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Old 12-30-2003, 10:29 AM   #76
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just completed my second trip to Discovery Cove last week. It was awesome! I could never get tired of going there!
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:35 AM   #77
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i cant believe this post is still around!!!

we are going back to disney this summer and may
go to discovery cove w/o dolphin swim, prices have increased
by $50 since we went last!

great to see people love this place!
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:04 PM   #78
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pictures

Does anybody have any photos of the park? How large is the snorkeling lagoon and is it seperate from the stingray lagoon?
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:37 AM   #79
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yes they are seperate.
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:39 AM   #80
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We will be in Orlando for the first time this year. Have got tickets for a day in Discovery Cove and to swim with dolphins. Unfortunately, both my sons know it was something we were thinking about doing so it won't be a huge suprise. My plan now is not to talk about Disney/SeaWorld/Discovery Cove etc at all until we are on the plane!! Don't suppose it will work, but I can try. I am sort of hoping they might forget that I booked flights and hotel in WDW! It is still a few months before we go. Our day in Discovery Cove is my elder boy's 11th birthday (he doesn't know that is booked definitely).

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Old 03-24-2004, 06:57 PM   #81
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Which day of the week has the lowest attendance? We have swam with the dolphins twice and hope to go again this year. Our last swim was in 2002. The price went up alot since then. Has anything changed there?
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:25 AM   #82
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dbail2 - there is a daily limit of 1,000, I believe. 1,000 is probably not a lot of people for a theme park and therefore won't feel like the Disney Parks when they are busy. At peak periods, the limit will still be 1,000 people - you will just need to make sure you get your tickets well in advance if you are going at a busy period.

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Old 03-25-2004, 05:56 PM   #83
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Birthday in Discovery Cove

Zoe, We did Discovery Cove last Easter. It was wonderful. It was also my DD's 11th birthday so we did the birthday package. because we had the package we had a prearranged time for the dolphin swim and at the end the dolphin swam out to her with a buoy float that said " happy birthday" (you can put whatever you want on it) She also got the video, a tshirt, birthday cake, and the band sang happy birthday. So even though they know you are going you can make this a surprise. It was really great!

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Old 03-26-2004, 01:32 AM   #84
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That sounds a great idea Denise! Funny that your daughter had her 11th birthday there when my DS will be having his 11th birthday there too - obviously great minds think alike. Many thanks for the tips.

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Old 03-27-2004, 07:13 AM   #85
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About the birthday....We are thinking about it this August.

what was the video like? Does it still have many other people on it besides your group? When we bought one 2 years ago and we noticed so many other people on it and they even missed part of our swim..
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dbail2 = we have tickets to swim with dolphins on 10th August which is my son's 11th birthday. If you happen to be there on the same day as us that would be great! You never know, we might end up in the same group and that would be better with regards to a video - at least we'd feel like you weren't total strangers!! LOL. Regarding your other questions, sorry can't help there. We have never been ourselves.

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Old 03-28-2004, 07:21 AM   #87
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scheduled for the dolphin swim this july 12th. myself DW, DS(16) DS(14)

can anyone tell me the actual time the park opens, i have read that it opens at 830 but i am not sure of that info.

i also would like to know is the dolphin swim time assigned to you or is it a first come first swim basis?

i have read that there are birthday pacakges offered but i would like to know if anyone has ever heard of something offered in the way of a honeymoon package. well second honeymoon package. when planning this vacation the only thing that my DW wanted to specifically do is swim with the dolphins. when we did the actual planning for this vacation i could see just how excited and happy she was about the dolphin swim. so i would like to make this trip extra special for her.


i am just full of questions this morning!


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Old 03-28-2004, 08:11 AM   #88
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The dolphin pushes in a buey with anything you want written on it.to you, This happens at the end of the dolphin swim.
It is first come first serve when it comes to the dolphin swim so get there early to get an early one just in case it rains later in the day. I would go on there site and read more. I thought it opened at 9:00. But we did get there early to get the picture taken for you ID cards , get your introduction (small groups) , Family free photo taken, Get an overview of the park explained to you, get your equiptment (goggles,snorkles jacket suntan lotion,etc.)

http://www.discoverycove.com/vi_dcpackages_special.aspx

We loved the dolphin swim and hope to do it again this year. The family talks about it quite often. What a memory.
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scheduled for the dolphin swim this july 12th. myself DW, DS(16) DS(14)

can anyone tell me the actual time the park opens, i have read that it opens at 830 but i am not sure of that info.

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You should be getting a confirmation letter in the mail. I waited about 6 weeks and still hadn't received mine, so I called and they resent it. It arrived about a week later.

My nephew and I are doing the trainer for a day program and our confirmation letter says that normal park hours are 9am-5:30pm, though we have to be there at 8am for our registration.

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Old 12-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #90
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If you are even considering Discovery Cove, all I can say is - GO FOR IT! This place is awesome. My good friend is a dolphin trainer there and took us on a behind the scenes tour earlier this year. We only wished we would have set aside an entire day to be there. We will make a point of it next time - no matter what the cost.

I'm not a big bird fan, but they have the most awesome aviary here. The beautiful birds eat right from a cup in your hand. You very much feel like you're in the jungle.

Our kids even learned some hand signals that the trainers use and they were able to have the dolphins do tricks. I'm not sure if anyone can do this, but I'll bet if you have a one on one with a trainer-they might teach you.

The white sand beach is also awesome and every person is treated like a family member there. Plus, they only let in a certain number of people in a day, so it's never overly crowded!

Hope this advice helps.
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