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[[File:28399-hi-Sesame_official_pr_image.jpg|right|300px|thumb|''Elmo and the Bookaneers''.]]
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'''SeaWorld''' is a chain of aquatically-themed amusement parks owned by [[SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment]].
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==SeaWorld Orlando==
 
[[File:SeaWorld-SSArea.jpg|thumb|300px|"Sesame Street at Sea World" concept art]]
 
[[File:SeaWorld-SSArea.jpg|thumb|300px|"Sesame Street at Sea World" concept art]]
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In May 2017, it was announced that a ''Sesame Street'' themed area would be added to SeaWorld Orlando, aimed with a 2022 open date.<ref>[http://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-releases/5474/ Sesame Workshop press release]</ref> A year later, an announcement was made that the new area, '''Sesame Street at SeaWorld''', would open in Shamu's Happy Harbor in [[2019]]. The area will be designed after the ''Sesame Street'' set, with locales such as [[123 Sesame Street]] and [[Hooper's Store]], and will feature walk-around characters, wet and dry rides and a daily parade featuring the Muppet characters.<ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-seaworld-seasame-street-20180502-story.html SeaWorld: Sesame Street land will open spring 2019 in Orlando], Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2018.</ref>
'''SeaWorld''' is a chain of aquatically-themed amusement parks owned by [[SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment]].
 
==SeaWorld Orlando==
 
SeaWorld's park in Orlando, [[Florida]] debuted a new live show, ''[[SeaWorld stage shows#Elmo and the Bookaneers (2007)|Elmo and the Bookaneers]]'', in early May 2007. In May 2008, the show was switched out with ''[[SeaWorld stage shows#Elmo and Abby's Treasure Hunt (2008 to present)|Elmo and Abby's Treasure Hunt]]''. The park also offers character breakfast, "Breakfast with Elmo and Friends", offered daily from 9 am to 10 am, "which offers a delicious buffet served-up with character favorites."
 
 
"Character connection opportunities" happen throughout the day, for meet-and-greet.<ref>"[http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-25-2007/0004596401&EDATE= Photo: Summer Brings New Family Thrills to SeaWorld]", ''PRNewswire'', May 25 2007.</ref>
 
 
In May 2017, it was announced that a new ''Sesame Street'' themed area would be added to the SeaWorld Orlando park, aimed with a 2022 open date.<ref>[http://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-releases/5474/ Sesame Workshop press release]</ref> A year later, an announcement was made that the new area, '''Sesame Street at SeaWorld''', would open in Shamu's Happy Harbor in [[2019]]. The area will be designed after the ''Sesame Street'' set, with locales such as [[123 Sesame Street]] and [[Hooper's Store]], and will feature walk-around characters, wet and dry rides and a daily parade featuring the Muppet characters.<ref>[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-seaworld-seasame-street-20180502-story.html SeaWorld: Sesame Street land will open spring 2019 in Orlando], Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2018.</ref>
 
   
 
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteasergrover.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCeoCzDiZH/ Teaser 3]
 
Image:Seaworldorlandoteasergrover.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCeoCzDiZH/ Teaser 3]
 
Image:Seaworldorlandocount.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUbARcH4k-/ Teaser 4]
 
Image:Seaworldorlandocount.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUbARcH4k-/ Teaser 4]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoabbytease.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BubgvfdDnwP/ Teaser 5]
 
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'''Former''':
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*''[[SeaWorld stage shows#Elmo and the Bookaneers (2007)|Elmo and the Bookaneers]]'', stage show
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*''[[SeaWorld stage shows#Elmo and Abby's Treasure Hunt (2008 to present)|Elmo and Abby's Treasure Hunt]]'', stage show
   
 
==SeaWorld San Diego==
 
==SeaWorld San Diego==
SeaWorld's park in San Diego, [[California]] also received a Sesame Street makeover for its [[2008]] season, beginning in March. This included several Sesame-themed rides in a new section called '''Sesame Street Bay of Play''', which replaced Shamu's Happy Harbor, and attractions such as ''[[Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]]'', which has been renamed ''"Lights, Camera, Imagination!"'' for US-audiences,<ref>[http://www.parkworld-online.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/593/Sesame_Street_extends_park_presence.html ParkWorld Online]</ref> while gift shops across the park have begun to sell [[Sesame Place]] merchandise. Breakfast with Elmo and Friends is also available.<ref>"[http://seaworld.com/sitepage.aspx?PageID=453 Breakfast with Elmo and Friends]", Sea World San Diego.</ref>
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'''Sesame Street Bay of Play''' opened at SeaWorld San Diego in 2008, replacing Shamu's Happy Harbor.
   
Listed below are the following rides found at '''Sesame Street Bay of Play'''.
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The following rides are found at SeaWorld San Diego:
   
 
*'''Abby's Seastar Spin''': a spinning teacup ride
 
*'''Abby's Seastar Spin''': a spinning teacup ride
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In 2018, a version of the [[Neighborhood Street Party]] parade at [[Sesame Place]] debuted, titled the '''Sesame Street Party Parade'''.
 
In 2018, a version of the [[Neighborhood Street Party]] parade at [[Sesame Place]] debuted, titled the '''Sesame Street Party Parade'''.
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'''Former:'''
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*''[[Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic|Lights, Camera, Imagination!]]'': Short 4-D film (English version of ''Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic'' at [[Universal Studios Japan]])
   
 
===Seasonal===
 
===Seasonal===
 
For [[Halloween]] (2009-2010), their character breakfasts feature [[Count von Count]].<ref>Donna Balancia, "[http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070929/BUSINESS/709290316/1003 A scary October at SeaWorld]", ''Florida Today'', September 29, 2007.</ref> Abby Cadabby's Halloween Adventure is a 4,000 sq ft pathway filled with interactive elements, where kids help find Abby's magic wand. In 2011, Count Von Count's Spooktacular Breakfast was offered as character dining.
 
For [[Halloween]] (2009-2010), their character breakfasts feature [[Count von Count]].<ref>Donna Balancia, "[http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070929/BUSINESS/709290316/1003 A scary October at SeaWorld]", ''Florida Today'', September 29, 2007.</ref> Abby Cadabby's Halloween Adventure is a 4,000 sq ft pathway filled with interactive elements, where kids help find Abby's magic wand. In 2011, Count Von Count's Spooktacular Breakfast was offered as character dining.
   
''[[SeaWorld stage shows|A Sesame Street Christmas]]'' is a stage show added in December 2009. Character dining at the park was seasonally themed to "Elmo and Friends Christmas Breakfast". As of 2011, Orlando did not offer holiday character dining.
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''[[SeaWorld stage shows|A Sesame Street Christmas]]'' is a stage show added in December 2009. Character dining at the park was seasonally themed to "Elmo and Friends Christmas Breakfast".
   
 
==SeaWorld San Antonio==
 
==SeaWorld San Antonio==
 
[[File:SesameStreetBayofPlayLogo.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
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For the 2011 season, this park added Sesame Street Bay of Play, a three acre area of rides, shows, and play areas.<ref>[http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/Attractions/Sesame-Street-Bay-of-Play San Antonio Sesame Street Bay of Play]</ref> Listed below are the attractions found here.
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'''Sesame Street Bay of Play''' was added to SeaWorld San Antonio in 2011.
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The following rides are found at SeaWorld San Antonio:
   
 
*'''Big Bird's Spinning Reef''': a Ferris wheel
 
*'''Big Bird's Spinning Reef''': a Ferris wheel
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*'''Little Bird's Splash''': a water area "where kids can play in 22 water elements such as bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets."
 
*'''Little Bird's Splash''': a water area "where kids can play in 22 water elements such as bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets."
   
In 2018, as with the San Diego SeaWorld, a version of the [[Neighborhood Street Party]] parade at Sesame Place debuted, titled the '''Sesame Street Party Parade'''.
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As with SeaWorld San Diego, a version of the [[Neighborhood Street Party]] parade at Sesame Place debuted in 2018, also titled the '''Sesame Street Party Parade'''.
   
 
===Seasonal===
 
===Seasonal===

Revision as of 19:19, February 28, 2019

SeaWorld

SeaWorld is a chain of aquatically-themed amusement parks owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld-SSArea

"Sesame Street at Sea World" concept art

In May 2017, it was announced that a Sesame Street themed area would be added to SeaWorld Orlando, aimed with a 2022 open date.[1] A year later, an announcement was made that the new area, Sesame Street at SeaWorld, would open in Shamu's Happy Harbor in 2019. The area will be designed after the Sesame Street set, with locales such as 123 Sesame Street and Hooper's Store, and will feature walk-around characters, wet and dry rides and a daily parade featuring the Muppet characters.[2]

Former:

SeaWorld San Diego

Sesame Street Bay of Play opened at SeaWorld San Diego in 2008, replacing Shamu's Happy Harbor.

The following rides are found at SeaWorld San Diego:

  • Abby's Seastar Spin: a spinning teacup ride
  • Elmo's Flying Fish: a rotating flying attraction, similar to Disneyland's "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" ride
  • Oscar's Rockin' Eel: a rocking tugboat ride themed like an eel

In 2018, a version of the Neighborhood Street Party parade at Sesame Place debuted, titled the Sesame Street Party Parade.

Former:

Seasonal

For Halloween (2009-2010), their character breakfasts feature Count von Count.[3] Abby Cadabby's Halloween Adventure is a 4,000 sq ft pathway filled with interactive elements, where kids help find Abby's magic wand. In 2011, Count Von Count's Spooktacular Breakfast was offered as character dining.

A Sesame Street Christmas is a stage show added in December 2009. Character dining at the park was seasonally themed to "Elmo and Friends Christmas Breakfast".

SeaWorld San Antonio

SesameStreetBayofPlayLogo
Sesame Street Bay of Play 2011 Commercial

Sesame Street Bay of Play 2011 Commercial

Sesame Street Bay of Play was added to SeaWorld San Antonio in 2011.

The following rides are found at SeaWorld San Antonio:

  • Big Bird's Spinning Reef: a Ferris wheel
  • Elmo's Dolphin Dive: a vertical drop ride
  • Abby Cadabby's Rocking Wave: a ride that rocks forwards, backwards and sideways
  • Little Bird's Splash: a water area "where kids can play in 22 water elements such as bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets."

As with SeaWorld San Diego, a version of the Neighborhood Street Party parade at Sesame Place debuted in 2018, also titled the Sesame Street Party Parade.

Seasonal

In 2011, a Sesame Street Brunch ran as the character dining event. The 2009 show continued at Nautilus Amphitheater, while Elmo's Christmas Wish was added at Happening Stage.

Walk-Around Characters

Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Grover, Oscar the Grouch (joined in 2015), Zoe, Count von Count, Honkers (purple and orange), Prairie Dawn, Telly Monster

See also

Sources

  1. Sesame Workshop press release
  2. SeaWorld: Sesame Street land will open spring 2019 in Orlando, Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2018.
  3. Donna Balancia, "A scary October at SeaWorld", Florida Today, September 29, 2007.
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