SEA WORLD® SAN DIEGO Photos & Information


 

 

SeaWorld® San Diego is pure California fun. Usually ranked fourth among the Top 10 theme parks in California, SeaWorld sits on a beautiful bay overlooking San Diego's oceanfront. It is only one of three parks ranked in the Top 10 that enjoys ocean frontage. The other two are Santa Cruz Board Walk and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Now is the time for enjoying our favorite parks and amusements. Pictured above are scenes from Sea World in San Diego, a place where people come a little later in the day, we were told by one park representative. It seems that the animals are up at the crack of dawn, but San Diegans tend to sleep in. Whatever your preference, you'll enjoy San Diego if you like animals. From the Sea World San Diego, California theme park to the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Wild Animal Park, you are in for a treat at any of these three great spots. 

 

A new San Diego Sea World water show is to be unveiled in 2010, but will rely on the Cirque de Soleil style themed show at their East Coast park. California seems to lag behind in getting these shows over the East Coast theme park holdings. Some say the new show featuring dolphins has a lot of colorful fluff, but not much in the way of dolphins. We'll see when it comes out.

 

Location: West of 5 Interstate on 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, California

 

SHOWS:

 

Believe – Shamu Show
At the heart of every being lies a spirit of wonder. Feel it come to life in our most sensational show ever. Believe. A captivating and visually stunning new Shamu show that transports your heart to the edge of wonder. Believe takes guests on a journey in which anyone believes they can connect with these magnificent mammals. This inspirational new show reflects the close relationship SeaWorld trainers have with the killer whales, as well as amazes guests with a series of exciting new behaviors.

 

Blue Horizons
Blue Horizons dolphin show starting in May 2010

 

Sea Lions Live

 

Pet's Rule!®
Venture into the tail-chasing, ruckus-raising world of your pet in SeaWorld's Pets Rule! Dogs dance, cats cavort and birds flock. Even a potbellied pig gets into the act. The pet's backyard paradise features trees to climb, a fence to balance on, a pool to cool off in, a dog house for some R & R and fire hydrants for... well, you get the picture. Come learn what your pets already know - Pets Rule!

 

Sesame Street Presents

 

San Diego Holiday Shows at Seaworld San Diego, CA

Sea World San Diego, California Christmas

 

RIDES: 

Journey To Atlantis®
Challenge the power of the sea on the Journey To Atlantis water coaster. Ride a mythical rush through uncharted waters where mysterious mists and unpredictable drops lurk around every turn. Journey To Atlantis twists you around serpentine turns, plunges you down eight stories of adrenaline-pumping exhilaration and drenches you in mystery. Take excitement to new heights on Journey To Atlantis.

 

Shipwreck Rapids®
Brave the waves on Shipwreck Rapids. Spin and splash through river rapids, plunge through an underground cavern and dodge dripping cargo nets as you swirl around a tropical island. A raft-like inner tube carries nine shipwrecked passengers on an exciting five-minute journey through an isolated South Sea island. While here check out Shipwreck Rapids Café.

 

Wild Arctic®
Board a simulated jet helicopter for an unforgettable motion-based "flight" to a remote research station called Base Station Wild Arctic. You'll experience a wild adventure of real bumps, jumps and zips.

 

Ride Requirements

Journey To Atlantis 42" (107 cm) or taller * Guests between 42” and 48” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older).

Shipwreck Rapids 42" (107 cm) or taller * Guests between 42” and 48” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older).

Wild Arctic 42" (107 cm) or taller * Guests between 42” and 48” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older).

Sesame Street Bay of Play Elmo's Flying Fish - Oscar's Rocking Eel - Abby's Sea Star Spin 48" (122 cm) or taller * Guests under 48” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older). * Hand held infants may not ride these rides. * Some of the Play Area elements have no height restrictions, but the ones that do vary according to the individual characteristics of that element.

*Sesame Street Bay of Play opens one hour past park opening.

Skytower 48" (122 cm) or taller * Guests under 48” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older). * Hand held infants are permitted to ride with a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older).

Bayside Skyride 56" (102 cm) or taller * Guests under 56” tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older). * Hand held infants are permitted to ride with a Supervising Companion (a Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older).

 

ANIMAL INTERACTIONS:

Wild Arctic Interaction
Experience the ultimate “thrill of the chill” when you take the plunge in SeaWorld’s® amazing Wild Arctic Interaction. Put on a wetsuit to touch, feed and interact with awesome white whales. Then go behind the scenes to meet massive walruses, friendly seals and huge polar bears in one of the world’s most exclusive encounters.

Dolphin Interaction Program
Splash and interact with friendly dolphins in SeaWorld’s® exclusive Dolphin Interaction program. Learn all about one of the sea’s most intelligent creatures, then wade into the dolphin pool for an interaction program where you will touch, feed and practice behaviors with these amazing animals. It’s truly unforgettable. Wetsuits and booties provided.  

 

Trainer for a Day
Stop dreaming about dolphins … dive into an immersive, once-in-a-lifetime dolphin adventure. At SeaWorld’s exclusive Trainer for a Day program, you’ll go behind the scenes for intimate feeding, health care and behavior interactions. Snorkel with the SeaWorld pod to hear dolphins communicate. Then experience a thrilling dolphin swim. It’s unforgettable. Lunch included.

 

Dolphin Encounter
Please call (800)25-SHAMU, press 7

Want to touch, feed and train a dolphin without getting wet? SeaWorld’s® Dolphin Encounter is your dream come true. Go with a SeaWorld trainer to an exclusive area where you can touch, feed and interact with friendly dolphins. You’ll experience the thrill of a lifetime in this intimate, small-group experience. 

 

ATTRACTIONS:

Shark Encounter®
Come face-to-face with sharks of all shapes and sizes at the Shark Encounter. This 280,000-gallon attraction features a 57-foot, walk-through acrylic tube running the length of the sharks' habitat. As you travel through the sharks' amazing world, you can view hundreds of fascinating sand tiger, bonnethead, blacktip and whitetip sharks.

 

Forbidden Reef®
Touch and feed California bat rays as they glide though the water. Travel down under the waves and get face-to-face with moray eels. Take an up-close look at hundreds of these exotic creatures in their mysterious world of underwater caverns.

 

Manatee Rescue®
Manatee Rescue is one of a handful of U.S. locations outside Florida displaying the endangered Florida manatee. Here you can see several rescued and rehabilitated manatees residing in a 215,000-gallon freshwater river - featuring a natural environment for manatees and a dramatic underwater viewing gallery for guests.