Published: Apr 27, 2010 2:49 PM EDT

A new attraction is open at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.  It's called Sesame Street Safari of Fun, and it's filled with kid-size rides, water fun, shows, and memorable adventures that celebrate the spirit of Africa.

One highlight is a new junior roller coaster designed for parents and children to ride together. “Air Grover” is full of mini-dives and twisty turns as families soar through the Sahara. “Oscar’s Swamp Stomp” provides cool water fun, and “Bert & Ernie’s Watering Hole” is a wet adventure filled with bubblers, geysers, jets, dumping buckets and more. “Big Bird’s 123-Smile with Me” photography studio gives kids the chance to share a hug and a smile with Sesame Street friends, and musical performances bring safari tales to life. The new destination for family-friendly adventure replaced Land of the Dragons and doubled its size to 2.5 acres.

 In addition to the rides and play areas, families can watch their favorite characters on the big screen. Sesame Street presents “Lights, Camera, Imagination!” runs daily in the park’s 4-D theater, located in Timbuktu.