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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 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
Verified Traveler
"Fun In the sun"
August, 2016
went on a tues. lines weren't long, plenty of seating in shade or sun whatever you prefer.
Tip: pack a picnic to eat at car.

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Sergio U
"Great place to spare quality time "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
This is a great place since Seaworld company took it from knots berry The park itself is spotless, great customer service , bring money to expend because you are not allowed to bring food from the outside, I think I can agree with that policy however should be more flexible at least to bring plastic water bottles , anyways enjoy and relax , music , entertainment etc Thanks
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Nicky S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"Waste of money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
This attraction was not to be recommended! It was very expensive to get in and was not value for money. There were far too many people there so queues were very long. The slides themselves were tame and not thrilling. There were a lack of seats and the seating areas were sandy which was a real pain. The sand became so hot it burnt your feet and of course the sand was trailed into the pools. The pool was cloudy and you could not see the bottom which is dangerous!
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Toledo, Ohio
"Staying Cool With Family"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2017 NEW
We visited on a Wednesday (July 5) with our 12 and 8 year old sons and another family that had 11 and 8 year old boys also. The adults and kids had a lot of fun together and it was a pretty easy to get to the different attractions. We had chairs under the big awning in the sand by the wave pool. That was a nice spot because with the waves and sand it felt like being at the ocean. I was highly impressed with the cleanliness throughout the entire park, including the restrooms. The lines were not too terribly long, which was nice, but sometimes you had to take a pretty good hike to get to the ride. The rides are nicely spaced out, so you don't have to walk too far to get to any of them. I would highly suggest wearing water shoes or at least wear sandals while walking around and leave them outside the ride. The pathways are scorching hot! We didn't realize it until our first walk through and we nearly burned our feet. The food is really good and you get a lot, but it is pretty expensive. They have some deals for frequent visitors, which is definitely cheaper, but for one day visitors, it is pretty steep. You are able to leave the park to eat in your car and then come back in. They do inspect all bags to make sure you don't bring any food or drinks into the park with you. No towels are provided, so bring your own. They do have lockers, outdoor shower stations, changing rooms, and life jackets of all sizes (required for all non-swimmers on certain rides). There is a gift shop in case you would forget anything. All of the rides we went on were a lot of fun and they were maintained well by the staff. The staff kept things moving nicely, so that lines could move faster. The water in all areas was clean, which was very nice. I gave a 4, because I do have a few suggestions for the park and some things to be aware of: 1. The cement paths are way too hot. Here are some options we thought would cool down the paths. Replace with a rubber playground material, put mist sprinklers along the paths, some type of umbrella or canopy that can put shade onto the path, mist stations every few feet along the path to get your feet wet again. 2. I love the separate lines for the 2 types of inner tubes, but I had a problem with one thing I saw. After waiting a long time for a 2 person tube, we began our climb up the hill. We saw an employee walking back with more tubes. The people in front of her asked if they could switch out their single tube for the double she was carrying. She made the switch. I didn't think she should have allowed that. There was a long line of people waiting for those tubes (the single line was much faster) and they didn't want to wait in that line. We did and so did a lot of others. It seemed unfair for her to allow that. 3. I would suggest adding more changing rooms. The restroom stalls are not easy to change in if a room isn't available. 4. The only ride that I felt wasn't maintained well was the lazy river. It is supposed to be a lazy ride and relaxing, but it wasn't. There were way too many people allowed in and kids and adults were pushing people out of the way. There was also a lot of horseplay that some of the life guards turned away from. There were some that said something to the people, but others did nothing. An easy way to control the amount of people is to actually set it up as a line and limit the number of tubes. There were times I truly felt I would be flipped out of the tube, so I never actually sat in it. Overall we really enjoyed our day and we would definitely go back.
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Chula Vista, California
"Fun In The Sun, We Love It!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2017 NEW
My little family & I love to "beat the heat" & get wet at this little Sea World owned water park-Aquatica. It started several years ago as a water park called Soak City but was given a little updating when Sea World bought & re-named it a few years ago. Our little people have had a blast in just the very simple "toddler" area which consists of a large mound with 6 sides (3 on each side w/a set of small stairs on both sides), surrounded by a shallow wading pool with two waterfall features (one on each side). Our kids spend hours going up the mound & down these perfectly small size slides. The park provides life-vest for all ages, free of charge but will also allow you to use your own coast-guard approved floats... like the popular puddle-jumpers we all throw on our wee-ones. We can also take our toddlers on the lazy river (we love the double-tubes for this as my hubby & I can each take one child... the 3rd sits in his own tube & we just hang onto him) &/or the large wave pool. This pool is nice because it has a gradual entry much like the ocean does... from stepping in a puddle to gradually wading into deeper swimming water. My hubby have really enjoyed the adult/big kid slides when we leave our wee ones at home. We usually roll w/season passes since we live only about 15min from the water park. We especially enjoy "Tassie's Twister" a 2-4 person thrilling tube/raft ride w/a 6 story plunge on a sort of pike-funnel, the other single person tube rides called "Kiwi Curl" & "Woohoo Falls (3 slide options) & "Taumata Racer"-a fast slide lying on your belly on a mat w/handles ((I love to catch some air on the one 😜)) They do cool cashless-bracelets where you just check-in to get one w/your debit or credit card & then can conveniently get all your food & things throughout your the day without having to carry your money/wallet all over the park. The park has several cabanas that can be rented at various locations throughout the park that look like a nice little oasis if you'll be there all day. It's on our list of things to try but since we do season passes & live so close, we're not usually there ALL day with our young ones. You can order food to be delivered to the cabanas too. Though, we always just bring our food & snacks into the park. Please note, only unopened bottled water is allowed into the park. Don't try to bring your water bottles or kids sippies w/water or drinks in them... they'll make you dump them out. As far as "animals," the park only has flamingos & some fresh water turtles. Not sure if Sea World has any future plans to expand its animal population at this water-park at all. Tips: come early &/or on a week day if you want to get any seating in shade 😉👍🏼
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Karachi, Pakistan
"Great fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2017 NEW
We visited aquatica on 5th July on Wednesday. The parking fee was a little pricey($15). We reached at 10:30 and some buses with little children were pulling in. Water bottles are allowed in the park but no outside foods so that was a little problem. The park consists of a wave pool, lazy river and water slides. We piled all our stuff on a beach chair near the wave pool and we paid for a locker for our valuables. We did top up for a wireless wristband so that we could pay for stuff without taking out cash or credit card( you can even hook your card on the wristband). The rides were fun and my kids really enjoyed the experience. The wave pool was really good and was fun! It was also the most demanding. The parks do provide a life jacket for the kids who are small and there is a lot of safety in the park. The slides are well-mantained and the staff were friendly. I really do recommend this park if you are looking for a fun and easygoing day.
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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 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