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'''SeaWorld''' is a chain of aquatically-themed amusement parks owned by [[SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment]].
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==SeaWorld Orlando==
 
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'''SeaWorld''' is a chain of aquatically-themed amusement parks owned by [[SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment]].
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On March 27, 2019, SeaWorld Orlando opened a ''Sesame Street'' themed area, '''Sesame Street at SeaWorld'''. The area is designed after the ''Sesame Street'' set, with locales such as [[123 Sesame Street]] and [[Hooper's Store]], and features walk-around characters, wet and dry rides and the Sesame Street Party Parade, which had already debuted in the other SeaWorld parks a year prior.<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> Exclusive video and audio featuring the Muppets was recorded especially for interactive sections of the area. A special Elmo Bubble Wand available in the shopping center enables additional interactive features around the area as well.
==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>
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Annual Passholders were given a preview of the new land on March 23 and 24, 2019. A special launch event was held on March 26, featuring a short appearance by [[Elmo]], [[Abby Cadabby]] and [[Rosita]].
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'''Attractions''':
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Image:abbyflowerotwer.jpg|'''Abby's Flower Tower'''
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Image:Bbwhirltwirl.jpg|'''Big Bird's Whirl and Twirl'''
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Image:Cookiedroporlando.jpeg|'''Cookie Drop'''
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Image:Elmotrainorlando.jpg|'''Elmo's Choo-Choo Train'''
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Image:Duckiewaterworksorlando.jpg|'''Rubber Duckie Water Works'''
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Image:SeaWorld-SlimeyRide.jpg|'''Slimey's Slider'''
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Image:Boxcarderby.jpeg|'''Super Grover's Box Car Derby'''
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Image:Storytimebb.jpg|'''Storytime with Big Bird'''
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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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'''Concept art:'''
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'''Sesame Street at SeaWorld teaser videos''':
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteasergrover.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCeoCzDiZH/ Teaser 1]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteasercookie.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuKC2sOnLFN/ Teaser 2]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteaseroscar.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BuO11BnDOWW/ Teaser 3]
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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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Image:Seaworldorlandoteasererniebert.png|[https://www.instagram.com/p/BukP8KiDIya/ Teaser 6]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteaserbigbird.png|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcABwNk0IEk Teaser 7]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteaserelmo.png|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8-8XDzNY-0 Teaser 8]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteaserzoe.png|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcdQ5vRUEtk Teaser 9]
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Image:Seaworldorlandoteaserrosita.png|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKDRo1NML34 Teaser 10]
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'''Former attractions''':
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[[Image:SeaWorld-Playground.jpg|thumb|200px|Count-Around Playground]]
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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
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*'''Count-Around Playground''' (removed shortly after "Sesame Street at SeaWorld" opening day)
   
 
==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> Listed below are the following rides found at '''Sesame Street Bay of Play'''.
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'''Sesame Street Bay of Play''' opened at SeaWorld San Diego in 2008, replacing Shamu's Happy Harbor.
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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
 
*'''Elmo's Flying Fish''': a rotating flying attraction, similar to [[Disneyland]]'s "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" 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
 
*'''Oscar's Rockin' Eel''': a rocking tugboat ride themed like an eel
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In 2018, a version of the [[Neighborhood Street Party]] parade at [[Sesame Place]] debuted, titled the '''Sesame Street Party Parade'''.
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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==
 
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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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*'''Abby Cadabby's Rocking Wave''': a ride that rocks forwards, backwards and sideways
 
*'''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."
 
*'''Little Bird's Splash''': a water area "where kids can play in 22 water elements such as bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets."
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*'''Super Grover's Box Car Derby''': a kiddie roller coaster (opened in 2019, replacing Shamu Express).
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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===
 
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.
 
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.
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==Walk-Around Characters==
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[[Elmo]], [[Big Bird]], [[Abby Cadabby]], [[Cookie Monster]], [[Ernie]], [[Bert]], [[Rosita]], [[Grover]], [[Oscar the Grouch]] (joined in 2014), [[Zoe]], [[Count von Count]], [[Honkers]] (purple and orange, San Antonio only), [[Prairie Dawn]] (joined in 2018), [[Telly Monster]]
   
 
==See also==
 
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* [http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-biznews-seaworld031907,0,3511523.story?coll=orl-business-headlines Orlando Sentinel - "SeaWorld announces new rides"]
 
* [http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-biznews-seaworld031907,0,3511523.story?coll=orl-business-headlines Orlando Sentinel - "SeaWorld announces new rides"]
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* [https://seaworld.com/ Official website]
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Latest revision as of 06:12, November 4, 2019

SeaWorld

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

SeaWorld OrlandoEdit

SeaWorld-SSArea

"Sesame Street at Sea World" concept art

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On March 27, 2019, SeaWorld Orlando opened a Sesame Street themed area, Sesame Street at SeaWorld. The area is designed after the Sesame Street set, with locales such as 123 Sesame Street and Hooper's Store, and features walk-around characters, wet and dry rides and the Sesame Street Party Parade, which had already debuted in the other SeaWorld parks a year prior.[1] Exclusive video and audio featuring the Muppets was recorded especially for interactive sections of the area. A special Elmo Bubble Wand available in the shopping center enables additional interactive features around the area as well.

Annual Passholders were given a preview of the new land on March 23 and 24, 2019. A special launch event was held on March 26, featuring a short appearance by Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita.
Attractions:

Concept art:

Sesame Street at SeaWorld teaser videos:

Former attractions:

SeaWorld-Playground

Count-Around Playground

SeaWorld San DiegoEdit

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:

SeasonalEdit

For Halloween (2009-2010), their character breakfasts feature Count von Count.[2] 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 AntonioEdit

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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."
  • Super Grover's Box Car Derby: a kiddie roller coaster (opened in 2019, replacing Shamu Express).

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.

SeasonalEdit

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 CharactersEdit

Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Grover, Oscar the Grouch (joined in 2014), Zoe, Count von Count, Honkers (purple and orange, San Antonio only), Prairie Dawn (joined in 2018), Telly Monster

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

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

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