Sesame Place to Open March 2022 in San Diego

September 15, 2021, 6:17 PM · The new Sesame Place park in San Diego will open in March 2022, SeaWorld announced today.

The park today hosted a walk-through construction tour of the site in Chula Vista, which had been SeaWorld San Diego's Aquatica theme park. The 17-acre park will retain the water park's slides and attractions while adding a Sesame Street theme that will be extended by the addition of a Sesame Street Neighborhood to host character meets and other interactive experiences.

It will be the first west coast installation of many Sesame Street attractions that SeaWorld previously brought to its park in Orlando as well as the original Sesame Place park, outside Philadelphia. Among the attractions making their California debut will be the Sesame Street Party Parade and Super Grover's Box Car Derby, a Zierer Force family coaster with a 38-inch height requirement.

Clint Brinker, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corporate Project Manager for Sesame Place, guided invited reporters throughout the Sesame Street Neighborhood construction site today.

You can find a complete list of the park's rides for children on the new Sesame Place San Diego website. March 2022 also will be the opening month for SeaWorld San Diego's new Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster, Emperor, giving fans in San Diego two new - though very different - coasters to experience.

While you're waiting for Sesame Place to open, you can find a variety of discounts on San Diego-area attractions, including "Kids Free" deals and discounts on SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo tickets, on our travel partner's San Diego Attractions page.

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Replies (4)

September 15, 2021 at 10:13 PM

I have a son who is the perfect age for this but I have to admit I'm really disappointed there is no wooden coaster like oscar wacky taxi. Rob, do you know if there's an expand plan to add a kids wooden coaster? I dont get it. This must be a California thing that we cant get anything like Kentucky flyer, oscar wacky taxi and I'm forgetting that dino wooden coaster that's in PA and FL. Really bummed out as I think my son would love those.

September 15, 2021 at 10:29 PM

Maybe down the road, but the one coaster and other kiddie rides are the line-up for the park's opening year.

September 16, 2021 at 1:02 PM

Just chiming in that I'm jealous that Robert met Grover and he got to wear a Cookie Monster hard hat. I would absolutely buy one of those.

September 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM

Between LEGOLAND, The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and now Sesame Place, San Diego County is without a doubt about to become the very best place on the West coast for Stroller Mommies to roam about.

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