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Address: 500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 800 25 SHAMU
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist...
SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating nights and exhilarating adventure. Plus, Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!, a new 4-D movie and the all-new Sesame Street Bay of Play, an all-new play area with three family-friendly rides.
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Great for young children

Certainly a wonderful place for young children. The astonishment, the happiness, and the joy on their faces is amazing. For older ones it is fine. I think Orlando resort is much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Sea World in San Diego. This place never disappoints. Be sure to reach early. Plan to watch all the shows. They are unique and lots of fun. There is plenty of walking around. It took us the entire day and we were tired at the end of it. We did not have any kids... More 

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Vista, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Compared to other SeaWorlds, it's not worth the almost $90 admission fee. The park has a worn down feeling to it. The Orca and dolphin shows are very short, perhaps 20 mins long. It takes you longer to get into a show than the show itself. The touch pools are great for little kids and the wild arctic exhibition is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the mission bay area and it was so convenient to go to Sea Work. Check amazon local, Costco, and groupon to get the best deal for the city pass. We saved a ton of money and got to see the zoo, seaworld, harbor cruise, Belmont part, scripps acquarium.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to SeaWorld. All of the shows were amazing and we really enjoyed feeding the manta rays and sea lions. The manta ride is a blast too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Certainly a wonderful place for young children. The astonishment, the happiness, and the joy on their faces is amazing. For older ones it is fine. I think Orlando resort is much more enjoying especially the shows. A good day for a family.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Sea World while on a family holiday in the US. It was offered as part of our CityPass deal, and of course, we wanted to get soaked in the Shamu show. And we thought we'd see for ourselves a place we'd heard a lot about, especilly the negative press. We went to the Shamu show, and our daughters... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to the park on a Monday, which was great because not a whole lot of people were around. We managed to see the whole park in about 5 hours. Personally, I preferred the Orlando Sea World over San Diego as the former has more engaging and elaborate displays, exhibits and shows. Nevertheless, it was a fun day.

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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Sea World used to have an escort/companion program for disabled persons could come in to give support, especially important is for local residents with annual passes. (for non-locals, an aid/companion still can come in for 1/2 price or the handicapped person can come in for half price. Thsi is still better than nothing for one time usage, but not for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always love watching the animals, oohing and aweing at their tricks. You get to see sea life that you wouldn't normally get to see. Plus you have water rides to thrill you! Atlantis is my favorite! It's awesome ride that incorporates unexpected technology. If you plan on spending the day & eating at the park, might I suggest buying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fun filled day with great shows. Great place to take the family. Great shows. The Killer whale show is a must see. If you like roller coasters ride the Manta.

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