Sesame Place: The World’s First Autism-Certified Theme Park! by Renee Herren

Sesame Place: The World’s First Autism-Certified Theme Park!

As if we needed another reason to love Sesame Street! Last year, "Sesame Street," the popular children's television series, introduced Julia as their first muppet with autism. This year, Sesame Place, the Sesame Street theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment with a license from Sesame Workshop, is the first theme park ever to be “Autism Certified.”

Sesame Place team members are trained in the areas of sensory and emotional awareness, motor skills and communication in order to help provide every family with an enjoyable visit. Ride accessibility and sensory guides are available to help parents plan activities based on their child’s specific needs. Other accommodations offered include:

  • noise canceling headphones
  • quiet rooms
  • low-sensory areas for times when kids may need to take a break

The park offers low-sensory parade-viewing options for guests who want to enjoy the parade without character interaction and dining suggestions for guests looking for a quieter dining environment.

Sesame Place is the place for all families to have fun and make memories! Sesame Place opens on April 28. Learn more about Sesame Place being autism certified via!

Photo: Sesame Place

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Donna John
How awesome is this???? Gotta love Sesame Street!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
WOW! This is fantastic news. As if Sesame Street could get any better ... it just did. Thanks for sharing this, Renee Herren !
Renee Herren
It’s exciting isn’t it!? The website for Sesame Place has tons of information and resources for family’s with special needs. I was very impressed!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Sesame Place has always been one of my favorite places on earth (my family has been 3 times and I've written about my love for it for 30Seconds! ) and now I have yet another reason to love it! Thanks for sharing this with us, Renee Herren !

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