While in Orlando enjoying the theme parks, don’t forget to check out Discovery Cove Orlando FL. This unique all-inclusive day resort is a great place for you and your family to unwind. It’s a tropical environment with many animal encounters. The resort’s capacity is limited daily. There is no need to worry about overcrowding or long lines. This resort has a very intimate atmosphere.
What To Expect When You Arrive
Once you arrive and check in, a team member will lead you to a locker where you can store your personal items. Included with your admission are fresh towels, snorkel gear, unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages, animal-safe sunscreen, wetsuits/vests, and shower/changing facilities. Plan to arrive early to partake in the delicious breakfast, lunch, and unlimited snacks provided. During check-in, be sure to find your dining times and add extra experiences to your day. Options include a private cabana, a dolphin encounter, becoming a trainer for the day, swimming with sharks, and much more. For the best selection, I would purchase these experiences in advance online.
Discovery Cove Activities
There are four main areas where most guests lounge: The Grand Reef, Freshwater Oasis, Serenity Bay, and Dolphin Lagoon. The Grand Reef is a breathtaking coral reef to snorkel and swim alongside thousands of colorful fish and stingrays. Similarly, the Freshwater Oasis is a wading adventure to watch otters, marmosets, and other fun animals at play. If you’re looking for a warm 85-degree resort-style pool with a tropical beach atmosphere, Serenity Bay is the perfect spot to relax, swim or frolic.
My family’s favorite location is the Dolphin Lagoon. This area is truly one of the best places to swim with dolphins, especially if you have kids. The beach setting allows kids to walk into the water and the dolphins will come to them. This is preferred by many parents. In previous experiences, I had to hold my daughter while standing on a slippery surface. Therefore we can eliminate fear and have a safe atmosphere. All participants will learn about the dolphin habitats, communication with trainers, and how humans can safely interact. The most exciting part is actually swimming with the dolphins! Adults and children can choose a shallow or deep water swim experience. Overall, the Dolphin Lagoon is an amazing experience for all levels.
After the Dolphin Lagoon, check out the Explorer’s Aviary and Wind-Away River which are also included in your admission. Most importantly, since there is so much to experience, an early start is recommended. The park opens promptly at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Check-in begins between 7:15 am to 7:30 am; depending on the time of year.
Why Choose Discovery Cove
Above all, Discovery Cove theme park is highly recommended! It’s a combination of education and fun for every age group. The best thing about the park is there are no long lines. Therefore only a relaxing time awaits where you can do as much or as little as you want. If you’re visiting Orlando or live close by, Discovery Cove is a place you and your family want to experience. Have an epic time at Discovery Cove!