Get ready for the ultimate in relaxation and amazing animal encounters at Discovery Cove®, the incredible, open-air day resort at SeaWorld® Orlando.

Already one of Orlando's most unique attractions, Discovery Cove® at SeaWorld® Orlando has introduced two new experiences that bring even more excitement and relaxation to the one-of-a-kind day resort. Here's a look at the fresh features, which include the Animal Trek program and Relaxation Massages!

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Animal Trek at Discovery Cove

Animal Trek is a 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Discovery Cove's resident animal experts. Offering close encounters with the resort's animals, it includes a private trek through Explorer's Aviary, where you can feed and handle exotic birds. You'll also get to enjoy a special viewing opportunity at Freshwater Oasis starring the park's family of playful otters.

What's more, you'll have the chance to interact with two of Discovery Cove's most popular small animals: an anteater and a sloth! You'll also learn about the dangers of illegal exotic pet trade, bird longevity and the Species Survival Plan promoted by all SeaWorld parks.

Available as a regular-admission upgrade that starts at $79 per person, the 90-minute tours take place twice daily. Animal Trek participants must be at least 6 years old, and an adult must accompany guests ages 6 to 13.

New Ways to Relax at Discovery Cove

At Discovery Cove's all-new Oasis Spa, you can indulge in a 25-minute Relaxation Massage performed by a licensed therapist. The setting is a special cabana overlooking the peaceful waters of the park's Freshwater Oasis, with tranquil sounds of nature adding to the experience. Furthermore, the massages are done with a special, animal-friendly jojoba oil, which has a similar pH to human skin and is non-allergenic.

Available to guests ages 18 and older, and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, the solo and couple's massages are offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Starting at $59 as an upgrade to regular admission, massages last approximately 25 minutes, and you can reserve back-to-back slots to extend the serenity.

For still more relaxation, look into Discovery Cove's brand-new daybeds. Starting at $79 and able to accommodate up to four people, the spacious loungers are perfect for laying out in comfort while catching some sun. They join the park's private cabanas, which include tables and chairs, an overhead fan, a private locker, fresh towels, a stocked refrigerator and a host to see to your every need.

More to Explore at Discovery Cove

These and other experiences add an additional level of exclusivity to Discovery Cove, where attendance is strictly limited to 1,300 guests per day. With the resort's base package, you'll have the chance to explore a tropical paradise while frolicking with an amazing array of animals, including tropical fish, exotic birds, rays, otters and marmosets. And with the optional Dolphin Lagoon upgrade, you'll get an unforgettable, one-on-one encounter with a playful dolphin.

A visit to Discovery Cove offers a lot of value, too. In addition to the main experience, you'll receive complimentary amenities like fresh towels and snorkeling gear, as well as unlimited food and beverages.

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