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.