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Venture beyond the ocean’s door at SeaWorld in San Diego

Experience thrilling rides inspired by the force and power of the sea at SeaWorld® California. Explore beautiful aquariums, plunge down thrilling rides and experience stunning family-friendly shows.

Our guide to SeaWorld® California

This is SeaWorld® - the world’s best-loved marine park! With a SeaWorld California ticket, experience thrilling rides inspired by the force and power of the sea, enjoy fabulous, family-friendly activities and shows, explore beautiful aquariums, visit sea animals and much more!

Not to Miss Attractions

  • Emperor is the tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster in California. 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! 
  • Experience every icy thrill as you navigate three exhilarating launches and reach wind-whipping speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on Arctic Rescue

Thrill Rides

  • Thrill seekers should head straight to the heart-racing Electric Eel™, a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions
  • Feel the thrill of Tidal Twister™, a unique duelling rollercoaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists
  • 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

Family Fun

  • Witness live natural killer whale behaviours up close in Orca Encounter™. Learn about the role of family, the importance of play and what we learn from the whales in SeaWorld's care that is actively helping whales in the wild survive. Leave with a deeper connection to one of the sea’s mightiest, most magnificent animals
  • Race, explore and play at the interactive attraction Turtle Reef where you’ll experience the world of the sea turtle
  • 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!  

Fun For Kids

  • Connect with the sea through up-close animal encounters with sea lions, penguins and dolphins.
  • The laughter and learning of Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring 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 digital tickets, ensuring hassle-free admission when you arrive at SeaWorld San Diego. Simply scan the barcode at the entrance to SeaWorld for instant access to the park. There is a choice of SeaWorld California tickets available:

SeaWorld California Opening Schedule 

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


Our guide to SeaWorld® California

Arctic Rescue at SeaWorld California - Launching 2023

Arctic Rescue - Now Open!

Minimum Height Required: 48" (122 cm)

It’s time to hop on your snowmobile and ride to the rescue! The ice is melting, the poachers are lurking, and the Arctic animals are in peril. Join the team and feel the rush of the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast: Arctic Rescue. It’s only at SeaWorld San Diego, your go-to spot for family-friendly rides.

Emperor Diver Coaster at SeaWorld California


Minimum Height Required: 52" (132cm)

Soaring more than 60 mph, SeaWorld’s all-new coaster, Emperor, is the tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster in the state. Dangle and drop more than 150 ft on Emperor before plunging 90 degrees into exhilarating loops, a tribute to the Emperor penguins’ journey from chilly, frosted cliffs to their deep dive into the depths of the ocean.

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.

Splashdown on Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld California

Journey to Atlantis®

Minimum Height Required: 42" (107 cm)

Take excitement to new heights on Journey to Atlantis! Inspired by one of the sea’s favorite legends, this popular flume ride returns with an all-new look and smoother ride experience! Twist around serpentine turns, plunge down an eight-storey rush of adrenaline-pumping exhilaration and get drenched in mystery!

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.


Frequently Asked Questions for SeaWorld® California

General Information

  • What is SeaWorld California?

    SeaWorld California is a marine theme park located in San Diego. It's known for its incredible marine life exhibits, thrilling rides, and entertaining shows.

  • What are the must-see attractions at SeaWorld California?

    Some of the top attractions include Orcas Encounter, Dolphin Days, Manta roller coaster, and Journey to Atlantis. Don't miss the animal encounters and entertaining shows!

  • Is there public transportation to SeaWorld San Diego?

    Yes, the Metropolitan Transit System offers daily bus service to SeaWorld from the Old Town Transit Center via routes 8 and 9. Old Town Transit Center provides connections to Amtrak, Coaster and other bus services.

Opening Information

  • What are the park's opening hours?

    Park hours can vary depending on the season. It's best to check SeaWorld's official website or contact our customer support for the most up-to-date information.

Ticket Information

  • What's included in a SeaWorld California ticket?

    Your admission ticket typically includes access to all the shows, exhibits, and selected rides within the park. However, there may be additional costs for certain attractions and experiences.


  • Can I bring my own food and drinks into the park?

    Outside food and beverages are generally not allowed inside the park, but there are exceptions for specific dietary or medical needs. Check SeaWorld's official policies for details.


  • Is SeaWorld California accessible for guests with disabilities?

    SeaWorld is committed to making the park accessible to all guests. They offer services like wheelchair rental and accessible seating at shows. Be sure to inquire about their accessibility options upon arrival.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Does SeaWorld San Diego offer free Wi-Fi for guests?

    Yes, we offer free Wi-Fi to our guests by selecting SeaWorldGuest to connect once inside the park. Signal reception may vary by location and device type. 

  • Does SeaWorld San Diego have ATMs?

    Yes, SeaWorld San Diego has several ATMs located throughout the park. However, please note that SeaWorld San Diego is a cashless park and does not accept cash as a means of payment.

Duration of Visit

  • Do I have to use the SeaWorld California 2-day Ticket on consecutive days?

    No, your second visit to SeaWorld California can be taken anytime within 7 days of your first visit.


  • Is SeaWorld San Diego near Disneyland Resort in California?

    Seaworld is in San Diego which is approximately 95 miles from Disneyland in Anaheim.

SeaWorld® California Reviews

Average 4.4 out of 5

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  • 4 stars:

    Tickets weren't available at time of purchase.

    Mairead Lynch reviewed SeaWorld California 14 Jul, 2023

  • 4 stars:

    Again service was good. Like the fsact you get the actual ticket and not voucher. Unfortunately not able to use due to lockdown and closure

    Sheila Street reviewed SeaWorld California 08 Apr, 2020

  • 5 stars:

    Brilliant value- glad I purchase ticket with all day dining - excellent !

    Carly Jacob reviewed SeaWorld California 10 Sep, 2019

  • 4 stars:

    Die Kombi-Bahn "Wasser/Achterbahn" ist genial; man wird einfach ziemlich nass. Enttäuscht war ich von der Gestaltung vieler Becken; hat ein bisschen gar viel Plastikzeugs drin; vor allem im Vergleich mit den Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    Nadia Lo curto reviewed SeaWorld California 07 Aug, 2019

  • 5 stars:

    Good value, super-easy to use on the day. No problems at all.

    Trusted Customer reviewed SeaWorld California 05 Mar, 2019

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