Best Attractions & Activities: Spend just a short amount of time at any of SeaWorld Orlando's beautiful venues from the stingray touch tank to the seal and sea lion enclave of the Pacific Preserve to the dolphin nursery and you'll hear it more than once from guests of all ages: "I wish I could swim with them." At Discovery Cove, you can. Get in the water with the dolphins, touch them, see the intelligence in their bright, curious eyes. Snorkel in the Grand Reef amid a living cloud of tropical fish and gliding rays. Check out SeaVenture, a wild underwater walking tour (participants wear a dive helmet) that brings you eye-to-eye with sharks and other beautiful, mysterious ocean inhabitants. Customize your day to include any number of unique adventures and animal encounters with no crowds, no turnstiles and an admission fee that includes breakfast, lunch and all drinks and snacks. To keep crowds low and service-level high, daily attendance is kept at around 1,000 guests. Ergo, reservations are mandatory.
Water Parks: Discovery Cove is an interactive and educational theme park located next to SeaWorld Orlando. There are numerous family-friendly activities in this lush tropical island setting. Enjoy swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling in a reef environment with sting rays and feeding exotic tropical birds out of the palm of your hand or just lounge in the warm Florida rays; you can just about do it all at Discovery Cove. You will even get to see sharks and barracuda as you discover shipwrecks, exquisite waterfalls and beautiful white-sand beaches. Life vests, towels, snorkels, fins and even Panama jack sunscreen are provided to each guest.