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SeaWorld San Diego

500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
800 25 SHAMU
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As featured in San Diego for young kids
Ranked #32 of 231 attractions in San Diego
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Water Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Leighton Buzzard
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were originally not going to visit Seaworld for obvious reasons, however I always like to think I am giving to the upkeep of the animals that are currently there. We purchased our parking, front of the line queues and meal pass beforehand. We got to the park early (would highly recommend this as the park is pretty empty first... More

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Riverdale, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I really wish I could give a great rating for our Sea World vacation. We were all so excited to be able to have all my kids and grandkids together on this wonderful journey to Sea World. Some of the younger grandkids have never been and were talking about it for weeks. One of my daughter’s has not been for... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed going during the week, so wasn't too crazy busy. Got there right about 10:00 (opening time), and didn't have to wait too long to get parked and get inside. My kids enjoyed both the shows and the rides. I also thought the more traditional aquarium sights were pretty cool. We used the weekday discount, which was quite a... More

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Chicagoland, IL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went to a Seaworld on a recent trip to Southern California. Upon arrival the parking lot was crowded. Attendant took our money and, as we had a person in a party with a disability parking permit, directed us to the disability parking area, but then laughed and said there may not be any spots right now, so just drive around... More

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Mountain Iron, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We spent 6 hours at SeaWorld on our first full day in San Diego (we purchased the "Go San Diego" Cards. We purchased the reserved seats for the show at night, I highly recommend doing this. At 9:00PM the park began to swarm with people running towards the show to get seats. We were able to take our time knowing... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had a wonderful time. My children were excited the entire time we were there. We arrived around 1 pm and stayed until closing. My son did not want to leave. Every show was awesome and all the other attractions were too. We didn't get to see everything so I will attempt to go back real soon. I paid online... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Anaheim for 9 days so decided to hire a car and drive around 1 hour to San Diego Sea World. We got there a little late but in time to see the start of one of the show. Didn't realise there was so much to see here and the dolphins and killer whales are so captivating you... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I love this park. It contains all of my favorites: Whales, dolphins, seals (or sea lions) and otters. I get mesmerized by their grace. The gentle giants (whales and dolphins) are so loving and playful. Makes a gal want to dawn a 7 ml wetsuit and jump in. The sea lions and otters also do their best to draw you... More

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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

All the shows give us relax, and I would highly recommanded the SHAMU's show. The killer whales' show was just amazing! You should sit in the SOAK ZONE all the time otherwise you can't realize how fun it was!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

You can see so much of this wildlife off the coast of California in their natural habitats. A good place for younger children who can get up close & interact. A few good rides.

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