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Old 02-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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DC - How Far in Advance

How far in advance do I need to book Discovery Cove dolphin swim for the end of July?
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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you can buy it the day b4

maybe . . .
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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you can buy it the day b4

maybe . . .
Thanks. I was under the impression DC tickets must be purchased a few months ahead of time.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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How far in advance do I need to book Discovery Cove dolphin swim for the end of July?
Are you speaking for this July? If so, I'd start pricing it out and booking asap. Prices will only go up from here as they sell more. And once they're sold out, they're sold out. So I would suggest doing it as soon as possible.

You might get lucky, but seeing as how July is considered a busy season, the day before, the dolphin swims may very well be sold out. You could probably get a reservation to get into the park the day before, but probably not a swim, and it'd be the most expensive the day before, I would assume.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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I would not do this at all. Last year we had pretty good ticket rates for the dolphin swim in June but a few days before our trip my mom decided to bring one of my nephews and if we did get him a dolphin swim the price was almost $150 more than what our price was. The day passes did not go up but the dolphin swim did.

You can always cancel 30 days prior if something comes up.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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Are you speaking for this July? If so, I'd start pricing it out and booking asap. Prices will only go up from here as they sell more. And once they're sold out, they're sold out. So I would suggest doing it as soon as possible.

You might get lucky, but seeing as how July is considered a busy season, the day before, the dolphin swims may very well be sold out. You could probably get a reservation to get into the park the day before, but probably not a swim, and it'd be the most expensive the day before, I would assume.

Yes it is for this coming July. I've been looking and there is availablity. If I book now, what happens if it rains or there is severe weather in the area the day we are there?
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Yes it is for this coming July. I've been looking and there is availablity. If I book now, what happens if it rains or there is severe weather in the area the day we are there?
My suggestion, pick a day towards the beginning of your trip and book then. Keep track of the weather, if and if that day is forecasted for thunderstorms all day, and will be bad weather wise, they will usually try and rebook you for later in the week during your vacation. They will do everything they can to work around the weather; but there is also only so much they can do; they can't control if a tropical storm rolls in and how long it stays. But they will try their best to accommodate you.
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My suggestion, pick a day towards the beginning of your trip and book then. Keep track of the weather, if and if that day is forecasted for thunderstorms all day, and will be bad weather wise, they will usually try and rebook you for later in the week during your vacation. They will do everything they can to work around the weather; but there is also only so much they can do; they can't control if a tropical storm rolls in and how long it stays. But they will try their best to accommodate you.
So the tickets once booked are non-refundable correct?
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You can cancel for a full refund 30 days prior to arrival after that they will only allow you to rebook.
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We don't go on holiday until August next year-so when do prices become available for booking then?.Thank you.x.
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