The long partnership between SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.(NYSE: SEAS) and Sesame Workshop announced earlier this week for their first ever West Coast Sesame Street theme park that will be opening in San Diego, CA in the Chula Vista area of the state. It’s expected to be opening up in Spring 2021 as this will be the second Sesame Place® in the United States in almost 40 years.

Concept Art Rendering of the overview of Sesame Place coming to San Diego Spring 2021

The 17-acre site will be next door towards SeaWorld San Diego and will be completely replacing SeaWorld’s Aquatica as this will be a brand new experience for a family-fun destination from everyone’s favorite friends from the children’s television show that children of all ages will love and enjoy.

Sesame Place San Diego will feature all the fun, laughter, and learning of Sesame Street in a highly immersive way, with exciting family rides, water slides, live character shows, parades and interactive experiences that will extend the laughter and learning of Sesame Street. The original Sesame Place, currently the only U.S. theme park based entirely on the iconic children’s program, opened outside Philadelphia in July 1980 and has been a premier destination for families countrywide for nearly 40 years.

The whole park will have plenty of photo opportunities and also meeting the characters of Sesame Street.

This brand new park coming to San Diego will feature the neighborhood of Sesame Street from famous locations such as; the 123 stoop, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and rest of the gang’s locations.

“As we celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary, we are excited to share the news of a major opportunity for kids and families to connect with and learn from the brand and its beloved characters,” said Steve Youngwood, President, Media & Education and Chief Operating Officer, Sesame Workshop. “The opening of Sesame Place San Diego will give guests a unique and powerful way to experience Sesame Street, enable us to connect with even more families, and further our educational mission.”

“We share Sesame Workshop’s goal of educating and entertaining generations of children, and the opening of a second park, the only one of its kind on the West Coast, furthers our company mission to provide guests with extraordinary experiences,” said Marc Swanson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, SeaWorld Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to grow the presence of Sesame Place theme parks in the United States, and San Diego is the perfect complement to our Philadelphia location.”

Concept Artist Rendering for a closer look of Sesame Place coming San Diego in Spring 2021.

Sesame Place San Diego will a Certified Autism Center (CAC), mirroring its Philadelphia sister park, which was the first theme park in the world to achieve this designation. The staff will be trained very closely for autism sensitivity and awareness for children of all ages with the disability. Designated quiet spaces with adjustable lighting and comfortable seating will be incorporated into the park’s design.

Concept Artist Rendering for some of the attractions to be featured at Sesame Place coming to San Diego in Spring 2021.

SeaWorld has been Sesame Workshop’s exclusive theme park partner in the United States for almost 40 years. Sesame Street Bay of Play opened at SeaWorld San Diego in 2008 and SeaWorld Orlando recently opened Sesame Street Land™, a brand new land with six themed rides, over 30 innovative and educational ways to play, and the park’s first ever parade. There is also a distinct Sesame Street land inside the SeaWorld theme park in San Antonio.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. In more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve.

More information for Sesame Street coming to SeaWorld San Diego by visiting their official site with the link here to learn more about it.

Stay tuned for further details and updates for how this brand new park by SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop!

Source: Sesame Workshop

Experienced and knowledgeable about the themed entertainment and haunted attraction industry, Brian has covered this industry fully since 2016. Catch him on a doom buggy with a bunch of ghosts in New Orleans Square on his favorite attraction, The Haunted Mansion-at Disneyland or Walt Disney World! Fellow gamer, coffee lover and Marvel excelsior extraordinaire!

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