Sesame Place: A Very Furry Christmas
As mentioned in my A Sesame Place Adventure Scrapbook & Park Tips – July 2014 post, our family had the privilege of visiting Sesame Place twice in the past year. “A Very Furry Christmas” was a super fun time, but a very different experience than our summer adventure. On this visit we took advantage of the park’s ‘get in free after 3pm the day before’ promotion and broke the experience into a day and a half. It was cold and wet. Not your ideal amusement park conditions, but it did make for lower crowds. It rained so much on the second day that we qualified for the park’s “Sunny Day Guarantee”. However, at the time, we were told we had to use the tickets within 3 days. We were leaving that night so that wasn’t possible. The yucky weather also forced ride closures, which provided my son with a good laugh when these Oscar The Grouch “Go Away” signs were put out. He still tells people about them 😉
The first afternoon, was spent meeting characters, seeing a show and watching the parade. The parade was longer than I expected and very upbeat. I asked a couple of workers where the best place to sit was. They recommended “where the blue road meets the black”. That was a good place to watch, but I don’t think there is a ‘bad’ spot. The parade follows the main road. As long as you have a spot along that, you’re good.
The second morning we started with a Dine With Me Christmas character breakfast. This is where the low crowds really benefited our experience. There were so few families at the meal (maybe 15) that the characters spent much time just ‘hanging out’ with everyone. They made their rounds to all the tables at least twice and then the dance party began. Even Elmo, who is usually restricted to a chair for photos, was up and grooving. The characters were so animated and personable!
After the amazing Dine With Me Christmas encounter, we headed out into the park and rode a couple of rides in between storms.
The mixing of Christmas magic with the magic of Sesame Street made for a very, well, magical experience. We certainly made some memories during Christmas on Sesame Street.
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