“Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” Growing up watching Sesame Street and even going to Sesame Place as a kid is a special and nostalgic place to bring the kids. It was a special trip for our family to take this summer and I hope to tell you all about how to get the most out of your trip to Sesame Place in this guide.
ABOUT SESAME PLACE
Whether you’re 2 or 32, kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Sesame Place! This amusement park located in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania stretches over 14 acres and offers a variety of rides, interactive play areas, water park slides, opportunity to meet-and-greet favorite characters and even delight in shows and a grand parade. What makes Sesame Place stand a part though for parents of young children, is that all the rides here are designed for little ones to ride. There won’t be tears of being too small or too big for that matter to go on a ride at Sesame Place. This is a big deal when going to a theme park with toddlers, preschoolers or even older siblings. When going to a theme park as a family you want there to be something for everyone to enjoy!
RIDES & ENTERTAINMENT
Sesame Place is a two-part theme park, it’s like getting two parks for the price of one. One half offers a variety of dry rides and the other half has a selection of water rides. Sesame Place has 15 dry rides and activities to choose from; which does not include the water rides. The dry rides include traditional park rides, all with a Sesame theme. Note that most rides kids 36 inches and taller can ride solo or with a supervising companion 14 years of age or older. I have color coded them blue riding with chaperone and red height restriction for older children .
CAPTAIN COOKIES HIGH C ADVENTURE
Ahoy Monsters! Set sail on a high seas adventure with Captain Cookie. Enjoy the rolling waves of the ocean with the speed of the wind! Height Restriction: Guests under 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion to ride. Hand-held infants are not permitted to ride.
ELMO’S CLOUD CHASER
This family swing ride is another great addition to the park’s Elmo’s World section, which currently features Peek-A-Bug, Blast Off and Flyin’ Fish. Height Requirement: Guest must be 36 inches tall to ride. Riders between 36″ to 42″ must ride with a supervising companion. To ride alone, riders must be 42″ tall.
FLYING COOKIE JAR
Hop on the fins of an Elmo fish as it swims its way up and down through an imaginary ocean. Height Requirement: Guests under 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion to ride. Hand-held infants are not permitted to ride.
HONKER DINGER DERBY
Experience the twists and turns in colorful derby cars on this exciting ride designed for monsters 42” and up.
MIX N’ MATCH TWIDDLE TRACKS
MONSTER MIX UP
OSCAR’S ROTTEN RUSTY ROCKETS
Even the grouchiest of grouches will giggle and glide through the straight-aways and around the curves in each trash can rocket ship. Height Restriction: Guests under 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion to ride. Hand-held infants are not permitted to ride
OSCARS WACKY TAXI *NEW*
SILLY SAND SLIDE
SUNNY DAY CAROUSEL
This adventure takes riders on a one-of-a-kind twisting, turning mission to the outer limits of the solar system. Height Requirement: Riders must be 3 years of age or older. To ride alone, riders must be a minimum of 7 years old and a minimum of 44″ tall. Riders under age 7 or under 44″ tall may ride with a supervising companion.
The water park section of Sesame Place is typically open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. This sections offers a plethora of water attractions; including slides, lazy river, small wave pool, and an interactive water playgrounds. The water section has a little bit of everything. Most rides are enjoyable for young children; however, I noticed more of the attractions in this section are designed for children 42 inches or taller. Red were rides for guests 42 inches and taller.
- BERT & ERNIE SLIP N SLIDE
- BIG BIRD RAMBLING RIVER
- ERNIE’S WATER WORKS
- SESAME STREAK
- SKY SPLASH
- SLIMEY’S CHUTES
- SLIPPERY SLOPES
- TEENY TINY TIDAL WAVE
- THE COUNTS SPLASH CASTLE
MEET THE CHARACTER
Believe it or not, rides aren’t the only fun thing to do at Sesame Place. You can meet your favorite characters and take photos throughout the park, enjoy a special character-themed dining experience or even trade pins with staff members or other guests as part of the new 123 Trade With Me pin trading program. One thing you don’t want to miss is catching at least one show or seeing The Neighborhood Street Party Parade. We really enjoyed watching the parade that fills the streets with music, dancing, huge floats, and all your favorite furry friends!
One thing I noticed is that on every corner is a spot to stop and refuel. There are so many great food options for eating in the park. Most of the options are your typical park foods that kids love such as; pizza, hot dogs, burgers, and fries. There are healthier options too though, you will find fresh fruit cups, sandwich and salads in the cafes. Smaller vendors sell tasty treats ranging from popcorn to ice cream and cookies to slushes.
AUTISM CERTIFIED & SERVICES
Did you know that Sesame Place is the first park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC). Sesame Place works hard to ensure a enjoyable and memorable visit for all guests of all abilities! Here are a few services provided to guests with autism and other special needs and where to locate them:
- Be sure to check in at Guest Services right before entering the park. They will be able to give you information about special services available for your family such as (RAP) Ride Accessibility Program.
- Check out the quiet rooms located by the boys locker room near Big Birds Rambling River.
- Handicap accessible parking and wheel chair rentals are available on site.
PLAYFUL PARENT TIPS & TRICKS
Here are some tips for navigating your way around the park and making the most out of your trip to Sesame Place:
- Purchase tickets in advance- To save time in line and get into the park quickly, it is best to purchase your tickets online. Be sure check on their website and Facebook page for discounts and specials.
- Budget Parking- Don’t forget that there is a fee for parking. Check to see if your hotel offers a shuttle service to save money.
- Your Stroller is your locker- While this is based on the honor system, it’s the cheapest and best way to store your baby bag, towels and other personal items. I never leave valuable things like my wallet or phone in the stroller.
- What to wear- When visiting in the summer, I recommend wearing your bathing suite with a cover up to the park and than bringing along casual comfortable clothing to change into.
- Vests Available- If you don’t have or forgot to bring water safe flotation, don’t worry there are vest available in different sizes free of charge.
- Platinum Busch Gardens Season Pass Holders- Did you know you have access to Unlimited admission to 11 select SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® family of parks including not only Busch Gardens Williamsburg but Sesame Place too!!! (Also if you are a season pass member, you will enjoy 30% off of the retail price.)
- Rain Check Please- It rained a little bit the day went, if you can’t tell by the pictures. If it rains on your day at the park, check on the rain policy. You may be able to get a free sunny day pass to come back to the park.
PARK INFORMATION & FRIDAY FAN-CLUB GIVEAWAY
- One lucky fan will win four passes to Sesame Place good through January 1, 2019.
- Must be a Playful Parent fan to win. May enter once on Facebook and once on the Website to double your chances of winning.
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- Comment or GIF yours or kids favorite Sesame Street Character.
- Please tag a friends and/or share this post to help spread the word. Not mandatory.
- This giveaway is NOT Facebook affiliated.
- Contest closes Friday September 24, 2018.
Address: 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
Hours: Open most days 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
***The Playful Parent is a free resource to families and non-profiting publication, The Playful Parent provides information to make planning family fun easy and is not paid to write articles. I would like to Thank Sesame Place for providing tickets for the giveaway.***