The wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show are looking for some heat relief, and found a freshwater oasis at an Orlando Water Park! It’s been a few weeks since the Freshwater Oasis at Discovery Cove opened (June 2012), and many visitors to the area still don’t know about it. It was supposed to open in the Spring, but what the heck, summer is good for us!

Freshwater Oasis is a tropical retreat which replaced a saltwater reef (that had been leaking) at Discovery Cove and is home to otters and marmosets in a rainforest setting. Sounds cool and refreshing, right? It is that, and more.

Freshwater Oasis
This section of the Orlando theme park is set up as trails filled with water. You can hike along these streams, wade through them, and at times, swim around in them. Explore the various trails and even relax on a secluded beach! Watch for the energetic marmosets as they busy themselves to the entertainment of the guests. All levels of swimmers will enjoy the water, as well as the Asian River Otters who swim near guests (in their own area separated by plexiglass). The tropical flooded terrace is a favorite stopping point for most guests. No matter where you turn, you’ll find endless discoveries.

Freshwater Oasis joins the Grand Reef

Mostly known for their ‘swim-with-the-dolphins program,’ this new Freshwater Oasis joins the Grand Reef in Discovery Cove’s line up of all-day enjoyment. The price of admission is included in the admission ticket, however, the number of guests allowed into this section of the park is limited to 1,000 per day, so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 1-877-434-7268.

Seasonal rates for Discovery Cove vary starting around $180, going up to over $300 (rates for Day Resort Package without dolphin swim experience and guests ages 3-5 start a little under $200). This may seem rather expensive, but a day in a tropical paradise, not to mention the wonderful memories you’ll have, will be worth every penny. Check it out at

End Your Day with Half Price Dinner

After a day swimming with dolphins and otters, you’ll be hungry so head down to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Purchase your tickets online at half price. Our show will completely entertain your entire family – not in the same way as the marmosets, but entertaining all the same. It’ll be the perfect night to end a perfect day. See you at Capone’s!


Last Updated on April 5, 2018