If you're new to the Orlando theme parks scene, here's an overview of SeaWorld and Discovery Cove basics .
Combining entertainment, up-close animal encounters and thrilling rides is SeaWorld's recipe for adventure.
At Waterfront at SeaWorld, guests can explore a five-acre village infused with the sights, sounds, flavor and festivity of the most vibrant cities by the sea.
SeaWorld creates extraordinary memories with "One Ocean," a show through which visitors witness the awesome power of sea creatures.
On SeaWorld's Manta roller coaster you can experience what it's like to spin, glide and skim like a giant ray.
Thrill-seekers also enjoy Journey to Atlantis, a wild and fun water-coaster ride through the mysterious lost city; and Wild Arctic, an unforgettable motion-based flight in a "jetcopter" over spectacular, panoramic views of the frozen North.
For general park information visit seaworld.com or call (407) 351-3600.
At Discovery Cove, you can swim with dolphins, glide with stingrays, safely come face-to-face with sharks and immerse yourself in the ultimate marine-life experience with no barriers, lines or crowds.
You can swim and play with beautiful bottlenose dolphins in a deep-water lagoon during your 30-minute dolphin interaction, or snorkel through a massive coral reef with more than 9,000 tropical fish, rays, barracuda and sharks housed safely behind glass partitions. Glide with smaller stingrays in the Ray Lagoon, and then escape to the free-flight aviary, home to over 200 tropical birds that you can actually hand-feed and touch.
Continue by playing in the resort-style pool, frolicking under waterfalls, floating down a tropical river and wandering through thatched-roof huts and cabanas. Or, you can claim a shaded hammock and relax on sugar-white sandy beaches. When you're ready, a freshly prepared meal will be served at Laguna Grill.
You can save when you add admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, and Adventure Island to your Discovery Cove package.