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SeaWorld Orlando pivots to Staycation promotion for Florida Residents

Update: Friday March 13 – SeaWorld announces all its parks will be closing this Sunday. Orlando attractions are already making adjustments seeking to reduce impact on their bottom line from the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19. Seeing a vast reduction in travel from out of… Read More »SeaWorld Orlando pivots to Staycation promotion for Florida Residents

Discovery Cove turns 15 today

People ask me what my favorite Disney park is all the time. It’s hard to answer since I enjoy them all. I do consider Disney’s Animal Kingdom to be the most beautiful. That probably explains the affinity I have for SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove. There’s no… Read More »Discovery Cove turns 15 today

Newborn Dolphin at Discovery Cove

For today’s moment of ultimate cuteness we have a newborn female dolphin who arrived into this world at Discovery Cove in Orlando on Tuesday, March 18, at 3:45 a.m. The calf now weighs approximately 48 pounds, is 47 inches long and is nursing and bonding… Read More »Newborn Dolphin at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Voted #1 Park in the World

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards recently voted SeaWorld Orlando’s Discovery Cove as the #1 theme park in the World. Definitely well deserved. Here’s Discover Cove’s Vice President Stewart Clark justifiably crowing a bit and sharing some fan memories: We visited Discovery Cove in May and wrote… Read More »Discovery Cove Voted #1 Park in the World

Discovery Cove, Orlando’s Best Value?


If you’ve been waiting to visit Discovery Cove until it became more affordable, you may be surprised to know that it’s already quite a good value, perhaps the best value in Orlando when you consider all that a day trip involves.

For my wife’s birthday this year, I booked us an all-day inclusive Dolphin Swim Day Resort package at Discovery Cove. We’ve been to Discovery Cove a couple times before, but she never had the full experience including the Dolphin interaction. She’s not that fond of swimming in water with fish in it, but I told her dolphins are actually mammals, not fish, so she agreed to try it.

A day at Discovery Cove is as relaxing or as exciting as you want it to be. Our tickets included not only the 30-minute dolphin interaction, but also access to The Grand Reef, Explorer’s Aviary, Freshwater Oasis & the Tropical River. Food and drinks are served for Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks, and the price includes beer, wine, and some alcoholic mixers as well. Read More »Discovery Cove, Orlando’s Best Value?

Freshwater Oasis now open at Discovery Cove

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to spend an afternoon at Discovery Cove to explore the newly opened Freshwater Oasis. The latest addition to SeaWorld’s boutique park includes face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets. Unlike other areas of the park,… Read More »Freshwater Oasis now open at Discovery Cove