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How to Buy Discount Aquatica San Diego Tickets

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One of the favorite San Diego theme parks during summer is Aquatica San Diego. NOW is the time to pick up Aquatica San Diego tickets for the 2019 season, which opens on May 24 and runs daily through September 2 and on weekends only from September 7 to September 29.

It’s a bit different from other water parks as while there are high-speed rides, lazy rivers, and slides for younger kids, amenities such as private cabanas and sandy beaches make it feel more like a beachside resort.

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Single Day KIDS GO FREE now through October 31, 2019

One child age 3–9 goes free per eligible adult ticket. Go straight to the gate.

How to buy discount Aquatica San Diego tickets

Aquatica San Diego Ticket Gate Prices

Retail price at the gate for single day Aquatica San Diego tickets is:

  • $47.99/adult (ages 10-up).
  • 42.99/child (ages 3-9).
  • Kids under 2 are free.

Note that the parking fee at Aquatica San Diego is currently $17 for cars.

As always, it’s important to read all terms and conditions before purchasing an Aquatica San Diego ticket. Be sure that they do not expire before your visit and check refund or transfer policies.

aRes Travel (Go Straight to the Gate)

aRes Travel is a San Diego-based, authorized ticket seller to major California attractions. aRes Travel’s Aquatica San Diego tickets are print-at-home or in a mobile format so that you can head straight to the gate without the need to redeem a ticket voucher.

aRes Travel charges a $2 convenience fee per ticket, but you will still likely come out ahead seeing that Aquatica San Diego charges $9.99 service fee for online tickets. aRes Travel tickets are typically cheaper anyway.

Single Day KIDS GO FREE (now through October 31, 2019)

Now through October, one child (ages 3-9) gets in FREE to Aquatica San Diego with the purchase of one full-paid Adult ticket. Be sure to select a child ticket in order to gain the free entry. (Price: $45.99/adult and $0/one child ages 3-9)

Single-Day Ticket

A single-day ticket good for admission on any day (including weekends) through the 2019 Aquatica San Diego season. When bought online and in advance, it is a savings of $7 per adult compared to the full retail price at the park. These tickets expire on September 30, 2019, the day after the 2019 season closes. (Price: $39.99/adults and $39.99/children ages 3–9)

SeaWorld San Diego / Aquatica San Diego (7 Days for the Price of 1)

This ticket provides holders unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Diego and Aquatica San Diego for seven consecutive days from the date of the first visit, during regular scheduled operating hours. Ticket valid May 24, 2019–September 29, 2019. (Price: $87/person ages 3 and up)

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Buy Single Day Direct + Upgrades From Aquatica San Diego

Aquatica San Diego offers numerous different admission ticket options. Note that Aquatica San Diego charges a $9.99 service fee per order.

Single-Day Ticket – Any Day (Including Weekends)

Currently, Aquatica San Diego is offering single park tickets good for admission on any day (including weekends) from May 24 through September 29, 2019. (Price: $39.99/adult and $39.99/child age 3–9)

Aquatica San Diego also offers several a-la-carte options, purchasable separately and additionally from an admission ticket, which may heighten your own experience there.

Aquatica San Diego Upgrades

Check the upgrade section on the Aquatica San Diego website for ways to make your day even more enjoyable.

Quick Que (Front-of-Line Rides and Slides)

For approximately $20 per guest per day (prices vary by day), guests may skip to the front of the lines at Aquatica’s most popular rides & slides. Valid for unlimited single-day use. Participating rides include Kiwi Curl, Walhalla Wave®, Whanau Way, Tassie’s Twister and Woohoo Falls®. Admission to Aquatica San Diego must be purchased separately.

Premium Lounger Chairs (2 Chairs)

Starting at $45.99 (price varies by the day), two guests may enjoy their loungers in a semiprivate area by the lazy river, Loggerhead Lane or HooRoo Run. This rental price, which varies by the day includes two lounger chairs, an umbrella, two wristbands to access the lounger area and Wi-Fi access. Food and beverage service available (purchased separately).

Cabana Rentals

Cabana at Aquatica San Diego

Rent a cabana for 4-8 guests that includes a welcome basket, mini-fridge, bottled water, an all-day locker, Wi-Fi access, and food an drink service to the cabana.

Note that they are strict about how many guests may use the lounger and cabana areas so book for the exact amount of people you anticipate joining you. Cabana locations vary. Prices range from $219–$419 and you’ll be given options to upgrade after putting tickets in the cart.

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Annual Passes Direct From Aquatica San Diego

Splash Pass – Season Pass (GREAT Deal)

Limited Availability! For nearly the price of a 1-day adult admission ticket, you get unlimited admission to Aquatica San Diego during the entire season 2020 + 2019 FREE with no blackout dates. The Splash Pass does NOT include admission to SeaWorld San Diego. (Price: $46.99 for ages 3+)

Aquatica San Diego Premium Season Pass (Includes Free Parking)

Get unlimited admission to Aquatica San Diego during the entire 2019 season with no blackout dates as well as free general parking (save $17 per visit), exclusive offers and events, one free guest admission and a 10% discount on dining. (Price: $89.99 for ages 3+)

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Multi-Park Annual Passes

SeaWorld San Diego+ Aquatica San Diego Annual Passes (Silver or Gold)

Ticket holders will receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Diego during the initial 12-month commitment and any renewal period, with no blackout dates, free parking, two or three tickets for friends, discounts on in-park upgrades, food, and shopping, as well as exclusive offers and events. Ticket holders will also receive entry to Aquatica San Diego for the entire season.

This year, there two levels of combo annual pass types: gold and silver. Gold includes a few extra perks like a Quick Queue Pass and an Animal Experience.

  • Silver: $11.75/month or $141.00 per pass.
  • Gold: $13.50/month or $162.00 per pass

Platinum Pass

Get access to Aquatica San Diego, SeaWorld San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Williamsburg; Aquatica Orlando and San Antonio; Adventure Island; Water Country USA; and Sesame Place, with no blackout dates, free parking, discounts on in-park upgrades (enumerated above), food and shopping, as well as 1 free guest ticket and exclusive offers and events with the Platinum Pass. (Price: $15.75/month or $189.00 per person.)

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AAA Discounts

Members of AAA may receive various Aquatica San Diego discount ticket options throughout the year.

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2 thoughts on “How to Buy Discount Aquatica San Diego Tickets

  1. Do you know if Aquatica is strict with there 6 person cabana rule? We have 2 families (8 total) going and a couple of would only be in the cabana to eat or get their stuff. Just trying to figure should we get 2 cabana or 1…. Thanks,Joy

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