SeaWorld® is committed to providing all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Below you will find an overview of services and facilities available for guests with disabilities who are visiting SeaWorld San Diego. Please refer to our Accessibility Guide for information pertaining to rides, shows and exhibits. For your convenience, you may also download and complete the Ride Accessibility Questionnaire before your arrival. Please bring your completed questionnaire to Guest Services, which is situated just past the turnstiles on the right-hand side, and they will provide a list of rides and attractions personalized for you.
Sign Language Interpretation
American Sign Language interpretation can be provided with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. Please call (619) 225-3273 or email SWC.ASL@SeaWorld.com for reservations. Every effort will be made to provide interpreting services with less than two weeks’ notice, depending on the availability of the interpreter. Guests requesting this free service will be contacted prior to the visit.
Written Show Scripts are available for all shows. Scripts can be obtained at Guest Services or at the Show Stadium.
Assistance can be provided for park guidance with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. Every effort will be made to provide guidance with less than two weeks’ notice, depending on availability of Team Members. Call (800) 257-4268 or email SWC.GuestRelations@SeaWorld.com for reservations. Guests requesting this service will be contacted prior to their visit and specified guide times will be confirmed. The guide will be provided for the first two hours of your visit.
Visually impaired guests must have someone (a companion or team member) read the ride restrictions to them prior to boarding.
Accessible parking is provided directly in front of the main entrance for guests with a valid parking permit. Most spaces for guests with disabilities are accessible to vans.
Most restrooms are accessible. Assisted restrooms are located on the west side of Dolphin Stadium, south side of Pet’s Rule and near Wild Arctic.
SeaWorld’s First Aid station is located near the entrance to Shipwreck Rapids. The office is staffed by Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians. Team members throughout the park will be happy to call for assistance upon request.
Service animals are welcome at SeaWorld. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times, unless such leash or harness interferes with the service the animal is providing, or the handler is unable to use a leash or harness due to his/her disability. The animal also must be housebroken.
Service animals are the responsibility of the owner and cannot be left unattended. Guests are responsible for the clean-up and for controlling their service animal’s behavior. If, at anytime, your service animal’s behavior becomes a threat to the safety and well-being of other park guests or animals, you will be asked to board the animal at our kennel or to remove the animal from the premises.
While service animals are discouraged from riding any ride, you may refer to our Accessibility Guide for important information pertaining to you service animal’s ability to ride certain rides.
Wheelchairs, both manual and electric, may be rented online or at the Stroller Building, located just inside the main entrance. A limited number of electric wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is committed to providing guests a safe and enjoyable experience. Due to different pathway configurations and terrain, as well as large crowds that include small children and strollers, we regret that we cannot permit the use of two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles, such as Segways. We are pleased to offer other forms of personal transportations, including electric convenience vehicles and standard wheelchairs.
While dining at our restaurants, please be aware that most venues offer cafeteria-style service. For guests with special dietary needs, we offer a variety of allergy friendly options throughout the park. You may stop by Guest Services, or any of our meal facilities, to receive an Allergen Card with more detail on our Allergy Friendly program and culinary options for those with allergies. For questions before your visit, please contact us at SWC.GuestRelations@SeaWorld.com . We also suggest you visit meal facilities during non-peak hours or ahead of meal time so that you can be efficiently assisted and served.
For any of our guests that cannot wait in long lines, are unable to access the cafeteria lines or have special dietary needs, please go straight to the cashier (or restaurant host) upon arrival and ask to speak with a supervisor for assistance.
All gift shops are accessible. Please ask any team member for assistance. ‘Package Pickup’, available at all gift shops, provides guests the opportunity to shop throughout SeaWorld and have their purchases sent to Package Pickup at the Stroller Building for retrieval later in the day.
While dining at our restaurants, please be aware that most venues offer cafeteria-style service. Special assistance is available upon request. For guests with special dietary needs, we offer a variety of allergy friendly options throughout our park. You may stop by Guest Services, or any of our meal facilities, to receive an Allergen Card with more detail on our Allergy Friendly program and offerings. When dining, please go straight to the cashier upon arrival and ask to speak with a supervisor to discuss the severity of your allergens and determine a meal that will be safe for you. We also suggest you visit meal facilities during non-peak hours or ahead of meal time so that you can be efficiently assisted and served.
Guests should refer to the Accessibility Guide for rider requirements.