Votes are coming in thick and fast for the Orlando Awards 2015. In partnership with The Sun newspaper, we're offering the chance to win a £5,000 holiday to everyone who votes and lets us know what their Orlando highlights are! This year, we have introduced a brand new category - the best animal experiences in Orlando. Check out the nominees below and get voting!
1. Dolphin Swim, Discovery Cove
Experiencing a Dolphin Swim at Discovery Cove is often the highlight of our customers’ Orlando holiday, and one that everyone who does it remembers forever. Meeting the Cove’s resident dolphins in waist-high water, kissing and playing with them as the onsite official photographers capture this magical moment, you also get a chance to swim with these wonderful animals!
2. Grand Reef, Discovery Cove
Snorkel the gorgeous Grand Reef at Discovery Cove and discover a world of beautiful coral and animal life beneath pristine aquamarine water. There are thousands of beautifully coloured fish and soft rays to play with, while the more adventurous can swim up to the shark enclosure, where sharks bare their pearly whites at you from behind strong glass! Despite the glass, however, it truly feels like you’re immersed in the deep blue with these fascinating creatures.
3. SeaVenture, Discovery Cove
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of breathing under water without the trouble of gaining a SCUBA qualification? At SeaVenture, Discovery Cove give you the opportunity to go deeper into the blue and walk on the reef floor wearing a dive helmet that lets you breathe underwater! Touch and learn about amazing sea life as you walk the ocean floor, culminating in a fish feeding frenzy right in front of your eyes! You couldn’t get any closer if you tried.
4. Kilimanjaro Safari, Disney's Animal Kingdom
If the lush African savannah is more your thing, why not experience the best safari experience outside of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? An open air safari vehicle picks you up from the designated rendezvous point before embarking on a picturesque and exciting tour of the spectacular African landscape. There are plenty of exotic animals to be seen, including rhinos, cheetahs, hippos and giraffes – just keep your eyes peeled and your cameras at the ready!
5. Behind the Scenes Tour, SeaWorld Orlando
Conservation fans will love the SeaWorld behind the scenes tour, which aims to educate guests about marine conservation and animal rescue operations at the parks. Visitors will get an inside look into the rescue and rehabilitation centres, which can be filled with anything from sea lions, seal pups and birds at any given time! No two tours are the same as no two days at SeaWorld are alike – you never know what you’ll find!
6. Serengeti Safari, Busch Gardens
65 acres of gorgeous Serengeti plan await you at Busch Gardens, where zebras, giraffes and ostriches roam free in this amazing wild environment. Guests are driven round the savannah on a flatbed vehicle which allows you to walk around and, most importantly, feed the animals from the side of the truck! If you’ve always dreamed of feeding a giraffe, the Serengeti safari is the perfect experience.
7. Affection Section, Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom’s Affection Section is the perfect spot to get little ones introduced to a range of cute and furry farm animals! With sheep, goats, and donkeys amongst other animals available to pet, the Affection Section is a truly interactive experience where all the family can get involved with touching and handling these cute and cuddly animals!
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