There are so many things to do in Orlando, Florida that you might overlook Sea World, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. You could, however, make an entire vacation around these locations! Let me tell you why!
A limited number of tickets are sold to Discovery Cove each day so it is never over crowded. You can schedule a 30 minute dolphin encounter as well as other animal interaction opportunities. I arrived at 8 AM and was quickly greeted, sent through security, and given a badge to wear for the day. I was then escorted to breakfast where I could chose from many items on the buffet. After breakfast, I was led to a locker room and changing area where I was given a wetsuit for the day. I changed, locked up my belongings, and began my adventure.
At Discovery Cove there is a Great Reef area where you can swim with tropical fish, stingrays, and small sharks. I literally did this until my fingers and toes looked like prunes. Not only was I able to swim with these wonderful creatures, I was able to watch a trainer feed them and I was able to touch them as they swam by.
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