Welcome to Sea World San Diego park info, complete with all you need to know to visit the park. Sea World San Diego opened March 21, 1964 and has hosted more than 100 million guests. The park's land mass is 189.5 acres, including parking and support facilities. Note: Information subject to change without notice.
Sea World San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Park information: (800) 25-SHAMU
From Interstate 5: Exit Sea World Dr. and head west one mile.
From Interstate 8: Exit Interstate 5 north to SeaWorld Dr. and turn west towards the park entrance.
Open 365 days per year. Opening and closing times vary by season. Hours are extended during holiday periods and summer evenings (May through Labor Day). Hours can be found here.
All shows, exhibits, aquariums and rides (with the exception of Skyride and Skytower) are included with park admission. Food, dining experiences, merchandise, Behind-the-Scenes Guides tours and animal interactions are optional and an additional cost. You can find prices for tickets and annual passes, as well as purchase them, here.
$12 for cars
$17 for RVs and Campers
$8 for Motorcycle
$17 for Preferred
Accessible parking for non-ambulatory limited guests is available in the SeaWorld parking lot directly across from the Main Entrance on a first-come, first-serve basis. The disabled parking lot is enforced by the San Diego Police Department. Any vehicle parked in a Disabled parking spot must have a valid Disabled License plate or a valid Disabled Placard properly displayed in the window. SeaWorld cannot issue or authorize temporary disabled parking.
SeaWorld is easily accessible by public transportation. For City trolley and bus schedules and routes please call 619-685-4900. Many local hotels and motels offer complimentary shuttle service to SeaWorld. Ask your lodging operator for more information. Nearly 290 daily inbound airline flights and 10 AMTRAK trains service San Diego daily. For AMTRAK information please call 1-800-872-7245. For more information, call (800) 25-SHAMU ext.1
Guest Relations is located just inside the park to the right of the Main Entrance
The first aid station is located at the Exit Plaza next to Cap'n Kids Photo and the exit gates. Registered nurses and emergency medical technicians staff this station. SeaWorld Team Members throughout the park are more than happy to contact the first-aid staff or direct you to the First Aid Station if necessary.
Lost & Found
Contact the Information Center inside and just right of the Entrance turnstiles to report lost children and lost and found items. SeaWorld is not responsible for lost, missing or stolen personal property. Send an email for any Lost and Found inquiries to SWC-LostandFound@seaworld.com. Lost or Stolen Park Passports: reprints will be issued at the Will Call/Voucher window just outside and to the right of the Entrance turnstiles. Adults must present valid government-issued photo identification in order to receive their reprinted passports.
All Day Lockers are located adjacent to the Reservation Center for $9.00. Single use lockers also available for $1.25 to 1.50 inside Sesame Street Bay of Play, entrance to Journey To Atlantis, entrance to Shipwreck Rapids, and by exit turnstiles in the Main Gate Plaza.
Safety and convenience have been designed into all areas of SeaWorld. While most shows, gift shops, food facilities, park information and rides are accessible to wheelchairs, certain areas cannot accommodate non-ambulatory guests. At some park locations, guests utilizing wheelchairs may need to be assisted onto a fixed seat. Please keep in mind that SeaWorld San Diego personnel are ready and able to help a guest, however, they are neither trained nor permitted to physically lift a guest. Should it be required guests with a disability requiring this assistance should plan to visit SeaWorld San Diego with someone who can physically help.
All stadiums and park information have designated wheelchair seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the proximity of the animals performing in Pets Rule!, guests with assistance animals will be directed to available seating away from the area where the animals will be performing. A word of caution, there are many seats marked "Soak Zone". Do not sit in these areas unless you and your assistance animal are prepared to get very wet.
TTD is available at Guest Relations located just inside the main entrance. 1-800-TD-Shamu - The Shamu Information Line, allows users of Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf to get answers to their marine life questions.
Wheelchairs, both manual and electric, may be rented for a nominal fee at the Stroller building, located just inside SeaWorld's Main Entrance. A limited number of electric wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wheelchair rates are $43.50 (CA sales tax included) for electric and $12 (no tax charged) for manual.
Restaurants and concession stands are conveniently located throughout the park. Hard and soft coolers, glass containers, food such as sandwiches, meals, snacks etc..., and flavored drinks may not be taken into the park. Water bottles may be taken into the park. For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance. Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a park representative for assistance before entering the park.
US Bank ATMs are located through out the park. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all ticket booths, restaurants and gift shops with proper identification. Sorry, personal checks not accepted.
For your convenience, SeaWorld provides Designated Smoking Areas for guests. Please refer to the park map for directions to these areas.
SeaWorld San Diego has increased security procedures, which may result in slight delays while entering the park. As a part of this process All bags, backpacks, and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the park. As a reminder, the following items are not permitted to be brought into SeaWorld for the safety of our animals and our guests: weapons, knives, any other type of sharp objects, straws, large hard or soft coolers, and any hazardous items or materials. Please leave any unnecessary articles secured within your vehicle to expedite your entry into the park. SeaWorld is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle including articles left within.