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2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Monday, October 21 2019 Oct 21, 2019 October 21, 2019 3:39 AM October 21, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop say they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in 2021. The first Sesame Place opened almost 40 years ago outside Philadelphia.

Monday's announcement is part of an expanding partnership between the two brands.

SeaWorld's Orlando park opened a Sesame Street section earlier this year.

The announcement continues a pivot by Orlando-based SeaWorld away from live animal shows. SeaWorld announced the end of its orca breeding program in March 2016, after years of pressure from animal rights advocates and shifting public opinion about orcas being held in captivity.

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