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9 Tips for Maximizing Your Fun at SeaWorld San Antonio

This summer has been crazy busy for us and we’ve had 2 opportunities to visit SeaWorld San Antonio.  This summer is actually our first experience at the park and boy have we been missing out! SeaWorld is so much fun for the entire family.  In our two visits to the park we’ve learned a few things and I wanted to give you 9 tips for maximizing your fun while at SeaWorld.

1. Purchase the Quick Queue. This is an absolute must if you don’t want to wait in line.  With 3 children 7 and under, it was an absolute life saver not to wait in lines. Ranging from only $15-$25, this is an expense you don’t want to pass on!

2. Purchase the All Day Dining Pass. Food at the park is expensive.  If you plan on staying all day (tip 3) you will definitely get your money’s worth, probably just in drinks alone. The dining lines can get very long but if all you need is a drink, you don’t have to wait in line. This alone is a huge time saver. An adult dining pass is $29.95 and $14.95 for children.

3. Plan on Staying All Day. There is so much to do at the park so plan on staying from the time the park opens to the time it closes.

4. Get a Schedule of Shows. If you plan on catching any of the shows, which I totally think you should, try to plan your day around the shows you want to watch.  I highly recommend watching Azul.

5. Let Your Kids Be Kids. Don’t expect your children to be perfect.  Take away all expectations so that everyone will have a good time.

6. Feed the Dolphins at the First Feeding. The first feeding is at 10 am and since it is their first feeding of the day, you will get the most interaction out of the dolphins.  This is a fun experience for children and parents.

7. Dress Accordingly. You will definitely want to dress comfortably, preferably in lightweight clothing. I would also suggest bringing a bathing suit and towels for everyone.

8. Visit the Water Park Early. The water park gets packed very quickly.  They limit the amount of people in the park, so if you want to visit make sure you get there before the crowd.

9. Plan to walk…a lot. The park is huge and you will do a ton of walking. If you have young children, I think a stroller would make a better experience for everyone.

The park can be very overwhelming because there is so much to do but don’t stress out about trying to fit everything in. Quite honestly, even if you can’t fit everything in, you’ll still have a blast. I know we did!

My family and I were provided with free park passes, quick queue and all day dining passes to enjoy our day at SeaWorld.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    What great advice, I haven’t been in years, I hope to be able to take the kids sometime. We will have to feed the dolphins for sure!

  2. 2

    Thanks for the great advice. We’ve been planning to get to San Antonio and hope to make it soon. Your tips will come in handy for our visit.

  3. 3

    Everything you said is absolutely true! We love SeaWorld and our boys, as old as they are (18 & 21), still love to go and visit and feed the dolphins and see the shows and play at the water park.
    The only other thing I would add is to make sure you wear and bring sun screen. 🙂

  4. 4

    We are planning to visit friends near Dallas. Maybe we could check out San Antonio also. My wife has never been to a Sea World. Just small aquariums.

  5. 5

    We are planning a trip to San Antonio for next spring. These tips really help. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 6

    I love your tips. Many are good for any park. I would like to visit soon with the grands.

  7. 7

    I didn’t even realize there was a Sea World in San Antonio. I LOVE San Antonio though I’ll have to check it out next time I am there!

  8. 8

    I stumbled this for Texas! (Late…I’m reading all your old posts, and this one would be really useful to anyone checking out that partk there or travelling there)

  9. 9

    Where is a good place to stay!??

  10. 11

    hello Crystal,
    I was wondering if u knew if the parks would b packed on school days?

    • 12

      sorry park!

    • 13

      I can’t imagine the park being crowded on a school day. I’ve only been on weekends so I really don’t have a way of knowing though. I know when I’ve visited other amusement parks during the week, it’s been a light crowd.

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