A Sesame Place Adventure Scrapbook
& Park Tips
“Sunny days, chasing the clouds away…..Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” Well, yes. Yes I can. Input: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047 into your GPS and you’re on your way! Wondering where to stay when you visit? We stayed right across the street from the park at Sheraton – Bucks County and LOVED IT! (Read our full review here)
Even from 9.5 hours away in NKY, my family has visited Sesame Place twice in the past year. Our first experience was “A Very Furry Christmas” in January (post coming soon) and more recently just a few weeks ago in July. Going 2 different times a year almost felt like going to 2 different parks.
Walking into Sesame Place is a Sesame Street fan’s dream come true. The colorful cheery monsters are there to greet you in signs, topiaries, and merchandise.
Once in, my 9 year old hit the Vapor Trail right away!
Only a few steps through the front gate and you are bound to run into any one of the beloved Sesame characters. My 2-year-old had been asking for days to “hug Abbey”. So, while the boys road the roller coaster, we set out to find Abbey. We were first distracted by the Count VonCount. He had a long line so we stood to the side just to grab a quick pic. I love that he spied us from a distance and struck a pose for us!
Next stop: Smile With Me. No Abbey there either, but we did find Super Grover, Santa Cookie Monster, and Elmo.
Back out on our search, we passed Oscar and Big Bird. When we ran into Bert and Ernie, we found out that Abbey would be in that spot later in the day, but no one knew what time.
By this time it was time for lunch and a nap so we made the super convenient trip back to the Sheraton grabbing an autograph and picture with ballerina Zoe on our way.
Back in the park just in time for the parade, we staked out our spots and grabbed some treats. Know who the ice cream bar is??
While waiting for the parade to begin, I looked up and guess what I saw- our hotel; The Shearaton Bucks County, right over top of Sesame Street!
The parade was energetic, lively and fun. It was so much fun to see all the characters at once! I believe it’s the only opportunity to see Barkley in the park. He sits on the back of one of the floats in his doghouse. We sat towards the front of the parade route. When your family goes, sit toward the end near Oscar’s garage. We later discovered they shoot off lots of colorful streamers at the end of the route 😉
Playing in Ernie’s Waterworks, you are made to feel Tweedlebug size!
We hit some of the water attractions around dinnertime, but everyone was tiring. One last time, we went to find Abbey- and guess what…
Leaving with our souvenirs of choice, everyone agreed how much fun it was to have been on Sesame Street that day.
If you are considering a visit to Sesame Place, I definitely recommend it! Here are a few tips for when you do go:
* The park is best suited for children 2-9 years (but all ages were there)
* If possible, allow yourself more than 1 day in the park. Between shows, ride, characters, etc, 1 day isn’t enough if you are hoping to do it all.
* During the warmer months, do the water attractions first as this is the opposite of what most seem to do.
* Do a character Dine With Me meal. Meeting most of the characters there will not only be a unique experience, but relieve you of spending your day with a fidgety toddler waiting in line to see them.
* During the “Neighborhood Street Party” day parade (I don’t know if the night is the same), sit near the end of the parade route near Oscar’s Garage for the streamer shoot offs.
* Pictures: In January, we had no issues with taking pictures or staff taking pictures with our camera for us. In July, this was the case everywhere except Smile With Me. There were signs stating staff would not use guests’ cameras and the photographers were not letting anyone take pictures with their own cameras. They were vigilant about it.
* Be sure to keep track of your 1.2.3…Smile With Me card and view your photos before leaving the park if you are planning to check them out. At this time, you are unable to view them online.
* Take an autograph book and pen. The characters do sign autographs.
* Character Greetings: When we went (this could be different on any day) characters would be out for 20 minute intervals in the following places. Characters were not out during parade times.
Abbey Cadabby: Right before getting to Oscar’s Garage on the right after 2:00pm (Abbey alternated every 20 minutes with Bert and Ernie)
Big Bird: Near the end of Sesame Street on the left before the apartment building. (Big Bird alternated with Oscar every 20 minutes)
Cookie Monster: 1-2-3 Smile With Me in Cookie’s Monster Land. (Cookie alternated every 20 minutes with Super Grover)
Count VonCount: Just past Dine With Me on the right.
Elmo: :1-2-3 Smile With Me in Cookie’s Monster Land (Elmo alternated with himself every 20 minutes)
Ernie and Bert: Right before getting to Oscar’s Garage on the right. (Ernie and Bert alternated every 20 minutes with Abbey)
Oscar The Grouch: Near the end of Sesame Street on the left before the apartment building. (Oscar alternated with Big Bird every 20 minutes)
Super Grover: 1-2-3 Smile With Me in Cookie’s Monster Land. (Super Grover alternated every 20 minutes with Cookie Monster)
Zoe: Across the street from the Count (see above) on the left.
Here’s wishing all your days are sunny and you soon find your way to Sesame Place!
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