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Old 04-24-2002, 02:54 PM   #16
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Thanks. One other question if you don't mind.
Is the video one they shoot personally that day, or is one of these mass produced"generic" park videos?
My mother went on some kind of Glacier cruise in Alaska and was told it was a custom video made during "your cruise days".It was pretty high priced.She was all excited when she got it home and popped it in for us to watch.It ended up not even being her ship but a sister ship with not even the same stops they made.

Sounds like it is going to be a great time.Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 04-24-2002, 03:39 PM   #17
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The video is a combo - the first 20-30 minutes is "canned" footage around the park. Then the tack on the footage from your specific swim. But remember, there's like 8 people in your swim group. So you'll have footage of you with the dolphin, and 7 other folks with the dolphin. If all 8 people are "yours" then that's great, otherwise ya got some strangers.
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For what it's worth--I think the dolphin swim is so much fun that nobody should pass it up in order to take pictures from the shore--which is pretty far, as somebody said. The pictures they take are pretty good, and were enough (for us, anyway).
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Old 04-24-2002, 05:28 PM   #19
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My DH passed on the dolphin swim when we made our ressies a year ago ... it's because he passed on the swim that he got photography duty. Up until we showed up I was trying to talk him into doing the swim ... he steadfastly refused (I'll probably never know why). I would never recommend missing the dolphin interaction just so you can take pictures ... it is a once in a life time opportunity. Like you say, they take decent pix (I spent $50 on 2 5x7 pictures and 2 keychains), and I would've spent a ton more if my DH had been in there with us.
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Thanks once again.
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Old 04-29-2002, 11:14 AM   #21
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AS for cameras, we brought two of them. One NICE Minolta 35 mm (an oldie but goody from DH)

and two FUJI underwater cameras I bought at Target. The Fuji cameras were wonderful
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Old 06-04-2002, 11:09 AM   #22
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We, [being me, my mum, daughter, 2 sisters and son's girlfreind] went to D.C on the 8th may 02. The weather was fantastic, the place was fantastic, the food was fantastic all in all everything was fantastic. My daughter who is 13, has dreamt of swimming with Dolphins for ages, she was in her element. She spent 2 days in our villa pool practising snorkling and she done well. We bought a few of the photos and a video of us, which is good, a little bit expensive, but is a good keepsake and 1 to show her friends. We also took a waterproof camera, which was cheaper in Wallmart and they came out good. As the men didnt go with us, my DH says next time we go he wants to swim with the dolphins ect because all he got was the video to watch. This was our first time to WDW and we had a great time and will be going back again, we've caught the bug.

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Old 06-09-2002, 08:49 AM   #23
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WE WENT TO DISCOVERY COVE ON JUNE 3RD.
IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THE KIDS HAD A SUPER TIME.
THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD AND WE STAYED FROM 9 AM UNTIL
5 pm. the sunscreen did a good job keeping us from getting burned.

i cant say enough about the place. the stingray feeding was
so cool. the bird avaray (sp?) was neat, too. you get to feed the birds right out of your hands. the lazy river was fun and there are two waterfalls you go through. swimming / snorkeling with the fish was great, as well.

all of it was fun and well worth the money. it was a once in a lifetime experience.

we got to spend more time than i would have thought with the dolphin, during our swim. and i would recommend getting to the park early to ensure a morning swim when it is not so scorching out. the water is very very cold feeling when it is so hot out....
it didnt feel so cold when the temp was closer to that of the water. but later in the day we had a hard time swimming in anything but the warm lazy river!!
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Old 06-13-2002, 12:35 PM   #24
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I have been hesitating if we made the right choice to spend one of our ten days at disney going to Discovery Cove! I saw thinking of cancelling! NO WAY DD is going to love it!
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They even make you take off water moccasins, ALL jewelry, etc. before getting into the water.
Even wedding rings?!? That's good to know as I would not want to get there and be told I had to put them in a locker!
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Old 07-04-2002, 05:50 PM   #26
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If you need a preview of Discovery Cove, Robb Alvey has a video called "Robb Alvey's Coaster Season 2001." It has a few minutes and photos of Discovery Cove video. It also has coasters from around the U.S., including IOA, Sea World, BGT, and someplace called WDW.

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Old 07-21-2002, 03:25 AM   #27
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Discovery Cove was wonderful! Thanks for the tips.Was very well worth it and the 7 day pass to SeaWorld was an added bonus.DD loved feeding the stingrays.We could have stayed in the Dolphin pool all day.The water wasn't as cool as we thought it would be.The aviary was a wonderful surprise.They do open the doors for swim registration early. We were there 40 min before "official park opening" and the first time slot was filled already. IMHO It is nice to do the swim early and relax the rest of the day especially in the summer when the afternoon fun/thunderbusters let loose. Also the new snorkels they are using were leaking quite a bit.Had ours replaced 3 times before they gave us old models which worked fine.
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i think it's an awesome idea to take your 8-year-old! swimming with the dolphins is awesome! you get kiss them, do tricks, and even take a ride! there's also the stingray pool, where you can pet, and sometimes feed smaller stingrays (their barbs are shaved). there is also a much larger lagoon where you can swim with many schools of fish, stingrays, and view baracudas and sharks through glass under the water. also there's the aviary which you can swim into(or you can walk) through a small river. the aviary is amazing! some birds will perch on you arms (or even head!) when you feed them! the scenary is beautiful!
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Old 07-26-2002, 07:54 PM   #29
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Can you bring your own snorkel and mask? What about fins? My husband is a size 13, will he have any trouble?

We will all have our own snorkel equipment with us, just wondering if we need to bring it.

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This sounds so great. Do they have wet suits for you to wear if it is cold weather?
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