We are staying in Del Mar right off 5 and want to get to Seaworld

Whats the best route to SeaWorld in the morning? It looks like there are 3 possible routes

1) 5 to Mission bay to Garnett/Balboa/grand to Ingraham st.

2) 5 to SeaWorld Drive (I think this is the route you get if you follow the signs on the freeway)

3) 5 to 8 to W Mission Bay Drive

I remember that 5 around San Diego had an insane amount of traffic last time we were there. Does the best route to Seaworld change if its before 9am as opposed to say 11am?