SeaWorld is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in
marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and
educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—
experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild
wonders of the world, and to act to help protect them.
SeaWorld San Diego is located in Mission Bay just 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego, featuring spectacular
animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, and rides for all ages. In 2018 guests can experience the all-new Electric Eel roller coaster ride, taking riders on astounding loops, twists and airtime, plus multiple-launch experiences that will propel riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. To top it all off, this adrenaline-pumping coaster will offer riders the only upside-down view of Mission Bay!
But it’s not only about thrill rides…
Sea Lions LIVE
Sea Lions LIVE, SeaWorld’s sketch comedy show, stars the park’s prank-loving pinnipeds Clyde and Seamore and the always adorable O.P. Otter who poke fun at popular TV shows with their own renditions, including “Dancing with the Pinnipeds” (a parody of “Dancing with the Stars”) and “SLSI” (“Sea Lion Scene Investigation”).
Orca Encounter is a live documentary-style presentation helping park guests gain a deeper appreciation and respect for the orcas, and empowering them to preserve the future of these majestic animals. Based on killer whale behavior in the wild—how they move, hunt and navigate, what they eat, and even how they communicate—Orca Encounter features a Pacific Northwest themed backdrop reflecting the natural world of killer whales. To further promote the understanding of whale behaviors in the wild, a large infinity video screen (three stories high and nearly 140 feet
in length) augments the backdrop displaying imagery of orcas in the wild as well as graphics and information about the whales.
Dolphin Days combines high-energy animal behaviors with a close-up look at SeaWorld’s dolphins and pilot whales and the relationship they have with their trainers. This show also includes audience participation, allowing guests to develop an even more personal connection with some of SeaWorld’s most amazing animal ambassadors.
With so many shows, rides, and encounters to experience, you may want to plan to visit for multiple days. No matter how long you visit, you’re sure to find fun for the whole family.