Aquatica San Diego, SeaWorld's Water Park, Chula Vista

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The South Seas meets Southern California at Aquatica, a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark only SeaWorld could create. Aquatica blends up-close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrills and sandy beaches.
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  • August 8, 2017
    If you want to get a lounge chair, be sure to show up early. Anything after 11:00 might be too late. And don't take more than you actually need either. Seating is at a premium and I've seen people com...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Having visited a number of water parks in the US, this ranks pretty low, if not bottom. The park is tiny, for a start and the tickets aren't cheap $49 for an adult. There also seems to be no limit to ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Kids enjoyed the water park. Bring your own towels. Lot of shaded areas but make sure you get there early. There is no shower rooms though, only open shower that you can rinse yourself but has individ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Surprised by this pleasant experience! Mostly clean, friendly staff, variety of attractions and pools. Definitely get the Quick Queue pass to make the most of your trip, it is worth the extra $20. We splurged on a standard cabana package - WOW. So nice! Fridge, locker, table, lounge chairs and a waiter. Amazing. Lost a star because the lifeguards seemed over it and the lazy river was a disaster of racing teenagers, and of course the bathrooms were gross. Overall, a great family day trip.
  • July 5, 2017
    After typhoon lagoon in Florida... This "wave pool" is laughable. Young, friendly staff don't always do the best job moving along the ride lines. 1hour waits are not uncommon when "we're not that busy." Renting the Cabana is worth it. You get your own fridge and locker. A server is assigned to you and will fetch a modified menu. You do get a bowl of fruit thou. Doubt we would come back.
  • July 9, 2017
    The food is actually pretty cool, but overpriced. They don't allow any type of food into the park, which is reasonable. The rides are fun but lines are usually long and take at least 15 minutes of waiting to get in the ride. Doesn't sound like much, but standing in the wind while wet can suck. Lockers start at $13 so try to bring very little of you can. Parking also starts at $15 so be wary of that as well. My biggest tip is to come as prepared as possible. Wear a windproof top if allowed. Buy some super cheap slippers or water shoes as the ground you walk on can get so hot it can burn your feet. Manage your hair by tying it up or putting it in a ponytail or whatever you do, they don't allow hats in rides really. Get something to hold your glasses to your head if you really need glasses Obviously bring extra clothes and a towel because you will need one and wouldn't wanna pay $22 for one. Bring anything you would to a beach to Aquatica generally. Other than all that, Aquatica does a great job of providing fun water-based rides and attractions. They have some iconic rides and a super interactive and kid-friendly area in the center of the park.
  • July 5, 2017
    This is our local waterpark. It's a short 15-20 minute drive from where we live. We like the convenience. We get the season pass and go when we feel like it. The rides are nice. It is a small park so it's easy to run out of things to do early.
  • July 7, 2017
    This place is run by beginners. Their communication from the beginning was AWFUL. They don't call back or follow up and reaching someone direct is impossible. And, when you speak with someone, they won't be able to help you. Go to the beach. Much more fun and they won't try to charge you a few different times.

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