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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.

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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
Special Event: SeaWorld® San Diego's Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival. Weekends 4/1 - 4/30/17.
Internationally-inspired food sets sail at SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival kicking off April 1.
Waves of flavor will tantalize the taste buds with gourmet offerings created by SeaWorld’s Executive Chef, Axel Dirolf and his expert culinary team. With culinary destinations throughout the park, guests will be able to sample nearly 60 different mouthwatering food choices.
More than 80 craft beers along with a dozen wine selections from California will be perfectly paired with deliciously fresh cuisine featuring local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. The Seven Seas Food Festival is included with any Fun Card, Pass or daily admission to the park. Individual tastings are available for purchase separately.Seven Seas Food Festival locations will open at 11am and close each night as the park closes. Check park hours for daily schedules.
At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. 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. 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

58 Reviews
Shara Christman
chino valley, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea world"
August, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Smiley D
Alberta, Canada
"Pleasantly surprised"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2017 NEW
Not sure what happened during our visit, but there were almost no lines all day! Roller coasters were great for our speed'tolerance, the Orca and Dolphin shows were good, and aside from the usual high theme park prices, the food options were plentiful and not crowded either. Definitely worth a visit, but I imagine that we lucked out with the crowds (5-10 minute waits). Washrooms and grounds clean and well-kept.
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krvcjv
Amarillo, Texas
"Not what it used to be"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2017 NEW
We have visited SeaWorld many times over the years. It has definitely taken a hit by animal activists. The dolphin show was a must! They were opening the new whale exhibit the weekend after we had went.
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Sandi T
Mesa, Arizona
"Great day and inexpensive with GoCity Card."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2017 NEW
We bought the GoCity card which included SeaWorld if you got a 3 day pass. --$35.99 all you can eat is more than worth the price. If anything, we ate a little too much as a result. The food tasted fresh and there were healthy options instead of only desserts there were fruits too. The lines were pretty short which was a blessing because we expected wait time for being a Sunday. The only negative is you do not need to be able to eat every hour. Make it $30 a person and allow people to eat every two hours instead. You probably have people eat hourly because they can which is a waste of food. --$50 each person for behind the scene tour with penguins was well worth the price! We paid almost $200 per person to swim with dolphins once which was fun, but the penguin encounter was a much better deal for the price. We really appreciated how we were able to see a penguin up close, get pics, pet the penguin, go to the back to see all penguins, and one of the animal keepers came out and talked to us. He was very knowledgeable and so interesting! --The shows were good, but I thought in the past (and it's been years since we visited) that if you were late to a show you could not enter. Now they let people enter late and it's really distracting. People should not be allowed late into shows! --For being a small place, we sure had our day packed with fun. We were bummed that they closed so early. Can't wait to go back in a few years.
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Debi B
"Great fun for all"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 27, 2017 NEW
When we go to San Diego the grandkids love to go to SeaWorld​. They love the multiple​ animals they get to see, the shows that are put on, and they love to get wet. We usually make a day of it and try to cram as much as we can see and do into that day. We usually eat at the park the cost is a little high but the food is good. Great place for kids of all ages
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Afsoon72
San Diego, California
"Still a fun place even though my kids are turning into teenagers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 27, 2017 NEW
Since we are San Diego residents, from time to time we have owned annual passes for Sea World. My kids used to love going to Sea World as kids. Recently, When friends came to visit from out of town, and suggested going to Sea world, I was hesitant and doubted if my kids would still enjoy Sea World. I'm glad to say that they still enjoy Sea World as teenagers. There are many rides that are still enjoyable for older kids. If you have older kids or teenagers, don't hesitate to take them.
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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.
•$15.00 for single strollers. 
•$20.00 for double strollers.
•$15.00 for manual wheelchairs.  
•$59.40 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:
•$17 for cars.
•$40 for RVs and campers.
•$17 for Motorcycles.
•$22 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.

What is the policy for inclement weather?
SeaWorld remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks outdoor shows, rides and attractions may be temporarily affected. Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather.