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"Sesame Place" Celebrates 30 Years in Bucks County

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A theme park in Bucks County, Pa. is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports
that Sesame Place, in Langhorne, is marking three decades in business today, and park president Robert Caruso says the park has undergone a lot of changes in the past thirty years.

sesame full425 "Sesame Place" Celebrates 30 Years in Bucks County

(KYW's Hadas Kuznits poses with some of the cast of Sesame Place.)

He says that when they first opened in 1980, the park was just three acres with no characters walking around.

Today the park is 15 acres, and they added live characters in 1983. The first were Bert, Ernie, and Cookie Monster. Over the years they’ve added others, of course: Elmo is a favorite, as are Zoe and Abby Cadabby.

I’ve spoken to some of the adults, and they tell me their favorites are Cookie Monster and Grover.

Caruso says they are very excited that they have been able to stay in existence for 30 years. It’s been a challenge, he says, but well worth it.

He’s happy to have been able to make some of the changes they have. One of the changes not made, however, is Robert Caruso — he’s been at the park all 30 years.