FAQs - Accessibility Information

Park Services Section

Sesame Place is all about fun for everyone! Our goal is that every guest is able to fully enjoy their time at Sesame Place. We offer a variety of options to help guests with special needs have a memorable experience. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please stop by Guest Services during your visit.

General Services

Guest Services

Guest Services is located inside the park, near Sesame Souvenirs. Ambassadors can assist you with the following:

• Assistance with Season Passes

• Ticket upgrades

• Guides for guests with disabilities

• Enrollment in Ride Accessibility Program

• Lost parents

• General park information and assistance

• Lost and found

• Visitor information (hotels, campsites, points of interest)

• Travel assistance

First Aid

Our first aid station is located at the near the quiet rooms, behind the Sesame Souvenirs store. Emergency medical technicians are on staff at this station. Sesame Place San Diego Ambassadors throughout the park are more than happy to contact the first-aid staff or direct you to the First Aid Station, if necessary.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Sesame Place. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform task for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times, unless such leash or harness interferes with the service the animal is providing, or the handler is unable to use a leash or harness due to his/her special need.

Service animals are the responsibility of the owner and cannot be left unattended. Guests are responsible for the clean-up and for controlling their assistance animal’s behavior. If, at any time, your service animal’s behavior becomes a threat to the safety and well-being of other park guests, you will be asked to leave the premises. All service animals must be housebroken. For additional information on service animals, please reference our Accessibility Guide.

Download Guide >

Family Services

Lost Parents

Children who are separated from their families during their visit will be able to wait in a supervised, indoor area until a parent or supervising adult is able to meet them. Lost parent announcements are made in the park when a child is brought to Guest Services.

Identification Wristbands

Identification wristbands for children are available at Guest Services.

Baby Changing Stations

Baby changing stations are located in each restroom facility.

Adult Changing Stations

Changing stations for adults are located at the bottom of Bert’s Topsy Turvy Tunnels and Ernie’s Twisty Turny Tunnels, next to the showers.

Bottle Warming

Bottle warmers are available at Guest Services.

Child Swap

Sesame Place offers a Child Swap program. This program is helpful when one adult wants to ride with more than one child, but the ride does not allow the entire party to ride at the same time. Once at the front of the line, the adult can ride with one child while the other waits with a non-rider. Once the ride is complete, the children switch spots and the adult can ride with the other child without having to wait in line again. Please note that Sesame Place Ambassadors may not supervise children or ride with a child as part of the child swap program. A child swap must be done by a member of the party to allow the children to ride.

Stroller Rental

Strollers can be rented inside the park at the Reservation Center. Guests must be 18 years or older to rent strollers. Sesame Place is not responsible for strollers or their content left unattended in the park.

Rent a Stroller >

Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking (Car/Van): $30

Accessible parking spaces are available directly in front of the main entrance for guests with a valid parking permit for disability parking. Vehicles should display an accessible parking permit to the tollbooth employee. Most spaces for guests with disabilities are accessible to vans. Spaces are limited and often sell out, so we recommend you arrive early. A wheelchair or an electric wheelchair can be arranged to be brought to your vehicle based upon availability by notifying a parking attendant upon your arrival.

Mobility Assistance

Wheelchair & ECV Rentals

Standard wheelchairs may be rented at the Rental Center, located just inside the main entrance.

Standard Wheelchair rental: $20 per day

Electric Wheelchair rental: $100 per day

All Sesame Place employees are trained to provide assistance to all our guests, which include helping a guest transferring to or from a wheelchair. However, they are not trained, nor permitted, to lift guests in and out of wheelchairs.

Rent an ECV >


Sesame Place is committed to providing guests a safe and enjoyable experience. Because of different pathway configuration and terrain as well as large crowds that include small children and strollers, we regret that we cannot permit the use of two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles such as Segways. We are pleased to offer other forms of personal transportation, including electric convenience vehicles and standard wheelchairs and we encourage you to contact Guest Services with any question you may have.

Park Accessibility


Restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Family restrooms are located near the main entrance to the park. An assisted restroom is located on the North side of Sesame Souvenirs gift shop.


While dining at our food locations, please be aware that most venues offer window service. For any of our guests that cannot wait in long lines, are unable to access the ordering, please go straight to the cashier upon arrival and ask to speak with a supervisor for assistance. We also suggest you visit meal facilities during non-peak hours or ahead of meal-time so that you can be efficiently assisted and served.

Gift Shops

Our gift shops is wheelchair accessible. Please ask any ambassador for assistance. "Package Pickup", available at all gift shops, provides guests the opportunity to shop throughout Sesame Place and have their purchases sent to Package Pickup at the Stroller Building for retrieval later in the day.

Rides & Slides

Sesame Place San Diego ambassadors can offer assistance steadying a guest transferring to or from a wheelchair. They may not lift or assist in lifting anyone using a wheelchair. All guests must be able to board a ride themselves or with help from a member of their party. The maturity level of any rider must be considered prior to riding.

Please refer to The Accessibility Guide for more information on rider requirements.

Accessibility Guide (PDF)

Hearing & Visual Impairments Assistance

Sign Language Interpretation

American Sign Language interpretation can be provided at live shows with a minimum of two week's notice. Please contact [email protected] to make reservations.

Show Scripts

Show scripts are available for our daily character shows and can be obtained at Guest Services.

Visual Impairments

Visually Impaired Guests must have someone (a companion or Park Ambassador) read the ride restrictions to them prior to boarding.

Guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

IBCCES Sensory Guide™

The IBCCES Sensory Guide provides insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for rides and attractions at Sesame Place.

Download Guide >

Ride Accessibility Guide

Our Ride Accessibility Guide provides an overview of services and facilities available for guests with special needs who are visiting Sesame Place. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment to all guests.

Download Guide >

Ride Accessibility Program

Our Ride Accessibility Program matches the individual abilities of our guests to the requirements of each ride. The Ride Accessibility Program is designed to allow guests to fully participate in the enjoyment of our park while keeping in mind the safety requirements of our rides and attractions. The program was developed based on the requirements of the ride manufacturer and by evaluating the physical and mental attributes required to safely ride each ride. It is our policy to allow anyone to ride our rides and enjoy our attractions as long as they meet all these requirements and such that it does not present a potential hazard to the guest or to others.

Enrolling in the Ride Accessibility Program


To enroll in the Ride Accessibility Program (RAP), we recommend filling out the Ride Accessibility Questionnaire before your arrival.

Download Questionnaire

No additional documentation is required to enroll the program. Bring the completed questionnaire to Guest Services. Once the form is validated, you will be enrolled in our Ride Accessibility Program. If applicable, a personalized list of rides and attractions will be provided to you on a RAP Sheet.

Utilizing the Ride Accessibility Program

Is designed to allow guests to fully participate and enjoy our parks while keeping in mind the safety requirements of our rides and attractions. The program was developed based on the requirements of the manufacturer and by evaluating the physical and mental attributes required to safely ride each ride and participate in our other attractions. It is our policy to allow anyone to ride our rides and enjoy our attractions so long as they meet all of these requirements and such that it does not present a potential hazard to the guests or others.

The following procedures will be of assistance when utilizing our Ride Accessibility Program throughout the park:

  1. Please enroll in our Ride Accessibility Program at the Guest Services counter where you will receive a list of the rides and attractions and the requirements for riding and enjoying each. Once you have enrolled in the RAP, you will be able to utilize the program.

  2. Proceed to the ride entrance of the respective attraction with your RAP sheet and request a boarding time from the Aquatics leadership team member wearing blue at the white kiosks near the attraction entrances. These attractions include: Snuffy’s Spaghetti Slides, Ernie’s Twisty Turny Tunnels, Bert’s Topsy Turvy Tunnels, Oscar’s Rotten Rafts, Honker Dinger Dash, and Cookie’s Monster Mixer. The time provided on your RAP sheet will be based on the current estimated wait time.

  3. We suggest you take a moment to enjoy our other attractions throughout the park while you wait in the virtual queue system.

  4. For our smaller attractions we ask that you proceed to the ride exit (marked with disabled access sign) and inform the team member that you wish to ride. You may be asked to wait 1-2 ride cycles prior to boarding.

  5. Only the number of guests listed on the RAP sheet (Guest utilizing RAP and a maximum of 5 additional) are able to board with the guest needing special access. Other party members will be required to use the ride entrance.

Please note: The guest with the disability must ride in order for their party to take part in our Ride Accessibility Program.

  • rides
    Allergen Information

    Sesame Place provides several options to accommodate guests with food allergies. 

      Learn More

  • CAC
    Certified Autism Center

    Sesame Place® will open as a Certified Autism Center (CAC).

      Learn More

  • rides
    Ride Accessibility

    Our Ride Accessibility Program matches the individual abilities of our guests to the requirement of each ride.  

      Learn More