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SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, CA

500 Sea World Dr.San Diego, CA 92109
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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 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
  • Up-close aquatic encounters.
  • View sharks, dolphins, sea lions, flamingos and more.
  • Interactive, educational exhibits.
  • Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Live.
  • Family-friendly rides.
  • Turtle Reef.
  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Open during inclement weather, some attractions will close.
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Make time for feedings and shows.
  • Eat lunch during show performance to beat the crowd.
  • Be sure to watch the animal shows.

Description

from SeaWorld San Diego
At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. Be inspired by our biggest star, Shamu®, in the One Ocean® show or soar, dive and twist like a ray on our Manta® coaster. Get up-close and personal with dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more. Plus, step beneath the waves and go hands-in 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 sea 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. Celebrate the sea in our Shamu® show, One Ocean. Plus, don’t miss Pets Rule! ® where dogs dance, cats cavort and birds flock. From the hilarious antics of Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Live, to the ultimate interactive show Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation which will inspire you to MOVE IT MOVE IT, join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!




Reserve San Diego Customer Reviews

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Shara Christman
chino valley, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea world"
August, 2016 NEW
I saved 30 dollars a ticket through here which saved are group 300, it was fast and easy! Defiantly recommend for others!

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Cynthia M.
Las Vegas, NV
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love sea world"
August, 2016 NEW
Love coming here. Just me and my 3 ye old. She had a blast !! Rocked her butt off. Can't wait to go again. Worth every penny and moment spent with my daughter
Tip: Walk a lot and planning on getting wet

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Brittany Gallegos
Denver, CO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun time for all"
August, 2016 NEW
Our first family vacation with both kids and it was AMAZING!!! We started our trip at Sea World with Breakfast with Shamu (Highly recommended) followed by all the shows. Purchasing tickets was so easy and sent right to my email will definitely buy from reserve again.
Tip: Bring water and lots of sun screen. Definitely check out the nibbler tank

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Chris Dalton
Panguitch, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent trip"
August, 2016 NEW
Had the most amazing time at Sea World. I was able to spend some quality time with my 2 granddaughters, grandson, son, daughter, daughter in law and friends. We used the Reserve America website to purchase our tickets in to the park. Very easy to use. Sea World was amazing, fun and clean. Thank you for a great day!!
Tip: Take sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes

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Lisa Gonzalez
Riverside, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect Summer Trip"
August, 2016 NEW
A great summer trip for a family! Offers things to do for all age ranges. Food was great. Overall less expensive than other theme parks. Beautiful area with lots of other fun stuff to see and do as well.
Tip: The pet show was a lot of fun and the Arctic encounter was the kids favorite

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Robert walker
hillsboro, OR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
August, 2016 NEW
we had a great time. seaworld was an awesome experience.

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Ronaldo Hojas
Cerritos, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld San Diego"
August, 2016 NEW
It was an awesome, fun filled experience that worth coming back for more.
Tip: Bring an extra clothes and towel.

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martha chang
mira loma, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea World"
August, 2016 NEW
I bought my ticket through Reserve San Diego. It was easy to book, and made my trip even fun since I got a great deal. I high recommend this website for anyone who wants to plan a trip with easy convenient of not waiting in line in person. My trip to Sea world was amazing. Anytime I can take my kids where it is fun family entertainment is a plus for me. Can wait to go back to Sea World.
Tip: It get a bit cold at night so take a light jacket and great location to find a hotel to stay.

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Christina Highley
Goodyear , AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"I love that place"
August, 2016 NEW
I was so happy to take my family and share the memories I had when I was a little kid. The park is so beautiful and the animals were amazing to view . I would definitely love to go back . We thought the food bracelet was a great savings because we didn't have to leave park and ate all day for a reasonable price
Tip: Take walking shoes!!

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Muhammad ikram
torrance, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth the drive"
August, 2016 NEW
We had a fantastic experience with our 7 years old. Very entertaining park and all the shows are fantastic. My son is very much into the ocean life and he loved dolphins show as well as touching the betrays:)

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Aldo Salazar
BZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent Trip"
August, 2016 NEW
I went to SeaWorld with my family. It was an excellent trip. We loved the shows, amenities and facilities.
Tip: The Sea Lion show is a must see

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Eva Estrada
North Hollywood, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excelent"
August, 2016 NEW
I LOVE it

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Reserve San Diego Customer
Wheat ridge, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea World and reserve"
August, 2016 NEW
Sea world was awesome- great rides and performances. Would go there again if I'm in San Diego

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Reserve San Diego Customer
Westminster, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pleasant day at SeaWorld San Diego"
July, 2016
My friend came over from Viet Nam and wanted to experience different venues that Southern California has to offer. She heard a number of venues but SeaWorld was not on the top of her list. I merely suggested that she would move it up because it'll be a good short trip to San Diego and she'll have fun there. After some more persuasion, she bypassed Universal Studios for SeaWorld San Diego because she didn't have that much time left in California.
We were only there from 12:00 pm until closing, she explained that she had a wonderful time at SeaWorld. She said it was worth the trip because she has never experience anything like it before. She did attend similar venues in South Korea and in another country but she liked San Diego the best. She travels a lot. Oh, I forgot to tell you that she's 33 years old.
Tip: Wear sunblock.

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arthur m.
las vegas , NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"excellent"
July, 2016
First time to sea world took me and my girl had a blast must see all shows to appreciate what sea world has to offer really liked seeing all the whales sea lions dolphins and everything else didnt have anything wrong to say about sea world would highly recommend using reserve san diego very good customer service and if u go threw them u get ur tickets at a discounted price thank you reserve san diego will be definetly going threw u guys again in the future

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Nasir Qureshi
Los Angeles, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Place"
July, 2016
This was my first time at Sea World and I was impressed with the massive size of the park and all the different animals it had in it. The rides were very good too, especially the Manta.
Very Friendly staff and the park was well maintained. Great fun for all ages!
A must GO!
Tip: Get there Early!

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Reserve San Diego Customer
Aurora, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great deals!"
July, 2016
We stop by San Diego on a short trip and wanted to go to Sea world and by using reserve direct I saved 50% off of the regular price. I will definitely order tickets this way.

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Ray Sadlier
Tucson, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best SeaWorld trip ever!"
July, 2016
Our son graduated high school this year. He wanted us to take him to San Diego so we can go to SeaWorld and the Zoo. SeaWorld was amazing! It was super clean & the entire staff was very friendly. All the shows were terrific also. The best part of the visit for me
besides the rides and animals, was the food. I recommend everyone to buy the all-you-can-eat wristband because it pays for itself in two meals. The food quality is impressively delicious and high-end. I think I ate 6 times in a nine-hour visit! Lol! Excellent job SeaWorld!
Tip: Great value & excellent family outing

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William Moore
Grand junction, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Deal!!"
July, 2016
We took our 4 kids to SeaWorld and ordered the tickets about a month ago with reserve San Diego, BEST thing I did! No problems at the gate and SeaWorld was awesome!!! Thank You!

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Yd Colburn
Highlands Ranch, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Seaworld"
July, 2016
Took children to see the shows in Seaworld and stayed near the La Jolla Cove. SThe Seaworld was very impressive, everyone loved it, especially the Shamus and Cirque de la Mer. Ocean weather and water was amazing! We are definately coming back!!!
Tip: parking by the ocean is very busy, but plenty to do by the waterfront!

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Cathy Rinard
Lachine, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun in the sun"
July, 2016
It was great you have to make a whole day of it or even two. I will return on my next trip...A+++++++
Tip: Shamu, everything was totally awesome

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Brianna Lopez
Lancaster, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorl San Diego trip"
July, 2016
I purchased our tickets ahead of time on the reserve San Diego site, the only issue I had is that the site stated it would take 90 minutes to get my tickets and after waiting 4 hours with not receiving the tickets I called customer service and was able to get them in minutes. There was no issue getting into the park with my tickets. The experience was great, yes there were a lot of people at SeaWorld but it was not overly crowded. We got great seats to every show, lines for rides were no more than 25minutes, and the exhibits were not overly crowded. Overall it was a perfect day.
Tip: Bring sunscreen. You can bring out side food, saves money.

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Greg Williams
Peoria, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
July, 2016
Took my family of six and had a great time. The tickets were easy to use and we walked right up to the gate instead of standing in the purchase line. My kids enjoyed all the shows and they were educational as well.
Tip: The water rides are fun to get a little wet on the hot days.

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Le Diep
okc, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"happy customer!"
July, 2016
Happy customer!
Tip: good deal

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John Phlegar
Las Vegas, NV
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Seaworld is always a great trip."
July, 2016
We had a great time. Tickets easy to use, rides were great fun and exciting. Animal shoes spectacular. A great learning experience for everyone.
Tip: get tickets ahead of time, wear lots of sunblock and enjoy the experience.

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Chris Korte
Petaluma , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best deal around!"
July, 2016
My BFF and I decided the night before to search out the best prices online for Seaworld. I called reserve san diego and made sure we could get into Sea World without printing the tickets. It was so easy, no lines showed my phone and got in. We actually stayed at Sea World for over 8 hours and enjoyed all the shows and rides. Really enjoyed my day! Thanks for making it affordable for us!

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Julia Baldwin
SIERRA VISTA, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld was amazing."
July, 2016
I bought tickets on here and it was so simple to do and laid out for you. Plus no glitches on the website and received the email with the tickets very quickly. I wI'll definitely be using them again in the future!!
For SeaWorld we had a blast. My entire familk went and we were there all day! Tons to see and honestly you will be lucky to see it all. Rides were amazing and petting the dolphins and other animals will always be remembered! Highly recommend going esp if you have kids! Tons to do and see!
Tip: Bring sunscreen! Use your map and enjoy!

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Teresa Kosar
Yonkers , NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great day!"
July, 2016
Make time for all the shows and reserve ahead for dinner with Shamu. We had a blast. Caught the last show at Shamu Stadium and saw the fireworks!

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Tammy Hundley
Stockton, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Sea World"
July, 2016
Great shows at Sea World. Loved seeing Shamu and the killer whales! Dolphin also put on age eat show! San Diego weather is great!
Tip: Get to shows early if you want to sit in front.

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Reserve San Diego Customer
San Jose, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun-filled day at SeaWorld San Diego"
July, 2016
Most people think that SeaWorld San Diego is for young children. That's not completely true: it is not only for young children and also fun for adults and seniors. It's not a huge park, one can easily wonder around. There are plenty of shows. I strongly suggest that one should look at the program the day before, well plan so that you don't miss anyone.
Tip: As all shows are popular, be 15 minutes before show starts. Sun screen is essential as well.

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Sharon Cummins
Kimberly, ID
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A sight to see"
July, 2016
Having never been to an aquarium my husband took me to sea world I absolutely fell in love with it. To be able to see such diverse sea creatures was awesome. A great place for kids and kids at heart.
Tip: Be prepared for walking specially when taking in all the shows

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Alexander G.
phoenix, AZ
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"First time"
July, 2016
For my first time it was quite the experience, so much fun reccomend to put sun block on. Must place to visit

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Bernice Eatherly
Calhan, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Unforgettable Experience"
July, 2016
My two daughters and I went to Sea World. Neither one of my girls had ever been there, so we looked online and I found Reserve San Diego, and let me tell you, I'm so glad I did. We all had the most memorable time. Thank you Reserve San Diego!
Tip: If you want to go on a specific day, purchase your tickets from Reserve San Diego no later than the day before. We didn't know this and wanted to go on Thursday & thought I could purchase them on that day. Not that was not case, I purchased them on Thursday for Friday. But still had a blast! It's a beautiful place to visit.

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Danille Hawkinson-Davis
Reno, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun family day, worth the money"
July, 2016
Something for everyone at Sea World. It was clean, fun, and very family oriented. My teenagers had a blast, my 5 year old had a blast, as an adult I had a blast!

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Anna Petrova-Mayor
Chico, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Only two days at SeaWorld San Diego"
July, 2016
This is an absolute MUST-SEE. We visited with my 4 yr old son. We got tickets for 7-day entrance, which was great. We only went two days, each day for 2 hours walking + 0.5 hr for lunch. If we were longer in SD, we would have gone at least 1-2 more times in order to experience everything. For his age 2 hrs in the mid morning was perfect. We didn't feel rushed and we saw a lot. It was cool, there was no wait at the entrance; lots of people and yet didn't feel crowded at all, because the area is so large. The staff were super friendly and clearly enjoying working with animals and kids. I recommend to everyone of all ages to visit. Each day we got one great toy from the shops. Now we take these toys to the pool and all kids there love to play.
Tip: Dress comfortably and cool, plan for multiple short visits, don't rush it, take your time to enjoy the shows.

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ashley sims
murrieta, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"San Diego SeaWorld"
July, 2016
Very fast & easy! Purchase tickets, print, and walk up to the entrance for a barcode scan :) And much cheaper than buying directly from Seaworld, saved us about $40!!
Tip: Cheap, fast, & easy!!

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Josephine C.
Tarzana, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"happiness is......."
June, 2016
I have been going to SeaWorld with my granddaughter every year for 22 years. This year I bought our tickets online from Reserve San Diego. It was the easiest experience for purchasing tickets at a great price. No hassles, no problems. Will recommend using Reserve to all my friends traveling to San Diego.

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Deborah Wilkes
Peoria, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Experience"
June, 2016
I wanted to take my 2 grandsons to Sea World and started checking prices on line. I found this amazing site in which all I had to do was fill in the blanks and print out the tickets! No standing in line or any problems! My grandsons had an amazing experience and it was very affordable for a single grand parent who wanted to give these boys a memory for years to come

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Jack Day
Tempe, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld reservation"
June, 2016
It was very easy and convenient to get our SeaWorld tickets on Reserve San Diego. I would highly recommend it. We also got a great price.
Tip: It's very easy and convenient to use.

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Reserve San Diego Customer
Greensboro, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Easy Peasy"
June, 2016
We purchased our tickets to seaworld San Diego through reserve San Diego for a discounted price. It was so easy to use from beginning to end. We purchased our tickets then headed for the park the next day and went straight for the entrance. No extra tickets to print. They used our reserve San Diego tickets and we were good to go.
Tip: Purchase these tickets at least 24 hours in advance

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Silvia Aguayo
Southgate, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Mi Familia"
June, 2016
My family had a good time but the problem was the long line and the birds attacking our food. We stepped away for a second and we came back to our food being eaten by birds.
Tip: Watch out for the birds!

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Sandra Sifuentes
El paso, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Experience of a life time"
June, 2016
It was the most amazing experience, I enjoyed it and my kids loved it. They want to go next year again
Tip: You won't want to leave the place

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Leeann Gurule
Albuquerque, NM
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Seaworld"
June, 2016
My son had a blast! Except the dolphin stadium, we were on the top of the stadium and it was soooo hot we had to leave and a lot of others started leaving the top. My suggestion is putting little mist for the top so the heat isn't unbearable.
Tip: Be on time and have patients

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willy montero
Anaheim, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Un excelente día!"
June, 2016
Es recomendado para ir con toda la familia, con amigos o en pareja, la reserva si hizo con total facilidad y el ingreso fue fácil, las atracciones son todo el día, así que debes llegar temprano, es un lugar donde interactúas con la fauna marina y ves espectaculares shows

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Angela Marquardt
Elk Mound, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great value!!"
June, 2016
Saved us $39 a ticket!!! Easy to purchase and use! We were able to do more on our trip with the money we saved!
Tip: Great experience!

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Sylvia B.
Helendale, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awsome"
June, 2016
Took may Grandsons to SeaWorld. It was wonderful
Tip: Purchase tickets from Reserve San Diego - Great price and special offers

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Martina Jasek
N. Las Vegas , NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
June, 2016
Excellent

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Reserve San Diego Customer
Pheonix, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Getaway"
June, 2016
I enjoyed Sea World lots of fun, many shows to see, rides to ride and games to play. I've been twice and I experience new adventures each time. This is a place you can go by yourself or with family. Only requirement is a good attitude and of course good walking shoes. Have fun and enjoy.......
Tip: Need good walking shoes and comfortable clothes.

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Antionetta Crymes
Sylmar, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
June, 2016
Excellent and easy process...the deal was amazing and the process was very simple. Will highly recommend and will definitely use this service again in the near future
Tip: Great

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Daniel N.
Portland, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great time"
October, 2015
The family stayed occupied with all the attractions. Weather was great. Had an awesome firework show at the end of the night. We'll be back again soon.
Tip: bring sunblock or wear head cover

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Jovaghn Ramos
Eloy, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience at San Diego the hotels weren't to good but the overall experience there was awesome"
October, 2015
Sand diego is fun I would love to travel there again soon I would highly recommend getting a good expensive hotel because the one I stayed at was very disgusting but sea world was awesome nothing bad to say
Tip: Get the best hotel don't go cheaper

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Micah Fazio
Everett, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"it was a wonderful honeymoon stop"
October, 2015
My wife and I chose Sea World because of our love for aquatic animals! We had a fabulous time, enjoying the shows as well as the rides! We only wish we'd of had more days in our short honeymoon to go back!!!! Sea World was my gift to her and we intend to go back soon!!!!
Tip: expect to have fun

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Reserve San Diego Customer
San Jose, CA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Place to visit with family!!!!"
October, 2015
When we decided to go for vacation to San Diego with are 5 and 8 years old kids, we were thinking about Legoland and San Diego Zoo. But my wife bought tickets for Seaworld. I was not sure if I wanted to go in there. I told my wife "Where are you bringing us?? We can find places like this close to where we live." But, I was wrong and I can tell this is a very fun place. We all enjoyed it. Great shows and rides.

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Jana Gledhill
Tucson, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea World - Not Just For Kids!"
October, 2015
My husband and I had both been to Sea World years ago, but not together. We planned our day and reserved the encounters we were interested in before we arrived. It was helpful to see all of the choices at one time and easy to pick up our tickets when we got to the park. The Dolphin Encounter was the best behind-the-scenes tour we took as we had a very personable guide and trainers for that activity. The show modeled on Cirque was disappointing although they did try hard to entertain a big crowd. We bought the all-day meal pass which turned out to be too much food, too long a wait in the lines, and not worth it for us. Next time we will skip that and just choose among the stand-alone food vendors throughout the park. The park was beautiful as always and although we visited during a heat wave, we enjoyed the trip. The penguin exhibit was a welcome relief from the heat.....we stayed quite a while watching the tiny birds play! It is definitely worth it to take a few minutes and plan the day to make sure you have enough time for all the activities you want to do - you cannot go to every show or do every activity in one day, so figure out what will be the most fun for your group ahead of time. The on-line park maps and activity lists are super helpful.
Tip: Sun screen and hats are a must! The up-close parking fee is completely worth the cost at the end of a long day - buy that if nothing else and you won't regret it!

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Sandra Orantes
Newbury park, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
October, 2015
It was fun to get in touch with all sea creatures and get to see the shows ....
Tip: Is in San Diego and wear tennis shoes . Lot of walking

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James Heaslip
St Thomas, ON
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family"
October, 2015
We live in Southern Ontario, Canada and have been to SeaWorld San Diego two times. Both times we have enjoyed the park. One of the things we appreciate about the park is the all day meal plan. The price is good and the food choice is excellent. The shows are very enjoyable and entertaining. Out children are not little and still had a great day, all day. Watching the animals interact with each other was extremely entertaining.
Tip: The meal plan is good value and be prepared for a great day.

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Myra Gibbon
Cornelius, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Too Little Time, Too Much To See"
March, 2015
Planning what "shows" you want to see before you go allows you to plan your visit to the rest of the park. Buy the one day visit the same as a year pass ticket. We want to go back and see what we missed. Maybe we can. The 4 year old and 11 year old in our group found wonderful things to enjoy, as well as the adults. We were surprised how much we did enjoy the park.

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Pat Sertl
St. Louis, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld San Diego"
February, 2015
The dolphin encounter and the shows were awesome. The park itself was okay, not as big as I thought it would be.

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SteveRuzicka
Arcadia, California
"Go for VIP"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW
We had a great time thanks to our VIP pass. First in line, free lunch and free photos. Compared to Disneyland and Universal Studios in Anaheim/LA this pass is far superior. The shows are great and make you fall in love with the sea world preservation efforts. Don't miss the Beluga whales. Going out, I felt like wanting to be friends with all these beautiful "animals". I hope that all the expenses incurred will help our sea friends.
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mjke1
Irvine, California
"A Lovely Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW
I haven't been to Sea World since I was a little girl. I wanted to see the Shamu Show before it is gone later this year. My husband & I had a wonderful time! We both enjoyed the Penguin Encounter & Wild Arctic, where Martha, the Beluga whale is. Our favorite was the Shamu & Dolphin Shows. We also liked the other exhibits & shows. Lunch was very good at the Shark Market. We had hot dogs & sodas. The hot dogs were tasty & the buns were delicious, not soggy. On the way out, of course we had to stop at the gift shop. We bought a T-shirt, for me, a baseball hat for my husband, a magnet & keychain. I love to purchase mementos from our trips. It was a fun day!
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jadobson
Mesa, Arizona
"Wonderful 3 day visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW
The meal deal is the best way to go if you have a family. We have allergies and were limited on where and what to eat. Expect long delays for your food if you need a food allergy accommodated. However, for those of us with Celiac and other food allergies who have to eat gluten free we were still happy as at least some things are offered. There was an issue with the gluten free pizza not being available 2 days in a row and they tried to make it right. We never got to try it, but have a voucher to try next time we return this year. We will return and we still enjoyed our time exploring all the shows and exhibits.
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Tiffany B
"Fun activity"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW
Loved going to SeaWorld and seeing all the animals. The sea lion and otter show is the one to not miss!!! The orca show was fun, too, but they've had to cut back on some of the tricks in recent years.
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Sabster2016
Epsom, United Kingdom
"Awesome (but not for what is advertised!)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW
Sea world tops Sam Diego Zoo (yes, I've said it). I think there is so much more in sea world than the rides and the marketing hype it's badged itself with. The animal conservation and also the opportunity to get close to animals on a standard ticket - and see some awesome creatures you don't see elsewhere. For us, the chance to see feeding time of "Sea Otters" and "Dolphins" was magical. You have to feed the "Bat Ray's" with your own hands ($5 fish) and a chance to touch these creatures were amazing. Once again, the Arctic section of Polar Bears (see my review of SD Zoo) and the very very awesome "Walrus" is a must see. Sharks, Penguins, Turtles and general aquariums - I mean what's not to like?. Don't get distracted on rides and silly Sesame Street stuff. Focus on the animals - there is so much here. I didn't have time for Shamu show (but saw that at Florida). Must see if in San Diego. Wasn't thrilled about $17 parking fee for all visitors - what's that about sea world!! Sort it out.
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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.
•$12.00 for single strollers. 
•$17.00 for double strollers.
•$12.00 for manual wheelchairs.  
•$54.00 for ECV mobility carts. 

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:
•$16 for cars.
•$21 for RVs and campers.
•$11 for Motorcycles.
•$21 for Up-Close Parking (when available).

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.