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SeaWorld San Diego Ranked Among Top Theme Parks in U.S

San Diego CA– The world’s largest travel site recently released the winners in its Travelers’ Choice awards for amusement parks and waterparks, and SeaWorld San Diego made the list! Out of millions of consumer reviews, SeaWorld San Diego was ranked No. 17 in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor rankings. Known for world-class shows, animal exhibits, rides and educational programs, SeaWorld San Diego is honored to be chosen by travel consumers as one of the top theme parks in the country to visit.

Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and waterparks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

SeaWorld San Diego, which opened on March 21, 1964, is currently commemorating its 50th Celebration with a Sea of Surprises. SeaWorld is one of the leading tourist attractions in San Diego, with more than 155 million visitors over the last five decades.

In addition to SeaWorld San Diego, five other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties ranked in the top 25 amusement parks: Orlando’s Discovery Cove at No. 1 (also ranked No. 1 in the world); SeaWorld Orlando, No. 7; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, No. 10; Busch Gardens Williamsburg, No. 13; and SeaWorld San Antonio, No. 21. In the waterpark category, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also ranked high: Aquatica Orlando was No. 3 (also No. 9 in the world); Water Country USA, No. 5; and Adventure Island, No. 13. The complete list can be found at www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.