With admission to Discovery Cove limited to around a thousand guests a day (advance bookings only), those lucky enough to get in will have the interactive experience of a lifetime, featuring various attractions and ample parking.
A very high staff to guest ratio ensures you get lots of attention and enjoy the day.
This truly unique concept for Orlando is, in a word, ‘superb’ – a day you won’t forget in a hurry. Everything is taken care of, from breakfast and snacks to drinks and parking. You don’t even need to know how to swim (but it does help) as there are buoyancy jackets provided for non-swimmers.
All package discounted tickets come with a 14-day pass to Seaworld and Aquatica included, and the Ultimate Package also includes access to Busch Gardens. These packages are perfect for both kids and adults, providing attractions and restaurants for everyone.
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You can book our low-cost tickets online for entry to Discovery Cove and Seaworld Orlando/Aquatica at the same time, the perfect deal for those looking for a multi-park discount. The Discovery Code Ultimate Package ticket also includes access to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, all at an unbeatable price.
The cheapest you can buy for 2023 and 2024. Enjoy snorkeling and a bottlenose dolphin swim in the dolphin lagoon and the grand reef, as well as killer whales and theme park rides at Seaworld and Aquatica. The freshwater oasis lets you wade through water face-to-face encounters with otters, marmosets, waterfalls, and a rainforest canopy above for a magical adventure and lots of great memories.
We also have non-swimmer tickets if you prefer to relax on the sand beaches without getting in the water. Perfect for kids and adults, with attractions and restaurants for everyone.
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Discovery Cove theme park is a wonderful place to interact with sealife on a personal scale! Swimming with dolphins is something you will never forget, so it's well worth booking tickets in advance to secure your place. The Seaventure underwater walking tour is another unforgettable experience.
You can see our more detailed guide on this amazing family adventure park at our Discovery Cove guide here.
There are designated smoking areas where you can smoke in Discovery Cove. You can find out more on the official Discovery Cove website: https://discoverycove.com/orlando/faq/
There are buoyancy jackets provided for non-swimmers, and lots of knee-deep water to play in for those who aren't confident. You can also do the dolphin swimming with a jacket on, which is perfect for non-swimmers. You will still have a fantastic time!
You cannot stay at Discovery Cove itself, but there are two Partner hotels that are only a 5-minute drive away, which are the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld, and the Residence Inn at SeaWorld.
Yes, Discovery Cove is excellent for toddlers, offering a whole host of activities to keep them entertained, and they can join in with all of the main experiences, such as swimming with dolphins (ages 6+). You can also head over to the SeaWorld and Aquatica theme parks which have fantastic rides for younger children.
No Discovery Cove is part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and is not part of Walt Disney World Orlando.
Discovery Cove is a 10-minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort Florida.
The areas where fish swim are not heated (including the saltwater lagoon, and the dolphins' pool), but the big lazy river is heated to around 80 degrees.
Discovery Cove first opened on the 1st of July 2000.
Yes, towels are included with your Discovery Cove ticket. They also provide a mask, snorkel, and beach chairs to relax on. You also get all-you-can-eat and drink from the park food and drink stalls, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
No, you can't buy a discovery cove ticket on its own, as all available options include access to other SeaWorld parks. The default ticket includes access to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, and the Ultimate ticket includes access to both of those plus Busch Gardens.
As Discovery Cove is an outdoor park involving swimming, you will want to visit it during warmer months. April to November will provide you with warmer water, although you will wear a wetsuit that protects you from a lot of the cold.
The Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket includes 1-day of admission to Discovery Cove, and 14 consecutive days of access to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens theme parks. It also includes free parking.
Yes, you can spend a full day at Discovery Cove, as there are lots of activities to do within the park, as well as onsite access to food and drink facilities. Have fun and swim in the imitation ocean with coral reefs, enjoy relaxation in the sun on the beach, scuba diving in the pools, and the thrill of exploring every corner of this amazing park.
The main difference between Discovery Cove and Discovery Cove Ultimate is the access to additional parks. The normal Discovery Cove ticket provides 14 days of access to SeaWorld and Aquatica, whereas the Ultimate ticket provides access to those and Busch Gardens for the same period.
Yes, you should wear a swimsuit underneath the wetsuit that Discovery Cove provides for you. There are changing facilities onsite for you to change in.
Reservations are highly recommended, particularly for larger families, as the park will get to maximum capacity regularly during peak season (particularly the dolphin swim experience).