Sesame Place San Diego opens March 26: what you need to know

Sesame Place San Diego
The theme park will feature a replica “Sesame Street” neighborhood. | Rendering via Sesame Place San Diego

It’s easy to have ”Sunny Days” in our city but on Sat., March 26, the vibe will only get nicer as Sesame Place San Diego opens in Chula Vista. Here’s a little counting lesson for you lifelong learners: The 17-acre theme park is only the second Sesame Place in the US (the other is in Philly) — and the only one on the West Coast.

So, in our finest, growliest Cookie Monster voice, me want it, but me wait — but not for long. Here are the details. 🍪

Sesame Place San Diego
An aerial rendering of the many water-themed attractions. | Rendering via Sesame Place San Diego.

🗺️ Can you show me how to get to Sesame Street?

Sure can. Sesame Place San Diego is located at 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista — at the same site that once housed SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park.

Sesame Place San Diego
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby promises family-friendly thrills. | Photo via Sesame Place San Diego

🎢 The rides + activities

The amusement park features 18 rides inspired by “Sesame Street,” plus a 500,000-gallon heated wave poolso pack those swimsuits. A replica neighborhood complete with the famous 123 Stoop features interactive games.

🚀 Among the dry rides:

  • Elmo’s Rockin’ Rockets, which flies up + down on a trip through outer space.
  • Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, a kid-friendly coaster with hills, turns + mini dives.

💧 Makin’ a splash:

  • Big Bird’s Beach, a sandy shoreline surrounding the wave pool.
  • Big Bird’s Rambling River, an innertube adventure with waterfalls.
  • The Count’s Splash Castle, a multi-level water playground. 

    Sesame Place San Diego
    Pack your swimsuits — part of the theme park offers water attractions like The Count’s Splash Castle. | Photo via Sesame Place San Diego

🏡 Do the characters live here?

They sure do. Expect to see Elmo, Abby, Grover, Rosita + Cookie Monster at daily live shows, plus familiar faces at The Sesame Street Party Parade.

DYK? This theme park is designated as a Certified Autism Center, which means staff is trained to cater to all kids — including those with autism + other special needs.

Pro tip: Single-day tickets + season passes are available now.