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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

SeaWorld California

4 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 08 Apr, 2020

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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! Get up close with amazing animals, in Wild Arctic®, find yourself face-to-face with polar bears, beluga whales, walruses, arctic foxes and seals. It's a wild ride of discovery for all! And don't miss Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation featuring all your favourite characters from DreamWorks beloved Madagascar franchise. Follow the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a holiday adventure with rock/pop music performed by a live band.

Coming to SeaWorld California in 2017 is the anticipated Ocean Explorer, which will include ocean’s most fascinating creatures such as a giant Pacific octopus and a hypnotic live eel habitat featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of moray eels. Through large viewing windows, visitors will plunge into the world of the eel as they swim and dart through the caves and crevasses of their naturalistic deep-ocean environment.

SeaWorld California Ticket Information:

Unlike many of our competitors, all our SeaWorld California Tickets are gate-ready 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 

  • January - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • February - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • March - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • April - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • May - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • June Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • July - Daily 
  • August - Daily except 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 31 August
  • September - Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • October - Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • November  - Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; daily during Thanksgiving Week
  • December - Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Daily 19-31 December

Gates normally open at 10.00am.

Tips & Tricks - SeaWorld® California

Fancy watching the Shamu show? Bring a disposable waterproof camera: There's wet, and there's Shamu wet. If you're in the Soak Zone at Shamu stadium, you'll have a lot more fun watching kids' reactions if you don't have to watch out for an expensive camera. 


Our guide to SeaWorld® California

Electric Eel at SeaWorld California

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. 

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.

SeaWorld® California


Minimum Height Required: 48" (122 cm)

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 world’s largest ray.

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.

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.

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 300 in all. Our penguin population includes regal emperor penguins, and smaller Adelie, gentoo and macaroni penguins.

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.


Average 4.5 out of 5 (96 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

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

4 stars:

Sheila Street reviewed 08 Apr,2020

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

5 stars:

Carly Jacob reviewed 10 Sep,2019

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.

4 stars:

Nadia Lo curto reviewed 07 Aug,2019

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

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 05 Mar,2019

Great day of but found it difficult to find our way around the park - not a good flow/well signposted enough. Also feels like they rip you off for every last penny that they can while you are there with EVERYTHING seriously overpriced

4 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 06 Sep,2018

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