Discovery Cove lets you swim and snorkel with dolphins at this all-inclusive day resort that is limited to around 1,000 guests per day. The 30 minute swim with bottlenose dolphins is undoubtedly the major attraction and an unforgettable experience, however there is plenty more to this resort. There is an underwater walking tour through the Grand Reef, you can snorkel with exotic fish, walk through the Explorers Aviary with hundreds of tropical birds. Why not just relax on the wind-away river or in one of the hammocks with a cool tropical drink.
Discovery Cove is about a 25 minutes drive from Aviana
SeaWorld has something for everyone. From some of the world's top rated roller coasters to action packed live shows to up close animal interactions. Enjoy shows such as One Ocean featuring killer whales, Blue Horizons with dolphins, tropical birds and acrobats and Clyde and Seamore the Sea Lions back at school. If you want more thrills and adrenalin rushes, try Manta - the only flying roller coaster of it's kind in the world, find out what it's like to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray. Dare you ride the Kraken - consistently ranked as one of the world's top coasters by enthusiasts. The floorless coaster takes you on an incredible journey high above the horizon, dropping you longer and spiralling you faster than any other coaster in Orlando - beware when you wake the Kraken!
SeaWorld is about a 25 minutes drive from Aviana
Aquatica is regarded as one of the best water parks in Orlando for families as it is suitable for all ages. The resort has a South Seas vibe with 36 slides and six winding rivers. The main attraction is Dolphin Plunge featuring side by side body slides that shoot riders through a pool filled with black and white Commerson's dolphins.
Aquatica is around a 25 minutes drive from Aviana
Busch Gardens Tampa is a 335 acre 19th century African-themed animal theme park. The 29 acre Serengeti Plains allows animals to roam freely and encompasses a fantastic safari tour that evens lets you feed the giraffes. The beauty of Busch Gardens is that it is so diverse, from being able to get up close and personal with the animals to hair-raising rides such as SheiKra - climb 200 feet to the edge of a 90 degree drop that inches you mercilessly over the edge and stops, then hurtle downwards at 70 mph through loops, underground tunnels then a splashdown finale. If that's not enough of an adrenaline rush take the Cheetah Hunt, the triple-launch coaster and park's longest ride at 4,400 feet
Busch Gardens is around a 75 minutes drive from Aviana