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 25th for the 2018 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:
  • $15 for Regular Parking

  • $20 for Up-Close Parking

  • $20 for RV's and Campers

  • $10 for Motorcycles

Reserve San Diego 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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London, United Kingdom
"Longest queues ever experienced at a water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
Have been to water parks all over the world and this was a great venue but the queues were ridiculous. Not even that long as it wasn’t too busy but so poorly monitored that the flow was almost non existent. Dampened the whole experience, wasn’t worth getting excited about.
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William B
Mansfield, United Kingdom
"Money money money"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
Received our tickets as part of the seaworld package. Thought it would be a nice cheap way to end our time in San Diego. Arrive they want $17 to park (more if you want to be anywhere near the doors) then $15 minimum for a locker that only just fits 1 bag. Then you get in and it is rammed, queues a hour long unless you pay for the fast pass bands (again more money) and I simply do not agree with them, why should people get priority because they pay more money? Then we get onto the sand. It is everywhere, I get the sand is nice for the sunbeds but then it covers every inch of the site including the top of the slides, everywhere. Just feels dirty. Flip flops are a must the floor is really hot, and very little shade. Worst part was the lazy River, people pushing to get a ring, then having far too many people on to the point where you couldn't see water just rubber rings. I am. Not exaggerating here you could not see water Would I recommend it, no. It needs a big overhaul of everything from the lines to the number of people. We left after 2 hours after only going on 3 slides, refused to wait around anymore.
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Chole W
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2018 NEW
ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! I'm native to San Diego CA and have brought my son to Aquatica nearly every weekend during the summer since Sea World bought out Soak City. It's always been a pleasant experience. This year its downright disgusting. 1. FLAMIGO ENCOUNTER MEETING SPOT: The smell of hot feces and rotting animal corpse has been consistently present starting from the flamingo encounter meeting spot and along the walkway leading back to the lounge area. Same smell returns if you head toward the far end of the lounge area, and you can smell it when passing that end of the lounge area in the lazy river. I don't buy that it's the flamingos since this is the FIRST year we've ever noticed it. 2. RESTROOMS: The restrooms have always been clean, not this year. The stench of urine is worse than a public park restroom. I felt downright dirty and wanted a full on shower just from using their facilities. It's as though they don't clean the floors anymore. Hello just because the floors get wet during the day does not mean it's okay to leave urine on it! 3. WATER QUALITY: Ok I do not expect clear sparkling recycled water at a waterpark. I do expect debris to be cleaned out throughout the day and the filtration system to work. It's not just public pool quality water, this water is warm, cloudy, dirty, and full of debris. It's so disgusting. The pool and lazy river are the worst which have never been like this anytime we have come previous years. 4. FOOD SERVICE: Flat out rude and I cant blame them it doesn't seem like there is AC in the kitchens and it's been 90-100 degrees this summer. Otherwise no food issues *knock on wood* 5. LAZY RIVER ORGANIZATION: There is no longer anyone making sure guests receive a tube in turn. It's a complete mess, people pushing one another, throwing tubes around on top of other guests, elderly and smaller children being pushed aside by people jumping in to grab a tube before their turn. They cant assign 1 person to that station? Really? And again, the water is hot and dirty. This is not the same quality waterpark it use to be at all. Maybe cost cutting but the smell and sanitary conditions are horrendous. So disappointed, wont be renewing our passes next year.
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"Read me before purchasing tickets"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2018 NEW
Its a must to purchase in advance shade seating,lounge chairs, and **quickie ride passes** This place is mobbed. You stand in long lines for food also,it took over an hour in line to buy a sandwitch. The staff are friendly and helpful.The staff is constantly cleaning.The rides have long lines and you wait with no exageration an hour to go on a water ride without a quick pass. It has been a disappointment for my family. If I ever come back to California for a trip I'm not sure I would visit this park again. ☹
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Rossana C
"Awesome for family"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2018 NEW
This water park was a blast! You must go renting a cabana though to not sit among all the people. The cabana has a waiter that brings you food/drinks throughout the day. There is a safe, fridge, two lounger chairs, four chars and a is just nice to get away, walk around the park and know your valuables are safe. The rides are fun, the lines are not bad and friendly staff. Must go..
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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:

•$15 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.

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