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SeaWorld San Diego

Address: 500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 800 25 SHAMU
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SeaWorld San Diego Transportation and Admission
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$135*
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SeaWorld San Diego with Transport
79%
Ranked #31 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Fee: Yes
Owner description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to this place many years ago, and remembered it as a fun place. Yet, coming back as an adult, I was expecting more animals, more aquariums. Instead, I thing that the park in more oriented to small children, more shows and less animal watching. If you have children below 14 years old, they'll love it and have fun.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I went to Sea World about 10 years ago and was very disappointed upon return. Old Sea World had the Budweiser Clydsedales and the ability to get close to Dolphins and pet them. They still have a dolphin tank to pet animals but the way the tank is the Dolphins dont really get that close like in the old tanks.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 attraction reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Try to arrive early in the day so that you don't have to wait in the parking queue. You would need approximately whole day to cover the park. Great place to know more about the sea creatures especially the dolphins, sea lion and their own star Shamu whale. While you enjoy the various shows (I liked the dolphin show &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

worth every cent. am amazing attraction. don't miss it!! shows are great! amazing! wow!! the place is very very big.. you walk a lot! don't miss any show! rides for kids.. bathroom in every place. dislike: you pay so much for ticket and pay for parking extra fee!

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Vancouver, BC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The magic of Seaworld is how up close and personal your interactions with the animals can be in the park. The park is the perfect size for a single day visit. It was perfectly quiet day at the park so there no lines. Unfortunately, the sea lion show was closed but the pet show was a very close second. It... More 

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Albury, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited SeaWorld from Australia, and had a nice day. Since the movie Blackfish came out, I think it has had a huge effect on the park, and I can see why, it certainly doesn't paint seaworld in a very good light, however, I wanted to go and see for myself. It was a really hot day when we were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were really excited to take our daughters aged 5 and 7 to Seaworld! They had never seen Marine life up close before! The entrance fee whilst pretty high, was well worth it as it goes to support such amazing creatures! The Shamu show and the Dolphins show were both amazing!!! Highly informative and entertaining! The hands on exhibits were... More 

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The park is great and takes a whole day to really visit all the exhibits. The lunch with the whales is a great experience, as are the whale shows and the dolphin shows. The penguin exhibit is one of a kind!

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Sea world is amazing because there are lots of sea animals you can see and there are also lots of rides like the Atlantis water roller coaster and you can also see lots of whales performing in a huge pool. They are spending their money for things that you can get money from.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Seaworld offers great animal interactions....patting manta rays, little sharks, Dolphins...terrific viewing areas for Shamu, polar bears, otters, fish, octopus, flamingos, walrus....the Shamu show is excellent as are the dolphin interaction programs on offer (make sure you book these when you buy your tickets as there only a limited amount on offer)....the rides are ok, nothing to rave about compared to... More 

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