The Retreat at Legacy Park in Orlando
Discovery Cove is an exclusive, reservations-only family adventure in which guests experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer, including swimming and playing with dolphins.
For most guests, the highlight of a visit to Discovery Cove will be the rare opportunity to swim and play with beautiful bottlenose dolphins. The dolphin-swim experience begins as seven guests and a trainer wade into shallow water for their introduction to a dolphin. Guests learn about dolphins' behavior, get close to the animals through hugs and kisses, and discover how Discovery Cove's trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with them. Taking the relationship one step further, guests swim and play with the dolphins one-on-one in a deep-water lagoon.
Other Discovery Cove attractions allow guests to safely experience the marine world and its amazing animals. In the Coral Reef, snorkelers swim among thousands of exotic fish and explore an underwater shipwreck with barracuda and sharks. In the huge, free-flight Aviary, guests feed, touch and mingle with hundreds of colorful tropical birds. In the Ray Lagoon, guests can actually feed, touch and wade with dozens of sleek and mysterious stingrays.
A Tropical River scattered with sunken ruins and hidden grottos meanders through most of Discovery Cove, allowing guests to swim or float through a variety of environments, including waterfalls, sandy beaches, rocky lagoons and a free-flight aviary. Beaches provide a seamless pathway to all Discovery Cove attractions and surround a large resort-style pool for swimming or relaxing.
Your complimentary meal is from the Laguna Grill. The Laguna Grill is a counter-service restaurant that serves a variety of food including - chicken sandwiches, hot-dogs, chicken pasta, Caesar salad, cobb salad, stir-fry. Water & sodas are free, but you pay extra for wine & beer. The restaurant opens at 11am. The seating areas are outside under large umbrellas, there is also waiter service to bring food & drink to you on the beach.
At Discovery Cove, there are no crowds and no lines. Attendance is limited to 1,000 guests a day, ensuring an intimate experience for everyone. Guests are greeted at a check-in desk and escorted by a personal guide for an orientation and tour. A high level of personal service will make the experience truly unique.
Because of the exclusive, limited-attendance nature of Discovery Cove, advance reservations are required. Reservations and information are available toll-free at (877) 4-DISCOVERY or by visiting discoverycove.com.