Sesame Place

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Place…? Sure, Sesame Place is in Langhorne, Pennsylvania about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia.Sesamecharacters

This themed amusement park appeals to kids and adults of all ages. Who doesn’t love taking photos with cuddly monsters, riding fun rides, seeing characters perform in the parade and watching interactive shows? This park is small enough to get around easily, yet large enough to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

I was really impressed with the overall layout and design of the park. Each of the rides were creatively named and related to the Sesame Street theme. My favorites were Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets and Honker Dinger Derby.

Sesame Rides

If you visit during the summer season the water rides will be in operation. You’ll find The Count’s Splash Castle, which has many levels of fun including water slides, an enormous tipping bucket, bridges, water wheels and other features.  There are a wide variety of water slides, a rambling lazy river, a tidal pool and other wet fun.  Our favorite was Sky Splash where up to 6 riders can travel together in a tube down a twisting and turning slide.

Sesame wet

Character Viewing: You’ll be able to snap your own photos of beloved characters such as Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, The Count, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Oscar the Grouch and more. There were a lot of characters stationed throughout the park at different spots and times.  Typically there were only a few people in line so the wait was rather short.

You can also view the characters in the parade, shows or character dining experiences.

Sesame photos

Parade: Watching the parade is a great way to view the characters in one spot. During the Birthday Celebration Parade all of the beloved Sesame Street characters rode on interesting and colorful floats as they traveled down the street moving and grooving to upbeat music.

Parade viewing- I recommend standing on the street in the middle or closest to the entrance.  For the first song the parade performers stopped right about at the boat and anyone that was sitting further down on the street didn’t have anything in front of them to watch until the song finished and the performers continued down the street. People at this park reserved their parade viewing spot well in advance. Towels and strollers were lined up along the parade route an hour or two ahead of the scheduled parade time.

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Dining: There are character dining experiences where you can pay extra to eat a buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner while Elmo and his friends dance around and are available for photographs. There is also a meal plan option that can be purchased.  You can bring a small cooler inside the park with you.  Near the parking lot there are several tables with a large umbrella for shade.  Many people were sitting there eating food they brought with them.  Also I saw people kept coolers in the car.  Very close by is Taco Bell and Chick Fil-A if you are interested in leaving the park to grab food.  Don’t forget your hand stamp to get back in.

Special Events: The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular (September 26, 2015- November 1, 2015) and a Very Furry Christmas (November 21, 2015-December 31, 2015 on select days).  Click HERE for more information and to see the full even schedule.

Deals: We bought our tickets online to save $10 and get a FREE second day. Visits did not have to be consecutive days. So for $55 a person we got 2 days of fun. That’s a really good deal. I’m sure the promotions and coupons change throughout the year so be sure to check the Sesame Place website by clicking HERE for the current deals.

Other Info:

2015 is the year that Sesame Places celebrates its 35th year so the park was decorated with a birthday theme.

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Remember to pack your bathing suit and towel if you plan on experiencing the wet attractions.

Only negative I can think of is that we waited for 20 minutes past the scheduled reading time for the story.  The people in Hopper’s Store said that typically they are running late.

Staying true to what Sesame Street is known for was the educational fun found throughout the park. The parades and shows incorporated learning concepts such as letters, numbers and shapes.

Cookie’s Monster Land opened in 2014 and has rides, large climbing net and soft play area for the little ones.

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Although toddlers and preschoolers are the typical audience range of the Sesame Street show this park is not just for youngsters.  Kids and adults of all ages will be entertained.  Sesame Place is bound to put a smile on everyone’s face and the memories should last well beyond the time spent at the park. I hope you have a delightful time at Sesame Place!

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Comments

  1. localbusybees says

    Shirley it was my first time going to Sesame Place and I only wish I would have gone as a kid. It’s been around for 35 years and they are growing. I will definitely take my kids again. I’ll be sure to check out your link. Thanks! 🙂

  2. says

    I have always wanted to take our kids to Sesame Place, but it has never worked in our schedule. My husband remembers going as a kid when they lived on the East coast.

    • localbusybees says

      Kim- I’m a huge Disney fan but this is park is pretty top notch too. Hopefully it will work out with your schedule to go sometime because I think it is a super fun place. I’m sure our family will visit again in the near future. I only wished we lived closer!

    • localbusybees says

      Lindsey- this park sure doesn’t get enough press but it is really awesome. I’m going to do my best to spread the word because it is full of fun! 🙂

  3. says

    Love your post…this will be our next summer destination, excellent information for us that will be our first time there, thanks for sharing… btw really nice pictures #ConfessionsLinkUp

    • localbusybees says

      I’m happy I was able to inspire you to check out Sesame Place. I was really surprised how wonderful it is and shocked that I don’t hear more people talking about it. Glad you liked the pictures. Thanks for checking out my site! 🙂

  4. says

    This place looks awesome. I really like the character pictures. That must’ve been so magical for the kids. And great tips. I’ll keep them in mind if we ever decide to bring the kids there. Thanks for sharing! #ConfessionsLinkUp

  5. says

    I have some vague yet fond memories from Sesame Place as a young child. It was muich smaller at the time. I’m excited to see all of the additions and changes they’ve made. I’m bummed that I don’t live close enough to bring my own children, though!

    • localbusybees says

      Yes Steph Sesame Place keeps growing. When you don’t live closer I know it is so hard to get to all of the fun places. The good thing is our country has a whole lot of great places for kids. I’m excited to keep finding them and sharing my experiences with others. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. says

    I had no idea there was even a Sesame Street theme park. How fun! I know I would have a lot of fun. I will be adding this to the list of vacation place to take the little one. Thanks for sharing this over at Feature Fridays. I hope to see you soon

    • localbusybees says

      Glad I could help spread the word about Sesame Place. It seems to be a common theme that many people haven’t heard of it. It’s a great spot to be adding to your vacation plans. We did lots of fun things in Philadelphia too that I will have to share. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • localbusybees says

      Jenn- your family will love it. It is very affordable and I love the mix of water and dry rides. I’d like to visit during either the Halloween season or Christmas because I love dressing up and decorations.

  7. Pamela Gurganus says

    I wish I could take my nephew and niece to Sesame Place! The love Sesame Street and all the characters. It looks like this would be a lot of fun.

    • localbusybees says

      Pamela- I wish we were closer to Sesame Place because it really was a wonderful time. I hope take my kiddos back in the next year! Thanks for stopping by! Sorry that you were getting a message when you tried subscribing to my blog. I’ll add you! 🙂

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