SeaWorld Orlando is bringing back its Preschool Card, offering free admission to the park and Aquatica Orlando for young Florida residents.
“Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages 5 or younger at the time of redemption at the park,” SeaWorld said in a news release. “Please note registration is required by January 27, 2019, and ticket redemption is by February 28, 2019.”
Guests will have to provide their child’s birth certificate or travel passport along with a Florida resident ID. The Preschool Card will be good for unlimited visits to both SeaWorld and Aquatica through December 31.
The promotion covers a demographic that is becoming increasingly important for SeaWorld. This spring, SeaWorld will open its Sesame Street area, featuring character meet-and-greets and six kid-friendly rides rethemed from their previous incarnations as Shamu’s Happy Harbor attractions.
“Sesame is a beloved family brand,” John Reilly, interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, said in November 2018. “It will celebrate 50 years in 2019, and we’re excited that the biggest Sesame expansion inside our parks will happen right here.”
The area will also feature SeaWorld’s first-ever parade and recreation of Sesame Street itself, with familiar locales like Big Bird’s nest and Mr. Hooper’s store.
SeaWorld has plenty of competition for the 5-and-under crowd from both Disney World and Legoland Florida, which in the same spring time frame will open Lego Movie World. Based around the 2014 hit film — which has a sequel due in theaters next month — the expansion will feature three rides, including a new flying theater attraction called Lego Movie Masters of Flight.