SeaWorld Orlando has added a very special guest to the Sesame Street Land area of their theme park. It’s Julia! Julia is an amazing 4-year-old with autism who loves to draw and play with her friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

Families can meet walkaround Julia in SeaWorld’s Sesame Street Land during physically distanced meet-and-greets, Friday – Sunday, April 2 through April 30, as the park celebrates #AutismAcceptanceMonth. Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is also an IBCCES Certified Autism Center.

Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to become designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC). It is our goal to provide every family with an enjoyable and memorable visit to Sesame Street Land, and we are proud to offer specialized services to guests with autism and other special needs.

Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando Ambassadors receive specialized training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

Training focuses include sensory awareness, motor skills, autism overview, program development, social skills, communication, environment, and emotional awareness.

Guests in need of some quiet time and relief from sensory stimulation can utilize a quiet room located next to the Information and Reservations Counter and inside the Child Care Facility in Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando. These rooms have features and comfortable seating for guests needing a break. The Quiet Rooms have a vacant/occupied feature to ensure privacy for our guests. Guests who would like to use a Quiet Room may do so on a first-come first-served basis.

Guests in need of a less stimulating area in the park are encouraged to visit the area between Dolphin Cove and Turtle Trek.