Tips For Your Visit to Aquatica by SeaWorld San Diego

Looking for a way to beat the heat? We sure are! San Diego's Aquatica by SeaWorld helped us cool off this summer and enjoy some quality family time! The water park is just a short drive from our home so it was a nice treat to spend the day at one of San Diego's spots to keep cool!

It's been awhile since our last visit to Aquatica so we were super excited for our visit!
First visit 2013
2015 visit to Aquatica
Our first stop was Big Surf Shores, one of the largest wave pools in Southern California. My boys were so brave swimming in more than 500,000 gallons of water with swells up to 5-feet tall. In between the waves, my boys enjoyed the warmth of the sun by doing back floats.

Second stop was lunch. I had this yummy French Fry Cone which was french fries topped with chili verde, pulled pork, and pico de gallo at the Waterstone Grill. Yummy!

Walkabout Waters was our next stop. The four-story interactive, outdoor attraction features loads of hands-on fun with slides, hoses, jets, geysers and more. Every five minutes a 500-gallon bucket unloads water on everyone below. Our boys timed their water play just right to be under the giant bucket every time it poured!

Slippity Dippity had to be one of my boys favorite places to hangout at Aquatica. This area provides kids with several kid friendly slides to enjoy the fun. I sat and relaxed under the waterfall while they played. It was nice!

We had a great time and I know your family will too! Here are a few tips for your visit to Aquatica by SeaWorld San Diego.

1) No need to bring your own life vests. Life vests for infants all the way to adults are available for use and are complimentary with your entrance to the water park. The life vests made my boys more comfortable in the water so they were able to enjoy themselves all the more.

2) With the Cashless Wristband you can make purchases all day without carrying cash or your credit card! It's a smart, convenient way to swim, slide, splash, eat and ride without worrying about misplacing your cash or credit cards. Get your wristband at any ticket window, Cabana check-in or locker rental. The wristband can be used for food or merchandise at any location throughout the water park.

3) Stay cool, relax, and enjoy the many benefits and amenities from an Aquatica Cabana Rental, including a welcome basket, mini-fridge, bottled water and Wi-Fi access. 

4) Quick Queue allows you one-time priority boarding at Walhalla Wave and unlimited priority access to Whanau Way and Woohoo Falls! Save time and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of Quick Queue to make the most of your day.

5) Big Surf Shores, Loggerhead Lane, Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, Walkabout Waters and Slippity Dippity are heated pools. For friends and family that are easily get the chills, this is a great place to warm up a bit.

For more details on Aquatica San Diego, hours of operation, and ticket sales, visit their website at Also be sure to visit them on Facebook and Twitter

Thank you Aquatica by SeaWorld for having us! We hope to visit again very soon!

Disclaimer: I received complimentary admission to Aquatica by SeaWorld in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine.