protective glass.
The park contains a free-flight aviary, which contains over 250 tropical birds including parrots, toucans, and over 30 other species of exotic birds. The heated Tropical River runs through the aviary and circles the park, allowing guests to float past an assortment of the Discovery Cove’s beaches, waterfalls, and rainforest landscape. The Tropical River runs into the park’s heated freshwater resort pool.
A new attraction opened in June 2011 called the Grand Reef. It features a white-sand beach, palm-lined island and underwater grottos filled with moray eels, reef sharks and scores of other tropical fish. Activities range from snorkeling with eagle rays to crossing a rope bridge over a shark-filled lagoon. This attraction opened on June 10, 2011
Discovery Cove admission is all-inclusive and includes a ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa. Three different admission options are offered by the park, including the dolphin-swim, non-dolphin-swim, and “Trainer for a Day” packages. Reservations for Discovery Cove are required, and a maximum of 1200 guests can be present in the park at any one time. The park recently launched a program called “Twilight Discovery” that also includes a gourmet dinner and drinks. Private cabanas located throughout the park are also available for rent.