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Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida
Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida provides a huge number of different attractions that are suitable for all people of all levels of physical fitness and ability. Because the park only allows in 1,300 people every day, it is possible for all visitors to have an experience that will be memorable.
The following attractions are available to those who purchase the Day Resort Package from Discovery Cove.
The Explorer's Aviary offers a tremendous amount of different types of birds that allow visitors to be surrounded by a wall of color and sound. There are no additional charges that are associated with this attraction, although food can be purchased to feed the birds.
The Grand Reef is a reef that is full of colorful, tropical fish and other sea life. Visitors will be provided with lockers for their clothing and snorkeling gear that will allow them to fully immerse themselves in the water and see everything there is. Sunscreen is even included.
This is a wading pond that allow people to come into close contact with sea otters, known for their playfulness, as well as marmosets who are both curious and brave enough to come up to the visitors.
Serenity Bay is a beautiful, freshwater pool that has been designated for swimming.
Wind-Away River is a tropical river that has a current that is strong enough to propel visitors along, giving them an up close view of waterfalls and underwater caverns. Guests will be equipped with snorkeling equipment so they can see the sea creatures below.
Every Day Resort Package includes a 30 minute swim with dolphins in a small bay. A trainer will accompany a small group of guests, assist as they first meet the dolphins, and help them take a dorsal fin tow ride. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 will need a paying adult with them.
Access to this attraction is included with a Day Resort Package, although there is a small, extra fee that will need to be paid. This is essentially an underwater walking tour of the ocean floor. Visitors wearing diving helmets and short wet suits can climb down a ladder and reach the floor of the reef. They will be able to come close to sharks and other sea creatures from behind a huge panoramic window that spans 21 feet. Schools of fish and manta rays can come even closer, with visitors even being able to touch them. There is a short orientation before this program.
Every Day Resort Package includes free access to SeaWorld and Aquatica, which is SeaWorld's water park. For an extra fee, access to Busch Gardens Tampa can be added.
Every guest will receive a free breakfast and lunch, both freshly prepared, from the park whenever they desire. Free snacks and drinks are available throughout the day.
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Experience Kissimmee invited me on an all-expenses paid press trip to Kissimmee Florida for the #RockYourVacation FAM Tour. All opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of Discovery Cove.