The Muppets of Sesame Street will soon find a home at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. The new Sesame Street attractions are planned to open in spring 2009, adding an all-new village adjacent to the England section of the park. Four new anchor rides offer kid-size versions of popular attractions, including a junior roller coaster and log flume themed after Sesame's beloved characters and designed for parents and children to share together. The Sesame Street village will feature wet and dry play areas with net-and-rope climbs, retail and food outlets, a 4-D movie, character dining experiences, and several stage shows featuring Sesame Street's beloved characters.
England's 900-seat Globe Theatre will be taken over by Sesame Street's biggest stars in a new 4-D movie that is as fun as it is imaginative. "Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!" features Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and others trying to save the Sesame Street Film Festival. Guests will not only see and hear the action - they will be immersed in it through state-of-the art visual effects and sensory surprises.
Families that want even more Sesame Street interaction can dine with Elmo and mingle with the cast of characters over breakfast or lunch at the "Breakfast with Elmo and Friends" indoor dining facility. Parents and children can pose for pictures with the furry red monster and his Sesame Street friends, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The "1, 2, 3 Smile With Me" photo studio will give families an opportunity to capture memorable moments of their children interacting with Sesame Street's characters.
So if you're planning a visit to Busch Gardens in Virginia next year, be sure to check out all the new Sesame Street shows and attractions. And if you've been looking for an excuse to visit the park, well, here you go! To learn more about Busch Gardens be sure to visit BuschGardens.com.