I would select a Seaworld onsite hotel, assuming you are also planning to visit SW (admission to both SW & Aquatica are free with your DC tickets). That way, you can take advantage of the great perks like free Quick Queue and free reserved seating.Hello. I'm new to Dis...... I was wondering if anyone could help me as I'm trying to plan a surprise trip to Discovery Cove on Dec. 20, 2014. It will be a Christmas present for our 12 year old daughter and we've always stayed on Disney Property while in Orlando and never ventured off. This time it's just a Discovery Cove trip. Does anyone have any advice as to which hotel(s) to stay? Thanks everyone!