A New Sesame Street Theme Park Is Opening In San Diego

A New Sesame Street Theme Park Is Opening In San Diego

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Do you know how to get to Sesame Street? Now you do! A brand new Sesame Street theme park is opening soon in San Diego and all your favorite residents are excited to meet you there.

A New Sesame Street Theme Park

A brand new theme park based on everyone’s favorite street is coming to San Diego. The new Sesame Place theme park will feature family-friendly rides, water attractions, an interactive Sesame Street neighborhood, parades, live shows, and meet-and-greets with all your favorite Sesame Street characters.

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The new 17-acre Sesame Street theme park will be the first West Coast park, and only the second in the country, entirely dedicated to the award winning franchise that has helped raise generations of children across the globe.

“This is an exciting milestone for our company, as this is the second Sesame Place in the United States and the first new theme park we’ve opened since 2013. We are thrilled to debut this new park and add a premiere tourist destination to California that is so appealing to families,” said Marc Swanson, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment CEO in a press release.

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“Having spent part of my career with this company at the original Sesame Place in Pennsylvania and being part of its success, I’m looking forward to continuing the legacy on the West Coast and providing a fun place to visit where life-long memories are created as fans experience what they love about the iconic show in a new way.”

Attractions and Highlights

With 18 Sesame Street themed-rides and water attractions including a 500,000 gallon wave pool Sesame Place has plenty to do for kids of all ages. A replica of the iconic Sesame Street neighborhood invites kids to interact with the world they love and know so well.

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At Elmo’s Window, you can take a peek into Elmo’s house where you can sing and dance along with Elmo and his friends. Press the button on the Sesame Street Apartment Intercom and kids will be delighted to hear Abby Cadabby, Grover and more furry friends talking to them.

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Take a trip on a rocket ship with Elmo on an imaginary ride to outer space aboard Elmo’s Rockin’ Rockets.

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Pack your swim suit for a day of fun in the sun on Big Bird’s Beach where you’ll find plenty of water play on attractions like Oscar’s Rotten Rafts and Snuffy’s Spaghetti Slides.

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Sesame Place is a Certified Autism Center and team members are specially trained to ensure they have the proper skills to work with children of all needs and abilities, including those with autism and special needs.

Sesame Place Opening Dates and Ticket Info

The new Sesame Street theme park opens on March 26. You can purchase a Sesame Place San Diego Season Pass now to secure the special pre-opening price of $129. The 2022 Annual Pass includes entry to the park from March 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 with no blockout dates, plus free parking, free guest tickets, and in-park discounts on food and beverage, merchandise and experiences. Season Pass Holders will also receive access to special events like including The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular and A Very Furry Christmas. Check out more info on Season passes here.

Planning to make your trip to Sesame Place a weekend getaway? Check out our guide on fun things to do in San Diego with kids.

Are you as excited as we are about the opening of Sesame Place? Share your thoughts with us on our Local Anchor Facebook group.

Shahrzad Warkentin

Shahrzad Warkentin

Shahrzad is a parenting lifestyle writer and mom of two adventure-loving kids. She is a Los Angeles native where she lives with her husband, daughter, son, and their dog. She has worked in digital media since 2009 and written for Pampers, Red Tricycle, Romper, and What To Expect among others. Previously she was a film and television writer with work featured on Nickelodeon. Follow Shahrzad on IG @writersher

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