San Diego, California
SeaWorld Parks & Ent.
Abbreviation: SWC & SWSD
Opened: March 21, 1964
Tickets: as of 6/13/13
Adults (10+): $79
Child (3-9): $71
Open: Year Round
- The San Diego park was the very first Sea World park, later called SeaWorld California for years before a strange marketing concept wanted to rename the park SeaWorld San Diego, which is just too long and confusing when viewed with SeaWorld San Antonio.
- Several of the visionaries who created Sea World went on to create other parks such as Magic Mountain and Wet ‘n Wild.
- The Walt Disney company seriously considered buying the Sea World chain of parks in the late 80’s from bankrupt HBJ but only wanted the California and Florida parks and not the parks in Texas and Ohio. The chain was instead sold to Anheuser-Busch, marker of Budwesier.
2014 - Explorer’s Reef / New Entrance, Taumata Racer (Aquatica)
2013 - Madagascar: Live
2012 - Manta
2011 - One Ocean, Riptide Rescue & Turtle Reef
2010 - Blue Horizons, Wonders of the River
2008 - Lights, Camera, Imagination 4D & Sesame Street Bay Of Play
2007 - Shamu Rocks
2006 - Believe
2005 - Journey To Atlantis