SeaWorld and Aquatica Access Extended for Discovery Cove Guests

Beginning August 1st, visitors to Discovery Cove will have unlimited admission to both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica through January 31st, 2018. Discovery Cove guests previously had a 14-day window for admission to the parks. This new deal will not only let visitors experience the parks throughout this year, but also give them an opportunity to enjoy the parks with lighter crowds during the post-holiday season in January. This announcement follows the reveal of two new experiences for visitors to Discovery Cove. Starting today, guests of the day resort will have an opportunity to swim with the sharks and feed the rays. For an additional $85, guests may swim with the Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark and spotted wobbegong species. This experience follows a session where the park's shark team educates swimmers on shark anatomy and threats they face in the wild. There is also a snorkeling session held in the deeper areas of the shark habitat. Only swimmers 10+ years admitted. 5 percent of the profits will go directly to shark research and conservation through the Guy Harvey Foundation. For an additional $50, the ray-feeding experience offers participants a private tour of the Grand Reef, where they will be educated about the rays as they hand-feed them. This experience is open to those 6-years-old and up. Source: The Orlando Sentinel