Hi everyone! Yesterday we visited one of our favorite places; we spent our day at the Discovery Cove dolphin swim.

The last time I visited was in February, and since then, a LOT has changed. When the attractions here in Orlando begun to reopen, I found a lot of reviews and information about their safety measures, but I haven’t found much information about Discovery Cove, so I decided to go check it out, and believe I have a TON of questions and concerns.

Oi! Ontem eu visitei um dos meus lugares favoritos em Orlando; eu passei o dia no Discovey Cove.

A última vez que eu visitei foi em fevereiro, e de lá para cá MUITA coisa mudou. Quando as atrações aqui em Orlando começaram a reabrir, eu encontrei muita informação sobre as medidas de segurança dos maiores parques temáticos mas eu não vi quase nada sobre o Discovery Cove, então eu decidi ir conferir pessoalmente.

* Thank you, Discovery Cove, for hosting my family. Although my visit was sponsored, this post reflects my opinions.
* Obrigada, Discovery Cove pelo convite. Esse post reflete a minha opinião e experiência.

1 – SOCIAL DISTANCE IN STYLE

1 – DISTANCIAMENTO SOCIAL COM ESTILO

Discovery Cove is a park that kept its capacity low and required reservations. Now the park reduced its capacity even further to 50%.

Discovery Cove never felt crowded, but now the chairs are further apart, preventing groups from gathering.

If you are looking to social distance, even more, you will love the cabanas! It is the ultimate social distancing.

Cabanas are an add-on that I highly recommend you guys to take a look at. Discovery Cove cabanas fit six people comfortably, have a water view, and comes with everything you need to have a perfect day. There is no better way to social distance.

O Discovery Cove sempre controlou a sua capacidade e para visitar a reserva sempre foi necessária mas agora eles reduziram ainda mais a capacidade do parque (50% pelo que me informaram).

Esse parque nunca foi lotado, mas agora você vai notar que as espreguiçadeiras estão separadas.

Se você quer ainda mais distancimento, você pode alugar uma das cabanas.

É uma despesa extra que eu SUPER recomendo. As cabanas do Discovery Cove cabem seis pessoas confortavelmente, e possuem uma vista maravilhosa. Além disso elas incluem tudo o que você precisa para ter uma dia perfeito. Não existe distanciamento social melhor.

2 – ALL INCLUSIVE

2 – TUDO INCLUIDO

If you never visited Discovery Cove before, you might not know that this is an all-inclusive park! 

When I say ALL-inclusive, I really mean it. The base ticket to Discovery Cove includes breakfast, lunch, parking, towels, and even animal friendly sunscreen!

Due to the park’s added safety measures, the day ticket also includes face coverings and hand sanitizer. 

There are add-ons you can purchase, like my beloved Cabanas. Still, you can have a phenomenal day with or without spending extra money. 

Some of my favorite add-ons are:

Se você nunca visitou esse parque, talvez você não saiba que no Discovery Cove tudo está incluido!

Quando eu digo tudo, eu quero realmente quero dizer TUDO. O ingresso básico do Discovery Cove (sem nunhum upgrade) inclui café da manhã, almoço, estacionamento, toalhas e até protetor solar.

Agora, nessa época de Covid, também inclui máscara e álcool em gel.

Existem upgrades que você paga à parte, como as minhas amadas cabanas, mas você não precisa gastar nada extra para aproveitar o seu dia.

Alguns dos meus upgrades favoritos são:

Discovery Cove Dolphin Swim

Discovery Cove adapted it’s Dolphin swim, to protect guests and team members.

Face Coverings are mandatory to participate  in this activity and groups required to maintain social distance.

The biggest change is that you don’t actually get to swim with the dolphin anymore, BUT you will spend more time interacting with them. Fair trade in my book.

Another minor modification is one of the photo opps. You don’t kiss the dolphin anymore, instead the dolphin pretend to kiss you.

I asked if that was to protect the dolphins, and the trainers informed me that it is to protect us. Dolphins don’t contract covid, which is great to hear.

You are allowed to lower your face covering for pictures.

O Discovery Cove adaptou a interação com os golfinhos para proteger os guests e funcionários.

Para participar dessa atividade, o uso de máscaras é obrigatório e os grupos tem que manter o distanciamento social.

A maior mudança é que agora você não nada com o golfinho, em compensação, você passa muito mais tempo interagindo com eles.

Outra alteração (mínima) é a foto em que você beija o golfinho, agora é o golfinho que finge te dar um beijinho.

Eu perguntei se isso era para proteger o golfinho, mas é para nos proteger. Imagina se todos beijassem o golfinho? O treinador me informou que golfinhos não contraem Covid.

Você pode abaixar a máscara durante as fotos.

Premium Drink Package

It was my first time trying their Premium Drink Package. It costs $40. 

Discovery Cove offers beer and wine during lunch (included), but if you plan to drink more than that, I recommend the Premium Drink Package. 

It includes specialty drinks and more variety when it comes to beer and wine.

Essa foi a primeira vez que a gente teve o Premium Drink Package.

Por $40 você tem direito a drinks alcoolicos que incluem coquetéis ilimitados. Se você pretende beber no parque pode ser uma boa porque comprar individualmente sai caro.

Cerveja e vinho (pequenos) estão incluidos com o almoço.

Seaventure – Sea Walk Tour

I am obsessed! It was one of the coolest things I ever done in my life!

It is an underwater sea walk (18 feet deep) while wearing a helmet that made me feel like an astronaut.

I was SO scared to try this activity! I was very anxious beacuse I do have claustrophobia. It took two tries, but I was able to participate.

The team was amazing, and talked me through it. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

You get to some amazing close encounters with rays, sharks, and TONS of fish.

Also important to note, the helmets were sanitized in front of us which I really appreciate.

Me apaixonei! Essa foi uma das coias mais legais que eu já fiz na vida!

No Seaventure você usa um capacete de mergulho que te permite respirar normalmente.

Eu estava morrendo de medo e super anxiosa porque eu tenho claustrophobia. Tive que tentar duas vezes para conseguir participar.

A equipe foi ótima e trabalhou comigo para  me acalmar. Eu faria essa atividade novamente em um piscar de olhos.

Você vê de pertinho diversas arraias, peixes e até tubarão. Super legal visitar o ambiente deles.

Importante dizer que o Discovery Cove desinfetou todos os capacetes na nossa frente.

Photo Package

If you are planning to participate in any water tour, you will probably want to check their photo package because you won’t be able to take your camera with you , and you will want to bring those memories home.
Se você vai nadar com os golfinhos você vai querer dar uma olhada no pacote de fotos porque você não pode levar a sua câmera, e com certeza vai querer fotos de recordação.

3 – SAFETY MEASURES

3 – MEDIDAS DE SEGURANÇA

When it comes to my family’s well-being, I am VERY strict or as my husband would call paranoid.

I set some rules; if when we see people gathering, we step back.

If there is any activity that we feel uneasy participating in, we won’t go. I also carry Clorox wipes with me whatever we go, and will use to disinfect things as needed.

I’m happy to report that Discovery Cove is doing a phenomenal job. As soon as you get there you will receive a pouch with a facevocering and hand sanitizer

I saw them cleaning surfaces frequently, and they explained to me how they clean their snorkle equipment which made me comfortable to use it.

Quando se trata do bem-estar da minha família, eu sou SUPER rigorosa, ou como o meu marido chama: paranóica.

Nós temos as seguintes regras: se encontrarmos uma situação onde a gente não se sinta 100% confortável, vamos embora.

Além disso eu sempre tenho lencinho desinfetante para limpezas emergências.

Eu estou feliz em falar que o Discovery Cove está fazendo um ótimo trabalho. Assim que você chega, eles te dão uma bolsinha contendo uma máscara e também alcool em gel.

Eu vi os funcionários limpando superficies com frequencia e eles me explicaram como é feita a limpeza do equipamento de mergulho, o que ajudou a me acalmar.

Face coverings

Máscaras

Face coverings are required on:

– Check-in

– Restaurant

– Store

– Dolphin Encounter

– Aviary

Face coverings are recommended, but NOT enforced:

–  Walking around the park (Honestly most people were not using their masks, while walking around the park. Avoid the main pathway and you will be fine, there is plenty of space)

– Using the restrooms

Face coverings are NOT required or recommended:

– Swimming

Máscaras são obrigatórias:

– Na entrada para fazer o check-in

– No restaurante

– Na loja

– Para nadar com os golfinhos

– Para ir no aviário

Máscaras são recomendadas, mas não obrigatórias:

– Para andar pelo parque (honestamente não estavam usando máscaras para andar pelo parque, então evite o caminho principal)

– Banheiros

Máscaras não são recomendadas:

– Para nadar.

4 – FEELS LIKE A VACATION

4 – PARECE FÉRIAS

Let’s be honest! We have no idea when tourism will resume normally. I always loved how Discovery Cove made me feel like I was on a Caribbean island, and know that this destination is out of my reach due to closed frontiers.

Discovery Cove makes me feel like I’m on vacation, and this is the best feeling in the world right now.

The best part is that you don’t need to pay for any add -on to be able to have this feeling. The base ticket includes lots of fun for the whole family.

Vamos ser honestos, atualmente ninguém tem a menor idéia quando o turismo voltará ao normal. Eu sempre amei como o Discovery Cove faz eu me sentir como se estivesse no Caribe, mas agora que esse destino está fora do meu alcance, graças as  fronteiras estarem fechadas, eu aprecio esse parque ainda mais.

O Discovery Cove faz com que eu me sinta de férias.

Você não precisa pagar por nenhum extra para se sentir de férias por lá!

5 – DEALS

5 – PROMOÇÃO

It is not a secret that our local tourist attractions have been promoting a lot of deals lately, and Discovery Cove is no exception.

Right now, they have an incredible 40% off deal going on, which includes a drink package. Click HERE to check it out because this promotion is about to expire!

I recommend you subscribe to receive their emails, so you are always updated on special promotions throughout the year.

 

Não é nenhum segredo que as atrações de Orlando estão fazendo várias promoções ultimamente, e o Discovery Cove não é nenhuma exceção.

Atualmente o parque está oferencendo 40% de desconto e ainda incluido um dos pacotes de bebida com o ingresso. Clique aqui para conferir.

Se você perder essa promoção não se preocupe, se increva na lista de email deles porque o Discovery Cove faz ótimas promoções com frequência.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and make sure to also read 5 reasons why you should include Discovery Cove on your travel plans,
Espero que vocês tenham gostado desse post, e leiam também o post 5 razões para incluir o Discovery Cove no seu roteiro de viagem

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