All I can remember of the 1970’s is sitting on the green shag carpet in my parents living room, crossing my legs, getting comfy, and sitting WAY to close to the TV. I can still feel the excitement of hearing the beginning chords…the sight of that famous street sign and hearing “Sunny day, singing the, clouds away….” Every day I learned lessons from Big Bird to even Oscar the Grouch. And man did I laugh…do you remember the one where Ernie pulls Bert’s nose off? I remember losing it, and knowing that this show wasn’t just a show, it was an experience, and it was so many of our childhoods.
So when I heard that Sea World was opening up their own “Sesame Street” Land….I was estatic! Yeah, I know it’s not the “original” set from the show, but it was close enough. The sign, the famous stairs and home, Oscar’s trash can, and so on.
And thankfully I was able to meet the Sesame Street friends before Covid hit, and I was blessed to meet most of them. I laughed with Ernie and Bert, I chatted with Prairie Dawn, and I gushed over Big Bird. Yes, the child in me was out to believe and out to play. Remember playing? It was SO much fun, you can see it on my face.
The highlight for me was Mr. Hooper’s Store….this was my first introduction to death as a child. When Mr. Hooper passed away, it really gutted me. I didn’t understand it and the show did such a great job explaining it and helping children understand the pain they felt, it was a moment and lesson I clearly haven’t forgotten even now. They give him a nice honor in the store, and I appreciate that very much.
If you loved it as a kid, and your kids now watch it or grandkids, this is worth the ticket alone to Sea World. It’s a nice shot of nostalgia that we all need these days, to remember the “good old days” and to enjoy with other generations the Sesame Street friends. Check it out and thanks for stopping by!
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