It’s official. You can now walk down Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando. The new area of the theme park opened on March 27 with rides, character meet-and-greets, food trucks and a whole lot of interactive fun.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome guests to walk down Sesame Street,” said President of SeaWorld Orlando Mark Pauls. “This highly-anticipated, immersive new land is the largest Sesame Street land inside of any of our SeaWorld parks. With over 30 new ways to play and an award-winning parade, this is a new land that guests of all ages will love, and we are excited to share it with the world.”
The fun kicked off with a media preview, opened by Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita, in combined celebration of the land’s opening and Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary.
Sesame Street has brought six new rides to SeaWorld Orlando — Abby’s Flower Tower, Cookie Drop!, Slimey’s Slider, Big Bird’s Twirl ‘n’ Whirl, Elmo’s Choo Choo Train and Super Grover’s Box Car Derby.
Abby’s Flower Tower takes guests high in the sky for a view of the land, while Elmo’s Choo Choo Train follows a scenic path through a garden. Super Grover’s Box Car Derby is the land’s rollercoaster.
Though the rides are geared toward children, some do have safety restrictions.
You can’t explore Sesame Street without meeting its residents. Some of the show’s most beloved characters are out and about, and are ready to meet you. Step inside the theatre to have your photo taken with Elmo and Cookie Monster, or stop by Big Bird’s nest for storytime.
You can also catch some of Sesame Street’s characters in SeaWorld’s first-ever parade. The Sesame Street Party Parade features larger-than-life floats, each representing different iconic parts of the show. The route runs daily down Sesame Street, right in the middle of all of the action.
SeaWorld Orlando encourages you to share your meet-and-greet photos on social media using the hashtag #MeetYourNewNeighbors.
Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks in part of Eats on the Streets.
The featured food trucks include ABC Eats (serving crispy chicken tenders, grilled chicken, French fries, fresh fruit and more), Yummy Yummy Nom Noms (serving turkey melt sandwiches and an array of grilled cheese sandwiches) and Sesame Sips (serving smoothies, icees and on-the-go snacks).
SHOPPING & INTERACTIVE FUN
A close tie to sitting on the 123 Stoop: shopping in Mr. Hooper’s Store.
The indoor gift shop has plush characters, apparel, accessories, collectible pins and more.
Elmo’s Interactive Light-Up Bubble Wand can also be found in Mr. Hooper’s Store. The bubble wand not only creates thousands of bubbles, but it also unlocks hidden, interactive fun throughout the neighborhood.
Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is located on six acres of the south end of the theme park, at the former location of Happy Harbor. Admission to Sesame Street is included in general theme park admission.
For more information about Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, visit https://seaworld.com/orlando/sesame-street/.