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San Diego SeaWorld Discount Tickets

In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of SeaWorld attractions in San Diego, California. As you can tell from the photos, SeaWorld offers entertaining...and sometimes whimsical...animal shows. You'll also find several rides, including the popular Atlantis roller coaster. If these SeaWorld pictures are making you want to plan your visit to the park ASAP, perhaps some of the ticket discounts mentioned on this page will help you get there!

How much do SeaWorld San Diego tickets cost?

Planning ahead may keep you from paying full price for your tickets!

Picture of the Manta roller coaster   at SeaWorld San Diego in Southern California SeaWorld San Diego ticket prices: During Summer 2015, full-priced admission tickets to Sea World San Diego are priced at $89.00 for adults (all guests age 10 and up) and $83.00 for kids (age 3 thru 9.) Babies and toddlers age 2 years old & under are admitted to SeaWorld free of charge.

SeaWorld San Diego discount tickets: Is it easy to get San Diego SeaWorld discount tickets? YES---incredibly easy! In fact, if you plan ahead, you'll almost ALWAYS find a Sea World discount ticket of one type or another. In the following sections on this page, we'll discuss the various types of discounts that SeaWorld San Diego offers. Then, take your pick!

Note: this page is about SeaWorld CALIFORNIA discounts. Be sure to see our SeaWorld San Antonio Discounts page if you'll be visiting the Texas park!

SeaWorld San Diego one-day discounts

Good SeaWorld deals thru the AAA, Costco and local merchants

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In the list of deals below, you'll first find a list of good specials from the park's own website. Then next, you'll find SeaWorld specials which are being offered from other sources.

1.) SEAWORLD'S OWN PRINT-AT-HOME DISCOUNTS: Some people enjoy the ease & convenience of using the park's own internet specials. (SeaWorld would prefer that you purchase your tickets at home so that you won't get sidetracked on your vacation & go somewhere else instead. Therefore, they're willing to give you a special offer for pre-purchasing your tickets in advance of your trip.)

a.) SeaWorld San Diego Fun Cards! At the time of this update, SeaWorld is promoting their 2015 Fun Cards as their featured discount. For the same price of a 1-day ticket, you'll get admission to SeaWorld in California for ALL of 2015...clear through December 31st! To check for details, here's a link to the SeaWorld San Diego Fun Cards page where you can find more information.

b.) SINGLE-DAY DISCOUNTS: If you won't be visiting SeaWorld San Diego again this year, you won't need a Fun Pass...but there is always a one-day discount available on SeaWorld's website (usually around $10 to $20 per ticket.)

June, 2015 limited-time BOGO "flash sale": One discount you'll want to seriously consider is SeaWorld's Buy-one-get-one-free sale. You must purchase your tickets AND use them between June 12th & 30th ONLY. If you're planning your visit during this time, and if you only wish to visit SeaWorld one day, then it's a good deal. Here's a link to the 2015 SeaWorld San Diego Buy One, Get One FREE Single-Day Admission - Limited Time special. ALSO, SeaWorld's water park in San Diego (Aquatica) is having the June 12th thru 30th BOGO sale. For water park discount tickets, here's a link to the 2015 Aquatica San Diego Buy One, Get One FREE Single-Day Admission - Limited Time special.

Luckily, when one discount ends, another one generally begins: If you'd like to check out the park's Fun Cards and/or discover what other current specials may be in effect, then once again, here is a link to Sea World's SeaWorld San Diego Single Day Ticket page.

c.) COMBINATION PASSSES FOR MULTIPLE ATTRACTIONS: Tourists often like to visit OTHER parks, along with SeaWorld. At the time of this update, 3 different combo tickets are being offered by SeaWorld:

1.) For Animal Lovers: A combo pass which includes SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. This special is good for a 7-day pass to these three attractions---and all repeat visits are included within this 7-day period. Currently, the price is $157. (Offered year-round)(and even cheaper for kids age 3 - 9 at $128.)

2.) For Theme-Park Lovers: A combination pass which includes both SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood. The current price is now #164 at the time of this update. (Kids ages 3 thru 9 cost $152.) Offered year-round.

3.) For Water-Park Lovers: A combo pass to both SeaWorld and Aquatica San Diego---which is SeaWorld's own water park! At the time of this update, the cost is $89/adults and $83/kids...which means that you're essentially getting a FREE water park ticket! (Offer good summer only.)

To check out any of these discount packages, here's a link to the SeaWorld Multi-Park tickets page, where you'll find complete details.

Picture:  Shamu appears to be flying upside down during a spectacular leap!2.) AAA Discount Tickets: The popular AAA automobile club has three different types of discount tickets. (Note: you have to be a member of the AAA to be eligible.) (1.) SeaWorld discount tickets sold through your local AAA office; (2.) Promo codes for AAA members to use on SeaWorld San Diego's official website; and (3.) "Show your card and save" discounts (that you can get in-person at SeaWorld's ticket booths.) Since AAA discounts change from time to time, and can be different depending on the region where you live, it's always best for members to check the AAA website to get the freshest, latest information. Here's a link to the website, for your convenience.

2015 Fun Card at AAA prices: If it's SeaWorld's Fun Card that you wish to purchase, then you can do that online via a special link that the park has made available to selected websites (and gladly, ours was one of them.) Here's a link to the SeaWorld San Diego AAA 2015 Fun Card special. There is currently no expiration date listed for this offer, but the park may end this special at any time they choose.

3.) Costco SeaWorld discount tickets: If you're ALSO planning to visit the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Safari Park on your vacation, Costco sells a 3-park discount ticket (which includes SeaWorld) for a very good price. Costco makes these tickets available on and off throughout the year...both online and at selected Costco Warehouses. For your convenience, here's a link to the Theme Park Discounts page of where you can check for current offers. If you do not see any SeaWorld offers at this link, then there is no current promotion going on. Note: MAILS any tickets you purchase to your home; it's NOT a print-at-home ticket. So, in order to use this special, you'll have to pre-order at least a week ahead of your vacation to give your tickets time to arrive.

4.) SeaWorld Twitter or Facebook discounts: Are you a Twitter or Facebook user? SeaWorld has accounts with both of these social media sites. The SeaWorld parks are very dedicated to the social media, and they post frequently...but mostly about what their animals are doing. We haven't found them to be a great source of discounts, but every now and then, something comes along.

6.) OCTOBER IS "FREE KIDS" MONTH AT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO! If you can arrange your vacation for the Fall of the year, here's a money-saving hint to keep in mind. The "Kids free in October" promotion is a yearly promotion time for MANY different attractions in metro San Diego, California. Sea World takes part in this program, too--- and it's a good way for families to enjoy the park with a good discount price. There are many rules and regulations regarding this promotion, and a big one is that you can ONLY get this promo if you buy a special "buy-1-adult-get-1-child-free" ticket from the SeaWorld San Diego website. This means that NO other discount can be used---AAA, corporate discounts, credit union discount, military savings program, etc. (These special tickets are only sold on SeaWorld's website near promo time, so you won't find them offered during other parts of the year.)

Beginning in September, you may check to see if these special tickets are being listed at SeaWorld's website. Here's a link to Sea World's SeaWorld San Diego Single Day Ticket page. where you can find further details. Tickets will only continue to be sold thru October 31st. After that time, they will be removed from SeaWorld's website and you'll have to choose a different discount.

Multi-Park Specials

Get good combo discounts if you're also going to visit other Southern California attractions

There are several excellent multi-park specials you can enjoy. Whether you're a tourist or a "local," one thing is certain: you'll want to visit as many of the terrific Southern California attractions as possible! These money-saving multi-park specials are a great way to do that.

1.) San Diego Go Card multi-attraction discount program---

The popular San Diego Go Card multi-attraction discount pass has now included SeaWorld on its long list of attractions included in the program. This is such exciting news for San Diego visitors because it makes the cost of one-day visits to Sea World more affordable than ever before!

The San Diego Go Card is ideal for out-of-town vacationers because it allows them to see a wide variety of San Diego's fabulous attractions...WITHOUT having to pay full price at ANY of them!

All of San Diego's most popular tourist attractions are included in the Go San Diego Card discount ticket program. For one low price, you may visit Legoland and its on-site Sea Life Aquarium; you may tour the world-famous San Diego Zoo and its sister-park, The San Diego Zoo's Wildlife Safari Park.

Other popular places to visit in San Diego that are included on this popular San Diego sight-seeing plan include Belmont Park amusement park at Mission Beach; the museums of Balboa Park; the San Diego Embarcadero's USS Midway Museum; plus a host of other attractions and tours...including Gaslamp Quarter tours, whale-watching cruises, harbor tours, and day-trips to Mexico!

The biggest drawback? Having to plan ahead about how many days you'd like to tour & what sights you'd like to see on your San Diego trip. That's because the Go San Diego card isn't sold at any of its member attractions. It's best to order the Go Cards ahead of time, because there are only a small handful of offices where you can pick them up when you arrive. I've used the Go Card discount pass myself...and I can vouch for the fact that it's readily accepted at the member attractions on its list.

For further information about this terrific discount, please check out the colorful ad to your right. No purchase is necessary to obtain complete info about the Go Card plan.

Picture:  Shamu gets ready to make a backwards leap!2.) The San Diego 3-for-1 Ticket---This multi-park special gives you "free run" of 3 world-famous San Diego attractions for 5 consecutive days. These 3 attractions are: SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park, and the San Diego Wild Life Safari Park in Escondido (north San Diego County.) While at the San Diego Zoo, you'll enjoy the use of the guided bus tour, the express bus, and the Skyfari aerial tram---extra features you're sure to enjoy, since the San Diego Zoo is so large that it's easy to get completely worn out if you skimp & purchase an admission which doesn't include the bus tours. Note: When SeaWorld's Aquatica water park opens for the season, then 4-park tickets will also be offered.

You'll receive a small savings by getting a 3-in-1 pass (over the cost of purchasing your 3 tickets one at a time at each location.) However, if you do NOT visit all three parks, you'll actually lose money on this be sure that you really have the time & interest to visit all three before making your purchase. You may buy your tickets in person at any one of these 3 attractions, or on-line at the SeaWorld Multi-Park tickets page of (This ticket is cheaper at Costco, if you're visiting SeaWorld during one of the periodic times when Costco is offering them; see next paragraph for details.)

2a.) Costco 3-for-1 Ticket Discount---These same 3 for 1 tickets are available seasonally at select Costco stores for even less money! In fact, the Costco price offers you a nice savings when compared with SeaWorld's price...but the only catch is that Costco doesn't offer this special discount year-round. At times, this discount is not available online at, and at other times it is. Ah, but when it IS offered, you'll be able to visit SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park at such a good discount that it's almost like getting the Safari Park for free! Here's a link to the Theme Park Discounts page of where you can check for current 3-in-1 Pass offers. If you don't find any specials on this link, then none are currently being offered.

Closeup Picture: petting a dolphin at SeaWorld San Diego 3.) The Southern California City Pass---

This 4-park pass saves you more than 25% over purchasing your tickets to these same attractions separately! That's like getting a free admission to one of the attractions! You'll get 3 days at Disneyland Park and/or Disney's California Adventure Park (these are "park hopper" tickets which let you roam freely back and forth between these 2 theme parks in the same day); 1 day's admission to Legoland California; and 1 day's admission to SeaWorld in San Diego. As of Summer 2015, The Southern California City Pass prices are $339 for adults and kids age 10 & over; and $286 for kids ages 3 thru 9. Children age 2 and under are admitted free to the included attractions.

The City Pass is a terrific discount. It keeps even the most ambitious tourists busy! We've used the CityPass special offer ourselves when showing out-of-town relatives around town...and have found it to be easy-to-use and hassle-free. Furthermore, the City Pass is the ONLY discount plan which also includes Disneyland---which is SoCal's most popular tourist attraction. For more info on the Southern California CityPass, here's a link to the website. If you like the plan, it's available at SeaWorld's ticket booths as well as you don't have to commit to purchasing it until you're actually ready to use it.

SeaWorld Annual Passes -- "Regular" & "Platinum" Memberships give frequent visitors terrific savings!

When does it make sense to an annual pass...rather than taking advantage of 1-day ticket specials every time you visit SeaWorld?

1.) If you'll be visiting SeaWorld San Diego several times this year---which is not hard to do. If you visit several times during the spring & summer, then return for the park's Halloween and Christmas seasonal events, you'll find it cheaper to purchase an annual pass rather than rely on 1-day ticket discounts. Both the Regular and the Platinum annual passes include free parking. Considering that SeaWorld parking costs $14+ on each park visit, the frequent SeaWorld guest will save money in the long run by buying a premium annual pass instead of the Fun Card.

2.) If you'd like to take advantage of SeaWorld's "EZ Pay Option" (which is available for purchasing an annual pass...but NOT for purchasing a SeaWorld Fun Card)...then you'll be able to pay for your family's passes in easy, interest-free payments spread over the entire year.

3.) An annual pass (AKA "Membership") is a good option if you plan to visit OTHER SeaWorld/Busch Gardens theme parks---Regular Membership holders get 50% discounts to other SeaWorld/Busch Gardens theme parks. Platinum Passport holders get 100% FREE admission to these same parks...making these passports an economical option for you IF you'll be doing a bit of traveling around the country.

Shamu spins on a shallow shelf at SeaWorld San DiegoThe SeaWorld/Busch Gardens theme parks where you'll get free admission if you're a Platinum pass holder (or 50%-off admission prices if you're a Regular annual pass member) are as follows---
* Aquatica San Diego water park
* SeaWorld Orlando (Florida)
* Aquatica Florida water park (adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando)
* SeaWorld San Antonio (Texas)
* Aquatica water park, San Antonio location
* Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, Florida
* Adventure Island water park (across from Busch Gardens in Tampa)
* Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia
* Water Country USA in Virginia
* Sesame Place in Pennsylvania

ANNUAL PASS INFO AT SEAWORLD.COM: If you'd like to check out the current prices & benefits for a SeaWorld annual pass, here's a link to the SeaWorld San Diego Fun Cards & Membership Page where you can find more information.

SeaWorld Discount Tickets -- FREE admission for military personnel and families!!!

Here's to the Heroes sign; this program gives free SeaWorld admission to members of the US Military.
If you belong to one of the 5 armed services branches---both active duty or active members of a reserve or National Guard unit---then NOW IS THE TIME TO VISIT SeaWorld!!!

With SeaWorld's "Waves of Honor" program (formerly called the "Here's to the Heroes" program,) you and 3 dependents will each get a free day's admission to SeaWorld San Diego! Come enjoy all of the rides, shows and exhibits that SeaWorld has to offer!

You may sign up for your FREE TICKETS on-line, and also at the park's ticket booths. What a deal!

Veterans are SOMETIMES able to get discounts, too. Check the link below when Veteran's Day is approaching in the Fall. Last year, veterans were able to get special tickets at 50% off the park's regular price. This offer MIGHT be offered again for Veteran's Day this year, as well.

If you're interested in either the Active Military or the Veteran's Special, you may use the following link to head to the "Waves of Honor" sign-up page.

Are you looking for more SeaWorld pictures and info? If you're planning a SeaWorld vacation, you may wish to check out some of our other SeaWorld San Diego pages that are popular with our readers:

  • Shamu show & viewing area
  • Dine with Shamu!
  • Blue Horizons Dolphin Show
  • SeaWorld San Diego Rides
  • Seaworld Halloween Spooktacular
  • Christmas at SeaWorld San Diego



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