Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sea World San Antonio 2011: Sesame Street Bay of Play

Sea World San Antonio has announced a new family area for the park's 2011 season, named Sesame Street Bay of Play. The new land will sit on three acres of park that was formerly known as Shamu's Happy Harbor.

New rides that are aimed at smaller children will dot the area. A new Carousel will feature everyone's favorite Sesame Street characters. Big Bird’s Spinning Reef, a Ferris wheel, Elmo’s Dolphin Dive, a vertical drop ride, and Abby Cadabby’s Rocking Wave, a ride that rocks forwards, backwards and sideways will be added. The area will also contain Little Bird’s Splash which will feature 22 water elements such as bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets.

The park's 4-D Sea Star Theater will also show Sesame Street Presents Lights, Camera, Imagination! which features Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. The film features in theater special effects such as wind, bubbles, and water sprays. The new area will also have photo and retail locations.

The Sesame Street Bay of Play is scheduled to open in Spring, 2011. The official press release can be read here, and some concept art photos are available on this blog.