Themed to the landmark PBS children's show, Sesame Place is designed for a pre-teen audience with a special emphasis on the program's preschool audience. Granted, the park offers a coaster, spinning rides, and other attractions typically found at parks. But the relatively small Sesame Place foregoes the hyper-adrenalized atmosphere of a Six Flags in favor of a more low-key vibe. Reflecting the whimsy of the show and its Muppet stars, it features unique opportunities to visit mock-ups of the famous street and interact with the iconic, cuddly characters. And like the show, there are some "edutainment" attractions such as a fruit stand that encourages kids to pick out produce and ring up their sales.
Don't forget your bathing suits. In addition to the dry rides, Sesame Place offers a good collection of water slides and other water park attractions, including Big Bird's Rambling River, the family raft ride Sky Splash, and a mini wave pool that's ideal for mini guests. The park also presents musical shows, a daily parade, and an ongoing schedule of special events such as fireworks and concerts. In October, Sesame Place presents a scare-free Halloween festival, and in November and December, it offers a Christmas event.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Sure! It is located in Langhorne (near Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. The actual address is 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047.
I-95N to Morrisville Exit 46A. Rt. 1N to Oxford Valley Exit, right onto Oxford Valley Road. Right at the third traffic light.
From New York City:
NJ Turnpike S to Exit 7A. West on I-195, to 295N, turns into 95S Philadelphia, to exit 46A Langhorne. Rt. 1N to the Oxford Valley Road Exit, right onto Oxford Valley Road. Right at the third traffic light.
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Admission Info and Operating Season:
Admission to the park includes all rides, attractions, and shows. Children 23 months and younger are admitted free. Reduced rates are available for seniors and AAA members. Sesame Place offers a Twilight Admission for guests arriving in the afternoon. Season passes are available.
The park is open May through October, plus select dates for the Christmas holiday season.
The park features a great assortment of Sesame Street-themed rides, shows, water rides, events, and attractions geared to younger children, including:
- Vapor Trail coaster
- Sesame Neighborhood- Replica of the famous street.
- Elmo's World themed land
- Sesame Streak water slides
More Sesame Place Info:
The Count's Spooktacular- Each fall, Sesame Place presents a low-scare Halloween event.
Sesame Place Holiday Party-Info about the park's Christmas-season event.
New at Sesame Place:
New for 2014:
Cookie’s Monster Land
The popular Sesame Street character will get his own land which will feature five new rides and a play area. Expect a food stand selling cookies as well.
New for 2011:
Neighborhood Street Party
New parade with 11 floats will debut in 2011.
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