Aquatica Water Park

Visit Aquatica Water Park, the new Sea World water park in San Diego, California.  This seasonal waterpark has all the great rides, slides, wave pool and a relaxing river for kids of all ages.

Aquatica, the Sea World Water Park, is now reopened as Sesame Place San Diego. It is still a water park, but reimagined as Sesame Place, with friendly Sesame Street characters and themed water rides. It is located in Chula Vista in the south part of San Diego. It is a popular destination on hot summer days. It is located at the former site of Knotts Soak City water park.

Updated July 12, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Sea World Water Park

Water Slide - Photo Courtesy of SeaWorld

Best times to visit Sea World water park is early morning, where you can grab a lounge chair and don’t have long waits in the lines. Cabanas are also available to rent (advance reservations recommended).

If you are looking for a San Diego water park in north county, try The Wave Water park, or if visiting Legoland, the Legoland water park. If you are in northern LA area, try the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park. This water park is now reopened as Sesame Place San Diego.

Aquatica Water Park Rides

Tassie's Twister - Photo Courtesy of SeaWorld

Let's face it. We go to water parks for the fun rides and attractions, otherwise we would just go to the local swimming pool. So here are some of the great water slides, rides and wet attractions at Sea World's San Diego waterpark.

Taumata Racer - New high speed water ride at Aquatica Water park in San Diego. Fast and fun.

Tassie's Twister - This is the best ride! Either 2 person or 4 person raft ride (shorter line for 2 person) as you spin down this awesome drop. 48" height requirement.

Big Surf Shores - This large wave pool becomes an exciting play area when the waves come. All ages, but life jackets for those less than 4 feet tall or inexperienced swimmers.

HooRoo Run - 4 high-speed slides). 48" height requirement

Kiwi Curl and WooHoo Falls** - Fun tube slides 42"-48" height requirement. Guests between 42"-48" must wear a life jacket (provided at the park)

Whanau Way - Six (6) body slides for more fun. Some slides are enclosed and some open. Must be 48" tall to ride.

Walhalla Wave - Family raft ride. Must be 42" tall to ride.

Kata's Kookaburra Cove - Children's pool and activity area

Walkabout Waters - Family Funhouse with buckets full of fun. Must be 42" tall.

Slippity Dippity - Kid's slides for those under 48" tall (parents welcome too).

Loggerhead Lane - This lazy river is great to float in and relax as you journey around. All ages, but life jackets for those less than 4 feet tall or inexperienced swimmers.

Flamingos and Fresh Water Turtles - Enjoy seeing these interesting creatures at the Aquatica water park.

SeaWorld Water Park Information

SeaWorld Aquatica Water Park was a mid-size San Diego water park in southern California, open Memorial day weekend, June – August and weekends in September and early October. Arrive early as if attendance is high (especially on a hot weekend summer day), they may not allow additional guests into the park.

Sea World Water Park Hours: The park is now reopened as Sesame Place San Diego.

Aquatica Water Park Prices and Discounts: Tickets cost approximately $49.99 for kids adults and kids age 3 and older, ages 2 and under are free. In 2021, they also offered single day special deals for discount prices of $35.99 from 9 AM to 1 PM, and $35.99 from 2 PM to 6 PM. They also offer season passes with a special limited time Splash pass offer for the season!

Directions to Sea World Aquatica San Diego Water Park: See below

SeaWorld Aquatica Water Park San Diego Address: 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA 91911 | Google Map

Phone Number: (800) 257-4268

Parking: $15 parking fee for cars, $10 for motorcycles and $20 for RVs

Food: You may bring water bottles but you may not bring your own food into the park. Tip: Freeze a large water bottle for each person at home before you leave, and you can have ice-cold refreshing water to drink. If you keep an ice chest in your car, you can exit for a picnic lunch if you prefer to not eat the theme park food.

What to Bring - Bring your swim suit (no thong type suits) of course, towel, plenty of sun screen and a credit or debit card to purchase Discovery Dollars. This allows you to set up a spending account for food purchases, without having to carry cash. Everyone in your family will receive waterproof wristbands for purchases, so there is more time to enjoy the rides! Life vests are provided. You may bring swim masks and goggles, Waterproof protectors required for kids in diapers.

What not to bring - No flotation devices, noodles, floats or boogie boards. No ice chests or coolers. No outside food or drinks (except water bottles and special dietary items)

Directions to Aquatica Water Park

Directions to Sea World Aquatica Water Park from Interstate 5 - From San Diego, go south on Interstate 5 past the 54 Freeway. Turn left (East) on Main Street and go approximately 5 miles. Turn Right on Entertainment Circle to the end of the street.

Directions to Aquatica Water Park from Interstate 805 - From San Diego, go south on Interstate 805. Exit Main Street/Auto Park Drive. Turn left (East) on Main Street and go approximately 2 miles. Turn Right on Entertainment Circle to the end of the street.

Directions to Aquatica Water Park from SeaWorld California - From Sea World San Diego, take Interstate 8 east for 5 miles, then head south on interstate 805 for 14 miles. Exit Main Street and turn left. Continue on Main St. for 1.8 miles, then continue straight onto Heritage Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right on Entertainment Circle.

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