Aquatica Water Park San Diego is located in Chula Vista, about 20 miles from the main theme park at Mission Bay San Diego. Aquatica is more than just rides and slides. There are up-close animal experiences that you can view above and below the water.
One of the main attractions is the largest wave pool in Southern California, holding more than 500,000 gallons of water with waves up to five feet high. Other features include Kata’s Kookaburra Cove® for little kids and the Whanau Way slide complex with rides up to 60 feet high.
Aquatica Water Park Discounts
Save $19 on weekend tickets – $24.00 on weekday tickets
More Ways To Save
- AAA Discount. If you are a member of Auto Club, they usually have deals during the summer on Aquatica tickets. Check with your local office or visit their website.
- Costco Discount Tickets. It’s always a good idea to check Costco for Aquatica Water Park Discounts.
- California Resident Discounts. Be sure to check the Aquatica San Diego website for current discounts for residents and active-duty military. If you live close to the water park, a season pass is a great way to save all summer long.
Aquatica San Diego is a seasonal water park open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Single-day tickets are $47.99 each for age ten and over.
You can save $8.00 for one day, even more, if you buy a 2-Park that includes Aquatica Water Park and SeaWorld San Diego.
Some of you may remember this location for Knott’s Soak City in Chula Vista. This water park has been completely renovated. Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles make this water park like no other in Southern California. Aquatica has added some SeaWorld animals, including flamingos and turtles but nothing like SeaWorld San Diego.
The water park has plenty of lounge chairs in shady areas, but you will have to arrive early to claim the prime spots. You can also rent a cabana overlooking the wave pool to ensure you have a nice private rest area. The price of cabanas includes 4 guests, six if you pay extra.
Water Slides and Attractions
Slides at Aquatic include HooRoo Run, Kiwi Curl Water Park Ride, Tassie’s Twister, Taumata Racer, Walhalla Wave, Woohoo Falls, and Whanau Way. Big Surf Shores is a huge 500,000-gallon pool with waves up to 5 feet. And Of course, you can always jump Loggerhead Land a1,250-foot long lazy river to cool off. But there is no substitute for a cool shady area on a hot summer day.
Dining at Aquatica
Dining is casual, with typical theme park food severed from several eateries inside the water park. Big Surf Snacks features chicken tenders, corn dogs, and ice cream. There is also the Island Market, Mango Market, and the Waterstone Grill. For adults, beer and wine are available.
Where is Aquatica San Diego
With its location, 20 miles from SeaWorld, San Diego Aquatica will be a hit with locals but maybe a little too far for tourists visiting San Diego, especially if they do not have a car. Expect to see a shuttle service from the main theme park to Chula Vista. Address 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista.
Before you go: Coolers, glass containers, food, and drinks other than water bottles may not be taken into the park. Lockers are available but at an extra cost. Parking is expensive, so carpool when possible. Flotation devices such as noodles, swim rings, floats, and boogie boards are not permitted.