Did you know that SeaWorld San Diego has opened a new water park? It's called Aquatica San Diego and it opened this season on June 1st. We were invited to the water park for a preview day this past week. To say we had fun is an understatement. Some seriously awesome memories were made. If you are travelling to San Diego this summer, you will want to put this fun San Diego water park on your to do list.
Aquatica San Diego has splashy fun for every age group! Whether you want to float along the lazy river, relax on the sandy beaches at the wave pool or brave the super fun water slides, there's fun for everyone in your family. Height requirements for most rides are between 42 and 48 inches. That being said, there is still plenty for the littlest splashers to do.
For us, what sets Aquatica San Diego apart is the fresh take on the water park experience. All throughout the park, Aquatica animal handlers roam the grounds with live animals like a baby alligator, a sloth, a hawk, and so many more. In fact, right when you walk in, there are flamingos walking around an enclosed area.
You can get up close and personal with the animals as you hop from ride to ride, as employees stop to let you take a closer look and ask questions.
Another feature that sets Aquatica from the rest is the food. I haven't been to a water park where the food was this good. The gourmet food options and affordable food prices are a pleasant surprise. I had the fish tacos and I am still craving them days later.
Water Slides and Attractions For Toddlers and Preschools
The little will love Big Surf Shores (wave pool), Kata's Kookaburra Cove, and Slippoty Dippity (little water slides just for little ones under 42 inches).
Water Slides For Older Kids and Thrill Seekers
Thrill seekers will love the water slide rides like Tassie's Twister and HooRoo Run. My kids, 8 and 9 braved Tassie's Twister and loved it! In fact they went on every ride but one.
One of my friends asked me what I thought about the new Sea World San Diego water park and I said, "It's like a traditional water park, but with touches of Sea World magic."
Good to know before you go:
- Aquatica San Diego is located east of Sea World San Diego in the nearby city of Chula Vista.
- Safety comes first at Aquatica. Color coded life vests are provided for those who need or wan them. Emergency response staff walk the park and are stationed near the wave pool.
- You might want to invest in the discovery dollars. With a discovery dollars wristband, there's no need to carry cash around, Everyone can get what they want, when they want, using the wristband that is attached an account you can set up.
For more "know before you go" information, check out the Aquatica San Diego website.
To connect with Aquatica San Diego and Sea World San Diego online, you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook and purchase tickets or season passes, visit the Aquatica San Diego website.
Disclosure: My family and I were invited to a media preview day. We received free admission to the park that included lunch. All opinions are my own. This is not a compensated post. This post is part of our "Summer of Awesome" series.