SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced today that they will be extending their 37-year partnership with Sesame Street’s nonprofit owner, Sesame Workshop. With this news we’ve learned that a second Sesame Place park will be built. A location for the new park has yet to be determined, but it will open no later than 2021.
There’s some news for us in Orlando specifically as well: SeaWorld Orlando will be getting its very own Sesame Street themed land. The new land is set to open by Fall of 2022. There is already a large and very popular land based on the Sesame Street characters at Busch Gardens Tampa, and it only makes sense to bring these beloved characters to other parks.
“We share Sesame’s goal of educating and entertaining generations of children, and the extension of our partnership furthers SeaWorld’s mission to provide guests with experiences that matter,” said Joel Manby, President of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. “We are thrilled to be able to grow the presence of Sesame Place theme parks in the U.S. and help our company diversify its brand portfolio and expand into new areas.”
No word yet on whether the Sesame Street land coming to SeaWorld Orlando will be an entirely new area, bringing its own set of new attractions – or will be taking over the already large and popular Shamu’s Happy Harbor. The Happy Harbor currently includes many of the attractions you can find in Busch Gardens’ land based on Sesame Street, including a kiddie coaster, spinner rides, and climbing nets. We’ll have to wait and see as this story develops.
Stay tuned for more details on this new themed land within SeaWorld as well as more Orlando theme park news! Photos by SeaWorld Entertainment
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