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We’re only at the beginning of the holiday season but Sea World San Diego is already looking ahead to 2019 which will bring with it a new roller coaster, new Annual Pass offerings, and a full year-long roster of entertainment options and events.

Tidal Twister Roller Coaster

Tidal Twister, a dueling roller coaster, is a thrilling new attraction planned for 2019. The first of its kind in the world, this unique and horizontal ride is an exhilarating experience that demonstrates the power of the ocean. It will be located adjacent the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium in the northwest corner of the park.

Roller Coaster Features

  • Acceleration up 30 miles per hour
  • A tight figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section.
  • Two trains, holding 16 passengers each, load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains.
  • A lower-height requirement of 48 inches makes this attraction a perfect ride for younger guests and families.

Tidal Twister, a Skywarp Horizon model built by Skyline Attractions, is scheduled to open May 2019.

Sea World San Diego Annual Pass options

The introduction of a new tiered Annual Pass program gives more options than ever to stay and play at Sea World San Diego. Starting at only $7.99 a month, you can get an annual pass valid for 12-months admission (with limited blackout dates) offering access to exclusive events and giveaways, and savings on parking.

Annual Pass Grid

Sea World San Diego 2019 Events


Select Weekends: January, June & September 2019

This one-of-a-kind experience gives guests the unparalleled opportunity to step behind the scenes to see how the animal experts care for thousands of animals every day and rescues hundreds of ill and injured animals every year.


Select Weekends: February 2019

During this delightful festival, park guest will experience an incredible Chinese acrobat show, amazing local cultural performances and mouthwatering culinary delights.


Select dates: March & April 2019

Embark on a global gastronomic cruise without leaving SeaWorld with savoring palate-pleasing flavors from around the world.

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL brings surprisingly diverse flavors to San Diego


Weekends: May through October 2019

This neighborhood street party parade features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends (including Elmo!), themed floats and contemporary tunes.


Select Dates: June through September 2019

When the sun goes down, the park comes alive with a celebration of illumination, featuring the exhilarating and popular nighttime show Cirque Electrique and electrifying dance parties.


Select Weekends: September & October 2019

San Diego’s premier not-too-spooky, family-fun extravaganza featuring the Halloween-themed Sesame Street parade, trick-or-treat stations, wacky costume characters and Clyde & Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash sea lion and otter show.


Select Dates: November 2019–January 2020

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration features the return of O Wondrous Night, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, amazing animal shows with a holiday twist, Santa’s Christmas Village and the new Celebration of Lights laser experience.

Are you ready to visit Sea World San Diego in 2019?

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