Access San Diego
Accessible San Diego is a nonprofit information center for travelers with disabilities. Check out the Access Guide for accessible hotels, tours, lift transportation and attractions. You can also purchase tickets online.
City Beaches Lifeguard Services
The beach is a way of life for many San Diegans and those who visit it. It offers endless views, ocean breezes and the chance to take in all that Southern California offers. And now the beach is even more accessible for travelers with disabilities and others with limited mobility due to the availability of special equipment. Through the efforts of the City of San Diego, Port of San Diego, local residents and council members, there are now a variety of manual, powered and floating beach chairs plus sand access mats available at various beaches throughout San Diego County.
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.
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.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo welcomes all guests. It 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.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes all guests. It 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.
SeaWorld San Diego
The guide below provides an overview of services and facilities available for guests with disabilities who are visiting SeaWorld® San Diego. SeaWorld San Diego 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.
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.