Black Friday deals are almost here – and it’s not just products that are going on sale. Experiences are coming at a discount, giving everyone a chance to get out and make memories without breaking the bank. Even Discovery Cove is getting in on the action by dropping prices through November 30, 2020. This year’s sale will be their biggest ever, with discounts ranging from 20-50% off throughout.
Of course, health and safety is a top priority for Discovery Cove and the park has implemented several important measures to promote guest safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. These enhanced health and safety measures include face coverings, temperature checks, physical distancing, increased presence of hand sanitizing stations, and significantly increased frequency of cleaning for all key areas.
Up to 50 Percent Off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Starting Now
In honor of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Discovery Cove has already rolled out its biggest deal ever. The park is giving everyone until the end of the month to book their visits at up to 50 percent off the regular price. Making the deal even sweeter is the fact that the discount applies to visits booked through December 2021. The discounts vary depending on the booking date. Overall, the discount ranges from 20 percent to 50 percent off and, if something comes up, it’s even possible to move the registration at no charge.
The discount extends beyond day resort admission, and includes park prices to Discovery Cove’s signature dolphin swim package as well. Guests don’t even have to bring their own gear! The booking rate includes everything needed for a fantastic day on the beach, including snorkeling gear and towels. The park even provides wetsuits for those who want to go even deeper into the waterways.
Fun Adventures Available During the Black Friday Extravaganza
Depending on the package selected, Discovery Cove alone offers a wide variety of activities to safely enjoy. Here’s a look at the most popular things to do at this resort oasis in Orlando.
Lounge on Sandy Beaches in Tropical Lagoons
White, sandy beaches are the name of the game at this beautiful park. All around the edges of the tropical lagoons are miles of beaches covered in exquisitely soft sand. As the sun shines down from above, the sand heats up and allows everyone to relax with plenty of open space in the lap of luxury. Guests are welcome to take a dip in the water to cool off, then kick back as they wait for their swim attire to dry.
When looking for a place to cool off, guests must settle down on the banks of Serenity Bay. The waters in this bay are a comfortable 85 degrees to keep everyone warm during their swims. While relaxing in the sun, guests have a chance to spot flamingos coming through en masse on their way to the grand reef.
Go on a Lazy Ride Down the River
To take in the sights while feeling the soothing power of the water, guests can ride down the tropical river at any point during their stay. The river moves past all of the sights and sounds that guests yearn to see upon booking a visit. While moving along with the current, they can view breathtaking waterfalls and rainforest, and can even go through an underwater cave. There are just as many incredible sights beneath the water’s surface as well. Most guests take multiple trips down the river just to get a chance to see it all.
Go Snorkeling With the Fish – Gear Included
Beneath the glistening surface of the water lies a spectacular coral reef – and it’s open to exploration for those who are adventurous. Guests can don their wetsuits to stay warm and put on their snorkeling gear to take a closer look.
The reef itself has enough creatures on its surface for hours of exploration, but the wonder doesn’t stop there. There are also plenty of tropical fish that call the coral reef home and delight in having new guests. As they swim about, everyone can see just how the ecosystem works and why it’s crucial to protect.
If guests are patient enough, they might even get to interact with the manta rays, which regularly glide by the coral reef. The reef sharks are a delight to watch from afar as well. The bridge takes guests over to the corner of the reef to observe them while staying a safe distance away.
Interact With Bottlenose Dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon
Discovery Cove offers a unique Signature Dolphin Experience that allows guests to experience bottlenose dolphins up close. Face coverings are required, and for the time being, all interactions take place in the shallow portion of the Dolphin Lagoon to maintain physical distancing requirements.
Guests will also get to meet with animal care experts who provide educational opportunities to learn about dolphin habitats, behaviors, and their incredible communication abilities. Guests can also learn about how animal care experts form relationships with the dolphins in their care.
Meet the Otters at the Freshwater Oasis
The Freshwater Oasis provides even more opportunities for guests who want to learn more about marine wildlife. They have the opportunity to come face-to-face with Asian small-clawed otters in a dynamic habitat that provides both above and below water viewing opportunities.
Freshwater Oasis is also home to Marmoset Island, which offers a special look at Discovery Cove’s marmosets. These playful primates are arboreal species and spend most of their time up in the trees. Marmosets can be seen exploring the treetops and bamboo bridges across the island playground.
Enjoy a Chance to Handfeed Tropical Birds
The Explorer’s Aviary sits just beyond the lazy river, allowing birdsong to lilt across the waterway. Upon visiting this area, guests have the chance to learn about the many tropical birds that live there.
Don’t Forget Upgrades When Booking
Although all of the included activities are enough to keep anyone busy for days, there are upgrades available that let guests customize the experience to their liking. Some of the most popular experience upgrades include:
- Private cabana rentals
- SeaVenture grand reef walking tour
- Ray feeding adventure
- Dolphin trainer for a day experience
Unlimited Meals, Snacks, and Beverages
As if all of that weren’t enough, Discovery Cove provides all meals (except dinner), snacks, and beverages free of charge. Guests get a fresh breakfast each morning at the Laguna Grill from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Then, they can return for a free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although it’s not provided as a part of the package, they can return to the grill for dinner if they wish.
On top of that, guests can head over to grab snacks whenever hunger strikes, so they are sure to stay well energized for all of the fun ahead. If they start to feel thirsty, ample beverages are available as well such as ice-cold drinks and gourmet coffee galore. Those aged 21 and over even get beer and wine on the house.
A True Commitment to Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Discovery Cove takes everyone’s health and safety seriously. Both guests and employees must undergo and pass a temperature screening using the CDC temperature recommendation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Face coverings will be required for guests two and older in certain designated areas of the park (e.g., the park entrance, retail areas, food and beverage areas, and other designated areas). Face coverings will not be required in the water (e.g., the lazy river and all other water attractions) except during the Signature Dolphin Experience.
Discovery Cove has also installed signage and markings throughout guest areas to identify appropriate six-foot physical distancing throughout the park. Lounge chair seating has also been modified to maintain physical distancing. The parks will encourage contactless payments, and plexiglass will be installed in high traffic areas to maintain a safe physical barrier.
To further protect the health and safety of both guests and employees, Discovery Cove has significantly increased the frequency of cleaning for all key areas of the parks and increasing the number of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park, especially in high-contact areas.
The park also understands how difficult it is to make plans to travel during this time. For that reason, they’ve created a “book with confidence” policy. This policy gives guests the ability to rebook their visit to a different date as long as they reach out 48 hours in advance. They can even cancel for free and get a 100 percent refund of the total amount paid when they contact the booking team at least 30 days prior.
With so many great deals, fun activities, and real flexibility in scheduling, it just makes sense to choose Discovery Cove as the top, safe vacation spot for 2021. These deals are running through the end of the month, so everyone who wants a spot should act now to get a Black Friday discount on their reservations.