Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Sesame Place

August 4, 2012 6:00 AM


Young and old alike will delight in the spirit of imagination found at Sesame Place, where kids can be kids–and so can adults! Sesame Place, a 15-acre family-friendly theme park, offers wet and dry attractions, parades, shows and fun for kids of all ages. There’s even an iPhone app to help you navigate your way through the park, locate your favorite Sesame Street friends and find out showtimes. Fans of Sesame Street from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York City can easily fit in a visit to the park in one day.

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Getting There

Sesame Place is an easy 30-minute drive from most areas of the city. To get there, find your way to I-95 and travel north to exit 46A and follow U.S. 1 North for a half mile to the Oxford Valley exit. Turn right onto Oxford Valley Road, then right at the third traffic light (North Bucks Town Drive).  Follow the signs for Sesame Place parking. SEPTA city buses service Sesame Place as well.

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 752-7070

Price: $57.99 2012 single-day admission/free children 23 months and younger/$52.99 seniors/$57.99 2012 Elmo’s any two-day ticket

Elmo’s Two-Day Ticket is a two-for-one deal that is the best bargain next to a season pass. With this option, visitors pay for a single day pass and get a pass to return for a second visit during the same season. The second day is valid any regular operating day, even if it’s not a consecutive one. Elmo’s Any 2-Day Ticket is not valid during A Very Furry Christmas special event, but purchase tickets for that early so you don’t miss the holiday fun.

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Must-See Attractions/Events

Neighborhood Street Party

It’s Sesame Place up-close-and-personal with this parade of Sesame Street characters. Guests experience an energetic neighborhood block party featuring contemporary tunes that will have everyone joining in the fun. Kids learn about letters, numbers and friendship during any one of three performances, including a night parade that lights up the sky and 11 larger-than-life floats. During the Halloween and Christmas seasons, the parades take on a holiday theme.

Sesame Neighborhood

You won’t want to miss this life-size, outdoor re-creation of the Sesame Street TV show set. Have your camera ready as your children interact with their favorite Sesame Street characters and visit Mr. MacIntosh’s Fruit Stand, Bert and Ernie’s house, and the fire station at Sesame Street Engine House No. 1.

Dine with Furry Friends

You and your children can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with Elmo & Friends every day at Sesame Place.  These meals are served inside, so there is no need to worry about the weather when you make your plans. Reservations are required for this and may be made online or by calling 1-866-GO-ELMO.  Make your reservation early, as spaces are limited and sell out quickly.

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The Count’s Splash Castle

The Count’s Splash Castle is a multi-level interactive water attraction that’s perfect for the whole family. The castle features more than 90 play elements, including a 1,000-gallon, eight-foot tipping bucket, water slides, water curtains, bridges, bubbler jets and water wheels. There are countless ways to get everyone soaked here.

Elmo’s World Live Show

If you’ve ever imagined being part of an Elmo show, you won’t want to miss this. The audience is invited to participate in this interactive show to help Elmo, Mr. Noodle and Dorothy explore dance. Everyone is invited to dance and sing along as Elmo demonstrates dance styles sure to please the kiddos.

Maddie Wagner is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on

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