The thrills are back at SeaWorld San Diego

Rides are BACK!

Important Park Update

SeaWorld San Diego is now operating as a theme park. Per state COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to California in-state visitors, and now out-of-state visitors will be required to show proof of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccine (you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot, or two weeks after the one-dose vaccine). Guests may also be asked to present proof of residency upon entry. Party sizes may not contain more than 3 households. To adhere to capacity guidelines, and for the health and safety of our animals, employees and guests, reservations and proper face coverings are required to enter the park.

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Best Thrill & Family Rides in San Diego

Experience the heart-pounding thrill of Electric Eel, a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions. 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!*


Your safety is important to us

SeaWorld is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in our care. We have worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.

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All guests with existing tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes must make a reservation to visit in advance in order to manage park capacity and maintain physical distancing. Requiring reservations allows the park to limit the number of guests on property each day, further enhancing the park’s rigorous safety protocols.

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*Ride availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Electric Eel

    Electric Eel

    The tallest, fastest roller coaster in San Diego is here – a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions.

    • High Thrill
    • Roller Coaster
  • 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.

    • Good for Small Children
    • Low Thrill
  • 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.

    • Good for Small Children
    • 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.

    • Good for Small Children
    • Low Thrill
  • Aqua Scout

    Aqua Scout

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

    • Good for Small Children
    • Low Thrill
  • Octarock

    Octarock

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

    • Low Thrill
    • Good for Small Children
  • Sea Dragon Drop

    Sea Dragon Drop

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

    • Good for Small Children
    • Low Thrill
  • Bayside Skyride

    Bayside Skyride

    Coming very soon!
    Take a break on this roundtrip skyride and treat yourself to beautiful views as you soar above the park and scenic Mission Bay on a gently gliding gondola. Guests under 56” must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion. Please note there is a $6 entrance fee for guests ages 3 and older.

    • Low Thrill
  • Shipwreck Rapids

    Shipwreck Rapids

    Coming very soon!
    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
  • Manta Roller Coaster at SeaWorld San Diego

    Manta

    Coming very soon!
    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
  • Journey to Atlantis

    Journey to Atlantis

    Coming soon!
    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
  • Riptide Rescue

    Riptide Rescue

    Coming soon!
    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
  • Skytower

    Skytower

    SkyTower is 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. Guests under 48” must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion. Please note there is a $6 entrance fee for guests ages 3 and older.

    • Low Thrill
  • Tidal Twister
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    Tidal Twister

    Tidal Twister is temporarily closed.
    Feel the thrill of this unique dueling roller coaster ride featuring high-speed turns and upside-down twists.

    • High Thrill
    • Roller Coaster

Accessibility Guide

Find out more about accessibility at SeaWorld San Diego

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