Have you been to Sesame Place. Sesame Place is an amusement park located in Langhorn, Pennsylvania specifically for young children. Besides that, the most important thing that you should know about Sesame Place is that it’s all based on Sesame Street and is lots of fun. So if you make a trip there, make it count. To help you do just that I’ve put together ten insiders tips to help you maximize your stay at Sesame Place.
1.Get the App
There’s an app for that. Are you surprised? Download the Sesame Place app for maps, show listings, ride wait times and more! There’s even a car locator so that you can easily find your car.
2. Plan the Stay
Like any theme or amusement park, poor planning can lead to frustration, wasted time and missed opportunities. Navigate Sesame Place’s website prior to your trip to help plan your stay. While at the park, use the app as mentioned above. Signs at the park do a good job of listing available show times during the day.
3. There’s a Sunny Day Guarantee
Basically, if it rains continuously for one hour and you choose to leave the park, you can trade that admission ticket to come pack to the park another day.
4. There are Toys and Novelties Everywhere
Souvenirs and toys are on every corner, so you better be prepared. If you don’t have a chat with your children ahead of time (about limits), your time at the park could turn sour really quickly. Some parents opt to buy their licensed plush toys and merchandise at places like Amazon.com ahead of their trip and save some money that way.
Another option is to buy the smaller sizes of Sesame Street character favorites, instead of the larger ones which are more expensive.
5. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Monsters
If you opt not to have a character breakfast or participate in other character dining, all opportunities for taking pictures with friendly monsters are not lost. Monsters frequently show up unannounced at Sesame Place. You just have to keep your eyes peeled, have your camera ready and watch out for swarming kids. By the way, I didn’t go crazy for the food at the character breakfast anyway. So, if you are tight on cash get breakfast at a nearby restaurant or at your hotel (if it’s good) and save some bucks.
6. Always be CameraReady
There is something special about being at Sesame Place. I mean, it’s basically like taking a walk through Sesame Street. You never know what you are going to see. On our recent trip, our daughter walked up to Abby Cadabby and shyly showed her, her own Abby Cadabby that she held. That moment was pretty special. If you’re looking for a camera to capture those memories, the Cannon series is pretty special.
7. See at Least One Show
There are lots of shows to choose from at Sesame Place. Elmo the Musical and Elmo Rocks are just a few that we saw. You won’t regret taking in one of these shows, but you will regret not going. It’s just so much fun and the kids have a blast.
8. Be Prepared to Get Wet
You didn’t think that it was all dry fun did you? There are designated places at Sesame Place for wet fun too. It may be better to plan your stay so that you have designated wet days and dry days because there is so much to do. If you do choose to get involved in the wet attractions, don’t forget to bring appropriate swim wear , towels and a change of clothes for everyone.
9. See the Parade
You certainly don’t have to stay for the parade every night. But one night, make sure to capture a glimpse.. Your kids’ faces will light up looking at their favorite characters dancing, twirling and having a good time. Secure a nice spot on the parade route early, along the edge of the side walk.
Tip: A folded up jacket or raincoat makes a great seat for parade watching.
10. Plan on Coming Back
There is lots to do and see at Sesame Place so plan on making a trip back. Children are small but for a fleeting moment, and then the next thing you know they are packing their things and moving out. So make those special travel memories with them now before their hormones start going crazy and places like Sesame Place are no longer cool.
If you live nearby, save money by investing in a 2017 Season Pass. These are memories that you and your family will treasure forever.
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Things to Make Your Trip to Sesame Place Even Sweeter
Buy a season pass and save on multiple trips.
Book your stay at one of the hotel partners:
Buy some goodies from Sesame Street ahead of your trip and save.