SeaWorld San Diego Tickets

500 Sea World Dr.San Diego, CA 92109
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An aquatic animal theme park ideal for all ages and group sizes, SeaWorld® San Diego features exciting live presentations, 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.

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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 presentations.
  • Eat lunch during presentation performances to beat the crowd.
  • Weather-or-Not Assurance included with select tickets.


from SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is home to world-class animal presentations, rides, shows, and exhibits, spread out on beautiful Mission Bay Park. You'll always find something fun going on at SeaWorld. From flavorful food festivals to dazzling Christmas lights, there are exciting events for every season.

Opening June 2, 2023: Arctic Rescue is the newest addition to the park’s rides and launching this Spring! Join the team and feel and the rush of the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast! Guests are invited to hop on a snowmobile and launch at up to 40 mph on a chilly adventure as they race through the unpredictable arctic climate to help animals in danger. The snowmobile-style seats create a uniquely immersive coaster experience as riders lean into turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet. Following a fun experience on the ride, guests can walk through the Wild Arctic exhibit and witness the wonders of the park’s resident beluga whales, walruses, and ringed seals whose wild populations are being threatened by a loss of Arctic sea ice. According to USA Today’s 10 Best list, Arctic Rescue is one of the most anticipated rides of the year.

Best Thrill & Family Rides in San Diego
Emperor, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California, is Now Open! Experience the heart-pounding thrills of Electric Eel, a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions; feel the thrill of this unique dueling roller coaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists on Tidal Twister®; or Manta with its two thrilling launches that send riders soaring and diving in the spirit of world’s largest ray. Make a splash and cool off on Shipwreck Rapids! For kid-friendly fun, families are invited to enjoy Tentacle Twirl, Sea Dragon Drop, Octarock and Aqua Scout, plus Elmo's Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rockin’ Eel, and Abby’s Sea Star Spin located in Sesame Street® Bay of Play! Please note some rides or attractions may be close for maintenance.

2023 Events
Halloween Spooktacular: Select Dates - Sept 15 - Oct 29
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, and plenty of spooky surprises. For guests looking for family-friendly Halloween fun, SeaWorld San Diego’s annual Spooktacular will take place on select dates from September 15 through October 29. Children of all ages will love trick-or-treating for ghoulish goodies during this daytime event as they explore SeaWorld San Diego in their Halloween costumes, walk through the decorated candy trail, and meet a cast of colorful and not-so-spooky characters.

Howl-O-Scream: Select Nights - Sept 29 - Oct 31 **
Separately Ticketed Nighttime Event: There’s a new terror in town, with a killer smile. Brave terror after dark as haunted houses, scare zones, monstrous coasters, and more take over. At this adult targeted event, guests can enter if they dare and escape through an all-new heart-stopping haunted house with 3D effects & three completely reimagined horrifying haunted houses plaguing this year’s event. Making it out of the houses is only the beginning, with five scare zones promising terror throughout the park. From a rancid meat market to a haunted graveyard and soul-stealing sirens, experience the shadow-stalking fears that lie around every corner and reimagined frights all through the night. For thrills alongside chills, guests can soar to death-defying heights on fan-favorite attractions such as Emperor, Electric Eel, and the All-New Arctic Rescue. Vocal cords will be stretched to the maximum during Howl-O-Scream, running select nights from September 29 to October 31.
**Separately Ticketed Nighttime Event for mature audiences only.

Día de los Muertos: Nov 3 - 5
We're bringing together the flavors and sounds of this family centric Mexican tradition.

Christmas Celebration: Nov 13 - Jan 7, 2024
Where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment.

Parking Fees:
General Parking: $30
Up-Close Parking: $50+
VIP Parking: $70+

SeaWorld San Diego Reviews

334 Reviews
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Walter Llontop
Woodbrigde , VA
1 Review
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September 2023 NEW
I recommend this website, have the best deals !
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Katrina W.
1 Review
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"Seaworld - San Diego"
August 2023 NEW
I was expecting an aquarium. That’s what I think of when I hear ‘Sea World’. I discovered it was more like an amusement park with a few animals thrown in. They also play music so loudly you can’t even hear yourself think. For the amount of money you spend on tickets then parking, it’s 100% not worth it.
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Tip: Minimum cost of parking is $30 American. Also, the water from the refill stations is disgusting, pretty sure it’s chlorinated.

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Rancho Cucamonga , CA
3 Reviews
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"Great shows. Family fun!"
August 2023
Great shows. Kids loved interacting with the water creatures, very cool. Seemed to be more food attractions than anything else. Lines for rides were 2 hour waits later in the afternoon, try to do rides in the morning.
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Tip: You will get drenched at the Orca show, be prepared, fun!!

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ANDY CHUNG Tripster User Profile Image
Highlands Rach, CO
1 Review
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"Summer 2023 with Shamu :)"
August 2023
It's been many years since I last visited San Diego Sea World. It was so much fun to take a trip down memory lane once again. All the major shows (dolphin adventure, orca encounter, sea lion & otter spotlight, etc.) are all well-spaced/scheduled apart so there's no rush to get from one show to another. If you can, try to sit in the center of the seating areas for the best view. The 'splash-zone' was also fun, especially with the Orca Encounter :) Do be patient because some of the lines/rides will require a bit of a wait time, thus proper attire/outfit is crucial.
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Tip: Bring comfortable walking shoes, lots of sunscreen/protection, and definitely stay hydrated.

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Dale Schmatzhagen
Glen Ellyn, IL
1 Review
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"It was awesome"
July 2023
Exceeded expectations o ly downside was 2 newest Rollercoasters were shut down making lines longer elsewhere.
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Jose Martinez
Aromas, CA
1 Review
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"Day at sea world"
July 2023
Had a fun day with the family at sea world, everything was good, except for the amount of time it takes to get food a any restaurant. Waiting in line for more than 2hrs is ridicules, longer than waiting to in a ride.
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Tip: Don't go on a holiday, it's so much people, and it takes longer to get food, or ride a game.

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Anantha Padmanabha Moodhangalore Vadiraja
Schaumburg, IL
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"Day out at Sea world"
June 2023
We had a great time at the sea world. We saw the dolphin, sea lion, and Orca show. It was a wonderful experience. However, we missed the animal and human interaction. We also had a great discount booking from tripster.
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el monte, CA
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June 2023
It is a great experience to buy ticket with tripster. It is cheaper than official website. Our family all enjoy the trip. Thanks a lot.
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Frequently Asked Questions about SeaWorld San Diego

How much is parking?

Parking fees are as follows: $30 for General Parking $45 for RVs and campers $50+ for Up-Close Parking (when available) $70+ for VIP Parking

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

Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent online at their direct website or when you arrive at the park for a fee. Strollers are located inside the park at the rental shop near Guest Services. Guests must be 18 years or older to rent strollers or wheelchairs. For safety reasons, all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their content left unattended in the park. Wheelchair access is provided at all shows and attractions.

May I bring my own food and beverages into SeaWorld San Diego?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into SeaWorld San Diego, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.

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.

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?

Weather-or-Not Assurance: SeaWorld remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks outdoor shows, rides and attractions may be temporarily affected. Guests adversely affected by severe weather on the day of their visit can redeem their paid admission tickets for a re-admit ticket. The Weather-or-Not ticket is valid for a single-day admission and may be redeemed for a future visit. Weather-or-Not Assurance tickets are processed on the day of the visit only at the Guest Services near the Main Entrance. Re-admit tickets will be distributed to guests as they end their visit. You can also visit SeaWorld's direct website within one week of your visit date to submit a Weather-or-Not Assurance claim. Disclaimer: Policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. The following are not eligible for Weather-or-Not Assurance tickets: Pass Member admission; complimentary tickets (including Weather-or-Not Assurance tickets); 14-Day Length of Stay tickets; Promotional/discount tickets (group sales tickets) and promotional multi-day tickets. Refunds are not issued for weather.

Is there free Wi-Fi for guests at SeaWorld San Diego?

We offer free Wi-Fi to our guests but please note that signal reception may vary by location and device type. After entering the park, select SeaWorldGuest to connect.

What credit cards are accepted at SeaWorld?

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all ticket booths, restaurants and gift shops with proper identification. Sorry, personal checks not accepted.

What items are prohibited at SeaWorld?

In order to maintain a safe environment for all SeaWorld guests and ambassadors, the following items are prohibited at SeaWorld. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons (to include self-defense sprays, pocket knives, toy guns, squirt guns, water blasters, etc.); Recreational devices such as drones, remote-controlled toys, skateboards, scooters, shoes with built-in wheels, roller and inline skates; Alcoholic beverages, marijuana, drug paraphernalia or other illegal substances; Glass containers (excluding small baby food jars) and plastic straws; Wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels or devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped, unpowered or unoccupied; Flags, banners, signs, or voice amplification devices used for the purpose of conducting demonstrations or to incite a crowd; Large markers, permanent pens and spray paint; Fireworks and other flammable items; Laser pens, laser pointers or similar focused light devices; Articles of clothing with offensive language or images.

Do children get free admission?

Children ages 2 and younger are free and do not require an admission ticket to visit SeaWorld San Diego.

Are there bicycle racks available?

Bicycle racks for your use are conveniently located outside the Main Gate Plaza.

Does SeaWorld have ATMs?

Yes, Welch ATMs are located throughout the park.

Can my child visit the park without an adult?

Guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult except when participating in an event intended for young visitors such as our Adventure Camps, sleepovers, birthday parties or educational programs.