SeaWorld San Diego's Quick Queue: Everything You Need to Know

Quick Queue passes are some of the most popular passes at every SeaWorld park.

In this page, we'll explain what a Quick Queue pass is, what it allows you to do, what rides it includes, and where to buy the pass.

    WHAT IS A QUICK QUEUE PASS?

    SeaWorld San Diego's Quick queue pass is SeaWorld's fast pass system. It gives you access to a separate and faster line, in order to skip the regular line completely.

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    Although a Quick Queue pass is a separate cost (and not included with admission), it is absolutely worth it.

    A Quick Queue pass will save you from spending hours waiting in line for the most popular rides.

    HOW DOES QUICK QUEUE AT SEAWORLD WORK?

    It's super simple.

    Once you purchase a Quick Queue pass online, you can receive a wristband from Guest Services, or use your mobile device as a Quick Queue eticket!

    Most Quick Queue lines actually bring you right next to the rider loading station, which is a nice perk, as there's much less walking (and waiting).

    As long as you have your appropriate wristband, or e-ticket on your phone, you can walk through the Quick Queue line, show the park attendant that you have access, and then just walk straight through the line all the way down to the ride.

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    Types of Quick Queue Passes

    There are 4 types of Queue Queue passes, with each one offering different benefits.

    1. Quick Queue Junior
    2. Quick Queue Unlimited
    3. Quick Queue Premier
    4. Year-Round Quick Queue

    1. Quick Queue Junior

    The Quick Queue Junior pass is designed for small children, and is the cheapest Quick Queue option.

    Visitors with this pass get a one time, front of the line access to the following rides:

    • Octarock
    • Sea Dragon Drop
    • Aqua Scout
    • Tentacle Twirl
    • Elmo’s Flying Fish
    • Oscar’s Rocking Eel
    • Abby’s Sea Star Spin
    • Riptide Rescue

    2. Quick Queue Unlimited

    Quick Queue Unlimited is designed for teenagers and adults, and offers unlimited front of the line access to certain rides for the day.

    Rides include:

    • Electric Eel
    • Manta
    • Emperor

    If you are only visiting the park for one day, this is the pass that you'll be looking for.

    3. Quick Queue Premier

    Quick Queue Premier works similarly to Quick Queue Unlimited, however it also allows you to have reserved seating at some of the most popular shows.

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    Shows include:

    • Orca Encounter
    • Dolphin Amphitheater
    • Sea Lion & Otter Amphitheater

    It also grants you front of the line access to a few more rides including:

    • Electric Eel
    • Manta
    • Shipwreck Rapids
    • Journey to Atlantis

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    4. Year-Round Quick Queue

    This pass gives you unlimited Year-Round Front-of-the-Line access to the most popular rides, and unlimited reserved seating at shows.

    Rides include:

    • Electric Eel
    • Manta
    • Shipwreck Rapids
    • Journey to Atlantis
    Shows include: 
    • Orca Encounter
    • Dolphin Amphitheater
    • Sea Lion & Otter Amphitheater

    If you are planning to visit the park multiple times a year, and/or are a season pass holder, this pass will save you countless of hours.

    PRICE CHANGES BY DAY

    It's important to note that prices will vary by day and season. 

    If you're planning to visit the park during the busy season (the summer season on the weekends), be prepared to pay more on Saturdays and Sundays in particular.

    This is when the park is at its busiest, and the prices will reflect that as more visitors will want to skip the lines on these days. 

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    Typically the weekdays will always be cheaper for Quick Queue passes.

    WHEN SHOULD I GET A QUICK QUEUE PASS?

    If you hate waiting in lines, and don't mind paying for quicker access.

    If you're visiting the park for one day, and the only time that you can visit is during the weekend, a Quick Queue pass will come in very handy.

    WHEN SHOULD I NOT GET A QUICK QUEUE PASS?

    If you're able to visit the park during the weekdays, and you can get in early in the morning right when the park opens.

    This is when the park is usually less busy. 

    You can find more in-depth tips in our Best SeaWorld San Diego Tips page. 

    IS QUICK QUEUE WORTH IT?

    Quick Queue is absolutely worth it if you're planning on visiting the park on a weekend.

    It will save you countless hours, and you'll be able to experience the entire park with minimal wait times.

    On top of that, you can ride your favorite rides as many times as you want.

    You can actually finish riding, and get right back in the Quick Queue line to ride again.

    WHERE TO BUY QUICK QUEUE

    You can purchase this upgrade directly from the SeaWorld San Diego site.

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