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In 1964, SeaWorld began as a marine zoological park on 22 acres. Now, with more than 130 million visitors and stretching over 189 acres on beautiful Mission Bay, Sea World San Diego is known for its amazing animal shows, aquariums, exhibits, rides, and exquisite landscaping.

Highlighting SeaWorld’s many exciting shows is “Believe” the Shamu Show, displaying the majesty and beauty of Shamu, the killer whale. SeaWorld also offers Pet’s Rule and Sea Lions LIVE. Opening this spring is Blue Horizons featuring soaring dolphins, Shamu Rocks and Sea Lions Tonite.

SeaWorld San Diego’s aquariums display more than 5,700 fishes and 434 species from around the globe. The Dolphin Encounter is a must-see for any visitor — get up close and personal with dolphins without having to get into the water. Awaiting guests are the orcas housed in over seven million gallon of water, Shamu: Close Up and Penguin Encounter featuring over 300 penguins, including two Emperor penguins. Shark Encounter takes visitors underwater in a 57-foot tube running the length of the sharks’ habitat.

Guests won’t want to miss SeaWorld’s Bayside Skyride and Skytower that travels over Mission Bay and its gorgeous coastline. Also on hand for family fun is Shipwreck Rapids, Journey to Atlantis, and Sesame Street Bay of Play for the little ones. There’s also an exciting selection of dining choices, arcade and games, and plenty of gift shops filled with SeaWorld mementos.

This summer SeaWorld in San Diego extends longer Park hours, a nightly fireworks display, live musical entertainment, and special nighttime animal shows.

SeaWorld San Diego is off the I-5 on SeaWorld Mission Bay, 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego, San Diego International Airport and Amtrak’s downtown station.

500 Sea World Dr.
San Diego, California 92109
For general information call, 1-800- 25-SHAMU or visit www.seaworldsandiego.com.

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