Sesame Place San Diego debuts Easter and springtime events

Springtime sunny days are sweeping the clouds away, and Sesame Place San Diego is inviting families to head to where the air is sweet for two new events: Elmo’s Eggstravaganza and Elmo’s Springtacular.

Cookie Bunny at Sesame Place San Diego
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Elmo’s Eggstravaganza

Easter is on its way to Sesame Place San Diego with Elmo’s Eggstravaganza, happening daily April 1-9, 2023.

Elmo and Easter Bunny at Sesame Place San Diego

Among the holiday festivities are:

  • Character Meet & Greets – Find the Easter Bunny (or sometimes “Cookie Bunny”) at the Community Center. Elsewhere throughout the park, “Sesame Street” friends wear Easter-inspired outfits.
  • Golden Egg Hunt – Hidden somewhere within Sesame Place (at a different location each day) is a golden egg. Whoever locates the egg and brings it to Sesame Souvenirs wins a prize.
  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt – Pick up a free activity sheet at Sesame Souvenirs and search the park for Easter eggs to win a prize.
  • Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party – Play games and dance to music at Big Bird’s Lawn.
  • Easter Storytime – Hear the story “The Great Easter Race” at Abby’s Garden.

For specific character appearances and entertainment showtimes, consult the park’s schedule for the day of your visit.

Elmo’s Springtacular

The fun continues after Easter with Elmo’s Springtacular, taking place Saturdays and Sundays April 15 – May 21, 2023.

Elmo's Eggstravaganza at Sesame Place San Diego

Elmo’s Springtacular includes:

  • Character Meet & Greets – Meet Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and more in special springtime duds.
  • Craft and planting stations
  • Opportunities to create chalk artwork in the park
  • Spring Scavenger Hunt – Swing by Sesame Souvenirs for a free activity sheet and complete it in exchange for a prize.
  • Spring Storytime – Listen to the story “Elmo Can… Taste! Touch! Smell! See! Hear!” at Abby’s Garden.

More New Additions at Sesame Place San Diego

Sesame Place San Diego opened in 2022 as a major overhaul of the park formerly known as Aquatica San Diego. As such, it boasts numerous water attractions alongside traditional theme park offerings. The park’s slides are now open for the 2023 spring and summer seasons.

Easter at Sesame Place San Diego

This summer, the park will add exciting new experiences, including The Count’s Splash Castle with over 100 water play elements and the Sunny Day Café, which will host character dining with Elmo and friends.

We reported more info on these additions when they were first announced earlier this year.

Planning Your Visit to Sesame Place San Diego

Guests can purchase single-day tickets starting at $44.99 online. A two-park ticket pairs one visit to Sesame Place San Diego with one visit to SeaWorld San Diego (about 24 miles away), for $129.99. Both destinations are operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

Sesame Place San Diego 2023 season passes start at $141. Perks include free parking, bring-a-friend tickets, cabana discounts, stroller rentals, and access to Abby’s Magic Queue. Guests can add a season pass to SeaWorld San Diego for an extra $87. (SeaWorld San Diego season passes are $162 when purchased on their own.)

Season passes for military members and their families are available for $99 each for up to six passes.

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