Sesame Place is a theme park based on the children’s television show Sesame Street. And taking its cues from the series, the attraction has recently gained a prestigious accolade. And the honor is a world-first for a theme park.
For almost 50 years now, TV show Sesame Street has delighted generations of young viewers. And it’s not just kids that love it. Indeed, over the decades, the educational show has bagged an unprecedented eight Grammy Awards and 167 Emmy Awards. Furthermore, by 2009 it had been broadcast in over 140 countries.
Some of Sesame Street’s enduring success is, at least in part, down to the show’s willingness to move with the times. When the series first aired in 1969, it was the first show aimed at a preschool audience that used scientific research as a basis for its content. In fact, the series even followed the U.S. curriculum.