Autism Acceptance Month is happening in April. SeaWorld Orlando is adding another character meet-and-greet to Sesame Street as part of promoting awareness about autism. Meet Julia, the 4-year-old Sesame Street character with autism.
Julia was first introduced on the long-running children’s TV series in 2015 and made many more appearance after that. Elmo and Abby Cadabby are great friends to Julia. It’s a great addition to have a diversity within the popular long-running TV series.
Park guests will be able to see Julia and take a social-distancing photo with her on the weekends throughout the month. This is similar protocol with all the others meet-and-greets in the theme parks everywhere for time being with the ongoing pandemic.
SeaWorld is a certified Autism Center with IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards). The park has staff that had special training to help visitors with autism and special needs. There are also quiet rooms available throughout the park including the one in the Sesame Street Land.
My daughter has autism and she loves Julia since she can relate with her so well. I’m looking forward for her to meet Julia at SeaWorld very soon. Here’s a photo of her with plush doll of Julia from 2018.
As part of the ongoing pandemic, SeaWorld Orlando has several enhanced health and safety measures in place. Park reservations are required prior to visiting the park. Also the park mandate face mask at all time except while eating, drinking, or taking a selfie as well undergo temperature screening. The park is operating at limited capacity.