Discovery Cove Florida Residents Deal is best value in town

The Frost family greets Lucy the dolphin.
The Frost family greets Lucy the dolphin.

Looks like the secret of Orlando’s best amusement park is out. For the second consecutive year, Discovery Cove was named the No. 1 amusement park in the world in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks category. Discovery Cove receives top ratings based on the guests’ awe-inspiring encounters with exotic animals in a resort-style, tropical oasis setting.

The good news for Florida residents is that they don’t have to travel far to enjoy this unique experience. And now, thanks to a special residents promotion, they can enjoy it for less. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable day at Discovery Cove – swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and dozens of rays while also encountering curious marmosets and hand-feeding exotic birds for as low as $149.

That may not seem like a deal, but when you add in all the benefits they’ve thrown in, it’s actually a steal. Here’s why:

Residents also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, through January 31, 2015, where they can enjoy upcoming family-friendly events like SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. For the first time ever, guests can also embark on an adventure to Busch Gardens Tampa for a $25 package upgrade. Unlimited park admission is also available through January 31, 2015.

Available now through December 2014, the all-inclusive day resort offers a Dolphin Swim Day Resort package for $219 plus tax and a Day Resort package without the dolphin swim experience, for $149 plus tax.

Plus, for an additional $49, guests can enhance their day by adding SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where participants will feel right at home under the sea surrounded by thousands of tropical fish and rays and get up close to sharks.

Proof of valid Florida residency is required. For more information or to book a reservation visit