Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?
Starting March 26, simply head to San Diego.
That’s the date when Sesame Place San Diego opens its doors to visitors. The 17-acre theme park will feature 18 Sesame Street-themed rides, water attractions, a kid-friendly rollercoaster, and a 500,000-gallon wave pool, among other attractions.
It will also feature an interactive Sesame Street Neighborhood, complete with the 123 Stoop, daily live character shows, parades, photo opportunities, and interaction with the furry stars of the show.
This is the second park of its kind, joining the original outside Philadelphia in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, which opened in 1980.
“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,” Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Park & Entertainment, operators of the park, said in a release. “We are thrilled to debut this new park and add a premiere tourist destination to California that is so appealing to families.”
Welcome To Sesame Street
Guests entering the new San Diego park will immediately enter the land of the famous children’s show. The Sesame Street Neighborhood is a colorful replica of the TV set. It will feature a number of physical and digital experiences for guests to connect to the show and characters.
Among the features is Elmo’s Window, where Elmo’s bedroom window comes to life with moments that allow visitors to dance, play, and sing with Elmo and his friends.
“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,” Swanson said.
Other features include the Bike Shop Tricycle Challenge, where kids and adults use their body to control a virtual tricycle, and the apartment intercom, where guests can press number buttons to hear responses from Grover, Rosita, Abby Cadabby, and others.
In the middle of the neighborhood is the Sunny Day Carousel, a classic ride for guests of all ages with Sesame Street characters and horses to ride, and Big Bird greeting and riding with guests.
“We are thrilled to partner with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to introduce the West Coast’s only standalone theme park based entirely on the award-winning educational program, Sesame Street,” said Steve Youngwood, CEO of Sesame Workshop. “Sesame Place San Diego will offer kids and families an immersive opportunity to play and learn with their favorite furry friends, and continue enriching their experiences with Sesame Street.”
Other rides include Cookie Monster themed towers to climb, Elmo’s Rockin’ Rockets that fly guests on an imaginary trip through outer space, and Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, a family-friendly rollercoaster.
The company is encouraging visitors to buy tickets for the San Diego park now, with special discounts in place prior to next month’s opening. All single-day tickets are normally $79.99.
Any-day tickets are available now for just $59.99. It allows you to pick any day in 2022 to show up to the park. These tickets will not be offered in the future.
Specific-day tickets are available for just $49.99 and for a limited time. This ticket is good for a specific day chosen at the time of purchase.
Single-day group tickets are priced at $44.99 per person, these tickets must be purchased for a minimum of 15 guests.
Season passes are also available at three different levels, ranging from $129–$282, all with unlimited access for the year and free parking.
In addition to the amusement park, there is a water park section that includes items such as Bert’s Topsy-Turvy Tunnels, Snuffy’s Spaghetti Slides, Oscar’s Rotten Rafts, and Big Bird’s Rambling River.
The park will also have special events during the year, including the Count’s Halloween Spooktacular and A Very Furry Christmas.
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