SeaWorld San Diego Emperor


California’s tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster

Opening at SeaWorld San Diego on March 12

Emperor, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California, will open on March 12. Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired thrill ride, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!

SeaWorld San Diego Emperor Coaster Ride Facts

Passport to Thrills

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Passport to Thrills

Passport to Thrills Details Coming Soon:

Details on the celebration and how you can RSVP, if eligible, will be sent out soon.
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Be among the first to ride Emperor

Did you know that SeaWorld Pass Members will be among the first to ride SeaWorld's first floorless dive coaster, Emperor? Buy an Annual Pass to receive this added benefit.

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Buy Your Admission and Dare to Dive In

  • Date-Specific Ticket

    ● Visit on selected date
    ● Add an entrée, a side OR dessert plus a drink every 60 minutes for only $30
    ● Children under 3 enter for free

    • Single-Day Ticket is valid for one-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego on date selected.
    • All-Day Dining Bundle includes: one-day admission and (1) entrée, (1) side OR dessert plus a fountain drink every 60 minutes.
    • All tickets are date-specific and are only valid for the date selected at the time of purchase.

    Savings based off of gate pricing. Participating All-Day Dining locations (Shipwreck Reef Café®, Calypso Bay Smokehouse, Mama Stella’s® Pizza Kitchen & Explorer’s Café). Parking, taxes and service fees not included with price. Products, prices, hours and services are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Prices listed are per person. Ticket may not be copied, transferred, resold or refunded and is only valid for the person listed on the ticket. Not redeemable for cash. Void if altered. Not replaceable if lost, stolen, destroyed or unused. Not valid for souvenir items, stadium vending, Dine with Orcas or merchandise shops. Ticket is ONLY valid at SeaWorld San Diego for date printed. Remains the property of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Will be confiscated or revoked without restitution for misuse. Your visit to SeaWorld helps support animal rescue efforts, with over 39,000 and counting.

    Prices Starting at
    Ticket Only $99.99 $69.99 /ea.
    Ticket + All-Day Dining Bundle $144.98 $99.99 /ea.
  • 2022 Fun Card

    Pay for a day, play all year!
    ● Unlimited visits* through 2022 (*Blockout dates apply)
    ● Children under 3 enter for free

    The SeaWorld San Diego Fun Card includes:
    • Unlimited visits* all 2022 (*Blockout dates apply)

    Additional Information:

    • Fun Card does not include discounts on food, merchandise or guest admission tickets.
    • Parking is not included.
    • Fun Card is non-transferable & non-refundable.

    Fun Card Expires: 12/31/2022

    A Photo Entry verification system is used with Annual Pass, Fun Card and Multi-Visit Ticket products. Upon your first visit, a photo will be taken using a handheld device and then stored locally for future visits. The photo is then used with each visit to verify identity upon each entry to the park, protecting your Pass, Fun Card or Ticket from being used by another person.

    *SeaWorld San Diego 2022 blockout dates:

    • May 30
    • July 2, 3, 4, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Guest (Ages 3+) $104.99 $99.99 /ea.
  • SeaWorld Silver Annual Pass

    ● Unlimited Admission for 12 months with NO blockout dates
    FREE General Parking
    2 FREE Guest Tickets
    Up to 20% Discount on In-Park Offerings

    SeaWorld San Diego Silver Pass Benefits:

    • Unlimited admission for 12 months; NO blockout dates
    • Two (2) FREE Guest Tickets (to be used at SeaWorld San Diego on future specified dates only)
    • Access to Seasonal In-Park Events. Does not include separately-ticketed events (Howl-O-Scream).
    • FREE General Parking; 50% Off Up-Close Parking Upgrade
    • FREE 1 Digital Photo download
    • FREE Bayside Skyride Access
    • 10% off Food & Beverage. Includes Character Dines at SeaWorld San Diego.
    • 20% off Merchandise
    • 20% off Photo Prints & Frames
    • 10% off Select Animal Encounters (advanced reservations required)
    • Exclusive Pass Member Discounted Tickets
    • 20% off Quick Queue
    • 10% off Dine with Orcas
    • 10% off Youth Summer Camps
    • 10% off Stroller Rentals
    • Exclusive Savings to Discovery Cove
    • Exclusive Pin Trading Events and Other Special Access

    The electronic and printed version of pass may not be copied, transferred or resold and is valid only for the person listed. Passes are non-refundable. The Park and park’s exhibits are subject to closure at the park’s discretion. Passes voided if altered. Access, admission & benefits valid only at passes’ respective parks. Please present your electronic or printed pass for free general parking. Photo enrollment required for entry. Children under 3 do not require a ticket for entry to SeaWorld San Diego. Benefits, prices, products, and promotions are subject to change without notice. SeaWorld Annual Pass expires 12 months after date of purchase. EZpay: Fees and taxes not included and will be applied at checkout. Contract terms apply if purchased with EZpay. EZpay is a monthly payment program that requires a 12 month commitment. Pass Members will automatically remain on EZpay on a month-to-month basis after that commitment is met. Click for EZ Pay Terms and Conditions

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  • Pass Member Exclusive Ride Times

    Active Pass Members will be invited to enjoy exclusive ride times on Emperor before it opens on March 12, 2022.

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Fun Fact:

Did you know SeaWorld San Diego is the only place in North America to see the amazing Emperor Penguin (which this coaster is named after)?

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Penguins International

Penguins International

With the addition of Emperor, we’re excited to continue our partnership with Penguins International to focus on penguin awareness and the conservation needs of this special aquatic bird. A portion of the proceeds from sales of penguin merchandise at the Emperor retail store will be donated to Penguins International to support their important conservation, education and research efforts.

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