This post was sponsored by Sesame Place who provided us with complimentary admission. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about New Jersey area Attractions we think your family may enjoy.
Who didn’t love Sesame Street as a kid? I can remember watching it as a kid and my kids have both loved it. Given our family’s love of Sesame Street it was only logical that we would jump at the chance to visit Sesame Place. My kids have been begging me to take them there for the past couple of years and this summer we finally got the chance. We were not disappointed. My kids had the time of their lives and are already planning our next trip to Sesame Place.
Enjoy Sesame Place Dry Rides Galore!
We started our day at Sesame Place with the dry ride attractions. My kids couldn’t get enough of all of the great rides. They would have kept riding them over and over again if the water rides weren’t calling our name. My 4 year old’s favorite part of the dry rides was the low height requirements. He just makes the 42″ cutoff for most rides. There were a few rides that I needed to ride with him, but he wasn’t excluded from anything. Even if your child is shorter than 42″ there will be plenty of rides for them.
Sesame Place Amusement Rides include
- Cookie’s Monster Land- Captain Cookie’s High C’s Adventure, Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets, The Honker Dinger Derby, Flying Cookie Jars, Monster Clubhouse, Mini Monster Clubhouse and the Monster Mix- Up.
- Elmo’s World-Elmo’s Cloud Chaser, Flying Fish, Peek-a-Bug and Blast Off
- Sunny Day Carousel- A colorful merry go round
- Vapor’s Trail- A twisting turning roller coaster, great for first time riders. This was definitely the favorite ride of the day for my two kids.
- Snuffy’s Slides– A double tunnel slide with a carpeted landing
Be a Part of Live Theater at Sesame Place
It was a pretty hot day when we visited Sesame Place and we needed to find ways to cool off throughout the day. Watching a live show in an air conditioned theater was a great choice. Sesame Place attractions include three live theater shows in the park. The show times and locations are easily accessible using the park’s paper map or the Sesame Place App. Shows run periodically throughout the course of the day. Seating for shows begins 20-30 minutes before showtime. We decided to go see Elmo the Musical-Live at Sesame Place. We got to help Elmo imagine he was a detective while he searched for Cookie Monster’s missing cookie!
Sesame Place Live Shows
- Elmo the Musical-Live at Sesame Place– This show teaches math and uses imagination as Elmo and Cookie Monster play detective and try to crack the case of the missing cookie. Our favorite part was the talking velvet curtain.
- Elmo Rocks-Features Elmo, Zoe, Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster. The audience gets to watch as these lovable Sesame Street characters transform into the high spirited “Elmo Rock and Roll Band”. Audience participation is encouraged as the band performs some dance inducing songs!
- Let’s Play Together- Zoe, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Rosita, Grover, Abby Cadabby and Bert and Ernie sing and dance as they teach the audience the importance of being a good friend.
Dine affordably at Sesame Place Dining Attractions
You are going to work up quite an appetite with all the fun you are having at the Sesame Place attractions. Don’t worry there are plenty of food choices. Sesame Place has two indoor restaurants with seating as well as several outdoor bistros and concession stands.
- Elmo’s Eatery– This is the largest restaurant and offers plenty of seating, a lengthy menu complete with allergen friendly options and fast service complete with table side delivery of your food order. *Starbucks Cafe is located inside Elmo’s Eatery for that early morning hot coffee or afternoon iced tea treat!
- Cookie’s Cafe– Cafe line style, this restaurant offers cookie-themed foods such as blue jello and blue cookie cupcakes, to more elaborate cuisine such as Mediterranean veggie wraps and southwestern chicken salad. Cookie’s Cafe offers allergen friendly options that exclude the 8 major food allergies( wheat, milk, peanuts, fish, eggs, tree nuts, soy and shellfish).
- Grover’s Island Grille– Serves Philadelphia’s finest specialties such as cheese steak, hot dogs and funnel cake. This is a counter service with outdoor seating.
- Captain Ernie’s Bistro– A cafe line with, outdoor patio seating. All kids meals come with a souvenir plate and cup. Choice of apple slices or applesauce sides make it a healthy restaurant choice for wholesome nutrition.
- Grover Eats on the Street- A fun and festive food truck offering exciting foods such as tacos, quesadillas, nachos and churros.
- Cookie’s Sometimes/Anytime Market– A wide array of anytime snacks are offered in this cafe line style establishment. Refreshing beverages along with sweet treats, crunchy popcorn and grab and go sandwiches are all part of the eating on the run fun!
- The Count’s Cool Creations– is the perfect place to cool with over 10 flavors of make your own Icee drink combination. Drinks come in 3 different sizes.
- Character Dining- There is also a character dining restaurant available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations can be made in advance online and seating is limited.
If you are planning on spending the entire day at the park I recommend purchasing the Sesame Place dining plan. I purchased the dining plan online before our visit and I’m so glad we did. The dining plan included lunch, dinner, and a snack for a little more than the cost of 1 meal in the park. The dining plan includes almost all of the restaurants at Sesame Place. We were well fed all day without having to worry about the price.
Splish and Splash at Sesame Place Water Attractions
After lunch we were ready to get wet! We rented a locker when we first entered the park and we headed back to gather our bathing suits and towels. Lockers are just one of many convenient amenities Sesame Place has to offer. There are designated water areas for both little swimmers and older children.
- Teeny Tidal Wave Pool-10,000 square foot pool where the water does not exceed 1 foot 6 inches. Lifeguards are stationed around the perimeter of the pool.
- Ernie’s Waterworks– Fountains, spray pads, and water tables make this area perfect for toddlers and younger children.
- The Count’s Splash Castle– is a huge interactive castle complete with slides, fountains, bubbler jets, hose jets, and 80 other play elements that will leave everyone wet! This area is recommended for older children as life jackets and swimming devices are not allowed on the slides. The most exciting part about the castle is the 1,000 gallon 8 ft high tipping water bucket.
- Big Bird’s Rambling River– Sesame Place’s river waterway, takes you under waterfalls, past palm trees and through 3 ft of swirling water, all from the comforts of a plush inner tube. Life vests are provided for children under 42″.
- Sky Splash– A tube ride made to fit 6 riders at a time. This ride takes you through calm ponds of water high in the sky, to faster slides and twisty turns as you ride underneath a 8 foot water spouting rubber ducky! The final plunge into the pool gives riders a splash of refreshing water.
Sesame Place Parades – Everyone Loves a Party
One of the first things I checked when we got to Sesame Place was what time the parade was. I knew we did not want to miss out on the fun. About 20 minutes before the parade we made our way to the parade route and claimed our spots. We had a great view and so much fun at the parade. All of the characters join in on the parade. Some are waving from floats whiles others are singing and dancing with the crowd. The dancers and characters do a great job of encouraging everyone to get up and dance along and some children are even picked to join in with the parade. The entire Sesame Place parade lasted about 30 minutes and we were glad we took a timeout from the rides to experience it.
Sesame Place Hours of Operation
Open daily until September 5, 2016 and then open weekends until December 31st.
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How to Purchase Sesame Place Tickets
- Daily tickets- Purchase online and get 2nd visit FREE. $55.00. Purchase at gate for $65.00
- After 3 pm tickets- Purchase online for $50.00. Purchase at gate for $55.00.
- Season Passes available in: Sesame Season Pass- $113.00(ages 2 and up), Big Bird Season Pass- $155.00(ages 2 and up) and Super Grover Season Pass- $233.00(ages 2 and up).
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Sesame Place is located at 100 Road, Langhorne, PA 19047
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