My wife and I honeymooned in Orlando, and one of the parks we visited was Discovery Cove. In the months leading up to the wedding, I spent time finding out all I could about the beautiful park. You had to make reservations? Parking, food and beverages were included? They limit attendance to 1,000 people per day? Snorkeling in a coral reef, relaxing in a heated lazy river, swimming with dolphins? The tickets cost how much? We booked months ahead of time and the night before I was like a kid on Christmas Eve. I couldn’t wait to see this amazing park for myself.
The “main gate” is more like a hotel lobby. A host or hostess checks you in, gives you a few pointers, then sends you on your way.
No paper maps here. A map isn’t really necessary, and the paper would just litter the pools.
Don’t worry about temperature shock when you first get in. The designers of Discovery Cove knew what they were doing when they building Wind-Away river. The temperature of this ultimate lazy river warm and soothing. I’d guess it to be around 80 – 85 degrees!
We had a waterproof disposable camera with us. Even though it didn’t take the best pictures, the shots we did get were very unique. Here you can get a sense of the beauty all throughout Wind-Away River.