Sesame Place, the nation's only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street opens for the season on Saturday, May 5th at 10 a.m.. Sesame Place has over 14 acres of fantastic family fun including dry rides, wet water attractions and their newest land, Elmos World.
Sesame Place, an interactive play experience for families with children ages 2-7 and has been named one of the top four theme parks in the Northeast by Family Fun Magazine.
Sesame Place offers stimulating play activities featuring exciting water attractions such as Sky Splash, live stage shows, the Rock Around the Block musical parade, the thrilling Vapor Trail roller coaster and memorable Sesame Street character greetings throughout the day. Sesame Place is an Anheuser-Busch Adventure Park.
Sesame Place is located at 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA. Sesame Place is a 30-minute drive north of Philadelphia, PA, 15 minutes southwest of Trenton, NJ, 90 minutes south of New York City, NY. Mass transit is available via bus (SEPTA) from Philadelphia, PA (Monday - Saturday) and New York City, NY via train.
Sesame Place is open Friday through Sunday until May 25 when the park is open daily. After Labor Day, Sesame Place is open weekends only until October 27, 2007.
Single day general admission is $44.50, children under the age of 2 are free, and seniors (55+) are $39.50. There are varying selections of season passports such as the entry level Sesame Passport, upscale Big Bird Passport and platinum level Super Grover Passport with benefits throughout the season.
Elmos World is a 21,000 sq. ft. playland introduced in 2006 where children and their families enter Elmos World of imagination through an Elmo walkway, like the segment on Sesame Street, as Elmo encourages children to pretend.
The three fun-filled rides take them on an adventure through a garden, through the ocean and into space as they hop on the fins of an Elmo-inspired fish on Flyin Fish, wiggle through a garden of giggles on Peek-A-Bug and ride into space on Blast Off.
This year Sesame Place will be welcoming the first new female resident on Sesame Street in 13 years - Abby Cadabby. Abby Cadabby is a sweet, inquisitive fairy-in-training who will headline her own musical show called Abby Cadabbys Treasure Hunt featuring an all-star Sesame Street cast. During this treasure hunt musical adventure, audiences will encounter a singing tree, a rhyming rock, a shouting toucan and much more.
Another addition to the line up of shows at Sesame Place is a brand new Elmos World Live show with a fantastic fish theme, highlighting Elmos favorite goldfish, Dorothy.
This new stage show features songs, surprises, and special effects just like the beloved television show segment. Elmo encourages children to pretend and use their imaginations to dive into waters of fun.
Here are just a few of the rides that you'll find at Sesame Place:
- Big Birds Balloon Race is a 40-foot high balloon tower ride that carries guests in one of eight balloon baskets to a birds-eye view of the park. Guests choose a favorite Sesame Street character basket and then soar high into the sky.
- On Cookie Mountain children try to scale a bright blue vinyl cone "mountain" that seems to reach the sky as they climb, slip, slide and have fun.
- Ernies Bed Bounce is a huge, springy yellow air mattress that's perfect for jumping and leaping.
- Grovers World Twirl is a new character-themed teacup ride.
- Mr. MacIntoshs Fruit Stand is where children can "shop" for produce, and pretend to total their "purchases" on the cash register.
- Nets n Climbs features hundreds of yards of cargo netting that reach three stories high connected by 200 feet of suspended net tunnels that challenge children and parents alike.
- Sesame Neighborhood is a full-size, outdoor re-creation of the classic Sesame Street television stage show set, where children can interact with some of their favorite Sesame Street friends.
- Vapor Trail is an action-packed steel roller coaster that transports guests to the outer limits of the solar system.
Sesame Place offers a number of different dining options:
- Dine With Me! - Sesame Place's newest indoor buffet restaurant, for reservation-only dining with characters at breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
- Big Birds Riverside Pavilion - This covered facility located inside the park, has seating for up to 320 guests and provides a spacious, private picnic area reserved for special catering events.
- Sesame Café - Indoor seating in a bright, colorful, and fun atmosphere. Diners can choose from a wide variety of food including The Sesame Club Sandwich - hand carved turkey and ham sliced on freshly baked bread with cheese, crisp lettuce and fresh tomatoes, chicken parmesan with penne pasta, grilled chicken caesar salads, cheeseburger platters, child meals and desserts.
- Elmos Eatery - Diners can eat indoors or outdoors with several meal choices including freshly prepared pizza, freshly prepared sandwiches, hot dogs, grilled chicken caesar salads, child meals and desserts.
- Captain Ernies Grill - This outdoor seating area offers a selection of hamburger and cheeseburger platters, hand-carved turkey sandwiches, fresh strawberry parfaits, watermelon and other tempting food items.
- Sesame Treats - Homemade waffle cone sundaes, fresh soft serve ice cream.
- Picnics - Sesame Place does not allow guests to bring coolers larger than 12x10x10 or picnic lunches inside the park. Picnic areas are available for guests outside the park, located adjacent to the Preferred Parking lot. If you leave the park to enjoy a picnic lunch, make sure to have your hand stamped for re-admittance.
Special EventsSesame Place has a full schedule of special events throughout the season.
I'll be visiting Sesame Place this summer and we'll be adding a large photo gallery of this great theme park for kids of all ages.