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Buying Discovery Cove Orlando Florida Residents Tickets

Discovery Cove often run special promotions for Florida residents and for early 2021, admission prices are usually at least 20% less than those of non-residents.

Admission is strictly limited to around 1,300 guests per day and you must buy your ticket in advance, you cannot simply turn up on the day and hope to get in.

Admission includes breakfast, lunch and unlimited snacks and beverages plus complimentary use of snorkels, wetsuits, swim vests, towels, lockers, showers, sunscreen and changing rooms. Complimentary self parking is available.

You can choose between two main packages, either with or without the dolphin swim. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in the dolphin swim and those under 13 must be accompanied by a paying guardian.

The SeaVenture diving experience is a separately ticketed attraction and can only be purchased in conjunction with a regular Discovery Cove single day package. Guests must be at least 10 years old to participate and those under 14 must be accompanied by a paying guardian.

Discovery Cove Florida Residents ticket options are:

Discovery Cove Orlando Upgrades

You can enhance you visit with cabana rentals and other experiences such as the SeaVenture diving, swimming with sharks and the trainer for a day package.

When Discovery Cove first opened it included a 14 consecutive day complimentary pass to both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando that could be used either before or after the visit to Discovery Cove and could be upgraded to include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Today the basic Discovery Cove admission ticket is just for Discovery Cove but you can buy multi-park tickets that include 14 day unlimited admissions to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando or both Orlando parks and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as well. The 14 consecutive day admission to the other parks can be taken before or after the visit to Discovery Cove.

The 14 days starts when you visit the first park (including Discovery Cove). If you buy the “ultimate” ticket including Busch Gardens then you also get free general parking at all three parks.

It is recommended that you book up well in advance if you plan to visit Discovery Cove around main holiday times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Discovery Cove Orlando Florida Residents Special Offers and Deals

Sometimes Discovery Cove Orlando run special offer deals like discounting the admission price or offering complimentary upgrades. The free Premium Drink Package offer was re-introduced on April 8 and expired April 25. It was then introduced again in August.

Florida residents usually enjoy a year round 20% discount on admission tickets, with or without the dolphin swim.

Right now there are a couple of special deals:

  • free $50 gift card with all Day Resort or Signature Dolphin Swim packages — offer ends October 3, 2021
  • 10% discount off select photo packages if purchased in advance - offer expires soon

Expired Discovery Cove Orlando Florida Residents Offers and Deals

Below are listed recently expired deals:

  • Save up to 30% on Day Resort or Signature Dolphin Swim packages — offer expired July 5, 2021
  • Save an additional 20% on Day Resort or Signature Dolphin Swim packages — offer expired August 8, 2021
  • Save 30% on Day Resort or Signature Dolphin Swim packages plus a complimentary Premium Drink Package for visits up to March 10, 2022 - offer expires August 29, 2021; extended to September 6, 2021 and then to September 16, 2021

Discovery Cove Florida Residents Ticket Prices for 2021

Discovery Cove has simplified their ticket offerings with a seasonal pricing structure but it is worth checking alternative dates as you can often get the same deal for less money on another date.

There is no separate pricing for adults and children as such but children under the age of 6 cannot participate in the dolphin swim. Children aged 6 to 12 can swim with a dolphin but only if accompanied by an adult.

Children under the age of 3 are admitted for free but still need to make a reservation.

At first glance the prices seem high but bear in mind the price includes all food and drink for the day plus 14 days admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and optionally Busch Gardens are included in the multi-day tickets.

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All prices are subject to change and you should check with Discovery Cove Orlando (opens in a new window) for the latest prices.

The free $50 gift card offer is only applicable to visits up to and including March 10, 2022 and is issued upon check in at Discovery Cove.

It is valid for 6 months from date of issue and can be used in the parks for purchasing food, drinks, admission, merchandise, photo packages and upgrades.

Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package Ticket with complimentary $50 Gift Card Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim Package plus complimentary $50 Gift Card.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $139.30
plus tax

Guests must be at least 6 years old to participate in the dolphin swim. All dolphin swim packages include about 30 minutes of in-water interaction.

Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package with complimentary $50 Gift Card plus 14 Day Admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim Package plus complimentary $50 Gift Card. Includes 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $167.30
plus tax
Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package with complimentary $50 Gift Card plus 14 Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim Package plus complimentary $50 Gift Card. Includes 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with free parking at the three additional parks.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $181.30
plus tax
Discovery Cove Single Day Admission Ticket with complimentary $50 Gift Card Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove plus complimentary $50 Gift Card. Does not include the Dolphin Swim package.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $121.80
plus tax
Discovery Cove Single Day Admission Ticket with complimentary $50 Gift Card plus 14 Day Admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove plus complimentary $50 Gift Card. Includes 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando but does not include the Dolphin Swim package.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $149.80
plus tax
Discovery Cove Single Day Admission Ticket with complimentary $50 Gift Card plus 14 Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove plus complimentary $50 Gift Card. Includes 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. with free parking at the three additional parks. Does not include the Dolphin Swim package.
Complimentary $50 Gift Card available on visits up to March 10, 2022. Offer ends October 3, 2021.
from $163.80
plus tax