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SeaWorld Sesame Street

Concept art of SeaWorld’s Sesame Street [© SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, all rights reserved]
Concept art of SeaWorld’s Sesame Street [© SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, all rights reserved]

SeaWorld Orlando’s newest land, “Sesame Street” opened on March 27, 2019 and covers around 6 acres.

Sesame Street has replaced the previous children’s play area, Shamu’s Happy Harbor which closed in April 2018 to make room for the new themed land, based on the long running PBS children’s educational TV series..

It combines both entertainment and education for children through new rides, meet and greets and other interactions.


The whole of Shamu’s Happy Harbor has been re-themed to reflect the look of Sesame Street with six new kiddie rides and a number of familiar buildings, some of which you can actually go inside. Look out for Mr. Hooper’s store, Big Bird’s nest and the stoop at number 123.

Some of the existing rides have been re-themed whilst others have been replaced.

There are two children’s play areas featuring wet and dry areas and plenty of photo opportunities with your favourite Sesame Street characters.

Sesame Street Party Parade

In a first for SeaWorld Orlando there will also be a new daily parade and street party through the Sesame Street land featuring characters from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and Big Bird.

The 30 minute Sesame Street Party Parade is expected to have around eight floats and it will take place at least once a day with the possibility of extra parades at busy times of the year.

Abby’s Flower Tower

Abby’s Flower Tower is a family carnival tower spin ride where you sit in a flower pot. It has replaced the Jazzy Jellies swing tower ride.

Minimum ride height is 42 inches (1.07 m). Shorter guests must be accompanied by an adult but hand-held infants are not permitted.

Big Bird’s Twirl ‘n’ Whirl

Big Bird’s Twirl ‘n’ Whirl is a spinning teacup ride most likely based upon Swishie Fishies.

Minimum ride height is 36 inches (0.91 m) if riding with an adult or 42 inches (1.07 m) if riding alone.

Cookie Drop!

The Cookie Drop ride is re-themed from the original Flying Fiddler drop tower ride.

Minimum ride height is 42 inches (1.07 m). Shorter guests must be accompanied by an adult but hand-held infants are not permitted.

Elmo’s Choo Choo Train

Elmo’s Choo Choo Train replaces Shamu’s Happy Harbor train and features a longer track. The old train ride was moved to the entrance of Wild Arctic but it is expected it will shut down when Seasame Street opens.

Minimum ride height is 36 inches (0.91 m) if riding with an adult or 42 inches (1.09 m) if riding alone.

Rubber Duckie Water Works

Rubber Duckie Water Works gives kids a chance to get really wet with fountains and pop jets.

Sea Carousel

The Sea Carousel has been retained from Shamu’s Happy Harbor.

Minimum ride height is 42 inches (1.07 m). Shorter guests must be accompanied by an adult but hand-held infants are not permitted.

Slimey’s Slider

Slimey’s Slider is a swivel ride that rocks and spins through Oscar the Grouch’s compost collection including giant apple cores.

Minimum ride height is 42 inches (1.07 m). Shorter guests must be accompanied by an adult but hand-held infants are not permitted.

Super Grover’s Box Car Derby

It is expected that the Super Grover’s Box Car Derby will be based on the Shamu Express family coaster, the only children’s roller coaster at SeaWorld.

Originally built in 2006 by Zierer, it can carry up to 28 passengers in fourteen cars at speeds of up to 28 mph (45 kph). Total track length is 853 feet (260 m).

Minimum ride height is 42 inches (1.07 m) if riding with an adult or 48 inches (1.22 m) if riding alone. Hand-held infants are permitted.

123 Count-Around Playground

If you prefer to stay dry then at the 123 Count-Around Playground there is plenty places to climb, hop, skip and jump.

Interactive Play

Sesame Street hosts a lot of different interactive play opportunities as you walk around the land. Look out for games you can play at the Bike Shop Tricycle Challenge, Elmo’s Window, Bert and Ernie’s Doorbell, Yip Yip’s Mail Slot, Sesame Street Apartment Intercom, the Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck Challenge, the Laundromat, Oscar’s Trash Can, Backstage Queue Warm-Up and Create-A-Monster.

During Storytime with Big Bird, children can listen to Big Bird telling a story and get their photograph taken with a number of Sesame Streets’s characters at one of the meet-and-greets.

Food & Merchandise

There are food trucks and a speciality drink stand if you are feeling hungry or need a drink.

Hooper’s Store provides plenty of opportunity to pick up a Sesame Street gift. You can also purchase an Elmo’s Interactive Light-Up Bubble Wand which lets you interact with some of the displays around Sesame Street, similar in concept to the Harry Potter wands you can purchase at Universal Orlando Resort.

To commemorate the opening of Sesame Street, SeaWorld are holding a 3 mile Furry Friends Fun Run on May 11, 2019 before the park opens (separate admission required).

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