SeaWorld San Diego announces new children’s play area, ‘Rescue Jr.’

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  • Published on May 15, 2023
  • Last Updated June 8, 2023
  • In Culture

Rescue Jr. will replace Sesame Street Bay of Play at SeaWorld.

A new family-friendly play space is coming to SeaWorld San Diego. Travel Pulse reports that the aquatic-themed amusement park is opening “Rescue Jr.,” a play area that aims to educate kids about animal rescue and rehabilitation.

“This first of its kind play area is another exciting addition to our amazing educational theme park and puts marine animal rescue at the forefront with our guests. Rescue Jr. is a fun and exciting way for our younger guests to learn about the animal rescue that our dedicated teams do every day, 365 days a year,” SeaWorld San Diego Park President Jim Lake said to the outlet.

Rescue Jr., which is replacing SeaWorld’s Sesame Street Bay of Play, will feature interactive elements, including new rides, the Rescue Bay Splash Zone, and opportunities to meet Animal Conservation Ambassadors and get up close and personal with rescue vehicles.

“No matter how young, my hope is that all guests come away with a better understanding of how important it is to be a part of protecting the animals around us and maybe we can be the spark that ignites a passion in kids to become animal rescuers, scientists, veterinarians or conservationists,” Lake continued.

SeaWorld San Diego has yet to reveal when the new play area will open. For more information, visit their website.

Roshae Hemmings is an arts and culture magazine journalist from St. Louis, MO. A graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism, Roshae has bylines in the Columbia Missourian, Vox Magazineand 5280 Magazinediscussing topics ranging from pop culture, social justice and eat and drink. She is a foodie at heart and enjoys eating food as much as learning about the story behind it. You can reach Roshae via email at

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