San Diego is a great place to visit and Sea World is a day full of fun. Sea World is very casual. Our tip was awesome, my boyfriend and I loved seeing all the animals. We took the train down to San Diego, so we used Prime Time Shuttle to drop and pick us up. That was a great decision, http://primetimeshuttle.com was on-time and reliable. Another plus to Sea World, would be that you can drink beer their. They sell alcohol in several places and their very chill about it too.
If you've never been to any of the many Bush Gardens / Sea World parks around the US, you have to visit Sea World, San Diego.
The park is a great place to take you family on a weekend or even miss the crowds and going during the week. There aren't many rides to speak of but the shows are great. The 3 shows I highly recommend are the Shamu Adventure, the Dolphin Discovery, and the Fools with Tools. The last show, the Fools with Tools show is definately a must see. This show features two sea lions, Clyde and Seamore, as they put on a TV home-repair show and pretty much everything goes haywire. The whole stadium is transformed into a TV studio and they make the audience part of the show. With their slapstick style of comedy, this show is great for the kids.
During the summertime the park is open til late and a fireworks display, which can be seen from almost any where in the park, delights everyone.
The price of admission is up there, $45 for adults and $35 for kids, but if you're planning to stay in San Diego for more than a day it might be wise to take advantage of the Sea World Fun Card. There is a lot to see in the park and with kids you it would be easy for you to not be able to see everything in one day. With the Fun Card, for the price of one admission you can get re-admission to the park for the whole year. If you'll be in San Diego for a week you could come back to Sea World the next day and finish your tour off the park, and have ample time to see everything else that San Diego has to offer.
Not fun when it's cold, but still a good place to go. If you've never been to Sea World then you're missing out. If you have been to SW in another state you may not be missing much. Not much more exciting than the one in San Antonio.
Seaworld was the highlight of our trip because our kids love sea animals - particularly dolphins - so much. We had only one day because tickets are so expensive, so we arrived shortly before it opened and stayed for nearly 13 hours straight. But we saw the whole thing (some of it more than once) and had a fantastic time.
If you can afford it, I highly recommend the dolphin encounter program, which allows you to put on a wet suit and get in the water with some of the dolphins. We had a lot of fun doing it. If that's not up your alley or if it's too expensive, there's a shorter program that allows you to feed dolphins, pet them, and interact with them without getting in the water. We did both so the kids could have as much exposure to the dolphins as possible. Also, make sure you see the Shamu and dolphin shows not only during the day, but also at night because they're different.
One warning though: Everything in Seaworld is very expensive. Food, drinks, souvenirs, and anything else you can imagine comes at a high price. But I thought it was worth all the money we spent because we have some great photos, and I know our kids will never forget the experience they had.
This is a wonderful place. You can often get a value pass that includes several Southern california attractions, such as Sea World and Universal Studios. If you live within a reasonable driving distance (as WE do) the season passes are also a bargain...especially if you have someone (like my WIFE!) who dreams of becoming one of the Shamu riders when she grows up!
I have personally enjoyed SeaWorld for the past 20 years – and my favourite has always been the Shamu Show. I enjoy going up the bleachers, sometimes daring to be close to the water tank so that Shamu can get me WET! If you decide on the latter, they do sell little plastic parkas or raincoats to protect your clothes… otherwise, I hope you have an extra shirt!
The first thing I do when I enter the park is to get a brochure and see the times for the shows so that you can see the most out of your stay. There are polar bears to be seen, A Journey to Atlantis roller coaster, and even Sesame Street has recently joined in on the Sea World fun (Lights, Camera, Imagination show for a spectacular 4-D show)!
The single park admission fee already includes all shows, exhibits and rides except for the Skyride and Skytower. You also have to pay for parking your car (from $12 for cars to $17 for RV’s and campers). For the $65 adult (more than 10 years old) admission fee, you might find coupons on-line, in magazines, San Diego pamphlets and even soda cans sometimes. Sometimes, if you work for big companies, they have coupons ready for you (hospital Human Resources offices).
But now matter how you get to SeaWorld, you’ll always have fun!
Visiting off season you may find the rides closed, but the lines for the shows are much shorter and you don't have to fight your way through the crowds. If you want to see all the attractions go during peak time. If you want to see the animals and shows it is more enjoyable off season. Seaworld is an incredible place. The Shamu show brings the most crowds and is "the show" to see. If you want to get wet sit in the Soak Zone-the first 16 rows. We sat in row 14 and didn't get wet at all, but the people below us were soaked. If it were warmer when we went I would have sat closer to the front, just be careful of any camera equipment because you will not just be wet, but as the sign states SOAKED. The shows are incredible to watch, you can really see that these amazing animals have a close relationship with their trainers. The Dolphin show is another great show to watch. We sat in the soak zone for this show as well, since we didn't get wet at the Killer Whale show we figured no big deal, but we were wrong we were drenched during the dolphin show. Off season they will take photos of you with the dolphins on select shows. While SeaWorld is famous for the killer whales, they are also home to Beluga Whales, dolphins, penguins, polar bears, flamingos, puffins,seals, sharks and the Clydesdale horses. Seaworld is an awesome family attraction and a wonderful way to spend the day. It is a great place to visit even without kids.
A Theme Park but more of the water activity than Disneyland. SeaWorld is a theme park that has everything from shark encounters and orca shows to an aerial tram on the bay and a gently rotating sky tower that lifts you high above the ground. It's full of things that will fascinate and thrill kids, including feeding Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, riding roller coasters, and seeing penguins up close. SeaWorld's main attraction is its Orcas, several of which are housed in 7-million-gallon habitats that are each known as Shamu Stadium (Shamu original died in 1990's). Shamu was the name of the first Orca brought to SeaWorld San Diego in the 1960s. 'Shamu' is now used as a stage name for adult Orcas in performances at SeaWorld parks. The Orcas all have real names. SeaWorld parks also feature a variety of thrill rides, including roller coasters and lazy river rides.
Adults at Kid's Price
Plus second visit free
Ages 10+ $61
Ages 3-9 $51
Single Day Admission
One phenomenal adventure park — One phenomenal day
Ages 10+ $61
Ages 3-9 $51
Sea World San Diego is a theme park plus aquarium. It has different roller coaster rides that can be enjoyed by both the young and the not-so-young. The aquarium shows to the people the different sea creatures from sharks to penguins to stingrays to walruses to other different fishes.
A whole day is worth to be spent on the Sea World San Diego because of the many things to be enjoyed. On of its main attractions is Shamu, the Whale. Shamu is the star whale of San Diego. He is trained to perform to the audience, doing flips, jumps, and getting out of the water. One of the main things people look forward to is Shamu's splash. He splashes water to the audience to the point that those seated in the first few rows get soaked! Better bring extra clothes with you when you visit Sea World. ha! ha! ha!
Ok, I can understand that you can learn a dolphin or a killer whale a few tricks, but that you can create a spectacular coreographed show and make "fish" dance syncronized with each other and music at the same time is just unbelivable. Ohh... they also do comedy! You just have to see it for yourself... Don't miss it!
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