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
Now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back for 2018 tickets and information.

Get ready for summer at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, where the South Seas meets Southern California in this whimsical, tropical oasis. Discover your inner Aquatican 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 the all-new Taumata Racer® — a high-speed competitive mat ride where you’ll find adventure head first! Aquatica San Diego opens May 27 in Chula Vista!

Parking fees:
  • $15 for cars

  • $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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Its much better than when it was Soak City, but meh.."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017
This place has definitely improved since all the remodeling, but its still tiring and boring after a couple hours. None of the rides have changed, except for 2 new ones they put in. The pools are very much still dirty (think floating bandages and random trash and hair wrapping around your leg) and good luck going into the wave pool. I bought a season pass so I tried to use it as much as possible, but I always found myself to go on the wrong day because the wave pool was always shut down due to someone vomiting or defecating in the pool.
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London, United Kingdom
"Great fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2017
We went as a family of 4 and had a great time. The park is well laid out with all the slides fanning out from the centre. It is compact, and we had plenty of time to do all slides several times and there were no queues to speak of; we went on a weekday in mid August and a fast pass would have been a waste of money. Opening times are quite short in that it closes at 5 or 6pm, but with no queues, it didn't affect us. Safety control is excellent. My son hit his head on the slide and the tube was closed temporarily whilst they investigated; it was a little overkill, he'd barely bumped it, but I guess you can't be too careful. Cabana - we hired a cabana that was expensive but we were on holiday, it made us feel special and we had a a fridge, power, Wi-Fi and water / fruit. The shade was fantastic on a relentlessly sunny day too. Slides - two were closed which was disappointing, but there was still plenty to do. We wore water shoes / socks which made walking around comfortable (rough, hot concrete paving) but we had to take them off for every ride. I'd take them if I went again but it's your call! Worth a visit, we had a great time - fun and / or relaxation for everyone!
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San Diego , Ca
"Tips and tricks to save at Aquatic with young children"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017
I bought Year passes to Aquatic and I have to I was mostly impressed. In May they start a limited promotion when you purchase a day pass online you can bust all year. However , it does not include parking $15 per visit. But if you purchase a year pass at Costco for about $20 more you get free parking, my wife and I use that pass interchangeably for free parking. The water park is large enough to explore but not to large that you will get lost. I usually visit at about 2 pm when some people are leaving and I find parking near the front. You can bring your own food in but no drinks unless it's a unbroken sealed water. You might have a hard time finding a chair near the shade but I only visit for about 2-3 hours and leave since the park is close to our home. The only problem I have with park is most of the activities are for people 42" and taller, so that only leave the wave pool, lazy river and children's pool/ park with small water slides for my children. Also the park seems to attract a lot of ghetto people who have really ugly tattoos, but we never had any problems
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kevin s
"Ok but expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2017
Overpriced for what's offered. Need newer rides and better discounts. Decent time but wouldn't return. Lots of potential though!
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Chula Vista, California
"Relief from the heat"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2017
This used to be Soak city that's was bought out by Sea World they brought it up to a world class water park with the addition of great food new and exciting rides has made this a great family adventure. The only real set back is there short hours and if there's a concert going on it's a nightmare to get to and to leave they need better arrangements with concert promoters to make and entrance and exit just for the water park ::: here's what happened my daughter works there at that time it took me ONE WHOLE HOUR to get to here due to the back up traffic and leaving I had to go though the same mess
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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