There's no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego. Touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear.
* Operating since 1964
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
SeaWorld is located off Interstate 5 in San Diego. Exit SeaWorld Drive and follow signs to the park.
SeaWorld Tips for animal lovers
Make time for feeding times:- Meal time is the best time to meet some playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, and sting rays, who you can even feed by hand-but only at designated times throughout the day. Stop by in the morning to check the day's schedule, then give yourself some extra time to get a great spot right at the water's edge.
Meet an animal trainer in person:- It's hard to ask animal trainers about their job when they're racing through the water on the back of Shamu. But here's something most guests don't know. Our Dine with Shamu programs are the only time guests get back stage access to our killer whale habitat, where whales and their trainers share an inside look at their remarkable bond and what makes it possible. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.
See what goes on behind the scenes:- Up Close Tours like our Saving a Species or Penguin Encounter tour times aren't listed on the park map, so they're easy to miss out on once you're here. An insider's tip? Book online ahead of time, or stop by the tour desk just inside the front gate.
SeaWorld Tips if you're bringing young kids
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. A little tip for parents? Pack a parka or pick one up at the gift shop. It's a great way to keep yourself and a towel or two dry, and still get in on the fun.
Feed their imagination:- Look for interactive work stations and computers located throughout the park that give kids a fun way to learn about the animals they meet. Kids can test their lung power against a walrus in Wild Arctic or see how a manatee grinds its food at Manatee Rescue.
Sesame Street Bay of Play:- Watch your kids play at Sesame Streets Bay of Play .
Make an autograph book:- Put together an autograph book with kids ahead of time, then catch the Shamu and Crew characters from 9 a.m. to noon near the front gate.
Catch the show before the show:- Take your seat for the Clyde and Seamore show at least 30 minutes ahead of time. Late-comers miss out on their zany pre-show antics.
SeaWorld Snack time Tips
Beat the crowd:- Plan to have lunch during show performances and you'll get ahead of the crowd.
Don't skip breakfast:- Start your day at Breakfast with Shamu. You'll get a seat next to our biggest star, plus enjoy an-all-you-care-to-eat buffet that will take care of even the biggest appetites well into the afternoon. Insiders say this is one of the best kept secrets in the park.
Can I bring my own food and drinks to the park? No you can't.
Restaurants and concession stands are conveniently located throughout the park. You are not allowed to bring in a cooler, glass containers, sandwiches, snacks etc. Water bottles may be taken into the park.
if you don't want to pay park food and beverage prices, then bring your food and leave it in the car. For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. When leaving the park to enjoy your food, remember to have your hand stamped for re-admittance.
SeaWorld General Park Tips
Choose your seats wisely:- You will get drenched if you sit in the front seat of Journey to Atlantis, and we mean drenched.
Beat the heat:- Temperatures can get quite high especially in the middle of the day. Plan to visit these "cool places" when the thermometer rises - Wild Arctic, Penguin Encounter, Manatee Rescue, Shark Encounter or any one of three Aquariums.
Remember the kid in you:- Don't be surprised if you find yourself choked up in the presence of Shamu. Or your arms covered with goose bumps in 85° weather as your hand touches a dolphin. There's an incredible connection between humans and animals, one we celebrate here every day. Take a few deep breaths and drink that in when you feel that move through you, and you'll carry that feeling home with you.
SeaWorld Money Saving Tip
To save the $12 parking fee at SeaWorld and help the environment at the same time, consider taking the Mass Transit to the park.
The Metropolitan Transit System offers daily bus service from the Old Town Transit Center which is only four miles away from SeaWorld via routes 8 & 9. Bus service is approximately a 15 minute ride. The Old Town Transit Center offers connections to Amtrak, Coaster and other bus service. For more information visit www.sdcommute.com
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September 23rd, 2012
We've been to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA two times as a family bescaue of this program. As a family of 6, there's simply no way we could afford it. It's a great program and they really do honor the military.