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SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego

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Spreading over 77 hectares (190 acres), SeaWorld San Diego features 26 animal habitats and dozens of shows and interactive exhibits depicting sea life in its many forms. Make a splash on the water roller coaster Journey to Atlantis, with its 18 m (60 ft) drop, or venture through the underwater tunnels for an up-close look at the giant sea turtles and great white sharks. Swim with the dolphins or dine alongside Shamu the orca. Arrange to visit SeaWorld San Diego and other attractions in San Diego using our San Diego holiday planner.
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  • Our Sea world experience was thrilling as we went on the Manta Rays rollercoaster, Electric Eel, Emperor, got wet on the Journey to Atlantis and the super wet Shipwreck rapids ride. We saw the Orca... 
    Our Sea world experience was thrilling as we went on the Manta Rays rollercoaster, Electric Eel, Emperor, got wet on the Journey to Atlantis and the super wet Shipwreck rapids ride. We saw the Orca...  more »
  • isabel helped us at SeaWorld today and she spoke Korean with my parents. Because me their son is the only one who speaks english. glad she didn't make them feel like an outsider. It's good to know... 
    isabel helped us at SeaWorld today and she spoke Korean with my parents. Because me their son is the only one who speaks english. glad she didn't make them feel like an outsider. It's good to know...  more »
  • Bought season passes as our 2 year old loves Sesame Street. Since the opening of Sesame Place (a water park), SeaWorld has removed all of the meet and greets with Elmo, Abby, etc over to Sesame Place....  more
    Bought season passes as our 2 year old loves Sesame Street. Since the opening of Sesame Place (a water park), SeaWorld has removed all of the meet and greets with Elmo, Abby, etc over to Sesame Place....  more »
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  • Our family had a lots fun there. The Dolphin show and other water shows are amazing. Rides are fun. Fish, Shocks, the entrance all the fish and sea animals are amazing and Education. Lots beautiful Flamingos. Staff are nice and friendly. The place really cleaned and Continues cleaning all the time. Really safe. They have good yummy food and they have the best grill Turkey legs in the world! 😋🍗 We all loved. We should buy Year pass so can go back more often. Fun fun place. Will go back again.
  • Not too bad, first time out in public for a family outing and it was nice. Some of the attractions were closed, but there was plenty to do. With that being said the wait time for the remaining attractions that were still opened are pretty long. Social distancing is difficult at a theme park, and I felt the staff still did a great job reminding the guests to keep masks on. We were still able to enjoy the snacks there. The food stands were a bit pricey, but we were there to enjoy the day and budgeted a head of time as well. So be prepared to spend some money. The overall experience was still great. My family and I still had a good time. Great job staff!
  • When you first walk in you see some sharks that are touchable and they have beautiful back scale's. This would be a great place to bring your kids and have fun. There are a bunch of animals and roller coasters. There are some roller coasters that are for smaller kids and for people that love roller coasters big and small. I highly recommend going to the dolphin show and the sky ride that soars over the bay. Best amusement park in San Diego.
  • (Read update) Love Sea World. Every time I go I am inspired by the sea animals and it really makes me appreciate the amazing world more. Buy the food wrist band and you will not be disappointed! The pace is very relaxed and the employees are all very helpful and knowledgeable. My two youngest can’t get enough of this place! Post Pandemic Update: The place has gone way downhill. Understaffed. The restaurants and the exhibitions are filthy. Most attractions, food kiosks and exhibitions were closed. You might pay full price for half the experience. I would wait until they get their act back together. Still love seeing the animals.
  • The dolphin and whale shows were great and informative about the sea animals. The Sky Ride was also a nice surprise. The park opened at 9:00 am and closed at 9:00 pm, but the rides and restaurants opened hours later and some restaurants/beverage locations began closing at 6:00 pm, if they opened at all. Several never opened. The park was busy so it wasn’t for lack of business that the attractions and services were not operating. This was very disappointing for our family since we traveled for our visit. Adult ride lines had more than 2 hour waits and quick passes sold out early. All of the food locations, that were open, also had long lines. The mobile app does not provide ride wait times and you cannot order food to pick up. The park was not very clean and the glass at several exhibits was so dirty you could barely see the animals. For example, the penguin indoor seating area was a waste because you could not see the animals with all of the film build up. Finally, the staff at the front checking bags went overboard during one of our visits with the person touching EVERYTHING in my purse including my medical supplies and going through small zipped compartments that had sterilized items in them…completely unnecessary! A better approach to security and training is needed, as well as a scanner for more targeted search needs.

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