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Parque Plaza Sésamo is the Mexican counterpart to the US theme park Sesame Place, based on Plaza Sésamo. Located in Monterrey, the theme park had its grand opening on October 12, 1995, and operates year round. Like Sesame Place in the U.S., Parque Plaza Sesamo consists of water attractions, rides and shows, along with walk-around versions of the Muppets from both Sesame Street and Plaza Sesamo.
The park occasionally hosts celebrity events, with soccer stars, mayoral candidates, and other notables making appearances. Character birthdays are celebrated at the park during "Festividad de personajes".
Sesame Street and Plaza Sésamo characters walk around the park, interacting with guests, posing for photos, and appearing in shows and parades.
Regular characters include:
- Abelardo Montoya
- Pancho Contreras
- El Conde Contar (The Count)
- Aurora (Prairie Dawn)
- Enrique (Ernie)
- Beto (Bert)
- Lucas El Comegalletas (Cookie Monster)
- Zoe (debuted in 2006)
- Abby Cadabby (debuted in 2009)
- Archibaldo (Grover) (debuted in 2012)
Special guest appearances:
- Villasésamo : The entrance to the park leads down a colorful street, featuring shops, restaurants and walk-around characters.
- Castillo del Conde Contar (The Castle of Count) : At the center of Villasésamo is the Count's castle, surrounded by a lake and topiary numbers. Visitors can explore the castle and look out onto the park.
- Crazy Tower : A ride attached to the Count's Castle.
- Lago Contar (Lake Count) : A relaxing boat ride that brings visitors into the underground area of the Count's castle.
- Circo Sésamo : A merry-go-round.
- Catariños : A gentle roller coaster.
- Expreso Minero (Mining Express) : A runaway-train roller coaster.
- Tecnoaventuras : An arcade.
- Aerosésamo (Air Sesame) : An airplane ride for young visitors.
- Ovni (UFO) : A spinning ride in the air.
- Burbujas (Bubbles) : A spinning ride featuring Ernie and Rubber Duckie.
- Carretas (Carts) : A Ferris wheel with mining carts.
- Camión Sésamo (Sesame Bus) : A monorail ride featuring the famous yellow Plaza Sésamo bus.
- Space Shot : A free-fall thrill ride.
- Sombreros (Hats) : A gentler version of Space Shot for young visitors.
- Grand Prix : A car-driving attraction.
- Trenecito : A train ride.
- Tornado : A swinging ride.
- Maremoto (Tidal Wave) : A water thrill ride.
- SKP : A spinning free-fall thrill ride.
- Aquamundo : A water park area, with slides, a beach and swimming pools.
- Isla Aventura: A new aquatic area with 2 wave pools, a theater and 3 Party areas.
- Champ Car driver Mario Dominguez, May 19, 2007
- Dr. José L. Elizondo, June 18 & 19, 2007
- Telenovela actor José Luis Reséndez, 2007
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 PuppetVision's Flickr photostream