A second Sesame Street theme park has opened to the public. San Diego becomes the latest hotspot for all things Sesame Street, which covers an 17-acre site.

Sesame Place will be operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to include 18 themed rides, a mini roller-coaster for children and a variety of water attractions including a wave pool.

Meanwhile, there will be live entertainment and parades from the characters from the Sesame Street series and a Sesame Street playground featuring interactive and musical entertainment.

The theme park have gone to great lengths to make the park all-inclusive and are a Certified Autism Centre. Its staff have been trained to offer their services for guests with autism and other special needs.

On Sesame Place opening, Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, said: “This is an exciting milestone for our company, as this is the second Sesame Place in the United States and the first new theme park we’ve opened since 2013. We are thrilled to debut this new park and add a premiere tourist destination to California that is so appealing to families.

“Having spent part of my career with this company at the original Sesame Place in Pennsylvania and being part of its success, I’m looking forward to continuing the legacy on the West Coast and providing a fun place to visit where life-long memories are created as fans experience what they love about the iconic show in a new way.”