SeaWorld, Sesame Workshop announce new Sesame Place theme park for 2021

SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop have announced the location for a new Sesame Place theme park, set to open in spring 2021.

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The new, 17-acre park will open in San Diego, making it the first Sesame Place on the West Coast and the second park in the U.S.

“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 of media & education and chief operating officer of 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.”

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Once open, Sesame Place San Diego will feature family rides, water slides, live character shows, parades, and interactive experiences for guests of all ages.

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The park will also open as a Certified Autism Center (CAC), just like its sister park in Philadelphia and other SeaWorld parks across the country. Staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training will be completed prior to the park’s opening and pre-visit planning resources will be featured on its website. Designated quiet spaces with adjustable lighting and comfortable seating will be included in the park’s design.

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Sesame Place San Diego will be located on the site of what is currently Aquatica San Diego, and will incorporate the water park into its footprint after its 2020 season.

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