A new swimming and wading area called Freshwater Oasis, populated by Asian otters and marmosets native to South America, opened this week at Discovery Cove, a small, boutique park associated with (and across the street from) SeaWorld Orlando. Designed as a freshwater spring under a rainforest canopy, the oasis is where Tropical Reef used to be. Water in Freshwater Oasis is only waist deep, and in the center is an island where the tiny marmosets live.
Summer admission to Discovery Cove, which includes parking, food, beverages, floating on a lazy river, snorkeling on the Grand Reef and a dolphin encounter, plus admission to SeaWorld and the Aquatica water park, starts at $229 ($149 without the dolphin experience). Information: 877-434-7268 or click here.
Photo credits: Discovery Cove