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Old 18 Sep 20, 12:10 PM  
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Discovery Cove

Anyone got any useful info for DC please
We have never been before, so not sure about best time to get there, not planning a cabana as seem very expensive, so can you sit in the shade anywhere?
All tips appreciated, thanks
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Old 18 Sep 20, 12:21 PM  
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We've been 8 times! Love it.

We had cabana once, when a special offer on. They are nice, but not really worth the money, and there is plenty of seating (mainly sunbeds) around and lots of shade...some people try to 'cliam' a bed with the DC towel - and never return as there is so much to do - so, unless thet have personal stuff there, we just move it.

We find it better anyway to have different bases throughout the day when near the activity. So much to do - really do not spend much time resting.

Early arrival is best - especially if booking a Dolphin swim - get done early so not worrying about time for rest of day, and more time to be scheduled if it rained (more likely in afteroon).

Early start means early b'fast, early lunch then can squeeze in an early dinner! And make most of time in park.

Changing facilities have everything you need, so you just need your swimsuit, change of clothes and a waterproof camera ideally, as theirs are expensive. Suncream provided - must use their animal friendly one anyway.

If you need prescription goggles, you can get these from guest services for free (again best to get their early).

Supposedly aviary is best time to visit in the morning when birds are hungry.
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Old 18 Sep 20, 12:42 PM  
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Thanks so much
Weíve been going to Orlando for years but first time to DC, taking our teenage nephew, canít wait for it
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I love DC, as mentioned get there early, there are plenty of loungers with umbrellas.

I can sit for hours in the reef and just watch the rays as they swim by, then I usually grab a couple of woggles, one for my back and one for my legs and then just float around the lazy river.

In between all of that I usually stuff my face with the free food and drink

Towards the end of the day I usually sit near one of the Dolphin pools and watch them swim around, quite often one comes to the waters edge to see what you are doing.

Will be going again in 2022.
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Sounds lovely
Do I need to take a refillable cup with me? Or do you get something to use there?
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Sounds lovely
Do I need to take a refillable cup with me? Or do you get something to use there?
Disposable cups available at every drinks station.

You might want to take some snacks away with you for the trip back to your accommodation... ;-)
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Old 18 Sep 20, 02:15 PM  
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Sounds fab! We are so excited about going to something new
Not sure if Iíll swim with a dolphin or bottle it in the day lol!
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Sounds fab! We are so excited about going to something new
Not sure if Iíll swim with a dolphin or bottle it in the day lol!
The swim is only a small part of the dolphin encounter - and is optional!
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Yeah totally not sure on it just now
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Donít forget ID if you want to drink alcohol - they check on the way in and add it to your pass - then you can put it in a locker.
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