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The Frog Family's Guide to Discovery Cove Orlando

by Mommy Frog on July 25, 2018 63 Orlando

We love the hustle and bustle of theme parks more than anyone, but as parents, it can be stressful to jump from ride, to show, to meals, to the hotel and back again. (It can be exhausting for little ones, too!) That's why we consider Discovery Cove Orlando our little slice of heaven. It's home to over 45 gorgeous dolphins, and it's a home-away-from-home for us frogs.

Discovery Cove - dolphin swim

Discovery Cove Orlando has something for everyone — and every energy level too! From underwater adventures to breezy hammocks perfect for napping in the sun, this all-day resort will make you feel like you've slipped away to a tropical paradise. We're here to give you the details on Discovery Cove Orlando so you know exactly what to look forward to.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Beach Chairs

Discovery Cove Orlando Overview

When we think of Discovery Cove Orlando, we think of all the awesome benefits of being on a cruise ... without any of the seasickness! Imagine being in the middle of paradise with tons of cool excursions just footsteps away, and you'll find yourself at Discovery Cove. This all-inclusive day resort features unlimited food and drinks, gorgeous beaches, refreshing water and unique animal encounters.

Located at 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821, Discovery Cove is right across from SeaWorld Orlando, and only a 15-minute drive to both Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort. Parking is free for guests.

While waterways don't open at Discovery Cove Orlando until 9 a.m., check-in and breakfast starts promptly at 7:15 a.m. We recommend arriving right around 7 a.m. to start your day of relaxation and adventure ASAP, and to get first dibs on your choice of excursion times. Be sure to have your IDs on hand to verify your reservations at check-in, especially if you plan on indulging in adult beverages! The resort closes at 5:30 p.m. each day.

A huge perk of Discovery Cove Orlando is that they only let in up to 1,300 guests daily, so the park will always feel peaceful and not too crowded. We most recently visited on a busier day, and it didn't disrupt our enjoyment at all! In all aspects, Discovery Cove Orlando makes sure you have a delightful time.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Hammock

Discovery Cove Orlando Tickets

There are quite a few options to choose from when it comes to Discovery Cove Orlando tickets, and we're here to break them down for you! Oh, and we conveniently have all of the below ticket options available to purchase at a discount on our site :)

The best bang for your buck is the Discovery Cove Day Resort Package, with 14-day unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica. For the ultimate experience, we recommend hopping on the ticket that includes the dolphin swim package as well — this tends to be the most popular choice.

But wait, there's more! Be sure to check out our options that include 14-day unlimited admission AND free parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica AND Busch Gardens, too! You can grab this awesome deal with or without the dolphin swim package included. (Have we mentioned how much we love how accommodating the Discovery Cove Orlando ticket options are?)

Discovery Cove - Dolphin pic

Don't have time to take advantage of the 14-day admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica? We toadally understand, with how much there is to do in Orlando. Luckily, we're now selling Discovery Cove tickets with only the day resort package, with or without the dolphin swim included.

The best ticket for your family just depends on your vacation plans and how much time you have to take advantage of the awesome perks. We promise, you can't go wrong! If you do opt for a ticket that includes theme park admission as well, know that your plastic ID given to you at Discovery Cove also acts as your ticket to the other parks.

How to Book Your Day at Discovery Cove Orlando

As mentioned above, you can book both your day resort and dolphin swim packages through us. But that might leave you wondering how to add on all of the delightful extras we mention below. Well, that's easy!

Once you purchase your Discovery Cove Orlando tickets through Undercover Tourist, hop on over to the Discovery Cove site. Skip straight to Step 3: Upgrades and add your desired Animal Encounters, Relaxing Add-Ons and Photo Packages to your cart. Be sure you select the same date for all of your choices. Voila! You're set up for a dreamy day at Discovery Cove Orlando.

Discovery Cove Orlando Included Experiences

There is so much to do and enjoy at Discovery Cove Orlando that we can easily spend a day here without adding on any additional experiences. That's definitely a "plus" in our book!

Unlimited Food and Beverages

Let's start with the important stuff ... FOOD! Discovery Cove Orlando's Laguna Grill serves up all-you-can-eat buffets.

Breakfast is served between 7:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, with all of your favorites to enjoy. Fuel up with eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast, cereal, fresh fruit, pastries and so much more. While it is buffet-style, employees will serve up your food for you ... in generous portions, too!

Discovery Cove Orlando - Lunch

Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., you can enjoy lunch at your leisure. The menu often rotates, but there is always something for every palate. During our visit, we savored pasta with meatballs, turkey wraps, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, salmon, Hawaiian chicken, burgers, salads, French fries, steamed vegetables and tons more. Everything was a hit, and we especially appreciated how there was yummy food for grown-ups and tadpoles alike. Oh, and don't get me started on the desserts ... the cake flavors alone are practically endless: chocolate chip, tropical, carrot and even cherry cheesecake.

We mustn't forget about the all-day snack stations! Throughout the park, you'll find snack stands serving up yummy goodies all day. Assorted chips, soft pretzels, cookies, fruit and more will give you all the energy you need to adventure (or to put you into a nice beach hibernation). You can also help yourself to bottled water, soda, coffee, hot chocolate and our favorite — the Icee machine!

Discovery Cove Orlando - Snacks

Drumroll please ... alcoholic beverages ARE included with your admission for adult frogs ages 21 and up.  Frozen mango daiquiris and piña coladas, red and white wine and an assortment of beers are served up all day at the snack stations. Just be sure to drink responsibly.

With tons of food, sun and fun, it's easy to forget to drink water. Be sure to stay hydrated in order to best enjoy your day.

If you have allergies, be sure to let an employee know upon arrival. (We also recommend giving them a heads up when booking your reservation.) They'll set you up to meet with the chef and develop custom meals to meet your needs for the day.

Explorer's Aviary

As a frog, I didn't expect to love meeting birds in the Explorer's Aviary as much as I did. Not only was I impressed at the gorgeous environment and our laid-back feathered friends, but it made my heart leap to see the joy on Tad and Lily's faces as they fed these gorgeous creatures.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Family in Aviary

Little bowls of fresh, healthy bird food are provided to entice the tropical creatures to get close to you for a fun encounter and perfect Discovery Cove Orlando photo-op. Check out the bird identification guides posted throughout the aviary for a bit of education on what species you're checking out.

Wind-Away River

Discovery Cove Orlando - Wind-Away River

Discovery Cove Orlando is home to our favorite "lazy" river. Grab a noodle to make it a relaxing coast through the water as you enjoy the scenery of waterfalls, caves, rainforest, beaches and more. You might even see some cool creatures along the way ... but they're separated from the river itself, so no need to worry about them hitching a ride with your Frog Squad. With the combination of relaxation, fun and breathtaking scenery, this is one of those activities that really allows you to enjoy your family time.

We lovingly call Wind-Away River the "not-so-lazy" river, because there are no rafts or inner tubes to nap on here. The river gets up to eight feet deep at some parts, so even frogs like us like to grab onto a noodle to help float us along. The river is absolutely safe for little ones, but we do 100% recommend grabbing a complimentary life jacket for tadpoles ... even those who are used to flipping their fins! It's easy to get distracted by the scenery and as we always say, better safe than sorry.

Serenity Bay

Adventuring not your style? We're not here to judge! Discovery Cove Orlando is the perfect place to unwind, and there's nowhere better than Serenity Bay. Lounge on a beach chair or grab one of the hammocks for a nap in the sun in between dips in the tropical swim area.

Discovery Cove Orlando - The Grand Reef

The Grand Reef

You won't want to miss a single sight! If you wear glasses, pick up a pair of complimentary prescription goggles at guest services.

Discovery Cove Orlando's Grand Reef is probably the most unique, exciting and "worth it" of the included experiences. Grab a complimentary snorkel and goggle set (blue bags for adults, yellow for children) and hop in to check out thousands of various, colorful fish through a coral reef.

Small Mammal Viewings

Discovery Cove Orlando - OwlOnce or twice a day, professional animal caretakers will bring out a furry (or not-so-furry, or feathery) friend to visit with you at Conservation Cabana. We've been lucky enough to meet an armadillo and owl on our visits, and hope to meet a sloth sometime soon! This is a prime form of edutainment, as the animal experts will answer every curious questions your little ones may have, while they get the chance to touch some interesting critters.

Amenities

Half of the beauty in Discovery Cove Orlando is that they have pretty much everything covered for you. All of the below resources and perks are included at no extra cost.

  • Large lockers to stow your gear
  • Showers complete with shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Fresh towels practically everywhere you turn
  • Animal-safe sunscreen (Skip bringing your own, and use this to protect the wildlife!)

Discovery Cove Orlando - Wetsuits

  • Wet suits and vests with sizes for everyone (Employees do a GREAT job of estimating your size, but don't be shy in asking for a size up or down.) You can also find life jackets of every size along the shore.
  • Snorkeling gear, with prescription goggles available upon request

Special Accommodations

You might not expect that guests with disabilities would be able to experience much of the aquatic fun at Discovery Cove Orlando, but the resort does an incredible job of including everyone wherever possible. Wheelchairs are provided with special wheels to help guide you through the sand and on wet terrain. (Sneak a peek at the stroller photo below for an idea of what those sand-friendly wheels look like. They work like magic!) There are remarkable viewing areas of the reef that are wheelchair-accessible, and as much assistance as needed is offered by Discovery Cove Orlando employees to help you experience as much as you are comfortable with. Special structures and handrails are even built in to the dolphin lagoons to be as inclusive as possible. We recommend calling Discovery Cove Orlando ahead of your trip at (407) 513-4600 and/or making a note of any necessary accommodations in your reservation. The Discovery Cove Orlando team will do everything they can to make your visit as adventurous and fun as possible.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Stroller

Specially-wheeled strollers are also complimentary to make your day with little ones that much easier ... and to help avoid a sandy mess in your car later on!

Discovery Cove Orlando Upgrades & Add-Ons

We mean it when we say you can thoroughly enjoy a day at Discovery Cove Orlando without any upgrades or add-ons, and you can keep busy with the included wildlife and activities! However, some of the neatest animal encounters (and luxurious relaxation additions) do come at an additional cost. We find these once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be both reasonably priced and worth it.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Family Dolphin Swim

With any of the animal encounters, one of our favorite parts is learning from the animal ambassadors and educators. The Discovery Cove Orlando team members are truly passionate about what they do, and it shows! It will touch your heart to see them interact with their beloved animal friends, and it's super fun to learn so much about the wildlife!

Dolphin Swim - Starting at $50/person

Discovery Cove Orlando - Dolphin Swim

The dolphin swim is our favorite part of every visit to Discovery Cove Orlando, and is especially enchanting for first-timers. In small groups, you get to meet a dolphin to feed and touch before taking a swim alongside of him or her. The dolphins are ready to pose for solo and group shots, including one with a kiss! You even get to help the trainers encourage the dolphin to perform some of their coolest behaviors.

SeaVenture - Starting at $49/person

Discovery Cove - Sea Venture

We've never had an experience like this outside of Discovery Cove Orlando! Available for ages 10 and up, this underwater walking tour uses unbelievable "astronaut" helmets (as Tad called them) to experience the sea in a whole new light. Spend 20-25 minutes underwater with an oxygen helmet that will make adventuring underwater practically as easy as taking a stroll on land, guided by an animal expert that will give you fun facts along the way. You'll have an opportunity to touch sea life and be surrounded by gorgeous fish. Fair warning: This experience is not meant for the claustrophobic! However, it was much easier to adjust to than I anticipated.

Cabanas - Starting at $250/cabana for up to 6 guests

Discovery Cove Orlando - Cabana

We were lucky enough to splurge on a cabana during our most recent visit to Discovery Cove Orlando, and we loved every second. Cabanas add a new level of privacy, convenience and luxury to make your visit even better. Each cabana has its own table and chairs, chaise lounges, private locker, fresh towels, unlimited snacks and drinks and the best part, a Cabana Host. Your host will keep in mind your food and drink preferences to keep the cabana stocked with your favorites, as well as fresh towels and tidying up. We recommend asking for the cabana with the best view of the dolphins! Not only is it a peaceful area, but admiring the fantastic dolphins will keep your tadpoles entertained.

Massage - Starting at $59 for 25 minutes

I personally couldn't be more thrilled with Discovery Cove Orlando's addition of massages. As if you weren't already in paradise already, a licensed massage therapist will transport you to another world while situated along the Freshwater Oasis. You can book multiple massages back-to-back for extended relaxation.

Animal Trek - $79/person

Discovery Cove - Otters

Take a private 90-minute tour with Animal Ambassadors for a behind-the-scenes experience with some of the birds and small animals at Discovery Cove Orlando. Fun fact: Otters are our favorite animals ... other than frogs! Look how cute these guys are!

Ray Feeding - Starting at $59/person

Available for only 10 guests per day (talk about VIP!) be sure to book this cool experience in advance. Feed Cownose and Southern Stingrays, along with thousands of tropical fish, their morning meal during a private swim in The Grand Reef.

Shark Swim - Starting at $99/person

Discovery Cove - shark tank

Yet another über-exclusive experience, the shark swim puts you side-by-side with sharks for a free swim after a shark talk and training session with one of Discovery Cove Orlando's Expert Aquarists. Tad is begging to try this new offering, and we can't wait to check it out!

Trainer for a Day - Starting at $460/person

The most ultimate in upgrades, this Discovery Cove Orlando experience is perfect for animal lovers. Included in this experience are a thorough dolphin interaction, fish feeding in the Grand Reef, special meet-and-greets with tropical birds and small mammals, behind-the-scenes tour of Discovery Cove Orlando, shadowing a trainer for the day and 14-day access to SeaWorld and Aquatica.

Day Beds - Starting at $79/bed

Not ready to splurge on a cabana, but still want a special place to chill out at Discovery Cove Orlando? A day bed is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in hand.

Drink Package - $30/person

Just in case the unlimited wine, beer and select frozen beverages weren't enough, you can always upgrade your drink package to include Sangria, Rum Punch, Discovery Cove Sunset (park exclusive), Mojito, Cuba Libre, Margarita and a selection of local craft beers and upgraded wines. Of course, this is only available to guests 21 and older!

Photo Packages

There are three photo packages to choose from at Discovery Cove Orlando, as well as á la carte images, but the most popular option is the full photo package. For $229, you get the whole nine yards: all digital images, video footage of your dolphin interaction, 6x8 prints with souvenir frame and a photo album.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Water

Discovery Cove Orlando Tips

  • Arrive around 7 a.m. to be first in line for check-in. You'll have the best choice of times for activities such as the SeaVenture or Dolphin Swim.
  • Discovery Cove Orlando does a great job of handling that unpredictable Florida weather. If a thunderstorm disrupts your day, they'll do your best to reschedule your activities for later in your Orlando trip. If that doesn't work with your vacation agenda, you'll have up to a year to return to Discovery Cove Orlando.
  • If you're not diving in for the dolphin swim, be sure to at least watch them play. Between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. is the best active viewing time!
  • Are you a bird lover? Head directly toward the Explorer's Aviary bright and early. The early bird gets the worm, as they say! In the morning, birds will be at their hungriest and excited to interact as long as you have a bowl of (provided) food in hand.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Friends

  • We'll say it once, and we'll say it again: Use the provided sunscreen! As aquatic creatures ourselves, we know the importance of respecting wildlife. And hey, using Discovery Cove Orlando's sunscreen will save you a couple bucks rather than using your own!
  • With that being said, go easy on the sunscreen. It is much thicker than standard sunscreen, so start with less and build up as needed.

Discovery Cove - Aviary

  • Be kind to the wildlife. The Discovery Cove Orlando team does a stellar job of caring for these beautiful animals (Did you know they even stay behind in hurricanes to make sure the wildlife is safe and sound? And there is someone on-site 365 days per year, even holidays?) so be sure to follow the experts' instructions and give the animals some space, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Plan no more than two "big" activities in a day. During our last visit, we conquered the wow-ing SeaVenture and amazing Dolphin Swim, and had just enough time for all of the great included adventures as well. Discovery Cove Orlando is a place for relaxation ... so don't bite off more than you can chew!
  • On the other hand, we absolutely endorse biting off more than you can chew — so to speak — when it comes to dining. Every cuisine is so delicious, you'll want to try it all! Get a smorgasbord of entrees and share amongst your family.

Discovery Cove Orlando - Father and Daughter

  • Bring grandma, grandpa, great-uncle Jeremiah ... Discovery Cove is the perfect destination for a multi-generational trip, with the perfect amount of adventure and relaxation to keep everyone happy and enjoying their time together.
  • We frogs are very H2O-dependent, so we can't remind you enough to stay hydrated. You can grab a water bottle at any snack station, and this will help you feeling energized in the Florida sun.
  • If you have a GoPro (or other waterproof camera) there is NO better place to bring it than Discovery Cove Orlando. You can't bring it with you during the dolphin swim, but you will catch unbelievable footage in the Grand Reef and Wind-Away River.

We're already hoppin' to head back to Discovery Cove Orlando, and we hope you're ready for your first or returning visit too. Have any questions about what's included in your resort day here? Shoot us a comment.

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Apr 28, 2019 at 8:58 p.m. Brandi Says...

Thank you for all of the detailed information. My husband and I are surprising our 3 children ages 10, 9, and 4 for our week long vacation in July. I’m super excited and thanks to your blog have all of the necessary information I need to make this one of the best vacations for our children.

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Apr 29, 2019 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Brandi! We are just hoppy to help. Have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Jo Ann Macek Says...

I am trying to plan maybe a 3 day adventure there for 3 children, 11, 7 and 5 and 4 adults. Is there any packages for that length of time or what would be the best. We will be flying in from up north Thanks

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Apr 8, 2019 at 11:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jo!

Thanks for stopping by! We have a lot of great planning resources for you, which you can find here. Within this same area, you can find information about specific theme parks, touring plans and tips. Let us know if you have any questions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 3, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. Michelle Says...

Was wondering how December normally is as far as weather? We plan on coming Dec 19 and wasn’t sure if we’d be able to enjoy the water during that time of the year?

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Apr 9, 2019 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

The highs are typically mid-70s for December. That said, the water is heated in many of the pools, and there are wet suits available for use!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 3, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. Erica Says...

Hi! Whats included with the dolphin package? We were thinking about just swimming with the dolphins and then going to seaworld.

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Apr 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

The dolphin package is an add-on, so you'll get access to Discovery Cove amenities, plus a dolphin greeting, a learning session with an animal care specialist, and a one-on-one dolphin interaction, followed by a swim with a dolphin.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 31, 2019 at 12:12 p.m. Flo Says...

When is the best time of year for a vacation avoiding hurricane and extreme heat ?

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Apr 1, 2019 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Flo!

January - April are good times weather-wise.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 23, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. Deb Says...

Is the cabana worth it or does it feel limited to have to stay in one spot? And it mentioned to request a cabana by the dolphin area- can you do that when you book or you have to wait until you are there?

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Feb 28, 2019 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb!

This just depends on your family's preferences as to whether or not it's worth it. Some folks like having a central place to sit and relax out of the sun; others move around enough that the cost isn't justified. Totally up to you! If you do decide to get a cabana, you can request to be closer to the dolphin area when you make your reservation (or can call or email guest relations directly to do so).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 22, 2019 at 3:46 a.m. Marcy Gillam Says...

We are headed to Orlando in April and will be visiting Discovery Cove that week and swimming with the dolphins. I really appreciate all of the information here! I'm debating on a cabana..it's over $400 due to the date...Do you think it is worth the price or should we add on the photo package and feeding the ray feeding?

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Feb 26, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcy,

It's really up to you and what's most important to your family. If it were the cabana OR feeding the rays, I know my family would opt for the stingrays, because it's so much fun. But your family may value the added privacy, dedicated space and chill time of the cabanas. Let us know what you decide.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2018 at 12:16 a.m. LuAnn Says...

Hi what sizes do the wet suits go up to? What if the largest wet suit doesn't fit then what?

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Feb 10, 2019 at 6:57 p.m. Jenny Says...

Would I be able to watch and take pictures of my 13 year old daughter swim with the dolphins or do I have to purchase that package too?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 9:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi LuAnn!

Our friends at SeaWorld assured us that they have something to accommodate every size, so we wouldn't worry!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jun 22, 2018 at 3:26 p.m. MikeDemo Says...

We have Discovery Cove reservation for this 4th of July. Will the park feel busy or normal since they limit to 1200 guests?

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Jun 23, 2018 at 12:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Great question. They do a great job of capping the number of guests so it never feels too crowded. It will be busy, but you shouldn't notice a huge difference compared to a normal day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. Mary hand Says...

R u wheelchair accessible.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

Yes! Discovery Cove is incredibly wheelchair accessible, and even offers its own sand-friendly wheelchairs to guests.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 27, 2017 at 7:40 p.m. Jessicca Says...

I am planning on bringing my 5 kiddos here ... ages 6, 7, 9, 12 and 14 ... it is only me as my husband passed away 3 years ago ... will it work for us to do the dolphin swim or does each child have to have an adult? Thanks in advance!

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Oct 30, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience. Check with Discovery Cove at 407-513-4600 for more information.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2017 at 3:58 a.m. Sheridan martin Says...

Done this with my step sister, was an amazing little island look alike, so beautifully done, felt sorry for the dolphins as when bot interacting with humans they are stuck in pools like a pond in a closure and they live their all their life which I find personally quite cruel to make money.. And a bit expensive 299 dollars for the package pics.. Went to the aviary where their was a women in one of the aviary with a green shirt on worker and was rude to everyone even touching a bird I mean that's what we are paying for. She was rude to almost e every tourist I heard her talking to.. Other than that food was great great guides and a beautiful place I will take my kids in a few years

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. Gail Says...

We are going to Discovery Cove in October and have booked a dolphin swim. What ID do we need to take for checking in. We have a child aged 8 and myself and my husband.

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Aug 16, 2017 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail,

Both adults will need valid drivers licenses or passports.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 16, 2016 at 5:38 a.m. Holly Says...

We have a 1, 6 & 8 year old. Can one parent do the dolphin experience w one child while the other parent and child stay back with our toddler? Then we can swap out?

Or should one parent go w both children at the same time? Then the other parent wouldn't participate in the dolphin experience and sits out w our one year old.

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Aug 16, 2016 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

You could do either option, whichever will work for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 6, 2016 at 10:44 p.m. Bridget Says...

We have purchased 5 Discovery Cove passes for this November. If we purchase the $229 photography option, will all five of our family members be included in the photographs?

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Jul 12, 2016 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bridget,

Yes, you just need to let the photographer know it is for family shots.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2016 at 2:40 p.m. Akanksha Says...

Hi- we are planning on going to discovery cove in March. I've been reading reviews on trip advisor, and some have said the dolphin experience was not worth the money bc of long wait times, etc. I have 10 year old twins. Do you recommend doing the dolphin swim and the sea venture? I'm worried this may not give us enough time for snorkeling and other activities.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Akanksha,

The dolphin experience is well worth it, but it does depend on your children's interests of course. Sea Venture is also a one-of-a-kind experience. With limits on the number of people who can do both of these experiences, as well as get into the park, you should have no problem getting time for snorkeling and all of the other experiences.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2016 at 5:32 p.m. Dave Says...

We plan to come to Orlando the last week of April. Will the water be too cold for Discovery Cove? We want to do swim with Dolphin and snorkelling

Thanks,

Dave.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

It shouldn't be too bad. Some of the pools are kept cooler for the animals, but there are wet suits you are free to use.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 18, 2016 at 7:11 p.m. Kelly Says...

Do they have wetsuits for babies? We'll have a 1 year old at the time we visit.

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

They might, but it's doubtful. Most pools are quite comfortable and heated during cooler times. The wetsuits are primarily for the Dolphin Encounter, as that pool is quite chilly, and your daughter will not be old enough to get in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 1, 2016 at 9:34 p.m. Jess Says...

Hi we're looking to come to florida in October I have a 8 ur old and a 4 year old I no he can swim with the dolphin but would he Beable to touch them and be close to them with me? X

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Mar 8, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

Unfortunately, he will not be able to get in the dolphin pool. The encounter does take place in shallow water near the beach, and he could be there on the beach and definitely see what is going on, but he would not be able to touch the dolphins.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 3, 2016 at 6:16 a.m. Neil Says...

is there an issue if you dont know how to swim? Anything that shouldn't be done? Still purchase dolphin tics?

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Feb 10, 2016 at 12:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neil,

For visiting the dolphins, you have the option to just be up close and touch them if you didn't want to swim with them (they do do all of the work). The other pools range in depth, but there are plenty that are shallow or shallow in parts that I don't think not being able to swim should keep you from having a great time. Life jackets will also be available.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 6, 2016 at 8:51 a.m. Neil Says...

What happens if the day you book for discovery Cove it is raining?

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Jan 30, 2016 at 11:26 p.m. kerry Says...

They let you reschedule once free of charge. If you reschedule a second time they charge you 50.00.

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Jan 6, 2016 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neil,

Discovery Cove tickets are not refundable unless canceled at least 30 days prior to reservation date. As far as the experience, it is rain or shine. There are wetsuits if that helps.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 13, 2015 at 7:23 p.m. Diana Says...

How far in advance do we need to book our day at Discovery Cove with dolphin swim? I'm waiting to find out whether I'll be traveling for work over the summer, so I can't book anything until I know my travel schedule. I was aiming for August 2016 for 6-8 people.

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Dec 16, 2015 at 7:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

I would recommend booking as soon as you know. This park does reach capacity almost daily.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 4, 2015 at 1:32 p.m. Grace Says...

We are planning to visit 2nd or 3rd week of December. Will it be too cold to visit Discovery Cove and Aquatica? Travelling with 3 kids 13, 11,7.

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Jun 8, 2015 at 1 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Grace,

Depends on where you're coming from ;) You're looking at average highs in the low to mid-70s. The pools will be heated at Aquatica, and at Discovery Cove you will have the option of a wetsuit. For our tadpoles, that's just fine.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2015 at 1:12 a.m. Noreen Says...

Are we able to go to Sea World and Aquatica before going to Discovery Cove or only after going to Discovery Cove?

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Jun 1, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Noreen,

If you visit SeaWorld® Orlando or Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ before your reservation date, you must present your E-Ticket and a photo ID for each party member 18 years or older at the Guest Relations/Services window located at the front gate of the sister park.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2015 at 12:30 a.m. bob Says...

I'm traveling to the area in August, 15 to 25. Tried to get the tickets but none were available for any of days of our trip. Is it possible that you more at some point? If I go to their site, there are tickets available.

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Apr 29, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob,

We have limited inventory for those dates. Please check back as cancellations may open for additional swims!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 24, 2015 at 12:56 a.m. FROGGY Says...

What is the difference between your day and ultimate packages for discovery cove?

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Mar 2, 2015 at 7:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Froggy,

The day package includes 14-day unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. The ultimate package adds on 14-day unlimited admission to Busch Gardens.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2014 at 12:44 p.m. gamaliel rivera Says...

cuanto es el precio para junio 3 la taquilla de discovery cove junto a sea ,bush y aquatica .

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Oct 21, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gamaliel,

The price varies by date. You can select your tickets here. Once you enter your date, you will see the price.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2014 at 1:54 p.m. Margaret Says...

is the cabana extra money or part of the ultimate package only?

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Oct 20, 2014 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Margaret,

The cabana is an additional fee. For 2014, it is $199.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. Jill Evans Says...

Do you sell a day pass to Discovery cove only as we have tickets for Sea World etc and if so how much are they for adults and children .

Price for swim and none swim thanks.

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Oct 16, 2014 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

Please reach out to our customer service team directly at 1-800-846-1302 or by email at info@undercovertourist.com.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2014 at 4:05 p.m. Crystal Says...

Would this be a place that a 3 & 5 year old would enjoy?

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Sep 10, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. May Says...

I am taking my granddaughter to Florida and would love to see her swim with the Dolphins. My only problem is she will be 5 years 11 months when we go. She can swim and isn't scared of the water at all but absolutely loves Dolphins. Do they check ages eg. Passports etc before they allow kids to swim with the Dolphins? It would be a great shame for her to miss out on such a memorable experience for just being 4 weeks short of 6 years!

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Jun 9, 2016 at 9:04 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

queremos viajar a discovery cove, nadar con los delfines, sistema todo incluido por 2 noches para 2 adultos y una niña de 6.años 9 meses. fecha desde el 9 al 11 de septiembre.. me pueden ayudar?

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Oct 15, 2014 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal,

Yes, young children would absolutely love it, especially for the beaches, swimming and the animals. They just would not be able to participate in the Dolphin Swim or SeaVenture.

Mommy Frog

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