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BEAT THE HEAT AT AQUATICA: With rising summer temperatures throughout the season, Aquatica SeaWorld’s WaterparkTM has plenty of ways to keep guests cool.  Among lushly landscaped attractions with high-speed thrills and the amenities of a beachside resort at this whimsical, South Seas-themed waterpark is one of the largest wave pools in Southern California: Big Surf ShoresTM, featuring more than 500,000 gallons of water guests may swim in and a huge sandy beach to bask in the sun.  Guests may also cool off at nearly a dozen other slides and rides, including Loggerhead Lane, a 1,250-foot-long lazy river; and Walhalla Wave, a 78-foot ride that families can enjoy together.  Up-close animal experiences with beautiful Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles round out this experience — as only SeaWorld can.  Aquatica is open daily through Sept. 2 and weekends only Sept. 7 to Oct. 20.  

 MADAGASCAR LIVE! OPERATION: VACATION IS NOW OPEN: SeaWorld guests can sing, clap and dance along to the ultimate interactive show this summer and all year long. Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation, an original live musical production that features characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s beloved “Madagascar” franchise, is now open.  The 20-minute musical follows the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a vacation adventure.  Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation features rock/pop music performed by a live band with classic and original songs and guests even get the chance to be part of the party!  After each performance, guests can enjoy a meet-and-greet session with a character from the show. 

SUMMER NIGHTS AT SEAWORLD WITH CLUB ATLANTIS:  During Summer Nights at SeaWorld, guests enjoy featured attractions by day, then by night take in special animal shows such as the    rock ’n’ roll killer whale show, Shamu Rocks, and the hilarious Sea Lions Tonite sea lion and otter show.  The Summer Nights activities also allow kids of all ages to dance the night away at SeaWorld’s Club Atlantis Presented by Coca-Cola through Aug. 11.  Channel 933’s DJ Marc Thrasher keeps the party going from 7 to 10 p.m. (7 to 11 p.m. on July 4) with dance team performances, nightly     Coca-Cola dance-offs, giveaways and plenty of time to just dance, dance, dance!  


The highest standards of animal husbandry, education and marine-life display have earned SeaWorld San Diego accreditation from the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). SeaWorld has been honored by the AZA many times for significant achievement in education, research, breeding and display of marine wildlife.



  • SeaWorld San Diego 2-Day Ticket
    2-Day Ticket includes two day admission to SeaWorld San Diego. Your second day into the park must be used within 7 days from your first day's visit. Tickets are non-transferable.


  • Southern California 2-Park Flex Ticket
    For less than the combined price of general admissions, save up to 15% to SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood. Get two great parks for one low price, and visit as many times as you like for 14 consecutive days.


  • San Diego 3-for-1 Pass
    For less than the combined price of general admissions, the San Diego 3 for 1 is valid for unlimited entry for five days from first use to the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld San Diego.



Off I-5 on SeaWorld Drive on Mission Bay, 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport and Amtrak’s downtown station. From I-5: exit SeaWorld Drive, follow signs to park entrance. From I-8 west: take West Mission Bay Drive exit onto Ingraham Street and follow signs.

Guests with Disabilities

SeaWorld provides special parking, restrooms, telephones and access to shows, attractions and meal facilities for guests with disabilities. Select shows and attractions have assistive-listening devices. For TDD call (619) 226-3907. Access brochures are available at SeaWorld Guest Relations.

Hours of operation

Opening and closing times vary by season. Hours are extended during holiday periods, such as Spring into Night (March 31–April 15; weekends April 21–May 20) and Summer Nights (May 26–Sept. 3). For current hours, call (800) 25-SHAMU (press 1)


Cost is $10 for cars; $15 for recreational vehicles, campers and preferred parking; and $6 for motorcycles (free for Silver and Platinum Passport members).

Pet Facility

Kennel rentals are available at SeaWorld’s parking lot entrance for $5 per kennel.

SeaWorld Adventure Parks are in San Diego, Orlando, Fla. and San Antonio. In addition to the SeaWorld Adventure Parks, St. Louis-based Busch Entertainment Corporation operates Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Adventure Island in Tampa Bay; Water Country USA in Williamsburg; Sesame Place near Philadelphia; and Discovery Cove in Orlando. The nine parks entertain more than 20 million guests a year and employ more than 15,000 people.

Leaders in conservation and education, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove care for the largest animal collection in the world and offer an education Web site especially for students and teachers at


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