The Fun Continues: SeaWorld Entertainment & Sesame Workshop Announce Expanded Partnership

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Today, we’re announcing the extension of our 37-year partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street®. This news comes with the promise of something very special on the horizon…

A second Sesame Place®!

The nation’s second Sesame Place® is scheduled to open no later than 2021 in a location yet to be determined.

“We know that the magic of theme parks gives families a unique and powerful way to experience and delight in the Sesame Street characters,” said Jeffrey D. Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. “Building more Sesame Place theme parks will enable us to connect with even more families and provide funding that supports our nonprofit mission."

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Guests will be pleased to know that there will be no shortage of Sesame Street fun at any of the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks. In addition to a new Sesame Place theme park location, a brand new Sesame Street land will be built in SeaWorld Orlando by fall 2022. The agreement also extends SeaWorld’s status as the exclusive theme park partner of Sesame Street in the United States. 

“We share Sesame’s goal of educating and entertaining generations of children, and the extension of our partnership furthers SeaWorld’s mission to provide guests with experiences that matter,” said Joel Manby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. “We are thrilled to be able to grow the presence of Sesame Place theme parks in the U.S. and help our company diversify its brand portfolio and expand into new areas.”

Sesame Place® features a variety of exciting family rides, water slides, live character shows, a daily parade, and seasonal events that help bring the educational world of Sesame Street to life beyond the show.

For the full press release, click here