Sesame Place theme park.
SeaWorld San Diego is rebranding its Aquatica water park as Sesame Place San Diego. The theme park is slated to open in 2012. Photo courtesy of SeaWorld.

Sesame Place San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, announced this week it will be adding two new attractions in 2023. 

The first is The Count’s Splash Castle, a multi-level water-play attraction that features 111 play elements, including two giant tipping buckets that dump more than 1,300 gallons of water combined. Park officials said the attraction will include three water slides, plus soakers, flow pipes, hose jets, spray jets, water shooters, water curtains, tipping troughs, spinning and sliding buckets, and much more! The Count’s Splash Castle replaces the former splash area and is double the size of the previous attraction. 

The second attraction is the Sunny Day Café, an all-day character dining location where guests can enjoy a variety of meals and one-of-a-kind experiences with their favorite characters from the hit show. The new indoor and air-conditioned 5,000 square foot building will host special events and activities throughout the year, including Dine with Elmo & Friends. 

“Going into the new year, we’re very excited to offer our guests and Season Pass Members more reasons to visit the park throughout the year. Between our new attractions, increased dining options and 2023 event lineup that will be all-new to our guests, we look forward to an amazing year,” said Jim Lake, Sesame Place Park President.  “We’re constantly adding new activities and events to enhance the guest experience. We’re increasing the number of opportunities to interact with their favorite characters and with the expansion of our dining options, plus our mobile ordering, our guests will be able to enjoy more convenience throughout their days at the park.”

For more information and to purchase tickets and Season Passes visit For the most recent updates, fans can follow Sesame Place San Diego on Facebook and @SesamePlaceCa on Instagram.