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Old 02-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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discovery cove deal???

Does anyone know of any deals for DISCOVERY COVE?? I am have searched all over..PLEASE post if you know of any!!!!
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hi there, the only deal I know of right now is if you have a annual pass to one of the other "Busch Parks", Seaworld, Busch Gardens, or Aquatica. If you have one, or are interested in buying one, you get a huge discount on DC. I am paying $69 in March for a day visit without the swim, and I believe it is $159 with the swim. If you need any more info on this, do a search in this thread for Discovery Cove discount with annual passport, or something to that affect. If you need any more help, let me know!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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I want to do 3 dolphin swims. The price for the days I want is $259 ea. Would I come out ahead by buying a season pass for one of the Bush parks?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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When are you planning on going? I will look at the passmember website, and see what the prices are for then!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Oh and do you plan on doing any of the other parks? When you book it through the discount you don't get any of the other parks "free" for 14 days, when buying full price. So you have to outweigh buying tickets for SW and the DC discount.
Right now with the discount ( i just picked the date March 14th) it would be $169 per person, with taxes it comes to a total of $539.97 with tax for 3 dolphin swims. Plus you would have to buy a season pass, for any one of the 3 parks @ $119. If you were going to say SW, you would have to buy 2 more tickets for them (if you buy one day tickets at SW or BG you get your 2nd day free. Single day tickets for SW are ( I did one adult one child) $135.98 plus taxes! Plus you get free parking at the park of your annual pass which is $14 a day, and I believe you get a 10% discount on food and merchandise as well. YOu can read the benefits of annual passports here
http://commerce.4adventure.com/estor...f_benefits.pdf

So your total for Discovery Cove, 1 season pass, and 2 SW tickets would be approx $675.95 approx

To do it the other way with Discovery Cove at full price, plus 3 tickets to any one park, SW, BG, or Aquatica for length of stay, would cost you $777 plus taxes. So you would basically save about 2 $100.00
If I can help anymore, let me know!
Oh the only other thing is your AP has to be activated before you go to DC, so you eithier have to pop into SW first and grab it, or just buy it and activate it there. You can also do a monthly payment plan for your annual pass if you are from the USA. I think it is roughly about $9.99 a month on your credit card!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
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If I can help anymore, let me know!
Hi greenclan67,

We were at DC on January 1st....would love to go again on our August trip .

What would a day resort (no dolphin swim...did that in January) admission be for the last week of August with the passholder discount? Would love to know if I could whittle the price down enough to convince the hubby to go a second time!

I have tried searching the internet for the code to pop into their online site, but no luck.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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Hi Gina, I just replied to your post on the Cdn boards about Aquatica and Wet n Wild, and have been following your trip report. Great report so far, looking forward to the pictures!!
Anyhow, right now for August it is showing from August 1st to August 18th at $139.00 for non dolphin swim. From the 18th to the 31st it is showing $69 each!
The code that will work right now is passmember2011. Hope that helps!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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ok so we are planning to go on Feb.19th i know it's last minute but it was a last minute decision. So what do i need to do now to get the discount for a family of 4? thanks for helping out
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ok so we are planning to go on Feb.19th i know it's last minute but it was a last minute decision. So what do i need to do now to get the discount for a family of 4? thanks for helping out
I PM'd you, hopefully it helps!
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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Hi Greenclan 67, we were planning to use the free admission to Sea World. We are doing mid to late Aug. Is it better to pay out of pocket for SW and but the passport? Thanks
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
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If you buy Discovery Cove with the AP you don't get the extra free park!
Right now for August it is showing from August 1st to August 18th at $139.00 for non dolphin swim. From the 18th to the 31st it is showing $69 for non dolphin swim.With the dolphin swim it is showing August 1st to the 18th eithier $259 or $269 and the 19th to the 31st it is showing $169.
The code that will work right now is passmember2011 to see the differnce in prices! It is $119 for the season pass and then you would have to buy 3 more passes to SW. Prices for August are higher, so you might be better off doing the pricing on DC, because it includes your park. Unless of course you are doing the non swim it would probably be worth it. But the dolphin swim without the discount for Aug is $299 from the 1st to the 18th and the 18th to 31st is showing $259. You also get free parking at SW with the season pass which is $14/day!
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for your help!! It sounds like it might be best to just pay regular price so i can get the SW tickets for free.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:33 AM   #13
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Hi Gina, I just replied to your post on the Cdn boards about Aquatica and Wet n Wild, and have been following your trip report. Great report so far, looking forward to the pictures!!
Anyhow, right now for August it is showing from August 1st to August 18th at $139.00 for non dolphin swim. From the 18th to the 31st it is showing $69 each!
The code that will work right now is passmember2011. Hope that helps!
You're awesome! Thank you!!!

Decisions, decisions.......now we have to figure out exactly how we want to spend those precious vacation days! These kind of prices sure make DC hard to pass up.

Thanks for your kind words on my TR ... can't wait to have those pics up and visible again after the 20th!
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Lots of people are using this deal. If you want to visit the other parks it sounds like a great thing. This is quoted from the Sesame Place website.


Don't miss this limited-time, special offer on Season Passes!

Purchase a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass for only $157.49 (plus tax)….that's 25% off the regular price!

With a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass, enjoy unlimited admission to Sesame Place, SeaWorld (FL, TX, CA), Busch Gardens (FL, VA), Aquatica, Water Country USA and Adventure Island parks during their regular 2012 operating seasons.

You’ll receive the following benefits at Sesame Place during the 2012 regular season:
FREE Preferred parking,
Preferred seating at shows,
Ride Again privilege at select attractions,
Meet & Greet visits with Sesame Street Friends,
30% discount on food and merchandise,
10% off Dine with Elmo and Friends,
Discount admission for visiting friends and relatives and more!


This will get you the $69 discount for your dates too.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #15
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We are looking at going to DC in August - last two weeks - we are a group of 6. We are looking at the non disney swim. In order to get the $69 price would all of us have to buy the $119 passholder for SW?? Or can 1 person buy the pass and then buy all 6 DC swims ?? I am asking because I dont know if we have the time to even do another park and trying to figure out the least expensive way to do this.

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