How to Visit San Diego’s Aquatica for FREE

Everyone knows SeaWorld San Diego is one of the hottest tourist attractions each summer, but did you know that they also have a separate waterpark with rides and shows? SeaWorld’s Aquatica is located on Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, 30 minutes south of SeaWorld.

You can make a splash at Aquatica San Diego when it reopens for season seven in 2019. Aquatica is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s other cure for the summertime blues. With rides and slides for everyone from the least daring to the most adventurous, Aquatica is sure to become one of your favorite summer go-to destinations.

Get Up to 7 Free Aquatica Visits

Celebrate the return of Aquatica with FREE admission to the park when you buy a seven-day SeaWorld San Diego package with this summertime offer. Your SeaWorld San Diego package gives you express entry to Aquatica through September 30, 2019. The tickets are valid for seven consecutive days from the date of the first visit to either park.

Take Your Queue

Get right on the rides with the park’s Quick Queue system. Guests with Quick Queue wristbands can head to the front of the line at the park’s most popular rides: Kiwi Curl®, Whanau Way, Woohoo Falls®, Walhalla Wave®, and Tassie’s Twister. Hooroo Run’s 80-foot drop and Taumata Racer’s thrilling twists and turns round out the park’s adrenaline-infused water rides.

Catch Wave after Wave

Aquatica is also home to one of southern California’s largest wave pools that generates five-foot waves, perfect for bodysurfing.

Watch the Little Ones Splish Splash

Families with little ones will enjoy the children’s play areas, Slippity Dippity and Walkabout Waters. Slippity Dippity has a kid-size slide and waterfall feature for guests up to 48 inches tall. Walkabout Waters is a four-story structure built for kids of all ages who will delight in catching unsuspecting family members by surprise with jets of water from hoses and water cannons.

Commit to Conservation

It wouldn’t be a SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment property without animal exhibits. Floating down Loggerhead Lane, the park’s lazy river, guests will encounter several species of freshwater turtles and dozens of bright pink flamingos. Your visit to Aquatica helps support SeaWorld’s conservation efforts. Their scientific studies and strategic partnerships have aided in the rescue and rehabilitation of over 34,000 animals.

Upgrade Your Day

Guests who take a more leisurely approach to summer fun can relax in a poolside cabana. Premium and Ultimate Cabana packages include private access to Loggerhead Lane, a mini-fridge to keep your drinks cool, and a welcome basket filled with fresh fruit. The Premium Cabana package includes wristbands for four guests with the option to add two more for an additional fee. The Ultimate Cabana package is designed for larger groups. Wristbands for eight guests are included as part of the package and four more can be purchased at the park.

Escape the Crowds

Semi-private areas with shaded seating, complimentary Wi-Fi, and optional food and beverage service are available at an additional cost.

Refuel and Refresh

When hunger strikes, head to one of the park’s food vendors for family-friendly favorites. You’ll also find a range of soft drinks, tropical beverages, and draft beer, and wine to quench your thirst.

Stop to Shop

Forgot your sunscreen at home? All the necessities for a day at the park can be found at Kiwi Traders and Sunnies. Stop by to pick up sunglasses, swimwear, water shoes, beach towels, and more.

Practice Park Safety

Electronic lockers can be rented to secure your valuables as you enjoy the park’s amenities and attractions. Some of the rides have height and weight restrictions for the safety of all guests, and complimentary life vests are available for guests of all ages and sizes.

Easily Access the Park

Aquatica is easily accessible from the I-5, I-8, and I-15. The park is located at 2052 Entertainment Circle, just off Heritage Road in Chula Vista.

Park at the Park

Parking fees start at $10 per motorcycle and $17 per car for general parking. Parking is available for RVs at a cost of $20 per vehicle. Guests with valid handicapped permits can park in designated spots close to the main entrance.

Take Advantage of Aquatica’s Accessibility

Ask at Guest Services for the park’s Accessibility Guide which includes detailed information about the accessibility of facilities at Aquatica San Diego. Standard and beach accessible wheelchair rentals, priority parking, companion restroom facilities, and service animal “relief areas” are just some of the many services available to guest with specific needs.

Know When to Go

The park is open on select days and times in May and early June, and then daily from June 6 to September 2. The fun continues on the remaining weekends in September and the first weekend in October. A complete calendar is available on the park’s website.

Did We Mention Aquatica Admission is FREE?

Get seven full days at SeaWorld San Diego for the price of one including admission to Aquatica. Purchase your tickets online and bypass the booth for quick and easy access to two of San Diego’s most popular parks.

Don’t forget, you can always buy a Go San Diego Card for deep discounts on all the best attractions in San Diego.