SeaWorld San Diego Tickets

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 presentations, rides, and exhibits that celebrate the 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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Good To Know

  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Open during inclement weather, some attractions will close.
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Make time for animal feedings and presentations.
  • Eat lunch during presentation performances to beat the crowd.

Description

from SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is home to world-class animal presentations, rides, shows, and exhibits, spread out on beautiful Mission Bay Park. You'll always find something fun going on at SeaWorld. From flavorful food festivals to dazzling Christmas lights, there are exciting events for every season.

New for 2022, Emperor is the newest addition to the park’s thrill rides and will be the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state. Named after the Emperor penguin, the world’s largest penguin, the all-new Emperor coaster will mimic this species’ amazing underwater diving ability. Climbing to 153 feet with feet dangling in the air, riders will be suspended on a 45-degree angle at the crown of the ride before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop, accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour. Riders will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track. Each of the floorless ride cars will hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows. This is the first seating configuration of its kind in North America..

Events
Red, White & Blue Salute: Nov 1 - Nov 13
We hold the men and women that have served in our armed forces in the highest regard, and are honored to host them at our parks as our guests.

Christmas Celebration: Nov 14 - Jan 8
SeaWorld San Diego is bringing festive cheer and special traditions to families this holiday season at its annual Christmas Celebration with new and returning fan favorite offerings. Exciting new offerings includes two all-new holiday theater shows, live reindeer available for viewing, Mrs. Claus’s Christmas Cavalcade, an all-new holiday fireworks show, and more. Returning holiday fun includes photo opportunities with Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, the beloved SeaWorld Christmas Brass Band, delicious hot chocolate and more. The park will transform into a winter wonderland of snowfall that guests can enjoy as well as a daily tree lighting of a newly reimagined 320-foot SkyTower Tree of Lights and a twinkling 30-foot Christmas tree. Holiday celebrations, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa festivities, are running on select dates.

ALL-NEW festive Entertainment for the Whole Family
Make new holiday traditions with ALL-NEW shows and experiences sure to become guest favorites in no time! From soulful renditions of holiday classics to a special cavalcade with Mrs. Claus, there’s no shortage of ways that guests can fill their days and evenings at Christmas Celebration! ALL-NEW performances and activities include:

A Stocking Full of Soul Theater Show – Join “America’s Got Talent” Finalist Bryan Cheatham as he and his friends sing and dance the night away while getting ready for his big Christmas Celebration! Experience a soulful celebration of Holiday classics with appearances by some of your favorite SeaWorld characters in this original production. Located at Mission Bay Theater on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays starting Nov. 18.
A Joyous Celebration Theater Show – The magic of Christmas will come alive at A Joyous Celebration! This family-friendly show combines energetic dancing, familiar Holiday songs, bright lights, and a Broadway-style set to bring out the Yuletide cheer in everyone! Located at Nautilus Amphitheater nightly starting Nov. 18
Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cavalcade – See Mrs. Claus and her band of merry elves as they make their way throughout the park on a festive procession for guests to view several times daily.
The Holly Pops and Holiday Hipsters –Two acapella Christmas caroling groups will surprise and delight guest throughout the park. Their fresh and inventive arrangements of holiday favorites will bring the magic of the season to life.
Donner and Blitzen’s LaZer LAZER with a ‘Z’ Light Show – This NEW show will bring festive laser light fun to guests twice nightly at the front of the park.
A Christmas Wish Fireworks Show - There’s nothing like seeing the magic of Christmas light up the sky above SeaWorld. With festive colors and brilliant pyrotechnics Don’t miss the thrilling spectacle of this special new holiday fireworks display, showing on select nights in December.

Experience a Winter Wonderland in Southern California
With wintery décor, snowfall throughout the park, and eye-catching displays including the iconic and newly reimagined 320-foot SkyTower Tree of Lights and holiday fireworks, guests will enjoy a wonderland of holiday fun. Guests can renew holiday traditions by following the reindeer hoof prints to visit Santa and have an opportunity to share their Christmas wishes with him. Plus, everyone’s favorite reindeer is nearby at Rudolph's Christmastown where Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ will make spirits bright with a photo to take home and cherish. Other returning festive fun includes:

Holiday Cocktails, Craft Beer, Hot Chocolate & More - Grown-ups will want to get even more festive with an ice-cold brew, a glass of wine or one of SeaWorld’s specialty holiday cocktails. Or for the whole family, experience SeaWorld’s famous hot chocolate with candy toppings.
Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt – Get started on a merry quest with a Reindeer Round-Up Map! Explore the park to find all of Santa’s beloved reindeer and mark each location on your map to collect a special gift. Plus, see live reindeer at Santa’s Village. Follow Donner and Blitzen’s magical reindeer hoof prints, throughout the park as the lead you directly to Santa.
Holiday Lights & Magic - Explore the magic and wonder of SeaWorld’s beautifully decorated outdoor park grounds and the iconic SkyTower Tree of Lights, redesigned to look more like a Christmas tree than ever and bring holiday magic to all who can see it. Plus, enjoy a 30 ft. Christmas tree with twinkling lights and Christmas songs programmed to the movement of multiple lighting designs.
The Holiday Brass - Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like the energetic and iconic sound of our SeaWorld Christmas Brass Band. Starting on Nov. 18, Holiday Brass can be found throughout the park and at the Wild Arctic stage at select times.


“We’re excited to once again bring holiday magic to our guests during SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and help create special memories for the families who have made us a part of their holiday traditions,” said Tim Hamilton, Vice President of Entertainment at SeaWorld San Diego. “We hope guests will love the new offerings we have this year, as we made sure there was something for everyone – from our new shows featuring beloved holiday songs, to our new holiday fireworks show, snowfall throughout the park our dazzling Christmas lights, and of course Santa Claus.”

SeaWorld will also be celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa with more details to come. Event times and dates are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Parking Fees:
General parking: $30
VIP Parking: $45
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Frequently Asked Questions about SeaWorld San Diego

How much is parking?

Parking fees are as follows: $30 for General Parking $45 for RVs and campers $35 for Up-Close Parking (when available) $45 for VIP Parking

Are strollers and/or wheelchairs available to rent at SeaWorld?

Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent online at their direct website or when you arrive at the park for a fee. Strollers are located inside the park at the rental shop near Guest Services. Guests must be 18 years or older to rent strollers or wheelchairs. For safety reasons, all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their content left unattended in the park. Wheelchair access is provided at all shows and attractions.

May I bring my own food and beverages into SeaWorld San Diego?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into SeaWorld San Diego, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.

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.

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.

Is there free Wi-Fi for guests at SeaWorld San Diego?

We offer free Wi-Fi to our guests but please note that signal reception may vary by location and device type. After entering the park, select SeaWorldGuest to connect.

What credit cards are accepted at SeaWorld?

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all ticket booths, restaurants and gift shops with proper identification. Sorry, personal checks not accepted.

What items are prohibited at SeaWorld?

In order to maintain a safe environment for all SeaWorld guests and ambassadors, the following items are prohibited at SeaWorld. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons (to include self-defense sprays, pocket knives, toy guns, squirt guns, water blasters, etc.); Recreational devices such as drones, remote-controlled toys, skateboards, scooters, shoes with built-in wheels, roller and inline skates; Alcoholic beverages, marijuana, drug paraphernalia or other illegal substances; Glass containers (excluding small baby food jars) and plastic straws; Wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels or devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped, unpowered or unoccupied; Flags, banners, signs, or voice amplification devices used for the purpose of conducting demonstrations or to incite a crowd; Large markers, permanent pens and spray paint; Fireworks and other flammable items; Laser pens, laser pointers or similar focused light devices; Articles of clothing with offensive language or images.

Do children get free admission?

Children ages 2 and younger are free and do not require an admission ticket to visit SeaWorld San Diego.

Are there bicycle racks available?

Bicycle racks for your use are conveniently located outside the Main Gate Plaza.

Does SeaWorld have ATMs?

Yes, Welch ATMs are located throughout the park.

Can my child visit the park without an adult?

Guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult except when participating in an event intended for young visitors such as our Adventure Camps, sleepovers, birthday parties or educational programs.