SeaWorld San Diego Emperor

Rides & Roller Coasters

Best Thrill & Family Rides in San Diego

Emperor, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California, is Now Open!

Experience the heart-pounding thrills of Electric Eel, a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions; feel the thrill of this unique dueling roller coaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists on Tidal Twister; or Manta with its two thrilling launches that send riders soaring and diving in the spirit of world’s largest ray. Make a splash and cool off on Shipwreck Rapids! For kid-friendly fun, families are invited to enjoy Tentacle Twirl, Sea Dragon Drop, Octarock and Aqua Scout, plus Elmo's Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rockin’ Eel, and Abby’s Sea Star Spin located in Sesame Street® Bay of Play!*

  • Concept art of the Arctic Rescue roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego

    Arctic Rescue - Launching 2023

    Experience every icy thrill as you navigate three exhilarating launches and reach wind-whipping speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

    • Roller Coaster
    • High Thrill
  • SeaWorld San Diego Emperor

    Emperor - Now Open!

    Dangle and drop more than 90 degrees into a dive plunge with California’s first floorless dive coaster.

    • Roller Coaster
    • High Thrill
  • Manta Roller Coaster at SeaWorld San Diego

    Manta

    Buckle up for a multi-media family launch coaster that lives up to its name. Two thrilling launches send riders soaring and diving in the spirit of world’s largest ray.

    • Roller Coaster
    • High Thrill
  • Electric Eel

    Electric Eel

    Temporarily Closed
    Experience the rush of a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops, and inversions.

    • High Thrill
    • Roller Coaster
  • Journey to Atlantis

    Journey to Atlantis

    Inspired by one of the sea’s favorite legends, this popular flume ride returns with an all-new look and smoother ride experience! Explore a lost civilization, and experience an action adventure with splashing thrills!

    • Roller Coaster
    • Water Rides
    • High Thrill
  • Shipwreck Rapids

    Shipwreck Rapids

    Temporarily Closed
    Cool off on one of Southern California’s favorite water rides. A winding river turns to rolling whitewater rapids before plunging through a waterfall finale.

    • Medium Thrill
    • Water Rides
  • Tidal Twister

    Tidal Twister

    Temporarily Closed
    Feel the thrill of this unique dueling roller coaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists.

    • High Thrill
    • Roller Coaster
  • Tentacle Twirl

    Tentacle Twirl

    Take to the skies in this exciting, jellyfish-themed swing ride.

    • Low Thrill
  • Abbys Sea Star Spin

    Abby's Sea Star Spin

    Take the kids for some whirling, twirling fun on a classic spinning teacup ride. You control the spin with the wheel at the center of your starfish-inspired riding cup.

    • Low Thrill
  • Aqua Scout

    Aqua Scout

    Laugh out loud as six mini submarines spin, bump, and bounce you around.

    • Low Thrill
  • Elmos flying fish at seaworld san diego

    Elmo's Flying Fish

    Younger kids love this up and down ride across an imaginary ocean – on a flying fish that looks surprisingly like a favorite Sesame Street® character – Elmo.

    • Low Thrill
  • Octarock

    Octarock

    Swing high and reach for the sky as the swing rocks back and forth.

    • Low Thrill
  • Oscars Rocking Eel

    Oscar's Rockin' Eel

    Oscar the Grouch might be grumpy, but his eel pal is one slippery character! Hang on as he spins and slithers you along on a side-to-side slide of an adventure.

    • Low Thrill
  • Riptide Rescue

    Riptide Rescue

    Set out on your own sea turtle rescue mission aboard a boat on this classic spinner ride. But hold on — like SeaWorld’s actual rescues, it can take quite a few turns.

    • Medium Thrill
  • Sea Dragon Drop

    Sea Dragon Drop

    Take an exciting ride on our child-sized shot-n-drop tower.

    • Low Thrill
  • SkyTower at SeaWorld San Diego

    SkyTower

    Temporarily Closed
    Enjoy breathtaking views up to a hundred miles in every direction, from the beauty of Mission Bay to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean to our San Diego’s historic skyline.

    • Low Thrill
  • Bayside Skyride

    Bayside Skyride

    Take a relaxing break and treat yourself to beautiful views on a gently gliding gondola that soars above the park and scenic Mission Bay. Guests under 56” must be accompanied by a supervising companion on this roundtrip ride in the sky. Please note, there is a $6 entrance fee for guests ages 3 and older. Pass Members ride Bayside Skyride for free!

    • Low Thrill
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2022 Ride and Attraction Updates

SeaWorld San Diego is open 365 days a year. For the safety of our guests, attractions occasionally close for improvements and scheduled maintenance.

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