SeaWorld San Diego Reveals Summer Plans

Lots of fun stuff for the summmer.

Summer is almost here, and a wave of all-new summer fun is ready to wash over SeaWorld San Diego as guests enjoy fireworks, live music, Polynesian Fire dancers, and more beginning Memorial Day Weekend. New thrills to explore await and new opportunities to learn about the park’s rescue efforts with the spring openings of Arctic Rescue and Rescue Jr. Guests can enjoy Emperor, voted one of the top 10 best coasters in USA Today’s 10Best 2023. And starting June 16, the new Summer Spectacular will bring mermaids, pirates, and an exciting concert lineup to the park for a jam-packed summer season of new and fan-favorite family fun.


Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President, said: “This is the biggest summer launch our park has had in years and there is no better time to visit. We have new and amazing experiences for park visitors including two new attractions for families to enjoy that teach our guests about rescue efforts and animal conservation in a fun and playful way. SeaWorld is going to have an amazing energy all summer long and we’re really going to wow our guests with a lively entertainment lineup, a new ride, new area for kids, amazing animal presentations, live performances throughout the park, great food and a star-studded concert lineup of amazing artists.”


Summer highlights at SeaWorld San Diego include:

  • Play like a Rescue Team Member at the new kid-friendly play area, Rescue Jr. Opening on Saturday, May 27, Children will become the heroes of the park and learn about animal rescue and rehabilitation in the coolest way possible – through hands-on, active, and engaging experiences. Kids can enjoy exciting play elements, a splash pad, water features, climbing structures and amazing rides. Real rescue vehicles, an obstacle course, fun animal facts, and tips on how to help conservation every day add to the fun. Kids will also be able to meet Rescue team members and rescued animals to learn more about conservation and helping animals in need. Guests will have non-stop fun and adventure with interactive play elements, fun water features, thrilling climbing structures, and engaging rides that will take them on a rescue quest.


  • All-new family-friendly coaster Arctic Rescue, the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast with three exhilarating launches. Guests are invited to hop on a snowmobile and launch at up to 40 mph on a chilly adventure as they race through the unpredictable arctic climate to help animals in danger. The snowmobile-style seats create a uniquely immersive coaster experience as riders lean into turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet. Following a fun experience on the ride, guests can walk through the Wild Arctic exhibit and witness the wonders of the park’s resident beluga whales, walruses, and ringed seals whose wild populations are being threatened by a loss of Arctic sea ice. According to USA Today’s 10 Best list, Arctic Rescue is one of the most anticipated rides of the year.


  • All-new Family-Fun Entertainment filled with fireworks, fire dance performances, live music and more. The new FantaSEA of Dreams Fireworks Spectacular is a thrilling spectacle with festive colors and brilliant pyrotechnics that will light up the sky on select nights. From Memorial Day weekend through June 18, Guests will feel and experience tropical sounds while Polynesian Fire Dancers tell the stories of the islands and turn up the heat as fire dancers take to the stage. The fun continues with the new SeaWorld Good Vibrations Band performing Beach Boys cover songs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus Memorial Day.

  • The new Summer Spectacular will transform SeaWorld into a breathtaking celebration of summer, sea life, and childlike wonder. A new stunt show and an engaging parade await, plus summer goers will meet mythical mermaids, watch pirates battle for treasure on the high seas, and see lifelike manta rays and jellyfish float along the park’s pathways. The Summer Concert Series will also be returning to the park with a star-studded lineup sure to impress and bring guests back week after week for fun live musical performances.

Best Way to Play All Summer Long

From now through May 30, guests can save up to 20% off on Tickets, Fun Cards & Annual Passes during the Memorial Sale. With fun entertainment, amazing animals, delicious food, and thrilling rides, there’s no better way to spend the day and the summer. The offer is available online only. Pass Members can visit any day and every day with NO block out dates, free parking, and discounts on merchandise, food and drinks, and more.

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