Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo finally having a moving date as SeaWorld Orlando has announced that its Sesame Street land will open in spring 2019.
Guests will be able to explore the iconic Sesame Street neighbourhood as they walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet their favourite characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.
The immersive area will feature exciting rides, wet and dry play areas and interactive experiences designed to entertain the entire family. It will also feature a daily parade with dancers as well as Elmo and other characters.
“We are excited to transport our guests into the colourful and creative world of Sesame Street through immersive theming, character interactions and interactive play,” said Jim Dean, president of SeaWorld Orlando.
“Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is an amazing addition to our park, providing more unique and memorable experiences for the entire family.”
The Sesame Street-themed area for SeaWorld Orlando was announced in May last year as part of a deal between SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop to develop a new Sesame Place theme park in the US. The location of the new park has not yet been confirmed.
Amanda Trauger, experience design manager for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, said: “In partnering with Sesame Workshop, we are creating a land for guests to make an authentic connection that can only be found in hugging a furry friend or reading a book with Big Bird.”
Construction on Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is currently underway. The new themed area will be located on the south end of the park, where Happy Harbor currently stands.
Attractions that will remain include Shamu Express, Flying Fiddler and Sea Carousel, among others. It is expected that these rides will be rethemed to fit the Sesame Street branding.