SeaWorld San Diego's Annual Pass: Everything You Need to Know

SeaWorld's Annual Passes are some of the most popular passes at the park.

In this page, we'll explain what a SeaWorld San Diego Annual pass is, the differences between the various annual passes, what perks they offer, how you can pay for it, and even the upgrades that you can make.

What is a SeaWorld San Diego Annual Pass? 

A SeaWorld San Diego Annual Pass will allow you unlimited access to the SeaWorld park for 12 consecutive months, along with other benefits such as free parking, discounts on food, beverage, Quick Queue passes to name a few. 

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The Annual Pass will last you exactly 12 months from the day that you purchased, regardless of the season.

So this means if you purchased an annual pass on July 7th, it will last you through July 7th of the next year.

It's different than a Fun Card Pass, as a Fun Card Pass only lasts for the current year, and has no additional benefits.

Types of Annual Passes

There are 3 types of SeaWorld Annual Passes including:

  1. Silver Pass
  2. Gold Pass
  3. Platinum Pass

Each one offers different benefits, and they're all different prices.

    1. Silver Pass

    seaworld silver annual pass

    A Silver Annual Pass allows pass holders to have 2 free guest tickets, no blockout dates on their pass, free parking and a higher percentage in discounts.

    Benefits include:

    • Unlimited admission for 12 months (No blockout dates)
    • Two (2) FREE Guest Tickets (to be used at SeaWorld San Diego on future specified dates only)
    • Access to Seasonal In-Park Events. Does not include separately-ticketed events (Howl-O-Scream).
    • FREE General Parking
    • FREE 1 Digital Photo download
    • FREE Bayside Skyride Access
    • 10% off Food & Beverage. Includes Character Dines at SeaWorld San Diego.
    • 15% off Merchandise
    • 20% off Photo Prints & Frames
    • 10% off Select Animal Encounters (advanced reservations required)
    • Exclusive Pass Member Discounted Tickets
    • 20% off Quick Queue
    • 10% off Dine with Orcas
    • 10% off Youth Summer Camps
    • 10% off Stroller Rentals
    • Exclusive Savings to Discovery Cove
    • Exclusive Pin Trading Events and Other Special Access

    2. Gold Pass

    seaworld gold annual pass

    A Gold Annual Pass allows pass holders to have 4 free guest tickets, access to the Priority Park entrance, no blockout dates on their pass, free parking (50% off Up-Close Parking), and a higher percentage in discounts.

    Benefits include:

    • Unlimited admission for 12 months (No blockout dates)
    • Four (4) FREE Guest Tickets (to be used at SeaWorld San Diego on future specified dates only)
    • Access to Seasonal In-Park Events. Does not include separately-ticketed events (Howl-O-Scream).
    • FREE General Parking, 50% off Up-Close Parking
    • FREE One Day Photokey
    • FREE Bayside Skyride Access
    • 15% off Food & Beverage. Includes Character Dines at SeaWorld San Diego.
    • 20% off Merchandise, Photo Prints & Frames
    • 15% off Select Animal Interactions (advanced reservations required)
    • Priority Fast Lane Park Entrance 
    • Exclusive Pass Member Discounted Tickets
    • 30% off Quick Queue
    • 15% off Dine with Orcas, Stroller Rentals & Youth Summer Camps
    • Exclusive Savings to Discovery Cove
    • Exclusive Pin Trading Events and Other Special Access

    3. Platinum Pass

    seaworld platinum annual pass

    A Platinum Annual Pass allows pass holders to have 6 free guest tickets, access to the Priority Park entrance, no blockout dates on their pass, free Preferred Parking, and unlimited Admission to all 11 parks.

    Benefits include:

    • Unlimited admission for 12 months to 11 SeaWorld Parks (No blockout dates)
    • Access to Seasonal In-Park Events. Does not include separately-ticketed events (Howl-O-Scream). 
    • FREE Up-Close Parking
    • FREE Reserved Show Seating
    • FREE Annual PhotoKey
    • FREE  Bayside Skyride Access
    • 20% off Food & Beverage
    • 25% off Merchandise at SeaWorld
    • 25% off Merchandise at Sesame Place
    • 25% off Photo Prints & Frames
    • Exclusive Savings to Discovery Cove
    • Six (6) FREE Guest Tickets to be used at either SeaWorld California or Sesame Place California (on future specified dates only)
    • Priority Fast Lane Park Entrance 
    • Exclusive Pass Member Discounted Tickets
    • One (1) FREE Single-Ride Quick Queue Per Visit
    • 50% off Quick Queue
    • Exclusive Pin Trading Events and Other Special Access

      HOW TO GET MY ANNUAL PASS

      Purchase your annual pass directly from the SeaWorld San Diego site.

      PAYMENT OPTIONS

      You can either pay in full, through EZ Pay's 12 month payment plan. 

      If you choose to purchase with a payment plan, you'll make your first monthly payment that day, and then have 11 consecutive payments of that same amount.

      When you go to checkout your pass, you'll have to create (or login to) an account, to purchase an Annual Pass.

      It's extremely important that you enter your email address correctly, as this is where your tickets will be delivered.

      Know About Automatic Renewal

      It's important to know that these passes have automatic renewal already set up.

      Many people don't realize this, and then have to deal with it later on when their card gets charged.

      On the other hand, if you were planning to renew it it's a seamless automatic process.

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