Sesame Place San Diego to Open Next Month


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Sesame Workshop are gearing up to open the brand-new Sesame Place San Diego theme park next month.

Opening its doors on March 26, the new 17-acre park will be the only Sesame Place location on the West Coast and the second location in the country. Guests can enjoy 18 Sesame Street-themed rides and water attractions, including a kid-friendly rollercoaster and a 500,000-gallon wave pool.

The first to celebrate the park opening will be Season Pass holders, who will be invited to exclusive grand opening events filled with character meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, collector items and more. Special pre-opening Season Pass pricing is available now for a limited time.

“This is an exciting milestone for our company, as this is the second Sesame Place in the United States and the first new theme park we’ve opened since 2013. We are thrilled to debut this new park and add a premier tourist destination to California that is so appealing to families,” said Marc Swanson, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment CEO. “Having spent part of my career with this company at the original Sesame Place in Pennsylvania and being part of its success, I’m looking forward to continuing the legacy on the West Coast and providing a fun place to visit where life-long memories are created as fans experience what they love about the iconic show in a new way.”

“Since 1980, Sesame Place has been a key part of the Sesame Workshop extended family and mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder,” said Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to introduce the West Coast’s only stand-alone theme park based entirely on the award-winning educational program Sesame Street. Sesame Place San Diego will offer kids and families an immersive opportunity to play and learn with their favorite furry friends and continue enriching their experiences with Sesame Street.”