Sweep the Clouds Away at Sesame Place

Charming Theme park Near Philadelphia

••• Sesame Place

Themed to the landmark PBS and HBO children's show, Sesame Place is designed for pre-teens with a special emphasis on the program's preschool audience. Highlights include the Vapor Trail coaster, Sesame Neighborhood, which replicates the famous neighborhood depicted on the show, and Elmo's World themed land.

In 2018, it is opening Oscar's Wacky Taxi, a wooden coaster that won't be too tall, fast, or scary, but should provide enough thrills to keep riders of all ages engaged.

It will be similar to Wooden Warrior, a junior coaster at a park in Connecticut that was designed and built by the same manufacturer. It is surprisingly fun and packs a punch for its size.

Granted, the park offers roller coasters, spinning rides, and other attractions typically found at parks. But the relatively small Sesame Place foregoes the hyper-adrenalized atmosphere of Six Flags in favor of a more low-key vibe. Reflecting the whimsy of the show and its Muppet stars, Sesame Place features unique opportunities to interact with iconic, cuddly characters such as Grover and Elmo. 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, the Sesame Streak water slides, 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 The Count's Spooktacular, a scare-free Halloween festival, and in November and December, it offers the holiday event, A Very Furry Christmas.

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. Discounts may be available by purchasing tickets in advance on Sesame Place's official Web site.

The park is open May through October, plus select dates for the Christmas holiday season.


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.

From Philadelphia:
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.

What's to Eat?

The park offers one table service restaurant, Elmo's Eatery. Selections include pizza, chicken sandwiches, soup served in a bread bowl, and salads.

Other food stands, cafes, food trucks, and carts offer options such as wraps, hot dogs, tacos, churros, and ice cream.