SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, CA

500 Sea World Dr.San Diego, CA 92109
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SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, California

Overview

An aquatic animal theme park ideal for all ages and group sizes, SeaWorld® San Diego features exciting live shows, rides, and exhibits that celebrate the marine life of many species. Guests can feel the rush with Manta®—a high-speed double-launch roller coaster; view real-life sharks up close at Shark Encounter; come face-to-face with playful bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Point; and much more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Open during inclement weather, some attractions will close.
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Make time for animal feedings and shows.
  • Eat lunch during show performances to beat the crowd.

Description

from SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego ’s new dueling roller coaster, Tidal Twister, made its debut in 2019. A first of its kind adventure, this unique ride is an exhilarating experience that demonstrates the power of the ocean. Accelerating to 30 mph, riders will twist and bank as if riding the tide along a tight figure-8 track that includes a dynamic zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains, holding 16 passengers each, load at opposite ends of the figure-8 track and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A height requirement of only 48" makes this a perfect ride for younger guests and family members.

At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. Get up-close and personal with dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more. Plus, step beneath the waves and go hands-on at Explorer’s Reef™ - an all-new larger-than-life coral realm where you can touch a shark, a crab, or thousands of tiny cleaner fish that will nibble playfully at your fingers. It’s an exploratory adventure you’ll just have to see to believe.

Get an up-close and personal look at the incredible variety of marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy close-up views of our gregarious penguins as they eat, waddle and play. Surround yourself with, touch and feed gliding rays in a one-of-a-kind grotto. Experience the amazing world of the sea turtle in Turtle Reef. Walk next to fascinating sharks and get to know lots of other amazing animals, too.

Come to SeaWorld and enjoy some of the most thrilling rides in San Diego inspired by the force and power of the sea. Soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta®, the all-new roller coaster that only SeaWorld® could create. Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and take a plunge down Journey to Atlantis®. For young adventurers, be sure to join Elmo and his friends at the Sesame Street® Bay of Play® featuring the best in family-friendly rides.

Come and enjoy fabulous, family-friendly, live entertainment at SeaWorld® San Diego. Don’t miss Sea Lions Live! ® Our wacky California Sea Lion comedy duo, Clyde & Seamore star alongside their Asian Small-Clawed Otter buddy, OP, in their very own TV variety show. From the hilarious antics of Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Live to the ultimate high-flying Bottlenose Dolphins and the amazing team that cares for them in Dolphin Days, join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Lunar New Year Jan 11th - Feb 2nd (weekends)
Join in our family-fun event celebrating the Lunar New Year, with Pan-Asian performers & artisans, an incredible Chinese acrobat show, mouthwatering culinary delights and more.

Seven Seas March 7th - May 3rd (weekends)
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way.

Parking Fee:
General parking: $25
VIP Parking: $35
RV's, Campers: $30

ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR CANCELATIONS ARE ALLOWED.

Tripster Customer Reviews

297 Reviews
Gilbert Yi
CARSON, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Shows were Excellent"
January 2020
You're kind of busy running from show to show to make sure you get a good seat.
Do NOT buy the Reservations. Unless you get there 30-45 min early, they get full quick. All the other seats were just fine. So we wasted $20 there.
The All Day Food was worth it. The problem is you're running to shows so we only got to eat 3 times instead of our original plan of 4 or 5 times. We ate right at opening, then lunch somewhere then end of day. We tried to get in 1 more but lines were too long and we would have missed shows.

The shows will have you ooooing, ahhhhing and laughing. They were all great!
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Tip: Do NOT purchase the reservaions

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Justyna Skowronek
DE
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great day"
January 2020
We had amazing day spent at SeaWorld. Orka show is incredible. Thank you tripster!
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Brent Weber
Ephrata, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family SeaWorld day"
January 2020
Tripster thank you for an incredible price for our families SeaWorld tickets. We had an amazing day spent at SeaWorld
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Tip: SeaWorld is amazing.

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Elad Hazan
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place"
December 2019
The whole experience was amazing.
Entering the park, all the amusement attractions besides the animals exhibitions.
A must visit place!
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SATISH SAHOO
Fremont, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Satish"
December 2019
Tripster saved me a lot on tickets to seaworld. just printed the tics and showed it at the entrance. Done deal !! thank you tripster
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Tip: christmas celebration, lovely place to be

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Vikki Delorey
1 Review
"Sea world"
December 2019
This was a great time!! Even in the rain it was fantastic!!
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Katie Burton
Frisco , TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Sea world"
November 2019
Sea world was so fun! We went when everyone was in school so it wasn’t busy, the shows were great! I loved the walrus show!
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Alfonso I.
MX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great park for visit with the Family."
November 2019
Great park with amaizing and fast rollercoasters, great for visit on hot weather due to its wet attractions. The food could be improved but it is a winner in general.
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Tip: Fast rollercoasters, great shows.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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wendyquest
Dallas, Texas
"Beautiful Area with Plenty To Do"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 30, 2020
As you drive (the very long way) to get to Sea World, the beach/park area around here is amazing and definitely worth a stop if you have time. So much to do! Having visited all three US Sea World parks, this one definitely well worth the visit. We came "off season" so it wasn't too crowded (except the Orca show at the end of the day which was super-packed). The Killer Whale tank was amazing - you get so close to the whales swimming. There's a really nice Sea Lion viewing area (you can feed them for a small price and stinky hands). There's a neat indoor cave thing where your kids pop up behind/in tanks but, as it's very dark, it might be too scary for younger kids. As we came in November, they had holiday decor and upsells available. Be wary - we noticed the hot chocolate refills were pricey and the mugs don't hold much liquid (the refills in San Antonio were better priced). The Sesame Play Place had options for wider range of aged kids and they have rides further down that were like carnival rides. They also had a (very slow-loading) skyliner car that went across the bay and back. The natural environment and birds around the park are wonderful. Hidden near the skyliner is a relaxing area with chairs, a adult beverage station, a giant Jenga game, and a great view of the water. If you attend during the Holiday, they have music and a Christmas Tree lighting show. One negative is all the upselling such as pictures with a mermaid, pictures with holiday characters, etc. 14 year old - Liked the rides (Electric Eel, Manta) 10 year old - Liked the rides (Electric Eel) 5 year old - Liked the Sesame play area and the Holiday Decor
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cyberdiver2018
Banff National Park, Canada
"A Fun Day with the Kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
A great place to spend the day with family and friends. A scenic spot on Mission Bay is fun, educational, and entertaining all at the same time. Many shows and exhibits to take in during a full day
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Vjth
"Day trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2020
Plan on a full day so you are not rushed the shows are spaced so you can fit in more than one such special animals
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LizH1174
Broomfield, Colorado
"Good time to go..on Tuesday"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2020
It had been years since we had been here. A little disappointed that while we paid the full price, $90+ for each, not everything was open. No Orca show. But I think its coming back? Many of the food places were not open. The theaters were not open. Did enjoy all the animals and a few if the rides with no wait times so that was a plus Overall we did enjoy the park.
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sherryh750
Bozeman, Montana
"Orca Show was Phenomenal "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
We really enjoyed the park, our favorites were the penguins, the flamingos, and the orca show. Great weather in February
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Frequently Asked Questions about SeaWorld San Diego

What are the food and beverage policies at SeaWorld San Diego?

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.


Are strollers and/or wheelchairs available to rent at SeaWorld?

Wheelchair access is provided at all shows and attractions. For safety reasons all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their contents left unattended in the park. Guest must be 18 years or older to rent strollers and wheelchairs for a fee.


What is SeaWorld’s pet policy?

Pets are not allowed at the park. However, service animals are welcome at SeaWorld. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.


Does the park offer kennel services?

Yes. SeaWorld provides a pet facility for a nominal fee, on a first-come, first-serve basis. SeaWorld is not responsible for the pet. Kennels are approximately 4ft by 8ft and are outside under some coverage. You must bring your own bowls and food. The pet owner may use the water available onsite and may visit their pet throughout the day, as they desire.


Are lockers available?

All Day Lockers are located adjacent to the Reservation Center and available for a nominal fee.


How much is parking?

Parking fees are as follows:

  • $25 for cars
  • $30 for RVs and campers
  • $25 for Motorcycles
  • $28 for Up-Close Parking (when available)
  • $35 for VIP Parking

What is SeaWorld’s smoking policy?

For the convenience of guests who wish to smoke, SeaWorld provides Designated Smoking Areas (this includes Electronic Cigarettes). Please refer to the park map for directions to these areas.


What is the policy for inclement weather?

SeaWorld remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks outdoor shows, 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.


Does SeaWorld have ATMs within the park?

Yes. Welch ATMs are located throughout the park.