This post was made possible by Sesame Place, who provided us with passes at no charge. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about amusement parks we think families will enjoy.
One place my family and I love to visit is Sesame Place! Between the rides, the shows, and the character meet and greets, there is always something for everyone. In the past, we have always visited Sesame Place over the summer, but this weekend, we had the opportunity to visit The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, and it was AMAZING! Sesame Place has once again outdone themselves with The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. Trick or treating, mazes, a hayride and Halloween shows are part of this fun celebration.
As soon as we started walking toward the front gates for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, we noticed all of the great Halloween decorations adorning the walkways into the park. Sesame Place really goes all out to decorate for the holidays! There were several areas all over the park to stop for the perfect family fall photo, complete with hay bales, pumpkins, and all things Halloween! All of the Sesame Place shows took on a new theme for the season, including “Who Said Boo”, a show featuring Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Telly and Cookie Monster, who are on their way to a Halloween Party at the Count’s Castle when a mystery arises!
We also enjoyed the “Not Too Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show” at Abby’s Paradise Theater during The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. Our favorite part of the show which included singing, dancing, science experiments and magic, was definitely Elmo’s rendition of “Thriller”!
Take a look at some of our video highlight’s from Sesame Place’s Halloween Spooktacular.
Finally, Elmo the Musical, Live at Sesame Place, Halloween edition, included Elmo and his pals planning for Halloween and trick or treating, as well as Elmo working on his magic skills! The audience always becomes part of the show in this indoor theater!
My kids really enjoyed the special Halloween attractions during The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular that were new for the fall! We rode a hayride with Baby Bear, which was the highlight of my son’s day by far! We also had the chance to go through Abby Cadabby’s Magical Halloween Maze, which ended with a character meet and greet as well as a trick or treat station. My older kids liked trick or treating through Sesame Place the best.
When we arrived for the day, we were given a map to point out the trick or treating stations which were spaced out all through the park. As a mom, I especially liked the fact that the stations were not handing out over sugary treats, but instead, offered snack foods like potato chips, cheese doodles, fruit sticks, and pretzels; they even received juice boxes from one station. Not only were the treats healthier than the usual candy bar or lollipop, they saved me money in the course of the day because my kids had snacks handy and never even asked for anything extra!
Another seasonal attraction at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular we all enjoyed was Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party, a non-stop disco party, where the kids could dance the day away! The Neighborhood Halloween Street Party Parade was also a lot of fun! We all got a kick out of seeing the Sesame Street monsters dressed in their Halloween costumes.
Sesame Place is located at 100 Sesame Road, in Langhorne Pa. They are open weekends from 10 am – 6 pm for the rest of the month of October. Check the website for more information on the Halloween Spooktacular, as well as the upcoming “A Very Furry Christmas” event, beginning in November.
Here are some tips for making the most of your Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place day:
- Arrive early! This can help with getting a close parking spot and avoiding long lines.
- Pack a lunch! There are numerous picnic areas throughout the park where you can enjoy your homemade lunches. This will also allow you to save money so you can spend it on snacks and/or dessert instead! (I recommend the kettle corn!)
- Get a spot early for the Halloween Parade! The parade begins at 4pm each day, but families begin claiming areas to sit along the street as early as 3:15pm.
- Bring a stroller! This will come in handy if you stay all day and your little one needs a quick nap.
- Wear comfortable shoes! This is especially important if your child would like to explore the Nets and Climbs area.
Halloween is so much fun at Sesame and a good warm up for the younger crowd who are not so sure about trick or treating or Halloween in general (like my son!). Grab some friends, put on your costume and head on over to Sesame Place!
To see the complete album of photos from our visit to the Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, click here.