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Can You Tell Me How to Get ... Our Guide to Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando

by Mommy Frog on March 15, 2024 8 Orlando

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In March 2019, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed its newest neighbors — the Sesame Street gang. The land brings the beloved children’s television show to life. Unlike other Sesame Street-themed lands in other SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks, SeaWorld Orlando re-creates Sesame Street itself. You can now walk around the neighborhood to your favorite places, including Oscar's trash can and Hooper’s Store! Best of all, you can get to Sesame Street with regular SeaWorld admission. This guide highlights everything you need to know about the rides, entertainment and dining options before you visit Elmo and friends at 123 Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando.

Sesame Street Land - Big Bird

Overview of Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando

I can tell you how to get to Sesame Street! Located right next to the Orca Encounter stadium, the six-acre land replaced the former Shamu’s Happy Harbor children’s area. From the moment you step in, you become a Sesame Street resident. Lily was so excited to ring Bert and Ernie’s doorbell for the first time. Even though the attractions and rides are meant for the tadpoles, frog parents will surely be hit with nostalgia, as the area stays true to the show that they also grew up with.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Families Walking Down Street

You can find immersive theming and interactive elements in every nook and cranny. There’s so much for the little ones to explore! You also get plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite Sesame Street characters, including Big Bird, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Abby Cadabby and more.

Sesame Street Land is celebrating its 5th birthday this year! Now through April 28, 2024, you'll find special events to celebrate the occasion. The Sesame Street Birthday Celebration includes an all-new Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, birthday-themed crafts, a scavenger hunt and festive photo-ops. In addition, special Sesame Street characters will be available for meet and greets on select dates until March 16, 2024.

For more birthday fun, consider dining with your favorite Sesame Street pals at the Birthday Breakfast Bash. This character breakfast is located at SeaFire Grill and is available until April 28. Prices start at $34.99 for adults and $20 for children ages 3 to 9.

The schedule of events varies by date. Be sure to check out the Sesame Street Birthday event activities webpage before your visit for specific details.

Sesame Street Orlando Rides

SeaWorld Orlando kept many of the original rides from Shamu’s Happy Harbor, but they have all been updated to reflect the Sesame Street theme. We think they did a frogtastic job!

Abby’s Flower Tower

Abby’s Flower Tower lifts you high up in the air as you spin around in colorful flower pots. I loved this ride not only because Abby Cadabby’s my favorite character, but also because you get the best views of Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando from above!

Cookie Drop!

You feel like you’re a chocolate chip cookie getting dropped in a glass of milk by Cookie Monster on this kiddie drop tower.

Elmo’s Choo Choo Train

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Elmo's Choo Choo Train

All aboard Elmo’s train! Elmo guides you on a short ride through his garden to show off butterflies, caterpillars and even his special friends, the Twiddlebugs.

Slimey’s Slider

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Slimey's Slider

Oscar the Grouch’s pet worm, Slimey, spins, swings and swerves you through Oscar’s compost collection. This rocking “boat” ride doesn’t go too fast, but Lily still got a bit dizzy from this one since it’s constantly spinning on a short track.

Sunny Day Carousel

SeaWorld's famous Sea Carousel has been transformed into Sesame Street's Sunny Day Carousel, a cute, colorful, classic ride that's perfect for frogs of all ages who like a good go-round.

Super Grover’s Box Car Derby

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Boxcar Derby

This one is for all the mini thrill-seekers out there. Sesame Street’s resident superhero wants you behind the wheel for the big race. Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, the family-friendly roller coaster, climbs hills and zooms down mini-drops before speeding to the finish line.

Sesame Street Orlando Interactive Play Areas

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Interactive Play

Interactive Play Spots

These interactive spots easily keep your tadpole entertained as you walk around the iconic buildings of Sesame Street's neighborhood. Take on the Bike Shop window challenge as you use your body to control a virtual tricycle to collect as many numbers as you can. Knock on Oscar’s trash can to hear a grouchy response, or press the apartment intercom buttons in the right order to listen to Grover, Rosita and Abby Cadabby. While some of these interactive elements only come to life by using a special Elmo light-up bubble wand, there are several other spots that don’t require a wand.

Rubber Duckie Water Works

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Water Works

For those sunny days in Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, take some time to cool off at Ernie’s Rubber Duckie’s water playground. With so many pop jets, cannons and spouts, water can come at you in any direction. Come prepared with a bathing suit and towel or wear quick-dry clothing, because you’ll definitely get soaked.

Rosita's Harmony Hills

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Harmony Hills

If you don’t want to get splashed at the water playground, tadpoles can expend energy at Rosita's Harmony Hills, where you can create musical sounds at this traditional playground area.

Sesame Street Character Experiences

Photos with Elmo and Friends

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Elmo

Right across the street from Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, hop inside the theater for a meet-and-greet opportunity with Elmo and Cookie Monster. While you’re waiting in line, you can play a few games on the interactive wall to pass the time. Once it’s your turn, smile for the camera for a photo with one of your furry friends. You have the option to purchase priority access through its quick queue for $10 per child, but we don’t think it’s necessary since the characters are there all day.

Sesame Street Party Parade

Get ready to shake your tail feathers because Elmo, Big Bird and more of your favorite furry friends are about to make their way down Sesame Street! This award-winning parade features colorful floats and a few special surprises so be sure to check the show schedule on the day of your visit!

Sesame Street Food and Drink

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Foodie Truck Challenge

In the center of the neighborhood, you can find the food trucks lined up to fuel your body after some time well-spent having fun. While you wait in line, the tadpoles can play the Foodie Truck Challenge game where they follow Cookie Monster and Gonger’s recipe instructions and press the right ingredient buttons. For dining options, you can choose between three food trucks. ABC Eats specializes in chicken tender platters, pick from one of two grilled cheese sandwich options at Yummy Yummy Nom Noms. I enjoyed the Hawaiian grilled cheese with pulled pork, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Grilled Cheese

At the Sesame Sips stand, which serves specialty drinks between the two trucks, sip on a smoothie made with chunks of fruit and served in a souvenir jar, or an Icee drink twisted with soft-serve ice cream.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Smoothie

Shopping at Sesame Street

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando - Elmo Merchandise

Step inside the real-life Hooper’s Store, where you can take home a souvenir from Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando. There are plenty of T-shirt styles, stuffed animal versions of your favorite furry friends and other knick-knacks to choose from. You can also get the interactive Elmo bubble wand here!

Have you been to Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando? What did you think? What was your favorite part? Be sure to share with us in the comments below!

Related: Our Top 10 Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jan 31, 2024 at 2:08 a.m. Vanessa Says...


Wondering if you would recommend going with an 8m old?

Jan 31, 2024 at 10:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa!

We think it depends on which experiences you'd be going for. If you're wanting to go on rides in the land, then we'd recommend waiting until your tadpole is older because most of the rides do not allow hand-held infants (the Sunny Day Carousel is the only one that allows hand-held infants and you would need to sit on a stationary bench). If rides are not that big of a factor, then you could still meet characters, watch the parade and interact with the land.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 7, 2023 at 2:21 a.m. Kari Says...

Hello. Planning a trip with a two year old. I find some of the ride heights confusing. It says “ Height Requirement: Guests must be at least 42 inches tall or accompanied by a supervising companion. No hand-held infants.” Does this mean if I ride with her, my 36” tall child can ride these rides? Otherwise, I’m thinking there is not much point in going here yet. We can do a regular aquarium in our area minus the whales for much cheaper.

Mar 7, 2023 at 4:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari!

The ride height requirements are referring to the height needed to ride alone. If they're under the height requirement, they must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Regardless of height, they must meet ridership criteria (such as the ability to maintain proper riding position, control of their upper torso and ability to hold on — so that's why hand-held infants would not be allowed to ride, if stated). Hope this clears it up!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Nov 22, 2022 at 7:45 p.m. Kim Nikolaus Says...

Is Sesame Street in sea world open everyday? We are going in Feb 2023 and noticed there is no parade or photo pass option when purchasing tix like the last time we went . Some one mentioned there are some months it is only open on the weekend. I can’t seem to get answers. Thx

Nov 23, 2022 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

The land itself — rides, gift shop and food trucks — is open daily. Though entertainment such as the parade may operate differently. The parade used to be daily pre-COVID, but once it returned in 2021, it only ran Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Currently, the Christmas parade is hoppening only on days when the Christmas Celebration event is taking place, which is occurring on weekends and select weekdays. We're not toadally sure if the normal parade will return to daily operations in the new year or if it will stick to weekends only again, so our best advice is to keep checking the schedule on SeaWorld's website.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 15, 2022 at 3:43 p.m. mary r in florida Says...

are their quick que lines in sesame street and if so what areas are included? also i have young person who cannot wait in lines due to medical reasons, how can we best help them? thank you

Aug 15, 2022 at 1:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

Quick Queue is not offered for the Sesame Street rides, but we'd recommend looking into the SeaWorld Ride Accessibility Program, which is assigned on a case-by-case basis.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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