Sesame Street has played a significant role in the lives of many children throughout the years, and SeaWorld is going to add to that influence with not only a second Sesame Place park, but a brand new Sesame Street land in SeaWorld Orlando as well. Due to a new license agreement expanding on their 37-year partnership, Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit behind Sesame Street) has named SeaWorld its exclusive theme park partner in the United States.
Sesame Place park is an exclusively Sesame Street themed park located in Langhorne, PA. SeaWorld will construct a second Sesame Place park somewhere in the U.S., to be open to the public by 2021. After that, SeaWorld will have the option of building more Sesame Place parks in different locations. Sesame Place embodies Sesame Workshop’s goals of entertainment, education, and charity by not only featuring rides, attractions, and parades, but also hosting Sesame Place Cares. Sesame Place Cares are a series of events inside and outside the park, partnering with Variety – The Children’s Charity, that focus on giving children with disabilities and their families a safe and entertaining environment.
The agreement between SeaWorld and Sesame Place allows SeaWorld to continue using Sesame Street characters in their parks, including not only their SeaWorld parks but their Busch Gardens locations as well. In their Orlando location, SeaWorld will be constructing a new Sesame Street land to be completed by the fall of 2022. The new license agreement extends the partnership of the two companies to 2031.
“Expanding our Sesame Place theme park footprint will both deepen our relationship with longstanding fans and help us to connect with new families,” Steve Youngwood, Chief Operating Officer of Sesame Workshop, said in a press release. “This partnership will also enable the Workshop to continue producing high-quality educational programming for the next generation.”
Source/Photo: SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Inc.