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Discovery Cove

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Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters and even walk on the Grand Reef floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited...more
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6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Recently visited following TripAdvisor's suggestion. Venue: Super clean, large parking area and it is located right across SeaWorld so if you are visiting the parks, you won't have problems finding Discovery Cove. Restaurant: there are 2 scheduled services ( breakfast and lunch) at the main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndresAlvaradoG
Reviewed 2 days ago

Discovery Cove was a highlight of our Disney week. We enjoyed swimming in the Coral Reef pool and snorkeling to look at all the beautiful fish. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Swimming with a full wet suit was a challenge, and I will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pfbalch
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did trainer for the day for the entire family. Had a great time! Staff was amazing! Ms. Nicola did a great job!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JJEandM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love Discovery cove, took our family from England here and everyone absolutely loved it. All food and beverage is included in price of admission!! The dolphin experience is a must do. They also have a reef set up where you can snorkel with sting rays...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolla915
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you don't do the dolphin experience this is a fabulous. We easily spent the whole day. The granddaughter enjoyed the grand reef. Easy access to meals and food throughout the day was a huge plus! Very organized checkin process. The only warning is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GoPlaces39279156389
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Expensive but the experience was well worth it! They provide everything... towels, snorkels, breakfast, lunch, snack and drinks! Just bring yourselves. Swimming with the dolphins and sting rays was also lots of fun. We enjoyed doing something other than amusement parks. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was AMAZING. My teenagers felt it was better than Unversal Studios and Islands of Adventure and I agree!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lagent21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Discovery cove was amazing! I loved the main pool with all the waterfalls. The only thing I would change is how long the dolphin swim is. It's too short.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Okay so for the price you pay this place should definitely be on your list, especially if you have ever dreamed of swimming with a dolphin. This place is definitely more laid back and besides setting up times for animal interactions you really have the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank toriwes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Orlando I would recommend a visit. We got the inclusive package for food and drinks and it was great value and lots to choose from . I would check their website for offers and prices before you buy else where. From...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annie_champagne2004
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4 December 2018|
Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- For children under the age of 13 we require only one adult be present so you husband will be fine for the two boys. See you next summer! Jeff
23 November 2018|
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Greetings from Discovery Cove- For a toddler the amount of enjoyment will be determined by their comfort level of being in the water and with up close animal encounters. For some seeing fish in the waters or hand feeding... More
23 November 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- The dolphin interaction is 30 minutes in the water and the entire process from start to finish will take about an hour out of your day. Hope to see you soon! Jeff