Industry insiders and the Orlando media got a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour this week of Sesame Street at SeaWorld. Judging by the flurry of activity the construction at Sesame Street at SeaWorld is rolling right along. The new feature is set to open in the spring or early summer. No firm date as yet and that’s OK.
““It’s going to be a really big family moment happening this year. You can actually walk down Sesame Street,” said Amanda Trauger a spokes person with the park.
The immersive area will feature exciting rides, wet and dry play areas and interactive experiences aimed at the whole family – that’s always good when all generations have something to entertain them. There’s also shade which we all know is invaluable doing a hot Florida summer.
Autism Friendly Play Area
A very welcome feature is that officials said the park is designed to be autism friendly – something that we are seeing more and more of at Orlando’s attractions.
How The Neighborhood Looks
The original descriptions of how the land would look got our attention – and now we can see them coming to life in bricks and mortar – which is very cool!
“Explore the iconic neighborhood as you 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 your favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird,” according to SeaWorld’s website.
Soon, guests will be able to explore 123 Sesame Street, where everyone’s favorite’s Bert and Ernie and the iconic Big Bird live. In the middle of the all new 6 acre Sesame Street attraction is Big Bird’s nest. That hugely popular yellow bird will be sharing story time with groups of children throughout the day.
Several kids rides from the old Happy Harbor area have been successfully re-themed – and they fit right in!
Amanda Trauger, who’s the Experience Design Manager explained it in more detail.
“We had some kid rides before, and what we’ve done is given them all a character overlay. So you’re going to see Cookie Monster as part of the drop tower. You’re going to see Super Grover’s box car derby race. Our choo choo train is now our Elmo’s choo choo train. We now have an Abby [Cadabby] ride, where you jump into a flower pot and fly into the sky with your magic.”
Every day, there will be a full on Sesame Street parade – it’s actually SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade. It will provide an opportunity to meet all of your favorite characters and get a big old hug. Other features include: Mr. Hooper’s store, wet and dry play areas, and interactive experiences designed to entertain the entire family.
It’s Included In Park Admission
It’s a nice added value to the park’s regular admission fee. Bert and Ernie won’t cost you any extra!
“What SeaWorld is also known for is also that family moment you can get. It’s taking home that moment and that memory,” Trauger said. “If a family comes to SeaWorld, all of this is included in the ticket.”
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