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SeaWorld San Diego

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Mission Bay Park, San Diego
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  • Hilton Gaslamp
    "Love the new One Ocean Shamu show and the new penguin encounter!"(13 Tips)
    Cherie D.
    "Check out the brand new dolphin show and dine with Shamu!"(11 Tips)
    TruthorDare.us
    "... to go see Shamu, the penguins, and turtles, follow that with a nice ride..."(8 Tips)
    Julie P.
    "sure to go early to the sea lion show and see Biff"(6 Tips)
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  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 18, 2015
    A great theme park that let's you be up close with marine life. The shows are great for all ages and the park is truly beautiful. Come off season to have the park all to yourself. Craft Beer on site.
  • Aleso
    AlesoJune 6, 2016
    You can see shamu's show, and some other live animal shows as well, has some rides and mechanical games, it has restaurants, food court, souvenir store, a place excellent for children and adults too
  • Jay M.
    Jay MiyaDecember 31, 2016
    Overall a great place to take your family. If you go in December like we did, bring an umbrella and jackets. Also, change of clothes/towels for the kids, you get soaked from certain rides/shows.
  • Mary S.
    Mary Scheuller ッMarch 28, 2013
    Go see the Sea Lion Live (SLL) show!! Of all the great shows you can hit, this is one you can NOT miss. The trainers get really involved, the sea lions and otter are very talented, and it's funny!
  • Hastin Z.
    Hastin ZylstraSeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best deal is the Preferred Seating upgrade. Not well advertised, but it's only $10 - and makes it so you can basically get last minute great seats at any of the shows. A real time saver!
  • Yener Ü.
    Yener ÜnsalAugust 25, 2014
    If you are in san diego CA. You must visit there. You can not see such a unique place around the world. You would see a lot of fish together from different family.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownApril 12, 2013
    Show are fun to watch but dont offer as many animal tricks as one would expect. If you can split your visit into 2 parts (shows early, rides later) your have more fun without feeling rushed.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 15, 2014
    We went in September when the park was "dead" and the shows were still almost full each time. I can't imagine how busy it is during peak times. Due to lack of crowd, could walk on rides and stay on.
  • Julie P.
    Julie PorterDecember 24, 2015
    We LOVE SeaWorld! Love the shows.... Make sure to go early to the sea lion show and see Biff in action--hilarious!
    Upvoted May 9
  • Jon M.
    Jon MenagerNovember 9, 2015
    This place gets a bad rep. I came here as a little boy & just returned for my second time with my girlfriend for our anniversary. You can tell Sea World loves their animals! I recommend it to anyone!
  • Trang P.
    Trang PistoleJanuary 13, 2014
    Go on a weekday... Packed with tourists and strollers! $15 to park and pack snacks. You are allowed to bring in your own food. It will save you some big bucks!
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt
    Manchester Grand HyattFebruary 15, 2012
    Plan your time at Seaworld so you see the animals during their feeding times - really cool and interactive. Also, beautiful Seaworld firework shows nightly during summer months!
  • Olga D.
    Olga DinizMarch 10, 2013
    Enjoy a nice day with your family. Watch out for the show hours and have lots of fun! Ótimo programa em família. Veja os horários dos shows, programe-se e se divirta!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MantiaApril 16, 2012
    If you're a Southern CA resident you can get the "Fun Card" for the same price as regular admission, but it gives you access to the park for the whole year!
  • Jan D.
    Jan DziedzicAugust 27, 2013
    If you want to enjoy roller-coaster take a splashproof clothes with you. Dryers are not worth spending $5. Remember to go to the "One Ocean" show (killer whales) - its much better than "Blue Horizon".
  • Kortnee T.
    Kortnee ThomasJuly 28, 2015
    Love the dolphin show and the shamu show light up the night was amazing, but I miss the trainers being able to ride and swim with the orcas.
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonMarch 4
    Spring for the Dine with Shamu experience- excellent food and up close to the amazing killer whales! Lots of free talks all day, too!
  • Amal
    AmalMay 23, 2016
    I love everything in the water ! Sea world is my world !! The ride are so fun the show is so great !
  • phoenix k.
    phoenix kuramataMay 14, 2010
    All you can eat deal for $25! My 1 meal, entree w/side & drink came out to $18. The all you can eat deal (3 venues during the week, 5 on weekends) is a great value. Yours truly, Jubba da hut =)
  • Miles M.
    Miles MacFarlaneDecember 31, 2014
    Absolute soaking immediately behind the platform opposite the big screens. We were in the soak zone to the left of centre with a great view but minimal soaking.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KellerSeptember 30, 2013
    I loved it because of all the larger sea animals we got to see up close, but I felt it was lacking an educational approach. It was more a theme park with some animals in it.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CollinsAugust 20, 2011
    You can watch the fireworks from anywhere around Crown Point Shores or Sail Bay, an added bonus (and a built-in clock) to all the residents who live there.
  • Softub
    SoftubFebruary 29, 2012
    From their shows to restaurants; Sea World, San Diego is educational, and is fun for everyone. It's a must see when you are in San Diego.
  • Emin D.
    Emin DEDEMarch 29, 2013
    This is definitely must-see place, although I personally don't like the idea to create such this places. Frankly, I find it amazing but I'm very upset for the animals.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GarbowskiNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My wife and I think they have the best popcorn around. Get the bucket and bring it back anytime for a refill for about $2.
  • Robin B.
    Robin BattyJuly 23, 2011
    Get an all day eat pass for $30 but only get one for your party! You can go back as many times as you want for as much food as you want!
  • Daytrippen.com
    Daytrippen.comSeptember 4, 2012
    Use SeaWorld's Quick Queue for express entry to popular rides and complimentary admission to Sky tower, Sky ride and Paddle Boats. Read more
  • Jim l.
    Jim llewellynAugust 5, 2011
    Buy the all you can eat dinner meal deal $24 you can eat a much as you like and as often in the 4 restaurants as long as you get back in line
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    We always love visiting SeaWorld. Lots of new things have been added over the last 3 years. Worth a visit if you haven't been in a while.
  • Mesh H.
    Mesh H.SJune 18, 2015
    Go on week days ,we got to ride all the rides with minimum wait time & unless you are wearing a swimming suit never ride first seats in journey to atlantic
  • TruthorDare.us
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to go see Shamu, the penguins, and turtles, follow that with a nice ride on the Journey to Atlantis, and top it off with a nice dinner at the Calypso Bay Smokehouse.
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithAugust 9, 2014
    The shows are very entertaining. Don't waste your time on the Manta if the line's long, Journey to Atlantis is pretty fun, and also, BRING FAST FOOD. The food is SO overpriced. 6.99 for 4 fried shrimp
  • Robert D.
    Robert DwyerFebruary 21, 2013
    20% off 1-day adult and child tickets with Southwest Rapid Rewards. Best 1-day discount going, alive and well as of Feb 2013.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 21, 2010
    SeaWorld was founded in 1964 on 22 acres by four graduates of UCLA. Their original idea was to build an underwater restaurant. The park grew into a marine park now spanning 189 acres.
  • Drew K.
    Drew KaplanOctober 14, 2012
    When @SeaWorld puts on their "Halloween Spooktacular", they have stations where they pass out candy to kids! Definitely excellent!
  • Kevin
    KevinAugust 22, 2012
    The Animal Spotlight Tour was great. My kids lives feeding and petting the dolphins. I liked the moray eels.
  • Alexandria L.
    Alexandria LindertSeptember 29, 2013
    Lots of fun but it can get pricey. Parking is $15 now! That plus drinks/ snacks adds up!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RosamondAugust 18, 2013
    The sea lion shows (day and night) are by far the most entertaining shows. This is a MUST see!!
  • Malloc S.
    Malloc SizeofMarch 4, 2012
    If you plan on coming here at least 4 times, get a Silver Annual Pass. Otherwise, parking fees here will make you wish you did.
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LewisJune 21, 2013
    Sealions Live is hilarious!!! My favorite show! Get there early and watch Biff perform a preshow!!!
  • steve o.
    steve overstreetAugust 26, 2014
    The meal wrist bands are a good deal but to make them really worth your money be sure to have at least 2 meals.
  • Fireground Communications LLC
    The DreamTrips™ vacation club is a travel community for everyone, from adventurers to luxuriators and anyone in-between. Go to https://fireground.dreamtrips.com/refer for this deal.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RisingMarch 18, 2011
    Feeding the sea lions is fun, but watch out because the neighboring seagulls are aggressive and will snatch the fish right out of your hand.
  • Erin M.
    Erin McNamaraApril 1, 2013
    If you only have time for one show I suggest the shamu show. The best 25 mins of my visit!
  • Ernesto S.
    Ernesto SepulvedaJuly 22, 2016
    Everything was amazing to see in person. My family had a blast
  • Megan C.
    Megan CMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Keep your eye open for the sea world characters (shamu, o.p. other, etc.). And remember they can sign autographs and you can take your own photos. Or just come up for a hug.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HenryMay 11, 2013
    Beer samples at entrance food court make daddy happy. Don't drink the penguin water.
  • Tina N.
    Tina NJune 16, 2013
    Gotta love seaworld but admission is getting a bit to high ill say. But I love everything about sea life! Go bat rays! :p
  • Brooke J.
    Brooke JorgensenJuly 24, 2010
    Shipwreck ride gets you partially wet, Atlantis gets you Soaked! Also, if you're flirty with the popcorn stand boys (by Shipwreck) you can get a refill price.
  • Natasha F.
    Natasha Ferrer-PerezAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the all you can eat all day bracelet! It is so completely worth not having to worry about the cost of food if you're eating all day!
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Throw away your straws and lids before coming in, be kind to the animals! Park policy :)
  • Giddy Girlie D.
    Giddy Girlie Dot-ComMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place to visit in the tourist low season. We saw nearly every show and exhibit at our own (relaxed) pace with our 5 y.o. nephew and we did it all in around 5 hours. Plus, the free annual pass
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 12, 2011
    Did you know? SeaWorld San Diego was the first zoological park in the world to successfully breed emperor penguins outside of the Antarctic. Read more
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YuiDecember 30, 2012
    When watching Shamu, trust the signs that say "Soak Zone". You will get wet. Get there early for better seating.
  • Gayle T.
    Gayle TanhuanMarch 22, 2013
    Very nice place to spend the whole day. Don't miss any of their shows.
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeApril 11, 2012
    Great for the family! Kids will love the aquarium.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria CouchAugust 22, 2012
    You're day will be way more enjoyable with the ALL DAY DINING PASS. Its way cheaper for the day and very convenient.
  • David N.
    David NguyenApril 1, 2016
    The exhibits are definitely something you need to check out. Bathrooms are also pretty clean.
  • Amanda Y.
    Pet's Rule is a must see for kids! Hilarious & features cats, dogs, pigs, & ducks too
  • Deborrah R.
    Deborrah RaySeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I have a season pass for SeaWorld and it is nice to drop in anytime when less crowded~
  • Bob V.
    Bob VreelandNovember 24, 2013
    They have Stone and Karl Strauss throughout the park :) Keep the pilsner glass for 6.99 refills!
  • La Jolla Mom
    La Jolla MomMay 16, 2013
    We go right at opening to avoid the crowds. And, hallelujah, they sell beer.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HurstJuly 25, 2012
    Don't miss Shamu Rocks - but remember you can get very wet, even at night!
  • Dana W.
    Dana WhittakerNovember 19, 2011
    We like to see the Shamu Show last, as the grand Finale. Also, get there EARLY for Pass Holder events.
  • @socalwithkids
    @socalwithkidsMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, & a hat. Buy a SeaWorld cup get discounts on refills. Members receive discounts on food, beverages, & @ gift shops.
  • Burak S.
    Burak SansalMarch 25, 2012
    absolutely best place for kids and adults. Don't miss the Shamu show, amazing.
  • Hilton Gaslamp
    Hilton GaslampAugust 9, 2011
    Love the new One Ocean Shamu show and the new penguin encounter! We sell tickets in our lobby too in case you are staying with us. :)
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 12, 2014
    The best parts of the park are the parts that are the most zoologically oriented. The skyride is not to be missed.
  • Rose G.
    Rose GarciaJuly 19, 2014
    The Polar Bear, the Wild Arctic and Cirque de la Mer were the best of my today's visit
  • Melanee T.
    Melanee ThysJune 1, 2013
    It was so fun in the afternoon, the animals were active abs the Cirque De La Mar show was spectacular!
  • Em A.
    Em AldrichAugust 10, 2010
    Pack a lunch and leave it in the car. You are allowed to leave the park and re-enter with a stamp. This will save some money on paying those crazy park prices.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 26, 2013
    Also, they are very un accommodating to the customers needs. No one wants to wait in a mile line for a marginal hot dog. They need to open more windows in order to get more customers!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LambertAugust 16, 2012
    Manta ride very good. My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed the shows and Dolphin Point.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to go to the shows, look at the schedule in the morning and make a plan. Many showtimes overlap!
  • Ben Z.
    Ben Z 🍣 🍺August 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the SeaWorld app to see the wait times for rides when in the park.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LongleyNovember 16, 2013
    The Sharks look very friendly and in a giving mood this time of year. It's sweet as a blood tasting. LoL
  • Complete Car Care
    Complete Car CareSeptember 10, 2016
    The Dolphins show was spectacular and the Arctic section was very interesting
  • Heath D.
    Heath Day2 weeks ago
    Great place to learn about the ocean and many of its inhabitants
  • Holly W.
    Holly W.February 28, 2012
    I don't know if I would pay the money to go too many times, but def. feel it is worth going at least once. Plus, you support the sea animals.
  • Andrea V.
    Andrea VFebruary 27, 2011
    The eclairs from the bakery by the exit are the greatest treat at Seaworld!!!! Omg, they are a must.
  • Kenny R.
    Kenny RenNovember 29, 2013
    shows were awesome; though it seems more like a amusement park than an aquarium.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RuizAugust 20, 2014
    Make sure to see Shamu early, if you're planning on getting wet that day. Plenty of time to dry off.
  • Jesus O.
    Jesus OntiverosAugust 3, 2013
    Best place to eat n pang for ur buck "baja grill". Get the loaded nachos !!!;)
  • Adrian Q.
    Adrian QtimportaDecember 28, 2013
    Buy the anual ticket at the same price of the single day pass!
  • Lizeth G.
    Lizeth GarciaMay 24, 2016
    Love coming here with the family. For the little ones Bay of Play is awesome!
  • Seth M.
    Seth MullerNovember 26, 2016
    All the shows were great and the staff was exceptionally nice!!
  • Drew K.
    Drew KaplanOctober 14, 2012
    When @SeaWorld holds their "Halloween Spooktacular", they have stations where they pass out candy to children. It's awesome!
  • Scott E.
    Scott EmpringhamMarch 23, 2013
    Use the kiosk to buy ur tix and skip the lines!
  • Oly L.
    Oly Leyva C.September 5, 2013
    The Manta's a pretty great ride, been on three times & we can't get enough 😆 wohooo
  • Rawain
    RawainJuly 13, 2015
    Loved it!!! Flowers every where 😍😍😍 🌺🌸🌼🌷🌻💐
  • TheDL
    TheDLOctober 13, 2015
    Park entrance after the pay booths needs work. What is it like 6 or 8 lanes immediately to 2?!? Dinner with the Orca is cool.
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon CoreJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sea Lion and Otter show definitely has the best pre-show entertainment!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorSeptember 19, 2014
    Go during off peak season when it is less crowed
  • Christina HyunJung J.
    Christina HyunJung JungFebruary 23, 2015
    Best theme park!!!!!!! I want to go again..... ice cream and pretzel are awesome.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MartinApril 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Elmo and friends are here so make sure to come by bay of play and take a picture and give them a hug
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MartinezJuly 3, 2012
    Wouldn't go there again unless I was already in San Diego for another reason, and I was given free tickets. Kinda underwhelming. Also, it's ok to exploit oysters for their pearls, but not any others?
  • M.U.S.E. - Music Unity Sports Entertainment
    In 2012 the park will open Manta, a fun roller coaster that will be a must ride for guest.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DyerJune 23, 2015
    Haven't been to Sea World in over 20 years, but had a lot of fun. 🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋
  • Kate P.
    Kate PensiripongMay 3, 2014
    😆yippy this is a great time to have a great holiday at Sea world.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MiyoshiMay 27, 2013
    Bought my ticket at AAA for $62. Two days for the price of one. Great deal!
  • Laetitia D.
    Laetitia DelbartJuly 21, 2016
    Un parc d'attractions à faire pour voir des orques et des dauphins au moins une fois dans sa vie. Petit plus: spectacle des otaries très comique
  • Julio E.
    Julio EscobarSeptember 14, 2015
    el parque está super bien, los acuarios y los juegos, es muy fácil recorrerlo, para mi el mejor juego comparado con los de Disney, Legoland, Magic Mountain sin duda es MANTA!!!!!!! es fabuloso.
  • Samavarti L.
    Samavarti LandgraveJuly 30, 2016
    Es un parque de diversiones con temática acuática, que es una excelente opción para ir en verano, ya que hace mucho calor para esas fechas en California
  • Magui
    MaguiApril 11, 2015
    Manta mi ride favorito, tienes q ir con ropa de playa ya q hay juegos y actividades con agua y es mas a gusto con la ropa adecuada
  • Edith S.
    Edith SarantakosAugust 5, 2014
    Se recomienda llegar con 30 o 40 minutos de anticipación a los shows para obtener buenos lugares y buena vista! :))
  • Jeanette V.
    Jeanette VillarrealNovember 4, 2016
    La mejor inversión comprarte la Fun Card para entrar todo el año.super recomendado ir en la época de Halloween show spooktacular
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