By Andrea Romano
March 25, 2019
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Orlando, meet your new neighbor. Everyone’s favorite furry, red friend (and his pals) are coming to SeaWorld.

According to USA Today, Elmo and the whole Sesame Street gang are taking up residence at SeaWorld Orlando starting on March 27.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld, a new, family-friendly attraction is replacing Shamu’s Happy Harbor, according to USA Today. In addition to lots of chances to play with Elmo, kids can hang with Big Bird, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster, too. 

The new park is made up to look just like some of the most-loved parts of the Sesame Street set, including the famous stoop, Mr. Hooper’s store and Big Bird’s nest, USA Today reported. Kids can enjoy a new water play area and six new, themed rides, including Elmo's Choo Choo Train, Super Grover's Box Car Derby, Abby's Flower Tower, and Big Bird's Twirl 'n' Whirl, according to WTSP.

But perhaps the biggest new addition is a Sesame Street-themed parade, SeaWorld’s first parade ever, reported USA Today.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, dancers have been preparing six days a week since February to bring the parade to life on opening day. The parade will employ 16 dancers and 13 full-sized characters across eight different floats to create a huge, wholly interactive experience that will last 16 minutes.

“It’s like a big party in the middle of the day,” Emily Wright, one of the performers, told the Orlando Sentinel.

Sesame Street fans can find loads of places around the U.S. to celebrate the show. There’s an exhibit dedicated to the Jim Henson puppets in New York City, and Sesame Place, an amusement park in Langhorn, Pennsylvania, is the first park to be designated a certified autism center.

Entrance to Sesame Street will be included with SeaWorld park admission. More information can be found on the SeaWorld website.

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