Family Guide To Sesame Place San Diego



Sesame Place San Diego is the newest theme park in California and the first Sesame Place on the West Coast. The all-new theme park is full of immersive experiences and admission provides access to all water attractions and family-friendly dry rides, plus entertainment offerings likes shows and a parade, along with so much more. Sesame Place is the second theme park of its kind in the United States and the perfect getaway for families and kids of all ages.

The all-new park is sure to be the must-visit destination for any time of the year with a perfect mixture of water slides and attractions, rides, shows, a parade and so much more in one experience. Sesame Place offers 18 Sesame Street-themed rides and exciting water attractions, including a family-friendly rollercoaster, wave pool and lazy river, plus rides and waters slides, all included with park admission. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from San Diego and 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, park-goers on the West Coast will finally be able to easily hug their favorite furry friends and take a stroll through the beloved Sesame Street neighborhood. Kids will get the chance to play in a world that plays back through immersive physical and digital character experiences, including an unforgettable immersive experience at the iconicSesame Street Neighborhood.

Sesame Place San Diego Tickets

Please note that Children 23 months & younger are free. Guests can purchase discounted tickets ahead of time or at the park in a self-serve kiosk. You can purchase:

  • A Date-Specific Ticket online and save  up to 15%
  • A Two Park Ticket (Sesame Place and Seaworld) and save 30% on two park tickets
  • A single Day Group Ticket (Groups enjoy admission for less than the cost of general admission with a minimum group size of 15)

Guests can experience all of the park’s offerings with a single day admission ticket for $64.99. For the Sesame Street fans who want to visit their favorite furry friends endless times, a 2022 Season Pass to Sesame Place San Diego starting at $132/year or monthly payments of $22/month for only sixth months provides unlimited visits with no blockout dates. Season Pass holders are the first to receive news and information about Sesame Place San Diego and are invited to special events throughout the year plus receive free parking, free guest tickets, access to all seasonal events and discounts on tickets, merchandise, ride again privileges, and more.*


Paid parking is required. If you are visiting multiple days, parking is required for each visit. Parking is non-refundable. Rebooking requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

• General Parking (Car): Starting at $30
• Up-Close Parking (Car): Starting at $35
• General Parking (RV, Campers, Bus): Starting at $30 (must be purchase at the park)
• General Parking (Motorcycle): Starting at $30 (must be purchased a the park)

Save time and purchase parking today online.


If you are not comfortable leaving your personal belonging alone while you go on water slides and dry rides, lockers are conveniently located at the front of the park near Sky Splash. Lockers are self-service and may be purchased in advance, online or on the day of your visit at the rentals counter with either cash or a credit card. Lockers sizes come in standard, large and jumbo.

Sesame Place Dry Rides

  • Abby’s Fairy Flight – Spinning swing chairs –36″ height requirement to ride with companion, 42″ to ride alone
  • Cookie Climb – Self-powered tower climb – 38″ height requirement to ride with companion, 48″ to ride alone
  • Elmo’s Rockin’ Rockets – Circling rocket that moved up and down – No height requirement, 48″ to ride alone
  • Rub-A-Dub Sub – Submarine swings up and around- No height requirement, 36″ to ride alone
  • Sesame Street Soar and Spin – Spinning “hot air” balloons- No height requirement, 42″ to ride alone
  • Sunny Day Carousel – Classic merry-go-round with ponies- No height requirement, 42″ to ride alone
  • Super Grover’s Box Car Derby – Steel roller coaster with mild dips and turns- 38″ height requirement to ride with companion, 42″ to ride alone

Water Park

There are 10 water play slides/attractions so it is highly recommended to wear your bathing suit to the park or bring one to change into in the locker rooms.

Certified Autism Center

Sesame Place® San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, is now the first theme park in San Diego to open as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) grants the CAC designation to organizations that complete staff-wide training and certification. Sesame Place San Diego also underwent an on-site review by IBCCES to provide additional insights and recommendations to enhance accessibility, including creating sensory guides for rides and attractions.

Sesame Place Cabanas

Enjoy your own private cabana located in an exclusive location in several locations around the park. The cabanas are spacious, private, shady and super comfortable. Check out our video to see what is included. You can pick your cabanas here.

Dining At Sesame Place

Outside food is strictly prohibited from being brought in, however there are a plethora of places to dine at Sesame Place that even the pickiest of kids will enjoy. We had a burger and chicken nuggets from Grover’s Grill and both were tasty and filling. They even have sweets and treats that will put a smile on anyone’s face! Below are your dining options:

  • Grover’s Grill — for burgers (Impossible option), chicken sandwiches (can be lettuce-wrapped), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chicken nuggets and more.
  • Monster Snacks — for chicken tenders, nuggets, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and more.
  • Telly’s Trattoria — for pizza, salads and more.
  • Eats on the Street — for hot dogs, chips, popcorn, Icees and other beverages.
  • Oscar’s Grouchy Snacks — for packaged fruit cups, salads, wraps, pretzels, chips and even frozen cocktails.
  • Wavepool Market — for packaged fruit cups, salads, wraps, chips, hummus and guacamole.

Sesame Place Shows and Parade

Storytime with Big Bird

Have a seat and read a story with Big Bird on Sesame Street in the all new show, Story Time with Big Bird.

Sesame Street Neighborhood Street Parade

With exciting surprises on every corner, kids and parents alike will have never-ending adventures waiting for them including a Sesame Street parade, an engaging musical play area, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities and a never-before-seen live character show. “Welcome To Our Street” stars beloved characters Elmo, Abby, Grover, Rosita, and Cookie Monster as they all work together to find the perfect way to welcome their friends to Sesame Street. Offered a few times a day, the award-winning Sesame Street Party Parade is filled with contemporary tunes, Sesame Street favorites plus performers jumping rope, hula hooping, and moving & grooving with their Sesame Street friends. It’s a parade that’s sure to get everyone in the mood for a party!

Photo-Ops and Character Meet & Greets

You can’t go to Sesame Street without meeting your favorite furry friends. Here’s a list of characters you might run into on the street:

  • Abby Cadabby
  • Big Bird (after Storytime)
  • Elmo
  • Cookie Monster
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • Grover
  • Zoe
  • Bert
  • Ernie
  • Rosita
  • Count von Count
  • Telly

You can meet Sesame Street friends and take unique photo souvenirs at the Photos with Elmo & Friends location on Sesame Street.

Souveniers At Sesame Place San Diego

Find souvenirs and gifts for the whole family. Shop at Hooper’s Store and Sesame Souveniers!

Blogger Tips

  1. Bring Sunscreen ( it’s expensive if you have to purchase it)
  2. Bring a hat for both you and the kiddos
  3. Bring watershoes (The lazy River can get slippery and the ground in the park can get hot)
  4. Arrive Early
  5. Don’t miss the parade. It’s amazing.

For fans who want to visit Sesame Place AND SeaWorld San Diego, they can add SeaWorld to their Sesame Place Season Pass for unlimited visits to both parks starting at only an additional $7.25/month. For more information and to purchase Season Passes visit

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