Sign in or Join the Community!

Robert Niles

SeaWorld theme parks debut mobile ticketing

Published: January 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment today announced the debut of new mobile websites that support using your phone as a ticket to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks.

Manta at SeaWorld San Diego

Mobile phone users, including iPhone and Android users, can point their browsers to or to access the websites. You can buy one-day tickets, Fun Cards, or Silver or Platinum annual passes using your phone and a credit card. Once you've completed your purchase, you can use the parks' mobile websites to access your ticket, allowing you to go straight to the turnstiles upon arrival. No paper printouts. No lines at will call.

And, uh, no wristbands. ;^)

In addition:

When a guest is near one of the SeaWorld or Busch Gardens parks and connects to the website, the guest’s phone will immediately default to driving directions. However, if the guest is actually in the park, the site will automatically default to a park map so they can find their next adventure without missing a beat.

The websites also will offer "upsells" of animal encounters, tours and dining packages, based on what ticket you buy. I haven't used the mobile site to buy a ticket yet, but the interface seems clean and easy. Plus, it's nice to see a major park chain finally step forward and allow us to use our phones as admission media. Downside? This works only with the mobile websites now -- SeaWorld's app doesn't yet support the ticketing.


Replies (1)

Anon Mouse

Published: January 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM

No app to store your tickets? What happens if one person holds the tickets for everyone in your party? This means they should probably printout the tickets as a precaution.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: The Blog Flume Filter for January 17, 2013

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies


2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 (Dec 27-31) · 2005 (Jan-Dec 26) · 2004