Join in Discovery Cove’s 15th birthday celebrations

Discovery Cove

One Direction star Liam Payne, Chelsea football ace John Terry and Olympic diver Tom Daley have all been there, done it and bought the T-shirt!

Discovery Cove

The trio are among a host of celebrities who have been snapped swimming with dolphins at Orlando’s Discovery Cove – which celebrates its 15th birthday this summer – and now you can join the picture gallery.

Discovery Cove

The park is inviting everyone to join in the celebrations and share their Discovery Cove memories using #15YearsofDiscovery on Instagram. Holidaymakers can also upload their own images to the Discovery Cove UK site

The fabulous attraction already has a history of births and marriages! Here’s some fun facts about award-winning Discovery Cove:

  • The Grand Reef contains more than 10,000 animals – 125 different species of fish, rays and shark – and close to a million gallons of water.
  • Research shows 90% of visitors have a greater commitment to conservation following a day at Discovery Cove.
  • Discovery Cove sees visitors returning to the park over and over again. One family has visited the park more than 50 times.
  • With the help of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, more than 3,000 marriage proposals have been made and more than 8,000 birthday surprises shared.
  • Twenty-nine dolphins have been born at Discovery Cove since the park opened – the latest Reef, a female calf of Coral.
  • In September 2009, Discovery Cove welcomed its first lesser anteater into the world. The female was born via C-section and was the parks first operation of this nature on an anteater.
  • In July 2013, the expert team at Discovery Cove performed a ground-breaking C-section on a whitetip reef shark, resulting in the birth of four pups – the first operation of its kind in the world.
  • The Discovery Cove zoological team participates in animal conservation projects around the world.
  • Discovery Cove was named No1 amusement park in the world in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2013 and 2014.

Want to go there? The Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket includes one day reservation at Discovery Cove (with 30 minute dolphin swim experience, all meals, snacks and beverages) plus 14 day unlimited entry to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens AND Aquatica from £172 per person. See SeaWorld

Seven nights in International Drive starts from £1,505 per person, including flights from Gatwick on August 5, room only accommodation at the 3*+ Doubletree by Hilton August See Travel City Direct