A trip to Central Florida's theme parks yields seemingly unending ways for guests to play make-believe with their favorite characters, and last week, SeaWorld Orlando revealed a land where children (and their grown ups) can play, dream and immerse themselves in another world that is both at once new and entirely familiar. Today, we're offering you a first look at what to expect during a visit to SeaWorld Orlando's Sesame Street.
Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando
At SeaWorld Orlando, guests can now do more than just explore the wonders of the world's waterways. In a newly re-themed children's area covering six acres, it's now possible to get up close and personal with the beloved characters and landscape of Sesame Street, as the popular public television show that has spanned generations can now be found right here in Orlando.
Upon entering the area, marked by the iconic Sesame Street sign, kiddos can explore haunts that are familiar to them such as Mr. Hooper’s Store, Abby Cadabby’s Garden and the famous 123 Stoop. Interactive elements in the streets windows beckon guests to stay and play, while Story Time with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch’s trash can offer opportunities to interact with beloved characters.
Speaking of characters, grab a photo as you share plenty of laughs and hugs with cuddly monsters at Photos with Elmo and Friends. Step inside Elmo’s World, or share a monster-sized make-believe treat with Cookie Monster.
Throughout the land itself, guests can hop aboard six different rides for family-style thrills, including Slimey’s Slider, 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. You can also cool off at the Rubber Duckie Water Works wet play area.
In addition to interactive elements throughout the area, you won’t want to miss the Sesame Street Party Parade that takes place daily, and features floats, performers and fun music and dance.
When it’s time for a bite, be sure to visit Eats on the Street, Sesame Street’s fun food truck park, centrally located in the land. Healthy eats and delicious treats abound here, but also take a moment to play Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck Challenge, located adjacent to the area.
Finally, no trip to a theme park would be complete without a souvenir.
To commemorate the day and to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, be sure to stop into Hooper’s Store for everything from trading pins and water bottles to attire with clever memes and plushes galore.