No one can resist the charms of SeaWorld, the San Diego theme park that has attracted visitors for many decades. There’s no question that SeaWorld deserves a checkbox on most everyone’s SoCal to-do list.
But the thing about SeaWorld is you have to do it the right way. If you just stumble into the park without any forethought, you’ll miss a lot of things you really wanted to see and do. And with adult ticket prices this summer at $69.99 a person, no one wants to go home without seeing most of the park’s major attractions.
And so we offer a Top 10 list for SeaWorld — a list of 10 things you need to know before you go to SeaWorld. Presented in no particular order, these tips will give you all the information you need to get the most from your visit to SeaWorld San Diego.
Plan ahead. Yes, we know this probably goes without saying, but it’s important you know what you need to plan and when. On our recent trip to the park, the first thing we did was download a schedule of the many shows presented each day, ranging from the Pets Rule! Show, featuring domesticated pets, to the Shamu Show, Believe. Plan what time you will see which show, keeping in mind you will have to arrive a few minutes early for the most popular shows such as Shamu. Schedule some time in between shows so that you’re not rushed to get to a particular show and so that you’ll also have plenty of time to see and do things on the way.