You will notice a few SeaWorld San Diego rides as you stroll around the park. But the question is which one are you going to ride first?
Picking which rides to go on really depends on what the majority of your group wants. Most people are thrill seekers especially teenagers, they're the ones that wouldn't mind getting wet or will try the newest and fastest Sea World rides.
Journey To Atlantis is an excellent ride for those thrill minded people. Lucky you, they have added new and exciting rides over the years like the exhilarating Emperor, the soaring Manta, and the high speed Tidal Twister to name a few.
If fast rides aren't your thing, you can just hangout with the park's resident killer whales, dolphins, and other marine species. Sometimes you'll find them more fun than the ones you're with ;)
This is another wet seaworld ride; you and eight other passengers are placed in this raft that resembles an inner tube, then you embark on a five minute journey around a tropical island.
You will travel through caverns, dripping cargo nets, and a waterfall that will really get you soaked, if you haven't yet.
On top of that, you also have to avoid getting wet from people shooting water at you from canons that are stationed along the route of your ride.
SeaWorld's newest ride Arctic Rescue mimics an animal rescue riding on a snowmobile. It's a very family friendly ride with a 48" height requirement and speeds up to 40 MPH. This ride replaced the old Wild Arctic Ride they had years ago.
Arctic Rescue takes you to a freezing and snowy adventure full of close calls with lots of breath taking twists and turns while being on a snowmobile like ride.
At times, you would find yourself closing your eyes and laughing uncontrollably. I believe after this ride, you'll think twice about riding a snowmobile, or maybe not.
Now, maybe you have young ones with you, why don't you go venture out to a more child friendly ride.
This place features a few great kiddie rides that lets you ride along with your child if you choose to. They are Octarock, Aqua Scout, and one of my kid's favorite the dragon drop.
It's a great way of spending time before heading out to the SeaWorld shows you came to see.
My kids asked me to go with them and ride Oscar's Rocking Eel.
This ride rocks forwards and backwards, it gives you the feeling of someone tickling your stomach while the ride rocks downward. It also spins around while going forwards and backwards.
We had an awesome time riding this twisted eel looking ride.
After that, they dragged me to the next seaworld ride which is called Elmo's Flying Fish.
This ride has Elmo's face on all of the cars which is shaped like a fish.
It goes round and round a circular platform featuring Elmo on top and inside a transparent bubble.
The ride goes up and down, it also reminds me of a similar kiddie ride that does the same thing but in the shape of a helicopter or an airplane.
One of my kids told me with a huge smile on her face, that this is her favorite of all the seaworld rides and requested to go again.
How could I refuse, after all it was really for them =)
Finally, they went and rode on Abby's Sea Star Spin.
This is also similar to Disneyland's teacup ride that spins around. There's a disk in the middle of the car that you turn, the harder you turn it, the faster you spin.
I had to skip this one and let them do this on their own, because me and a spinning sea teacup don't really go too well together.
After spending time in the play area, we went to watch some shows, then decided to go on a relaxing ride.
So we hopped on the Bayside Skyride and enjoyed the stunning view of the ocean from up there.
It cost us $6 for a round trip ride for each person 3 years and older, but if you're a Sea World Pass member it's free. If you also have a small one under 56", you have to accompany and supervise them during the ride.
Another relaxing SeaWorld San Diego ride is the Skytower, that's if heights don't bother you. It's the same price as the Bayside Skyride, but it is well worth the money. Children under 48" must also be accompanied by an adult to ride.
The Skytower will take you high above Sea World and give you an incredible view of the San Diego skyline. I recommend to take that camera out and snap away.
Skytower is an excellent way to end your day at the park, especially watching the sunset overlooking the city of San Diego with that special someone next to you.
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