A is for amusement parks. And not one, but TWO amusement parks. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa!
Sesame Workshop, in partnership with SeaWorld Entertainment, announced on Thursday the development of a new Sesame Place theme park. The original Sesame Place opened in 1980 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and has operated seasonally for the last 37 years, setting an opening day attendance record this year.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit umbrella company behind Sesame Street, sees the theme parks playing a role in its “reach to teach” mission.
“You have to reach to teach,” Sesame Workshop CEO Jeff Dunn says. “And what that means is in order to provide great educational experiences, you really have to connect deeply with your audience. And we know theme parks are a great way to connect and engage not only with preschoolers, but the entire family with these characters they love.” Read more…