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What is the SeaWorld Rain Policy? | Easily Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over what SeaWorld's rain policy is, and how to prepare for the rain.

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What Happens if it Rains at Any SeaWorld

If rain negatively impacts your visit at SeaWorld, you will be eligible to receive a complimentary visit to the park that must be used within 1 year of your visit. In order to receive your complimentary ticket, visit Guest Services.

umbrella blocking rain

This applies to SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Guest Services can be found right next to the entrance of the park.

Guest Services Discretion

One thing that you should be aware of is that the complimentary ticket is at the discretion of Guest Services.

This means that if on a day that you are visiting, it rains for a few minutes, which forces the rides to pause, only for the rides to resume minutes afterwards.. Guest Services may not provide you with a complimentary ticket, as they would on a day where it was raining and lightning for long periods of time causing rides to shut down.

seaworld splash of water on visitors

Eligibility to Receive a Sunny Day Ticket

Additionally, the 'Sunny Day Guarantee' can only be used by guests with a Single-Day ticket or Multi-Day ticket.

The following groups are not eligible:

  • Pass Members
  • Complimentary ticket holders (including Sunny Day ticket)
  • 14 Day Length of Stay tickets and packages
  • Discovery Cove ticket packages (including 14 day unlimited)
  • Guests who do not have their original admission ticket or order number.

Are Add-On's Included?

Add-On's such as parking, Quick Queue, lockers, all-day dining deals & other upgrades will not be included in the 2nd visit (complimentary). 

If you arrive to the park, pay for parking and your visit is cut short due to rain/inclement weather, and you receive a complimentary ticket.. You will have to pay for parking again when you return for your second visit.

Be Prepared For the Rain

If you're visiting any theme park in Florida, it's always a good idea to be prepared for the rain by bringing a poncho, an umbrella and/or a spare change of clothes.

Florida is notorious for having a severe thunderstorm at one minute, and 10 minutes, later the sun is back out and the storms are gone.

Nothing cuts a theme park experience short like having wet clothes, socks and shoes that won't dry. Learn from our mistakes and be prepared!

Our Poncho Choice

Poncho's in particular are very cheap, and very worth it.

This unisex, lightweight reusable poncho has worked wonders over the years at dozens of theme parks.




Our Umbrella Choice

The most reliable umbrella that we've used over the years has been the Repel Umbrella.




The main reasons are that it's:

  • Wind Resistant - Won't Bend or Fold During High Winds
  • Portable - Easy to Put Away After Use
  • Only Takes 1 Button to Open and Close
  • Non Slip Grip Allows For an Easy Hold Even During Severe Storms
  • Can Be Used For Both Men and Women 

Many visitors are prepared for the rain when they come to the parks, but they forget about the wind! Don't overlook the fact that there will be plenty of wind if there's rain.

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