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NEW: Summer Spectacular at SeaWorld San Diego!

Takes place from May 24 to September 2, 2024

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This summer, SeaWorld San Diego unveils a host of exciting new experiences with the Summer Spectacular!

Discover everything from the 60th Anniversary So Much More to SEA Parade and the electrifying new BMX BLAST! stunt show, to dynamic live performances! Treat your tastebuds to spectacular new summer menus, enjoy the latest acts in their Summer Concert Series, explore the all-new Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience, and wrap up your evening with the Enchanted Wonders Fireworks!

Waves of excitement await you in this season's freshest attractions! Purchase your discounted SeaWorld San Diego tickets in advance and get ready for a summer filled with wonder and excitement!

Don't forget to stay tuned for more thrilling updates in the upcoming Summer Spectacular Celebration!

NEW: Jewels of the Sea - The Jellyfish Experience at SeaWorld San Diego

Coming soon in 2024!

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Dive into the enchanting realm of jellyfish like never before with Jewels of the Sea—an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of these captivating creatures. Discover the mysteries behind their stings and explore the unique characteristics that set moon jellies apart from sea nettles. Their exhibit takes you on a mesmerizing journey, showcasing striking habitats that include one of the country’s largest jelly cylinders, an iconic walk-through arch, and a massive viewing wall.

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NEW: Ultimate On-Ice Penguin Experience at SeaWorld San Diego!

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Waddle into wonder for an exhilarating journey in the newest Ultimate On-Ice Penguin Experience at SeaWorld San Diego! Witness behind the scenes for a rare glimpse into their icy habitat, meet a fascinating array of penguin species, and experience the thrill of the Antarctic wonderland!

  • Meet the Magnificent Six!

    Get up close and personal with six different species of penguins! From the playful antics of the Adelies to the regal grace of the Kings, each species offers a unique glimpse into the life of these fascinating creatures!

  • Exclusive Encounter with Emperor Penguins!

    Experience the rare opportunity to chill with the only Emperor Penguins in the Western Hemisphere. These majestic birds, known for their impressive size and charismatic nature, are a must-see!

  • Introducing Pearl, the Emperor Chick!

    Prepare to fall in love with Pearl, the adorable new emperor chick! Be one of the first to see her and witness the beginning of her journey in the penguin family!

An Experience to Remember at SeaWorld San Diego!

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As your adventure at SeaWorld San Diego draws to a close, don't miss the Ultimate On-Ice Penguin Experience!

It's your chance to marvel at these charming creatures, gain insightful knowledge, and contribute to conservation. Encounter them now and take home memories that will last a lifetime!

(Note: This is a separately ticketed event and is not included in your discounted SeaWorld San Diego discount ticket!)

NOW OPEN: Arctic Rescue at SeaWorld San Diego!

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Ride the West Coast's Fastest and Longest Straddle Coaster!

The Arctic creatures are in danger since the ice is melting! Get on your snowmobile and head to the rescue immediately! Join the team and experience the thrill of Arctic Rescue, the West Coast's quickest and longest straddle coaster. Navigate three thrilling launches and reach wind-whipping speeds of 40 mph to fully experience every icy delight.

NOW OPEN: Rescue Jr at SeaWorld San Diego!

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Visit this fun new kid-friendly spot where you get to experience awesome rescue-themed rides, splash about in the splash zone, get a close-up look at actual rescue vehicles, and much more. The best part is that you'll have fun while learning about animals and ways to support conservation!

Here are some rides at Rescue Jr!

Rescue Riders

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Prepare to experience the thrill of adventure and the wind in your hair while riding Rescue Riders, the ultimate adventure for young heroes who want to save creatures on the water! Like a real-life rescue hero, buckle up and ride on your own jet ski!

Rescue Rafter

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Get on Rescue Rafter, a fully equipped rescue boat, and ride the waves like the dedicated SeaWorld Rescue teams! Experience the calm swaying and unexpected spins that rescue efforts might bring from the water.

Tidepool Twist

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Do you want to know the differences between the types of sea life found in tide pools? Journey around and around, twist, turn, and learn through informational graphics in the Tidepool Twist!

Mini Rescuer Training Zone

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Have fun trying out your rescue skills in this zone! Play structures fill this ocean-themed soft play area! Aside from having adventures with dolphins and sea lions, you may also sit and play on a rescue boat and a plane, climb on a sandcastle and ocean rocks, and stand on a pier!

Meet Real Heroes!

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During daily lectures, you will get to know Animal Conservation Ambassadors and discover a variety of interesting, rescued animals. This entertaining and instructive presentation tells stories of animal care, rescue, and conservation ambassadors.Meet a variety of amazing rescued species, including marsupials, primates, and reptiles, and discover their fascinating tales!

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Visit SeaWorld San Diego

Located in Mission Bay Park along the shore of the Mission Bay, San Diego, SeaWorld San Diego has been a favorite family destination for decades. This theme park first opened on March 21, 1964, displaying various shows exhibiting sea lions and dolphins. The park may have had humble beginnings, but it quickly became popular in California and grew exponentially in the next few years.

Today there are three different locations to choose from – one is located in Texas, another one in Orlando, and the original San Diego aquarium. SeaWorld welcomes around 1 million visitors annually.

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NEW: Dive Coaster: Emperor

The new Emperor ride has been the center of attention for being the fastest, tallest, and longest dive rollercoaster in California.

The Emperor ride is inspired by the largest type of Penguin and was designed to mimic the defying movements of Penguins underwater. Climbing over 153 feet into the air before being suspended at a 45-degree angle and then dropped down a vertical track, the Emperor is any thrill seeker's favorite. It offers guests a chance to ride the state's only floorless rollercoaster.

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What to Expect at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld has expanded from being a normal aquarium to being an amusement park complete with shows, rides, and restaurants. Everyone in the family can find something to enjoy while in the park – from thrilling rollercoasters to kid-friendly educational attractions. It's impossible to be bored while visiting the theme park.

The rides vary in terms of thrill levels. There is an option for everyone! From small children to adrenaline-seeking adults, there is a ride for all. The shows on the other hand, are family-friendly and exciting. You might want to visit all of the incredible aquariums where you will feel immersed in the wonder of the underwater world. Get access to these rides and activities by purchasing your SeaWorld tickets with FunEx!

The park also hosts a variety of different festivals and events throughout the year. Viva La Musica is a celebration of Latin music that occurs most weekends of May and showcases concerts in the park (free with admission). There are also firework displays that occur throughout the spring and summer to enjoy. There’s always something new and exciting happening at the park. Get your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets through FunEx and see what exciting event awaits you.

Other festivals you can enjoy are the Craft Beer Festival in late summer, Howl-O-Scream and Spooktacular during Halloween, SeaWorld Christmas Celebration, and even a Red, White, and Blue Celebration honoring all those in service for the United States. These celebrations and events are included in your discount SeaWorld tickets.

No matter what time of year you decide to visit with your SeaWorld San Diego tickets, you are guaranteed to have a fun, memorable time. The attractions listed below are open year-round and ensure you have a great visit every time.

Attractions at SeaWorld San Diego

Far from only housing the original aquariums that the park started with, the theme park has grown to encompass 100 acres of Mission Bay Park and houses 16 rollercoasters, 4 shows, 4 interactive exhibits, 10 close encounter experiences, 13 restaurants + snack shops, a Sesame Street play area, and 7 different stores to purchase gifts and souvenirs from.

The park is very big, and it takes a full day of exploration to truly appreciate everything the park has to offer. When planning your trip to the theme park, it’s best to plan your day around the amazing encounter shows – Orca Encounter, Sea Lions Live, Dolphin Days, and Trainer Talk at Sea Lion Point, which run at different times throughout the day. These shows are top-rated and fill up fast, so it's best to go 30 minutes early and reserve your seat in advance.

Below are all the attractions you can expect to see during your visit to the park, all accessible with your SeaWorld ticket from FunEx:

Rides and Rollercoasters at SeaWorld San Diego

We’ve organized the rides into different categories, so you know which rides the adults and thrill-seeking teens will enjoy, which are family-friendly, and which are specifically designed for kids. The best way to categorize the rides is into High Thrill, Medium Thrill, and Low Thrill rides.

High Thrill Rides:

Emperor:

California’s first floorless rollercoaster, the Emperor, is a high-speed ride inspired by the largest penguin in the world – the Emperor Penguin. The ride was created to mimic the way Penguins dive and glide underwater. The Emperor will plunge you at a 90 degrees angle down 14 stories as you race through twists, turns, and multiple loops at over 60 miles per hour. Experience this high-thrill ride with your SeaWorld San Diego ticket from FunEx!

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Manta:

The Manta is a favorite among adrenaline-seeking families looking to ride at unbelievable speeds as you are launched through the track's twists, turns, and spins. The ride is inspired by the majestic creatures, the Manta Rays, and their extraordinary underwater motions. Get your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets and experience this hair-raising ride today!

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Electric Eel:

The Electric Eel is an incredible option for anyone brave enough to hop on an astonishing 150 feet high ride. You will get launched at 60 miles per hour through loops, turns, and rolls. Designed after Eels, the Electric Eel is a fast-paced ride that is sure to get your blood pumping during its stretch of 853 feet of tracks. This ride is accessible with your discount tickets from FunEx.

Journey to Atlantis:

If you’re willing to risk getting a bit wet, head to Journey to Atlantis, where you jump in a boat and rush down a steep slope before splashing through a canal. This is a perfect ride to cool down during a hot day at the park. Purchase your SeaWorld Ticket through FunEx today at a discount price!

Tidal Twister:

Tidal Twister is a rare, dueling rollercoaster that adds even more adrenaline-packed fun into the mix with not one but two different carts speeding down the track in tandem. Fly down the figure 8 tracks at 30 miles per hour before doing a dynamic zero-G roll at the center. Ride this unique rollercoaster when you visit with your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets from FunEx!

Medium Thrill Rides:

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Shipwreck Rapids:

When spending a hot summer's day at the park, you want to get on this fun ride to cool down. The Shipwrecks Rapids is a classic family ride great for kids and their parents looking to get splashed. Ride a large circular tube while bumping along a lazy river before getting tossed into whitewater rapids and reaching a great waterfall for the grand finale.

Riptide Rescue:

This ride is perfect for slightly older kids and their parents. The Riptide Rescue buckles you up in your own rescue craft and twirls you around the base, mimicking the rough waters you may experience while on an actual riptide rescue mission.

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Low Thrill Rides:

These low thrill rides are perfect for your little thrill seekers! Experience these imaginative and kid-friendly rides with your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets from FunEx. Lowest price guaranteed!

Tentacle Twirl:

The Tentacle Twirl is a classic fair swing ride that will buckle your little ones in before they rise up and swing in a large circle. This ride will have your kids feeling like their flying while offering them some nice sights of the surrounding park. Purchase your SeaWorld ticket through FunEx today!

Octarock:

Hang on tight as you and your family are swung back and forth on this height-defying swing ride. This ride is something the whole family can enjoy. Get your whole group’s discount tickets through FunEx to save big!

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Sea Dragon Drop:

The park’s fun take on the classic kids’ ride, the Sea Dragon Drop, will take your kids way up high, before dropping them down in a controlled manner. This ride is sure to give kids more than just a few butterflies. Get your discount SeaWorld San Diego tickets from FunEx to experience Sea Dragon Drop!

SkyTower:

This one isn’t a ride as much as it’s an observatory deck. Make your way to the very top of the SkyTower and admire the park's incredible view below you. Once you get to the top, you will be amazed by views of up to 100 miles in every direction. Get your SeaWorld San Diego tickets and enjoy this unique attraction today!

Bayside Skyride:

If you’re looking to rest your feet a little bit, then head to Bayside Skyride, the park’s gentle gondola ride that will grant riders some spectacular views. Get your discount SeaWorld ticket through FunEx today!

Interactive Exhibits to Explore at SeaWorld San Diego

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Immerse yourself in a day of exploration at SeaWorld San Diego’s Interactive Exhibits! Dive into an ocean of discovery and create unforgettable memories in this fin-tastic aquatic journey!

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Explorer’s Reef Touchpools

As soon as you step into the park, the adventure begins at Explorer’s Reef! Imagine touching the sleek back of a reef shark! With Animal Care Ambassadors, get ready to hear captivating stories and fun facts about marine animals!

Bat Ray Shallows

Ever wanted to high-five a bat ray? At Bat Ray Shallows, you can! Glide your hands over their smooth wings, and then take the adventure downstairs to the hidden underwater aquarium, home to white sturgeons and the unique shovelnose guitarfish!

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Tidepools

Get up close to the incredible starfish at the tide pools! Feel the texture of their bodies and learn about the vital role these star-studded creatures play in our oceans. It's a hands-on learning experience you won’t forget!

Ocean Explorer Animals

Ready for a game of hide-and-seek with the giant Pacific octopus? Or how about staring eye-to-eye with a California moray eel? Don’t miss the Japanese spider crabs either; they're not just the ocean's largest crabs, but gentle giants that will leave you in awe!

At SeaWorld San Diego's Interactive Exhibits, every encounter is a story, every touch is a memory, and every creature is a new friend. Are you ready to jump in?

SeaWorld San Diego Shows

Now that you’ve got an idea of rides that you and your family can enjoy while waiting for one of the park’s iconic shows, let’s talk about what shows you can see during your visit.

The Shows at the theme park are world-renowned for their entertainment and educational value. You can see some of the oceans' most beloved and fascinating creatures up close and personal in a safe manner. The animals are trained and perform different tricks and routines. During each show, you’ll also learn some interesting facts about the lives, habits, and behaviors of these majestic animals. You will get so close, you might get splashed by these playful marine animals!

Let’s go into detail about what you can expect to see in each show. All of these amazing live shows and animal encounters are accessible with your Discount SeaWorld San Diego Tickets from FunEx. Get your discount tickets today to not miss out on all the park has to offer!

Orca Encounter:

Formally known as the Shamu Show, the Orca Encounter is by far the most popular show at the park. Centered around one of the ocean's most fascinating creatures, the Killer Whale, the Orca Encounter will amaze, educate, and entertain anyone who visits. Guests will learn about this animal’s hunting habits, communication, and the importance of playing and family. Guests get to watch their fascinating behaviors from an amphitheater. For an even more vivid experience, you can sit in the splash zone, where you can get a big wet welcome from one of the oceans’ fiercest creatures.

The Orca Encounter is a busy show, and there’s usually only one showing per day, so you’ll want to reserve your seats ahead of time and show up about 30 minutes before the show begins. The show's hours change day to day with the park’s calendar, so you’ll want to check out the interactive calendar beforehand in order to best plan out your day. Buy your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets from FunEx and experience the world-famous Orca Encounter!

Dolphin Up-Close Encounter:

Families can pay an extra fee to have an up-close and personal encounter with the playful bottle-nosed dolphins. This specialized encounter experience allows guests to spend quality time with these playful creatures and learn some behind-the-scenes facts about their behaviors in the wild and at SeaWorld. A specialist will sit with guests at the poolside while teaching them the different hand signals used by trainers in order to communicate with the intelligent ocean animals.

This experience costs extra but is well worth it. This interactive experience with one of the world’s most beloved sea creatures in a safe environment, will blow your mind! This is a very popular excursion, so you’ll want to ensure a spot by booking well ahead of your arrival date. Another helpful tip is to purchase your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets through FunEx! Experience all that the park has to offer at the lowest price possible.

Dining Options at SeaWorld San Diego

We recommend stopping at one of their many restaurants and snack shops scattered around the park for some classic American meals. Treat yourself (and your family) to a delicious lunch, snack or dinner. With so many different places to choose from, even the pickiest of eaters can find something to enjoy while at SeaWorld.

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Dreyer’s Ice-cream Parlor:

Newly opened, Dreyer’s Ice-Cream Parlor is the perfect cool-down treat during the afternoon. Beat the heat with an enormous brownie sundae or a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream flavors. You can even get your cone hand-dipped to add even more deliciousness to the mix.

High Tide Brews:

If adults need some time away, step into the High Tide Brews – a craft brewery complete with gardens and live music for the exact adult entertainment you have been looking for.

Underwater Cantina:

If you’re feeling like having a great cocktail, head over to the Underwater Cantina, where you are offered a fine selection of mixed drinks and cocktails to enjoy while chilling on the patio.

Calypso Bay Smokehouse:

If you’re looking for a great meal, then look no further than Calypso Bay Smokehouse. This barbecue restaurant is filled with BBQ favorites such as ribs, chicken, and brisket. There is a hand-breaded chicken nugget meal for the kids to feast on while you dig into your BBQ tastes.

Shipwreck Reef Café:

Shipwreck Reef Café offers guests the classics! From burgers to a chicken Caesar salad in a sit-down location inspired by a sunken ship.

Explorer’s Café:

The Explorer’s Café is the perfect place to unwind with burgers, wraps, or chicken tenders for lunch or dinner. Take a break and relax for a while by sitting down at a table and refueling with some delicious amusement park classics.

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How do I redeem my 2 FREE Guest tickets from my Silver Pass?

The two free guest tickets from the Silver Pass are uploaded during different times of the year. Please log into the Pass Member Portal to check on the status of your free guest tickets after activation of the pass. Pass Members must be present with the Friend for Free Ticket holders on the day of the guest’s visit:

Free guest tickets must be redeemed via the Pass Member Portal prior to park entry. Pass Member must be present with the guest upon entering the park.

This image shows the 2024 redemption windows for annual pass guest tickets. Three tiers are listed: Silver with one ticket valid between Jan 2 - Mar 3; Gold with two tickets split between Jan 2 - Mar 3 and one ticket from Mar 4 - Oct 13; Platinum with two tickets in each period Jan 2 - Mar 3, Mar 4 - Oct 13, and Oct 14 - Dec 31. This image shows the 2024 redemption windows for annual pass guest tickets. Three tiers are listed: Silver with one ticket valid between Jan 2 - Mar 3; Gold with two tickets split between Jan 2 - Mar 3 and one ticket from Mar 4 - Oct 13; Platinum with two tickets in each period Jan 2 - Mar 3, Mar 4 - Oct 13, and Oct 14 - Dec 31.

Shops to Explore at SeaWorld San Diego!

Find the perfect memento of your SeaWorld experience in unique shops! Whether it's a custom-made furry friend, exclusive marine-themed gifts, or memories captured forever in photos, its stores offer a treasure trove of souvenirs to remember your wonderful day by!

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Transform your visit into an unforgettable journey! Wander through SeaWorld San Diego’s enchanting shops, where every item holds a story waiting to be a part of your home!

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New! Build-A-Bear Workshop

Step into a world of imagination at our new Build-A-Bear Workshop! Here, dreams get stitched into reality. Create your own unique, cuddly companion, adorned with exclusive SeaWorld accessories—a perfect keepsake from your magical day!

New! Discoveries Fresh Market

Embark on a culinary adventure at Discoveries Fresh Market! Relish their selection of healthy, fresh snacks, and convenient meals. Discover gifts that are unique – this amazing place is waiting for you!

Sea Rescue Merchandise

Join the mission to protect marine life with the exclusive Sea Rescue merchandise! Every purchase of their stylish apparel, trendy hats, and unique accessories contributes 5% to the SWBG Conservation Fund!

Sea Pixels

Freeze your magical moments at Sea Pixels! From group smiles at the iconic SeaWorld rock sign to laughter-filled entries at the park gate, they capture it all!

The Turtle Rescue Shop

Dive into the world of turtles at The Turtle Rescue Shop! Discover the perfect gifts for turtle lovers, from unique trinkets to known apparel, this is truly a turtle lover’s paradise!

Accessibility at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego takes great pride in its commitment to ensuring that every visitor, regardless of their needs or abilities, enjoys a safe, enriching, and memorable experience within the park. Special attention is given to guests with disabilities to ensure their visit is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Along with your loved ones, you can experience the fun when you purchase your SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets today!

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  • Service Animals

  • Service animals should always be leashed or harnessed and remain under their handler's control. If your service animal becomes unruly, you may be asked to leave. For the safety of the park’s animals, service animals should stay at a reasonable distance.

  • Parking

  • Guests with valid parking permits can find disabled parking spaces directly in front of the main entrance, with most spots being van-accessible.

  • Wheelchair Rental

  • Rent wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV’s) at the Stroller Rental, just past the entrance on the right. These are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. You can make reservations by calling them at 619-222-4SEA (4732). Don’t forget to purchase your discounted SeaWorld San Diego ticket here at FunEx!

  • Restrooms

  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms, marked with the disability symbol, are found throughout the park. Assisted restrooms are strategically located near popular areas such as the Whale Shop and various amphitheaters.

  • For Hearing-Impaired Guests

  • American Sign Language interpretation is available. Book at least two weeks in advance by calling (619) 225-3273 or emailing SWC.ASL@SeaWorld.com. Don’t forget to secure your discounted SeaWorld San Diego ticket through FunEx!

  • For Visually Impaired Guests

  • Park guidance assistance is offered at least two weeks' notice. You can contact (619) 222-4SEA (4732) or email SWC.GuestRelations@SeaWorld.com. A guide will be provided for the initial two hours.

  • Presentation Access

  • All theater entrances have ramps. Wheelchair seating and adjacent companion seating are also available in all theaters. Service animals are welcome; ambassadors are available for assistance. Let your loved ones experience the adventure when you secure your discounted SeaWorld San Diego ticket today!

  • Restaurants

  • For guests with dietary restrictions, Allergen Cards detailing our Allergy Friendly program are available at Guest Services and dining venues.

  • First Aid Stations

  • Along with trained professionals, the first aid stations are strategically placed near the entrance of Shipwreck Rapids and by the SeaWorld Store. If you require assistance, approach any park ambassador.

What to wear to SeaWorld San Diego?

For your adventure at SeaWorld San Diego, dressing appropriately is key to ensuring a fun and comfortable experience! Opt for casual and weather-appropriate attire that respects the family-friendly atmosphere at SeaWorld.

Please avoid wearing clothes with offensive language or images. Remember, shoes, shirts, and pants are required at all times. This way, you're all set to enjoy everything SeaWorld has to offer, from splashing water rides to mesmerizing animal encounters!

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Can I bring food to SeaWorld San Diego?

While SeaWorld San Diego does not allow outside food, beverages, or coolers to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, they make exceptions for those with specific dietary needs, including food allergies, baby food, and formula!

You're welcome to bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated as you explore the park. If you need to bring in special dietary foods, please reach out to Park Security or Guest Relations upon your arrival for assistance!

Can you swim with dolphins at SeaWorld San Diego?

Yes, you can! The Dolphin In-Water Interaction program offers an unforgettable opportunity to swim with our playful bottlenose dolphins. This experience not only allows you to get up close with these incredible marine mammals but also SeaWorld educates you on their care, conservation, and the brilliant ways to communicate with them!

Under the guidance of expert animal care specialists, you'll enjoy feeding, playtime, and a unique in-water experience that brings you face-to-face with the wonders of marine life!

Does SeaWorld still have orcas?

Absolutely! SeaWorld is home to 18 majestic orcas across its three parks, each participating in the awe-inspiring Orca Encounter.

This immersive presentation, enhanced by a stunning infinity screen, showcases the orcas' natural behaviors and highlights SeaWorld’s commitment to conservation and research, helping orcas in the wild!

How big is SeaWorld in San Diego?

SeaWorld San Diego spans an impressive 189 acres, filled with a wide array of attractions, animal exhibits, shows, and educational programs designed to inspire and entertain guests of all ages!

From thrilling rides and spectacular shows to intimate animal encounters, every visit promises new discoveries and memorable experiences. Secure your discounted SeaWorld San Diego tickets today!

SeaWorld San Diego FAQ

  1. Are reservations required at SeaWorld?

    No, you don’t need reservations to enter SeaWorld as long as you purchase tickets from FunEx. With FunEx, you not only get your tickets at a discount price, but you also get the flexibility to get them when you like. The weekday tickets are valid on any Monday – Thursday, while the any-day tickets can be used on the weekend as well.

  2. How do I get my discount SeaWorld San Diego tickets?

    Once you’ve purchased your discounted SeaWorld tickets through Funex, you’ll receive them immediately on the email you provide at checkout, along with your receipt.

  3. How soon do I receive my discount SeaWorld San Diego tickets?

    Instantly, after purchase. Once you’ve paid for your discount tickets, you receive them immediately through the email your provided.

  4. Do I have to print my discount tickets?

    No, you can simply scan the SeaWorld ticket on your phone once at the gate in order to enter the park.

  5. How do I get to SeaWorld San Diego?

    The address of SeaWorld San Diego is 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.

  6. What time is SeaWorld San Diego open?

    This changes from day to day and season to season. Basically, they are open from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays and then 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, or 9:00 PM on the weekends, depending on the time of year. For specific times on your date, be sure to check out the interactive calendar.

  7. Is there free parking at SeaWorld San Diego?

    Yes, but only for Annual Pass Membership holders. General and Up-close parking are available for purchase at the park.

  8. Can I use cash at the theme park?

    Yes, cash payments are still permitted at the theme park for the restaurants and shops. There is also Apple pay and interact for debit/credit cards. For even more savings, you can purchase Funex’s single-day “Eat Free” discount ticket and show it to participating restaurants for food.

  9. Are there ATMs at the theme park?

    Yes, there are several ATMs located around at the theme park.

  10. Are guests allowed to bring their own food/snack to SeaWorld San Diego?

    No outside food and drinks are allowed at SeaWorld San Diego. The only exceptions are refillable water bottles, baby food, and those with dietary restrictions and special food needs.

  11. Is there public transportation to SeaWorld San Diego?

    Yes, there is public transportation available that will take you to the park. The Metropolitan Transit System operates a daily bus service from the Old Town Transit Center via bus routes 8 and 9.

  12. How many rides and rollercoasters are there at SeaWorld San Diego?

    There are 16 different rides and rollercoasters that guests can enjoy while at SeaWorld ranging from ultra-thrilling rollercoasters to tame kiddie rides.

  13. Is there free Wi-Fi at the theme park?

    Yes, there is free Wi-Fi at the theme park. However, the connection may vary depending on location in the park and the type of device you’re using.

  14. Is alcohol served at the theme park?

    Yes, alcohol is served at various bars and stalls. You must be 21 years and older with valid ID to purchase alcohol.

  15. Is smoking allowed at the theme park?

    Smoking is only allowed in the park's designated smoking areas.

  16. Are service animals allowed at the theme park?

    Yes, service animals are allowed at SeaWorld San Diego. However, rides are not suitable to accommodate them.

  17. Will I be allowed to reenter if I have to leave for some reason?

    Yes, please have your ticket and ID ready for re-entry at the main entrance. Without these, re-entry will not be possible.

Last updated May 22, 2024.

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