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Discovery Cove – New Baby & Discounted Offers

It’s a girl! Discovery Cove is the proud birthplace of a female dolphin born March 18th. She is the 28th dophin to be born at the Orlando attraction since it opened in 2000. She is the fourth calf born to mother, Natalie.

The baby dolphin weights around 48 pounds and is 47 inches long. The Discovery Cove Zoological Team provides around-the-clock care for the mother and her baby. Another mother, Rose, is also watched carefully with her calf born on February 12. These four dolphins are currently kept in a behind-the-scenes pool.

Discovery Cove Baby Dolphin and Mother

If you are a Florida resident, you might want to try to get a peek at the new baby dolphin. Discovery Cove has brought back their Florida Resident Discount again. Although there are a lot of blackout dates, it is still one of the best discounted offers you’ll find. Not so much because of the price, but what it also includes.

This park offers a chance to get up close with the dolphins, and you may hand-feed exotic birds, view a wide range of tropical fish, see rays and other sea creatures. Your package includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks. You also receive sunscreen (safe for use around dolphins), snorkel equipment, lockers, a wetsuit and towels. That’s a great deal! Maybe this is why Discovery Cove was ranked #1 in the “Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in The World” category in 2013 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Why This Discounted Deal is Such a Great Bargain

Dolphin Swim Day Resort Packages start at $219 per person. If you don’t care to swim with the dolphins, those theme park tickets start at $149. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: What a lot of people don’t know about this special offer is that with this purchase, you also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica for 2 weeks around the date of your reservation! Upgrade your package for $22 and you can include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in this deal! This is a fantastic bargain if you have a couple of weeks to spend at the area’s theme parks.

With SeaWorld celebrating their 50th anniversary, there is a lot going on. “Sea of Surprises” will be a year-long event. When you visit this theme park, consider yourself lucky if you run into the surprise squad. They roam about the park giving out merchandise, ride passes and more. Not only that, but the killer whale show “One World” has returned.

Dates to Use This Ticket Deal

Now for the blackout dates… You cannot use this discounted theme park ticket April 1 – 21 or from June 1 – August 31. You have to use it before the end of the year, and it must be purchased before May 31st. So again, if you are a Florida resident, and know in advance that you’ll have a couple weeks to play at our theme parks during these available periods, this is a great deal. My suggestion would be to hit it in early May. The water is warm, the crowds are not as large and the summer thunderstorms usually hold off.

Just for Kids! SeaWorld on Saturdays

Beginning January 14, SeaWorld is programming a festival called “Just for Kids.” It will continue for four weeks, ending Saturday, February 4th. The Saturday festivals include a daily concert by kid-friendly performers. The concert lineup includes:

  • LazyTown – Saturday, Jan. 14

    Things are upside-down in LazyTown! Stephanie, Sportacus and others take kids on a fun journey while also promoting healthy lifestyles for children in a positive and catching way.
  • Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate – Saturday, Jan. 21

    Celebrate the universal nature of sibling relationships in Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate. Max & Ruby never quite want the same thing and their plans always collide – with hilarious results.
  • Doodlebops’ Musical Playdate – Saturday, Jan. 28

    Get movin’ and groovin’ with the Doodlebops. Rock stars DeeDee, Rooney and Moe sing their favorite songs, tell their wackiest jokes and show off their funkiest dance moves.
  • Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve – Saturday, Feb. 4

    Starring Genevieve Goings, Choo-Choo Soul allows parents to enjoy the same music their kids do. Featuring soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite, Choo-Choo Soul is a diverse and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If your family wants to attend the concert, we recommend going straight to the Nautilus Theater to get your tickets once you enter into the Orlando theme park. Guests must pick up concert tickets across from the theater on show days, beginning at 9 a.m., and tickets will be on first-come, first-served basis. Concerts will be held in the theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Saturday.

In addition to the concerts, there will be numerous special offers. On these designated Saturdays, guests can rent strollers at half-price, and for kids (with each paid adult) the all-day dining deal, sky tower ride, Penguins Up-close, Dolphins Up-close or Behind-the-Scenes tours are FREE! There will also be special events at Shamu’s Party Zone and a treasure hunt with Elmo and Abby at the SeaPort Theater. For an additional $29.99 (adults) and $24.99 (3-9) your family can eat breakfast with Elmo at the SeaFire Inn at The Waterfront. This breakfast also includes reserved seats at the concert of the day – attending the 8:30 a.m. breakfast includes reserved seats at the 11 a.m. concert, and the 10:30 a.m. breakfast includes reserved seats at the 2 p.m. concert.

SeaWorld is currently offering their basic Fun Card (one park, parking not included), where Florida residents pay for a day and can return all year through 2012, for $81.99 (adult 10+) and $73.99 (child). Plus, they just announced a FREE Preschool Pass. Children 5 and younger are admitted into SeaWorld and Busch Garden for free in 2012 – with no blackout dates! Fun Cards are available at the front gate, however, the kid’s free offer is available only online at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

SeaWorld is a great place for families to go. Now on Saturdays, it is an even better place to go! Enjoy the concerts on Saturdays and return throughout the year for other specials that SeaWorld is well-known for.