I have wanted to go to Discovery Cove since it opened and it FINALLY happened! Our family spent the day in paradise. Before purchasing our tickets, we discussed the different packages and the availability of private cabanas as a family and we decided that this is probably a once-in-a-lifetime event. We decided to splurge and purchase the Elite package (more on packages in a different post) which includes a private cabana.
A friend told me to “arrive when it opens and stay until they put you out” – she was right!. Although the waterways do not open until 8:30, breakfast is served early and the doors open at 7:15 am. We arrived in the parking lot by 7:30 am and the line to enter was very long, we must have been one of the last people to arrive since the line was not very long behind us. We stood in line for about 30 minutes but it was always moving and the foliage was beautiful. Although the park was almost full to capacity, it was the only line we stood in all day long.
An excellent variety of good food was available for breakfast. The empty coffee