After years of speculation, we now know where the second Sesame Place Theme Park will open: San Diego! Announced this morning, Aquatica San Diego will be closing in 2020 in order to convert the park into a Sesame Place.
“We share Sesame Workshop’s goal of educating and entertaining generations of children, and the opening of a second park, the only one of its kind on the West Coast, furthers our company mission to provide guests with extraordinary experiences,” said Marc Swanson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, SeaWorld Entertainment. “ We are thrilled to be able to grow the presence of Sesame Place theme parks in the United States, and San Diego is the perfect complement to our Philadelphia location.”
It seems that nearly all the attractions in Aquatica San Diego will remain for the transition to Sesame Place. Additional rides will be added for the younger crowds that are not water based as well. In addition, upon park opening, Sesame Place San Diego will be a certified autism center.
Before guests even arrive in the park, parents will be able to pre-plan their child’s visit with a full sensory guide to each attraction. In addition, designated quiet spaces with adjustable lighting will be incorporated into the park’s design.
Could we see this trend continue? Might Aquatica in Orlando also convert into a Sesame Place park? Time will tell, but we look forward to this transition!
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