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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is the Japanese Universal Studios theme park, located in Osaka.

Sesame Street has become a prominent feature since the addition of Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic in April 2003, and also one of the popular character franchises along with Hello Kitty and Peanuts. Walkarounds of Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Big Bird and Abby Cadabby appear regularly throughout the park, including appearances at special USJ parades.

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Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic

Shown at the park's Cinema 4-D Theater within the Hollywood area, sharing the same location with another 4-D movie attraction, Shrek's 4-D Adventure (the former operates from the park's opening until 1:45pm; the latter operates from there until closing time).

Parades

(Note: Most of these shows did not continue for long; only the dates of when they first debuted are mentioned here)

  • Hollywood Premiere Parade (2003) : Parade featuring floats and characters based on and from several TV/movie franchises. Big Bird is part of the parade, as well as Elmo riding in a Muppetized (non-animated) NYC taxi cab driven by Grover. Also featured were Snoopy, Shrek, The Mummy, dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, E.T. and Charlie Chaplin.
  • Sesame Street Christmas (2003)
  • Sesame Street Birthday Celebration (2004) : Elmo, Cookie Monster and a female hostess/singer roam around the park with a giant cake (serves as a push-around propd and decorated with various Sesame characters.
  • Happy Harmony Celebration (2005) : Parade featuring floats based on Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Shrek and Sesame Street. The Sesame float featured the five main characters, plus Big Bird, Grover, and The Count. Oscar the Grouch, along with the aforementioned characters, is seen on the float decoration, and the dancers are even wearing outfits depicting the Sesame characters' signatures, including his, but doesn't appear on the float.
  • Zoe's Flowers (2005)
  • Full FX (2005) : Outdoor dance show with Ernie and live actors dressed as break-dancers
  • New Year Wish

Merchandise

Sesame Street merchandise can be found in the Cinema 4-D gift shop, as well as other gift shops within the park. Additionally, items made outside of USJ, including products from America (ie: books and posters), can be found in these stores as well. See Universal Studios Japan Merchandise.

External links

  • Official site
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