SeaWorld San Diego Announces Upcoming Events

Looks like more great stuff ahead.

What’s happening at SeaWorld San Diego:

During Lunar New Year at SeaWorld, park visitors won’t want to miss incredible shows by the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, amazing local cultural performances such as lion dancing and Taiko drumming, and mouthwatering Asian-inspired culinary delights. In honor of Lunar New Year’s Year of the Pig, guests will be able to meet some of SeaWorld’s rescued pigs at a special “Pig Garden” near the Skytower. Lunar New Year at SeaWorld dates are Feb. 2–3, Feb. 9–10 and Feb. 15–18.

SeaWorld park description:

Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides and education programs for all ages:

Animal attractions include Orca Encounter, a live documentary-style presentation with a new Pacific Northwest-themed backdrop at SeaWorld’s main orca pool, reflecting the natural world of killer whales; Turtle Reef, 280,000-gallon turtle aquarium, interactive game, touch-screen turtle map and ride; Shark Encounter with nearly a dozen species of sharks; Penguin Encounter with more than 350 penguins representing six species; and Wild Arctic with beluga whales, walruses and seals. And for thrill seekers 13 and older, DeepSEE VR: Orca 360 takes guests on an underwater dive to virtually swim with SeaWorld’s remarkable killer whales. This seven-and-a-half minute film uses cutting-edge virtual reality technology and stunning stereoscopic 360-degree video to give guests the sensation of “being there” by creating unexpected moments of awe and wonder.

Shows include Sea Lions LIVE, a hilarious sketch-based comedy show starring California sea lions Clyde and Seamore; and Dolphin Days, featuring bottlenose dolphins and a pilot whale.

Rides include Electric Eel, San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster; Manta, a multi-media, double-launch coaster; Journey to Atlantis, a wet and wild water coaster; and Shipwreck Rapids water raft ride.

Hours, location and information:

Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Drive. (619) 222-4SEA; Park hours vary by season; check website:


Admission for ages 10 and older is $91.99; for ages 3–9, $86.99; children under 3, free. Check website for current offers on single-day tickets and Annual Passes.