Things to know before you go - SeaWorld

Park Hours

Our opening times vary between 10:00am – 10:00pm. Times are subject to change depending on the season. Check here before you travel.



500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.

Public Transportation:

  • SeaWorld is easily accessible by public transportation. For city trolley and bus schedules and routes please call (619) 685-4900.
  • Many local hotels and motels offer complimentary shuttle service to SeaWorld.  Ask your lodging operator for more information.
  • Nearly 290 daily inbound airline flights and 10 AMTRAK trains service San Diego daily.


Spaces are available for cars, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Preferred parking is also available.


SeaWorld park map

Food & Drink

Dine in Grab and go

Dine in

Calypso Bay Smokehouse

Feast on delectable BBQ favourites like smoked chicken, ribs, brisket, mac & cheese and more

Menu includes: Bacon Bacon Mac and Cheese, Hickory Smoked Chicken, The BBQ Cheese Burger, Fresh Salad Choices and Seasonal Fruit

Children’s menu includes: Smoked Chicken, Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese

Explorer's Café

The best place in the park for explorers to refuel with a delicious meal.

Menu includes: Crunchy Onion Bacon Cheeseburger, Roasted Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Tender Basket and Sustainable Fish Taco

Children’s menu includes:Mac & Cheese,Chicken Tenders and Explorer Waffle Fries

Mama Stella’s Pizza Kitchen

Stop in for pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads at Mama Stella's Pizza Kitchen and make sure you're fuelled for a full day at the park

Menu includes: Pepperoni Pizza, The Vegetarian Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Gluten Free Pizza, Spicy Arrabbiata, Chicken Alfredo and Meatball Marinara

Pineapple Pete’s Island Eats

A wealth of great desserts, sweets and other island treats await you.

Menu includes: Battered Sustainable Fish, Tajin Tempura Shrimp, Assorted Salads, Funnel Cakes, Pineapple Whip and Waffle Cone Sundaes

Children’s menu includes: Chicken Nuggets, Hand Breaded Shrimp, Battered Fish, Fries and Fruit Cups

Shark Reef Café

Come aboard for delicious food and fun with a castaway flair served up aboard a unique shipwreck artefacts setting. While you’re dining, you can also watch unsuspecting passers-by get a drenching surprise on the nearby Shipwreck Rapids.

Menu includes: Shipwreck Sampler, Baby Back Ribs, Sustainable Ginger Soy Salmon, Chicken Tender Penne Pasta Alfredo and Assorted Desserts

Children’s menu includes: Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Penne Pasta and Orange Chicken

*Menu is subject to change without notice.

Grab and go

Flatbreads and Fry Cones

Wake up your taste buds with any of our freshly made flatbreads or delicious fry cones.

Food menu includes: California Cheese Steak Flatbread, Tomato Basil Caprese Flatbread, BBQ Chicken Crunch Flatbread and Pulled Pork Flatbread, Crunchy Tender Fry Cones, Chile Verde Pulled Pork Fry Cones and Zesty Cheese Fries

Fusion Smoothies & Wraps

Quench your thirst with one of our delicious smoothies made with fresh fruits and all natural ingredients. Or satisfy your appetite with our gourmet wraps filled with premium meats and flavoured to perfection.

Food menu includes: Asiago Chicken Caesar Wrap, Chipotle Turkey Wrap and Quinoa Salad Wrap

Smoothie menu includes: Manta Rider, Citrus Confusion, Wild Fusion, Kale-licious and Passion A-Go-Go

Seaside Coffee and Bakery

Start your day with delicious bakery favourites and flavourful Starbucks coffee.

Menu includes: Grab n Go Sandwiches, Assorted cakes, Muffins, Espresso, Lattes, Tea and Hot Chocolate.

*Menu is subject to change without notice.

Height Restrictions

Electric Eel

54” or taller

Bayside Skyride

Guests less than 56” must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*

Shipwreck Rapids

42" or taller

Tidal Twister

48” or taller

Riptide Rescue

45" or taller

Guests between 45" and 50" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*

Wild Arctic

42” or taller


48" or taller

Journey To Atlantis

42" or taller

Guests between 42" and 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*


Guests less than 48” must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion*

*A Supervising Companion is a person 14 years of age or older


General Questions

Do children get free admission?

Children aged 2 and younger are free and do not require an admission ticket to visit.

Will my bag be checked when entering the park?

Our parks have increased security procedures, which may result in slight delays while entering the park. As a part of this process all bags, backpacks, and packages are subject to inspection. Bringing as few of these items as possible will help speed up the entry process for all guests.

Do you accept the UK disabled badge for parking?

We do accept the UK badges for guests with disabilities. Please make sure you show the badge to our parking team members (in the kiosk upon arrival) in order to be directed to the correct area to park. These spaces are taken on a first come first served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early to be parked as close as possible to the entrance.


Where do I go for help in the park?

Guest Services is located just inside the park to the right of the Main Entrance. Team members can assist you with the following:

Visitor information
Guides for guests with disabilities
Show information for the hearing impaired
Travel assistance
Lost and found
Lost children's centre
General park information and assistance

Are there lockers available at SeaWorld?

All Day Locker rentals are located adjacent to Guest Services inside the park. The starting price for a jumbo locker is $17* per day and $12* per day for a standard locker. Cash and credit accepted.

Hourly lockers are available and located at the entrance to Journey To Atlantis, Manta and Shipwreck Rapids. An hourly locker is $1* for the first hour and $2* for each additional hour.

There are no lockers outside the park entrance, so please plan accordingly.

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Is it possible to hire a wheelchair or stroller at SeaWorld?

The rental shop is located inside the park near Guest Services. Guests must be 18 years or older to rent these items. Wheelchair access is provided at all shows and attractions. For safety reasons, all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their content left unattended in the park.

Is WiFi available in the park?

We offer free WiFi to our guests but please note that signal reception may vary by location and device type. After entering the park, select SeaWorldGuest to connect.

Can I bring my own food and drink into the park?

Hard and soft coolers, glass containers, food such as sandwiches, meals, snacks etc., and flavored drinks may not be taken into the park. Water bottles may be taken into the park. For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance. Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a park representative for assistance before entering the park.

Are there ATMs in the park?

ATMs are located throughout the park. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all restaurants and gift shops with proper identification.

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