SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) and their long partnership with Sesame Workshop announced their brand new theme park coming to San Diego that will be opening up in Spring 2021. The new park will be next door towards SeaWorld San Diego for this 17-acre park and will be replacing SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park in Chula Vista.
Earlier this year, Sesame Street opened up at SeaWorld Orlando and was originally going to be a Fall 2020 project and got bumped up ahead of it’s schedule. Sesame Place will the second park for the company in almost 40 years to be located on the West Coast for first park on the coast. The gang of Sesame Street such as Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more will be all part of this brand new park for interacting with guests. This will be a brand new interactive neighborhood that will also include the 123 stoop, family attractions, water slides, live character entertainment and parades.
The original Sesame Place is located outside Philadelphia, Pa, that is currently the only U.S. theme park that is dedicated towards the children’s television program, that opened up in July 1980. This park has been around for four decades for families to attend the park from nationwide.
“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.”
Sesame Place San Diego will be a “Certified Autism Center” (CAC) as it will mirror it’s sister park in Philadelphia, as the company will be hiring staff to undergo autism sensitivity and awareness training. Designated quiet spaces with adjustable lighting and comfortable seating will be incorporated into the park’s design.
“We are proud to be opening this new park as a Certified Autism Center and are committed in our efforts to offer families inclusive activities for children with autism and other special abilities,” added Swanson. “Providing fun and memorable experiences through exceptional service is a part of that.”
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.
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Source: Sesame Workshop