SeaWorld (SEAS) has teamed up with Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street, to open a Sesame Place theme park in San Diego. The new park is slated to open in Spring of 2021 and is the first Sesame Place theme park on the West Coast.

"As we celebrate Sesame Street's 50 th anniversary, we are excited to share the news of a major opportunity for kids and families to connect with and learn from the brand and its beloved characters," said Steve Youngwood, president, Media & Education and chief operating officer, Sesame Workshop.

"The opening of Sesame Place San Diego will give guests a unique and powerful way to experience Sesame Street, enable us to connect with even more families, and further our educational mission,” he added.

SeaWorld promises Sesame Place will be filled with “family rides, water slides, live character shows, parades, and interactive experiences” in a learning environment. The new park will open on the site of Aquatic San Diego, which will reportedly close next year.

The 17-acre park is also a Certified Autism Center, which will have staff trained in autism sensitivity and awareness prior to the park’s open date.

The first Sesame Place park opened in Philadelphia in July 1980.

Shares of SeaWorld stock were up 0.38 percent as of 10:23 a.m. ET on Monday.

Using puppets, catchy songs, and a multicultural cast of hosts, the children's educational show "Sesame Street," says Miles "Gordon" Orman, "became a rainbow for people to look to as a sign of hope for what the world could be.” Reuters