Local Attractions

San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park, houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. The zoo was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats and is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully breeds the giant panda. For more information, visit http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org.

For people with disabilities:
The San Diego Zoo has several services to help guests with disabilities enjoy their visit. The zoo provides special parking and rest rooms, and access to shows, tour buses and exhibits for guests with disabilities. Please note there are steep grades in parts of the zoo. Free shuttle bus service operates inside the zoo for those with limited mobility. Guests who use wheelchairs are not able to use the moving walkways. All disabled guests must pay admission fees to the zoo. The zoo provides free admission for a personal attendant/caregiver to accompany a guest who requires such help to access the public programs, activities and facilities of the zoo.
Website: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/guests-disabilities

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County. For more information, visit http://www.sdzsafaripark.org.

For people with disabilities:
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has several services to help all guests enjoy their visit. Maps can be downloaded from the website that mark the stops for the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) shuttle and are also available at the ticket booths and Ranger Base. Guests who have difficulty standing in line may request an Easy Access Pass at the Safari Tickets/Guest Services booth, Ranger Base or the Africa Tram ticket window. This pass may be used at any venue where waiting lines exist. The attendant on duty will direct guests to designated areas. Three additional members of the guest’s party may accompany a guest with a disability. If there are more than three guests in your party, you may request to be seated while waiting for them to reach the front of the line. In addition, the parks provide free admission for a personal attendant/caregiver to accompany a guest who requires such help in order to access the public programs, activities and facilities of the parks.
Website: http://sdzsafaripark.org/visitor-info/guests-disabilities

Legoland California is a theme park and miniature park located in Carlsbad, Calif., based on the Lego toy brand. On March 20, 1999, it became the third Legoland park to open and the first Legoland outside of Europe. For information, visit http://www.legoland.com/california.

For people with disabilities:
Most attractions at the park are accessible to disabled guests, depending on the nature of the disability. For those disabled guests who require a caregiver, a compassion pass is available. The caregiver MUST be a licensed caregiver-medical assistant, LVN or RN. A copy of the caregiver’s license must be presented at guest services to obtain this pass. You can download the Access Guide below.

SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California, United States. The park is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment. For more information, visit https://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego.

For people with disabilities:
The guide below provides an overview of services and facilities available for guests with disabilities who are visiting SeaWorld® San Diego. Sea World is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests. Please inquire at Guest Services upon park arrival for additional information. For those disabled guests who require a caregiver, a single-day 50 percent discount is available to the guest along with the caregiver. There are no discounts available for season tickets.

Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Opened in 1955, Walt Disney’s original theme park is divided into eight extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland. Disney California Adventure Park offers exciting lands that bring to life Disney and Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining. The two most recent additions—Buena Vista Street and the awe-inspiring Cars Land—join the themed lands of Grizzly Peak, Paradise Pier, Pacific Wharf, “a bug’s land” and Hollywood Land. For more information, visit https://disneyland.disney.go.com.

For people with disabilities:
Disney parks provide accessible experiences for guests, and Disability Access Service (DAS) is a tool to enhance the service provided to guests with disabilities. For more information, click on the link below.

Universal Studios
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the unincorporated Universal City community of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles. For more information, visit  http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com

For people with disabilities:
Universal Studios Hollywood prides itself on providing complete and convenient access for all guests with disabilities. Many rides, shows, attractions, escalators and parking structures are designed to comfortably accommodate guests in wheelchairs and other disabilities. There are designated guests-with-disabilities entrances for all attractions in the park. Please see the website below for additional information.
Website: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/faqs/ada-information