With SeaWorld’s annual pass, our family can get a taste of Mardi Gras right here in Southern California, ride the brand new Dive Coaster Emperor before it opens to the public, and receive access to the new Sesame Place Season Pass for an exclusive price. 2022 is going to be filled with new memories and experiences at SeaWorld, and we have the 411 on all of the new and returning experiences. The best part is that all of these events, including the Seven Seas Food Festival, Electric Ocean, and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration are included with the price of admission or your annual pass.
SeaWorld San Diego
My dad absolutely loved the ocean and sea life, and SeaWorld was a place we made many memories together. But it wasn’t until we went behind the scenes to get an inside look at SeaWorld’s Rescue and Rehabilitation program that I really came to an understanding and appreciation of the work they do to care for sick, injured animals. SeaWorld rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned, or abandoned with the goal of returning them to the wild. To date, their rescue team has helped more than 39,000 animals in need.
SeaWorld seeks to inspire families to protect and respect animals and sea life, and is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations. As a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry, and veterinary care, SeaWorld cares for one of the largest zoological collections in the world.
In addition to their incredible animal encounters, SeaWorld offers expansive entertainment and rides. And every season, you can enjoy themed festivals and events. Here is what you can expect at SeaWorld San Diego in 2022.
What to Expect at SeaWorld San Diego in 2022
Mardi Gras *New*
You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy the food and festivities of Mardi Gras. Grab your beads and celebrate this New Orleans-style carnival event with live music, extravagant costumes, and Mardi Gras-infused Creole and Cajun food favorites. Through February 27, 2022.
Seven Seas Food Festival
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, sip and sample your way around the world of international flavors, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances.
Viva La Musica *New*
Experience this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration as you dance to the hottest music, sample fiery flavors, shop for authentic souvenirs, and much more.
Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.
Craft Beer Festival
SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features an unbeatable mix of domestic, international, and local craft beers plus chef-created culinary favorites.
There’s a new terror in town, with a killer smile. Brave terror after dark as haunted houses, scare zones, monstrous coasters, and more take over. This is a separately ticketed nighttime event.
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street friends, and plenty of spooky surprises.
Where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping, and joyous entertainment.
Experience California’s tallest, fastest, and longest floorless dive coaster when it opens at SeaWorld San Diego on March 12. Plunge 90 degrees, then soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this penguin-inspired thrill ride.
Sesame Place San Diego
The former Aquatica San Diego is currently undergoing renovation and will re-open as Sesame Place San Diego on March 26, 2022. The new themed park will feature 7 Sesame-Street-themed rides, an interactive musical play area, and 11 water attractions, including a 500,000-gallon wave pool. Sesame Place San Diego will open as the second theme park in the US based on Sesame Street and will feature rides and attractions for kids of all ages. The musical play area will engage kids in an interactive Sesame Street Neighborhood with the iconic 123 Stoop, daily live character shows, award-winning parades, photo ops, and everyone’s favorite furry friends.
Sesame Place Philadelphia was the first theme park in the world to achieve designation as a Certified Autism Center, and Sesame Place San Diego will also achieve the distinction designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Staff will be trained in autism sensitivity and awareness and designated quiet spaces with comfortable seating will be integrated into the park’s design. Prior to visiting, families can view a park-specific sensory guide so parents can plan activities that will accommodate their child’s specific needs.
Right now, Sesame Place San Diego is having a pre-opening sale with savings of over 35%. For more information visit SesamePlace.com/San-Diego.