SeaWorld® California

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Trusted Customer reviewed 12 Jul, 2014

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Venture beyond the ocean’s door at SeaWorld San Diego

This is SeaWorld® - the world’s best loved marine park! Here you’ll enjoy up close animal encounters, plunge down thrilling rides and experience the stunning shows.

Our guide to SeaWorld® California

This is the beautiful 200-acre marine life park in San Diego, full of ever-changing attractions, great shows, amazing marine life and thrilling rides.

Swooping over sea and sky, Manta not only inspires riders with an amazing 100,000-gallon aquarium but also takes them on an exhilarating ride on a coaster shaped like a giant manta ray, with dozens of twists and turns and a thrilling 54-foot drop. Journey to Atlantis® is a seemingly peaceful ride to the lost city, that is until it erupts into an adventure, where you’ll brave twists, turns, watery falls of mythic proportions and a 60-foot drop! Prepare to get soaked on Shipwreck Rapids®, you’ll spin and splash through the waves, plunge through an underground cavern and just try to dodge dripping cargo nets as you swirl around a tropical island!  

Coming to SeaWorld California in Spring 2022 is the anticipated Emperor, California's tallest, fastest and floorless dive coaster. Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired adventure, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!

PLUS, and also opening in Spring 2022, Sesame Place San Diego will feature seven Sesame Street-themed dry rides, an interactive musical play area, and eleven water attractions including a 500,000-gallon wave pool – one of the largest in Southern California.

SeaWorld California Ticket Information:

All our SeaWorld California Tickets are gate-ready digtital tickets ensuring minimum fuss when you arrive at SeaWorld San Diego. There is nothing to redeem and you simply go straight through the gate on arrival. There is a choice of SeaWorld San Diego tickets available:

SeaWorld California Opening Schedule 

SeaWorld California is open 365 days a year, but for the safety of guests attractions occasionaly close for improvements and scheduled maintenance.  Gates normally open at 10.00am but do check locally for changes to opening hours. 

Tips & Tricks - SeaWorld® California

Make time for feeding times: Meal time is the best time to meet some playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins and sea lions who you can even feed by hand—but only at designated times throughout the day. Stop by in the morning to check the day's schedule, then give yourself some extra time to get a great spot right at the water's edge.


Our guide to SeaWorld® California

Guests riding Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego in California

Emperor - Opening March 2022

Minimum Height Required: 52" (132cm)

California’s tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster opens at SeaWorld San Diego in March 2022. Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired adventure, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!

Manta Rollercoaster at SeaWorld California


Minimum Height Required: 48" (122 cm)

Buckle up for a multi-media family launch coaster that lives up to its name. This all-new breed of coaster immerses you in the beautiful and mysterious world of rays then takes you on a roller-coaster thrill ride with dozens of twists and turns. Two thrilling launches send riders soaring and diving in the spirit of the world’s largest ray.

Shark Encounter

Shark Encounter

Journey through one of the world’s largest underwater viewing tunnels. Experience a rare, fascinating, up-close look at prehistoric predators whose ancestors dominated the sea more than a hundred million years before dinosaurs walked the earth.

Tidal Twister at SeaWorld California

Tidal Twister

Minimum Height Required: 48" (122cm)

The first of its kind in the World, Tidal Twister at SeaWorld California in San Diego is a unique duelling roller coaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists. Accelerating to 30mph, riders twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the centre section.

Guests riding Electric Eel roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego

Electric Eel

Minimum Height Required: 54" (137 cm)

Get ready to feel EElectrified! The tallest, fastest roller coaster in San Diego is here! This multi-launch coaster boost riders to 60mph forwards and backwards with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and an inverted heartline roll. Electric Eel is 853 feet of pure excitement. 

Penguin Encounter

Penguin Encounter

Spend some time with some of our park’s coolest characters. Watch the playful antics of penguins tall and small—nearly 400 in all. SeaWorld San Diego is one of the few places in the world where you can see magnificent Emperor penguins as well as King penguins and smaller Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Macaroni penguins.

Shipwreck Rapids

Shipwreck Rapids

Minimum Height Required: 42" (107 cm)

Join fellow castaways on a tube-style raft and ride a winding river at the heart of a peaceful island. Whirl, swirl, splash and crash through playful rapids and foaming whitewater. Plunge through a waterfall into an underground cavern and see the secrets this lost island keeps.

Sesame Street Bay of Play

Sesame Street Bay of Play

Treat your kids to two-acres of childhood magic with their favorite characters from Sesame Street. It’s filled with family-friendly fun and rides like Elmo’s Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rocking Eel and Abby’s Sea Star Spin. You can even have your picture taken with your Sesame Street pals.

Turtle Reef

Turtle Reef

Get an up-close look at these fascinating creatures, then get even closer by experiencing their journey first-hand. Avoid obstacles as you make your way from the deep blue sea back to the beach, as it all plays out on a larger-than-life video wall. It’s an action-packed, immersive experience that will have an impact on you and the world we share.

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation

This brand new 20-minute musical show features the beloved characters from DreamWorks Madagascar franchise. The characters meet and greet with park guests before you sit down and follow the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a holiday adventure. Rock/pop music is performed by a live band and includes both classic and original songs.


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