Aquatica San Diego in Chula Vista, CA

2052 Entertainment CircleChula Vista, CA 91911
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A lushly landscaped water park offering rides and experiences ranging from serene to extreme, Aquatica San Diego offers an ideal attraction for guests of many ages. The attraction features high-speed thrill slides and other fun rides, such as Taumata Racer, HooRoo Run, and Kiwi Curl; beachside resort amenities; up-close animal experiences; one of Southern California’s largest wave pools; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chula Vista Travel Experts
  • Bring sunscreen, towel and swimsuit.
  • No personal floatation devices.
  • Cashless wristbands available.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Lockers available to rent.
  • Features 1,250-foot-long lazy river and 7 slide rides.


from Aquatica San Diego
Get ready for summer at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, where the South Seas meets Southern California in this whimsical, tropical oasis. Discover your inner Aquatics with waves from serene to extreme, up-close animal experiences, private cabanas, and attractions for the whole family.

If you’re looking for the biggest thrill in the park, make a splash at Taumata Racer® — a high-speed racing water slide at Aquatica SeaWorld San Diego will zoom riders down a 375-foot slide, around a 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line. If fast isn't your speed, Loggerhead lane is a calm, 1,250-foot long lazy river through colorful rain forest featuring lush landscapes and tropical waterfalls to keep you gliding along peacefully.

Aquatica San Diego opens May 18th for the 2020 season. All slides, rides, pools and beach are included with park admission. Food, merchandise, Cabanas, lockers are optional and available at an additional cost. Capacity is limited.

Parking fees:
  • $17 for Regular Parking

  • $22 for Up-Close Parking

  • $20 for RV's and Campers

  • $10 for Motorcycles


Tripster Customer Reviews

marilyn delacruz
san diego, CA
1 Review
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"Fun In the sun"
August 2016
went on a tues. lines weren't long, plenty of seating in shade or sun whatever you prefer.
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Tip: pack a picnic to eat at car.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
"Don't buy tickets limited opening"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019
Bought tickets from attraction tickets direct for combo aquatica and Sea world. Aquatica only opens on a weekend even though half there customers are tourist. Tickets unusable and total waste of money. You should give your schedule to ticket sellers as I feel totally ripped off. It's a joke when these tickets aren't cheap 👎👎👎👎👎
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San Diego, California
"best Waterpark"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019
This water park is by far one of the best I've been to, and best of all we live down the street. They have all kinds of things to do for adults and young children. The only thing is during August on the weekdays they don't have a lot of workers so, some of the rides were closed. We still had a blast!
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San Diego, California
"Ultimate water park for Toddlers"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019
Aquatics was great for toddlers, pretty epic park. The bigger rides are too few and the lines are insane. The chairs get full up so unless you get there when they open then your automatically going to have to sit at the big wave pool. Like most attractions everything inside is crazy expensive. They only let you bring one 20oz bottle of water per person and nothing more. Pretty ridiculous. They have lockers for your belongings and some descent food, but again everything is expensive. Will definitely go again!
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"Fun for all"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2019
Great day, gets busy, take flipflops or water shoes. Fast pass worth it when busy. Get there early to secure sun loungers. Food is expensive in park
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San Diego, California
"In Summer Go During The Week & Bring Swim Shoes!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2019
We have an annual pass with SeaWorld so we get to go to Aquatica and park with passes at no extra charge (platinum pass gives one preferred parking, and without the pass the price is $42.00 daily), plus, we get a 20% discount for shopping/food. The parking prices, food, etc., are kinda high (really high at SeaWorld parking is for example, $18-80 dollars) so expect to pay for your day of fun; unless you get a pass. We have the Platinum pass and it's $11.91 a month for both parks and it comes with preferred parking (a nice, short walk!). The passes expire a year from the day of purchase, not like the old days when everything expired on the 1st of January. There's a big difference from the weekends and the weekdays when waiting in lines. The park opens at 10:30 am on weekdays and 10:00 am on weekends. The slides are very high up and a good distance so, you'll have to walk all the way to the slide, then all the way up and go up the flights of stairs while you're waiting in line. In short, that means you're not able to wear your shoes on the slide down and if you leave them at the top you'll have a long hot walk to obtain your shoes. I really recommend swim shoes, and please, I can't stress that enough, swim shoes; because the cement is extremely hot, like burning hot; and the kids won't get moody, and/or have 3rd degree burns if not higher after your fun day in the sun. You'll have a wonderful time but, remember to bring shade (hats, sunglasses, huge towels) swim shoes, water, (to drink, haha) and lots of sunscreen. Enjoy! P.S. Leave your treasures at home or locked in an alarmed vehicle because the locker fee is $17.00 per locker (and they're little).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquatica San Diego

What are the food and beverage policies?
Hard and soft coolers, glass containers, food such as sandwiches, meals, snacks, etc., and flavored drinks may not be taken into the park. Water bottles may be taken into the park. For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance. Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a park representative for assistance before entering the park.

What is Aquatica’s pet policy?
Pets are not allowed at the park.  However, service animals are welcome at Aquatica. Service animals are welcome at Aquatica San Diego. The following guidelines will help you enjoy your visit with your service animal.  Service Animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform task for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service Animals are NOT permitted on any attraction at Aquatica San Diego.

Are lockers available?

All Day Locker rentals are available and conveniently located at the park entrance and directly in front of Kiwi Curl. Locker prices are $14, $17, $20. Guests will receive a $5 voucher, good at any Culinary or Merchandise location upon returning the key on day of rental.

How much is parking?
Parking fees are as follows:

•$17 for cars
•$20 for RVs and campers
•$10 for Motorcycles

What is the rain policy?

Aquatica remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks rides and attractions may be temporarily affected.  Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR CANCELATIONS ARE ALLOWED.

What is Aquatica's smoking policy?
For the convenience of guests who wish to smoke, Aquatica San Diego provides a designated Smoking Area near Big Surf Shores. Please refer to the park map for directions to this area.

What are some ride height requirements?

-Stingray Falls - riders must be 36" tall

-Walhalla Wave - riders must be 48" tall

-Woohoo Falls - riders must be 42" tall

-Kiwi Curl - riders must be 48" tall

-Cutback Cove - riders must be 42" tall and are required to have a life vest

-HooRoo Run - riders must be 42" tall

-Tassie's Twisters - riders must be 48" tall

-Zippity Zappity - riders must be under 48" tall