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Discovery Cove announces FL resident savings (up to $70); SeaWorld & Busch Gardens still offer $50 weekday ticket for U.S. residence


Florida residents can experience Discovery Cove at an exclusive rate. Named the No. 1 theme park in the world by Trip Advisor 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Discovery Cove is offering savings available through Dec. 31, 2013, where Florida residents can enjoy a Dolphin Swim Day Resort package for $219 plus tax — a savings of up to $70 per person — and a Day Resort package, which includes a full day stay without the dolphin swim experience, for $149 plus tax.

Discovery Cove at SeaWorld Orlando.
Discovery Cove at SeaWorld Orlando.

Florida Residents can enhance their day with an upgrade for $49 to experience SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where guests, wearing dive helmets, find up-close encounters with sharks, one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays. Plus, with the purchase of any Discovery Cove package, Floridians also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld AND Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, where they can create even more memories at family-friendly events such as SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is sure to bring waves of Halloween fun this season with trick-or-treating, dancing with lovable sea creatures, laughing at silly and spooky shows and creating sea-themed arts and crafts. And for the holidays, guests will be immersed in the holiday spirit at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. From Santa to Shamu, holiday traditions are made at SeaWorld with special holiday-themed shows and spectacular nighttime entertainment like the glistening dazzle of the Sea of Trees.

An all-inclusive Dolphin Swim Day Resort package includes:

  • Reserved dolphin experience
  • Unlimited access to signature experiences including: Freshwater Oasis®, The Grand Reef®,
  • free-flight Explorer’s Aviary, Serenity Bay, and Wind-Away River
  • Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch plus snacks throughout the day
  • Beverages all day long, including sodas, water and alcoholic drinks (for those 21 years and older)
  • All swim gear (mask, snorkel and swim vest or wetsuit), towels, locker, sunscreen and other first-class amenities
  • All day self-parking at Discovery Cove
  • A complimentary photo portrait of guest and their party upon entry to park
  • Unlimited admission pass to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark valid after date of Discovery Cove visit through January 31, 2014

Proof of valid Florida residency is required upon check-in at guest reception. Book online at or call 1-877-434-7268 for more information.


More savings at SeaWorld & Busch Gardens…

Guests can explore Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin and the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld Orlando, or experience thrilling attractions and amazing land animals at Busch Gardens with the all-new $50 Weekday Ticket, on sale August 1 through December 20, 2013, for $50 for a single-day admission, Mondays through Fridays.

The $50 Weekday Ticket is available online to U.S. residents at or or by calling (888) 800-5447.


To learn more about Discovery Cove and SeaWorld, check out these popular posts on our site:

Discovery Cove at SeaWorld Orlando: A review of my tropical adventure & dolphin interaction

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September 4, 2013 3:11 pm

Now Derek’s gone the big 5 is gone… What happened?

September 4, 2013 3:19 pm
Reply to  Jack

@JackThanks for being a fan of our top five lists. You can see the 30 or so we’ve already published here, and there’s a new one coming later this week 🙂

Noeleen Sweeney Maher
Noeleen Sweeney Maher
September 4, 2013 10:59 am

amazing place,i was there the 19th of august and i will be booking it again for sure

Johnny Keiling
Johnny Keiling
September 4, 2013 11:01 am

Go there every time we go its brilliant well worth the money

Lesley Dodd
Lesley Dodd
September 4, 2013 11:02 am

Is it just me or did anyone else get really emotional when they were in the water with the dolphins?? They are so adorable 🙂

Bruce S Benzing
Bruce S Benzing
September 4, 2013 11:03 am

Glad to see no Six Flags made the list…

Audrey Hutchinson
Audrey Hutchinson
September 4, 2013 11:43 am

We had the best day ever, and the best thunder storm to finish the day 🙂

Abida Haling
Abida Haling
September 4, 2013 11:49 am

What about discounts for visitors who travel all the way to Orlando they should get good discounts too
September 4, 2013 12:26 pm

Abida Haling – While SeaWorld doesn’t flatout offer discounts to everyone (if they did, it wouldn’t really be a discount – it would just be their regular pricing), one really great feature of the SeaWorld park is that all their annual events are included with regular admission. If you can visit during Halloween Spooktacular or their holiday events, even a full price ticket is a great value.

Abida Haling
Abida Haling
September 4, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks for getting back to me but you hear all the time that Florida residents get discounts and savings and we spend money for flights etc and discount for foreigners too

Melissa McLaughlin
Melissa McLaughlin
September 4, 2013 10:12 pm

Abida it’s the perk of actually living in Florida. Florida resident discounts gets locals in the park where they may not come otherwise.

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