Sesame Place Dan Diego is to replace SeaWorld’s Aquatica, the 17-acre water park in South Bay, which was recently closed.

The Sesame Street focused attraction venue will follow the success of Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando and the original Sesame Place theme park located just outside of Philadelphia. The new site will feature popular attractions, including the family coaster that invite riders to choose their favourite box car, the Super Grover’s Box Car Derby.

The destination will also play host to the iconic Sesame Street Party Parade, featuring the show’s much-loved characters, including Murray, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Rosita and Count von Count.

The new waterpark will retain many attractions that were popular at the old site, including 11 water rides. The attractions will be updated so they boast a Sesame Place theme. Remaining at the new site will be the 500,000-gallon wave pool, which is one of the largest wave pools in Southern California.

New to the waterpark will be seven Sesame Street-themed dry rides and an interactive musical play area.

Seasonal events will be a leading feature of Sesame Place, as will the storytelling event, Nest Storytime, which will be a regular fixture.