Bridgeworthy: Sesame Place could be the place to be this summer for families

The new Sesame Place in San Diego is less than half an hour from Coronado.

Sesame Place San Diego in Chula Vista recently opened and is the first installment on the West Coast as well as the second in the country to offer the family-friendly Sesame Street theme park.

As our family of four took a spin on the lazy river, my seven-year-old observed, “That’s life. She was right and I could see us coming back when looking for an indulgent family day out that offers fun and enrichment, mirroring the Sesame Street offerings from partner SeaWorld. (Fun fact: the first Sesame Place is outside of Philadelphia and opened in 1980.)

Sesame Street DistrictSesame Place San Diego Kids Water Playground

An Elmo-themed ride at Sesame Place San DiegoThe lazy river of Sesame Place San Diego

The park is high quality, bright, fun and clean with lifeguards scattered throughout the water attractions and provided with rows of colorful life jackets, changing rooms, lockers, as well as stroller and wheelchair rentals. rolling.

During the press conference, the leaders explained how the park was designed to be immersive for the whole family. It was easy as long as parents and kids are happy, whether it’s lounging on beach chairs while the kids go up and down water slides or discovering an exciting water play structure to enjoy snacks in the sun with a hint of chlorine in the air.

A water play area that includes a giant bucket of water that intermittently runs when you can see the lifeguard and our daughter running away.
Chula Vista Sesame Place beach and wave pool.

It’s also nice when your little one can do rides and your eldest is thrilled too. Plus, there are plenty of photo opportunities with beloved Sesame Street characters popping up here and there with welcoming arms.

I can’t beat a hug from Grover.

Throughout the park, you can explore rides, water attractions, interactive activities as well as participate in events such as “Story time with Big Bird”, the new show “Welcome to our street” at the theater as well as the award-winning “Sesame Street Party Parade”. .”

The Lawson family at the entrance to Chula Vista Sesame Place.Cole and Jules Lawson on the porch of 123 Sesame Street

A surprising attraction is Cookie’s Monster Mixer.

A huge yellow mixing bowl structure is tilted to the side and connected to a short but double-dipping blue slide, alongside numerous stairs with high wooden fence sides. At the top (I like to jog – albeit slowly – in the morning, and yet after a ride I still had sore calves for a few days) you can hop on a double water tube with a buddy and slide down the slide enter the bowl. Then, slide back and forth sideways until you’re heading toward the bottom of the bowl. You cross a waterfall at the end in the waiting pool.

Check out an excerpt from the trip:

I watched a man and his daughter go down the slide several times. (I wondered how painful they were, if at all.) And when our family first witnessed the ride, my four-year-old said, “What’s going on here? “

You will have to go and try for yourself.

Learn more about the park, including Halloween and Christmas events, plus season passes.

Sesame Square San Diego
2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, California 91911

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