By Amy Suski
If you have a little one or two, there is no amusement park better than Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. More than just a section tucked away in a big park, this entire park is geared toward the preschool set. Everything from the menu choices to the changing rooms is made easier for families. Instead of dodging gangs of teenagers, your family can enjoy a place meant just for them, with the comfortable scale and feel of a friendly neighborhood. For more reasons why we loved Sesame Place, read on.
Furry Friends: During our first visit, my first born was absolutely awestruck by meeting his best friends Elmo, Grover, Bert & Ernie. Hugging opportunities abound throughout the park and are so precious they alone are worth the price of admission. After recovering from being starstruck by all the furry celebrities, we found even more fun things to do.
Climbing Structures: Sesame Place understands that although rides are fun, preschoolers and toddlers are happiest when they are allowed to move. In Cookie Monster Land our preschooler tested his bravery on a three-story net climb while our toddler crawled, jumped and rolled around the soft play area, Mini Monster Clubhouse. For little ones on the move, the numerous colorful climbing structures offer endless fun. Only after exhausting themselves in the play areas could we persuade our kids to explore some of the rides.
Rides: The whole family took flight in the Flying Cookie Jars for a gentle ride into the sky and a great view of the park. For little thrill seekers, Grover's Vapor Trail, offers an exciting first-roller-coaster experience that they will never forget (that's me in the red below, with our three year old). Other favorite rides included Oscar's Rotten Rusty Rockets and the swings of Elmo's Cloud Chaser.
Entertainment: Shows like Elmo Rocks and parades throughout the day are good opportunities to take a rest with music and fun. Also be sure to check the day's schedule for the new must-see Neighborhood Birthday Parade celebrating Sesame Places' 35th Birthday and featuring performances about letters, numbers and friendship.
Wet Fun: In addition to frequent icecream breaks, on a hot day there are plenty of opportunities to cool off in Big Bird's Rambling River, The Count's Splash Castle, water slides, and Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave. Unlike traditional waterparks, many of the water rides and attractions are suitable for non-swimmers and life-vests are available.
Early childhood is a magical time and Sesame Place is an exceptionally special place to celebrate your child's imagination. We had a wonderful time and think you will too!
The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and do not reflect those of the entities mentioned. We received no special discounts or benefits on this trip. All rights reserved by Kid Trips (c) 2015.
Know Before You Go: Although the park is small, there is more than enough to do to make a two-day visit worthwhile. We purchased a ticket granting 2-days for the price of one and were glad we did. Check the website for the deal that's best for you, including discounted afternoon tickets, season passes, Magic Queue, VIP access and more. Package deals with nearby Bucks County hotels can be found on the webpage. For more options Philadelphia is a mere 30 minute drive away. Worried about a summer thunderstorm washing out your day? Don't! Sesame Place offers a Sunny Day Guarantee: if it rains continuously for one hour or more the park will issue a Sunny Day ticket valid for a return visit.
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