Sesame Place Park is a theme park designed for young children and their families. Little ones will delight in seeing their favorite Sesame Street characters come to life in a magical setting filled with rides, shows and games. The park is ideal for kids ages 3 – 10, but there is something for everyone at Sesame Place Park. There are several attractions suitable for kids under 36 inches tall and a few rides that will even please older siblings.
If you’ve been contemplating a visit, we’re put together 5 things not to miss at Sesame Place. Our picks will be fun for all age ranges (and parents too!)
Sesame Place Park
1. Neighborhood Street Party Parade – Let kids groove to the music as their favorite characters make their way down Main Street. Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and the Count are just a few of the characters you’ll see dancing the streets or riding in themed floats. The parade is held twice per day. Parade times are listed on the park map.
We suggest getting a spot early, so your kids get the best vantage point.
Elmo the Musical Live! – Watch as Detective Elmo helps find Cookie Monsters favorite cookie. Kids will love getting involved in the musical as Elmo uses math to solve the mystery. There’s even a talking curtain and chickens! This wildly popular show fills up fast, so arrive early to get in line.
Character Meet & Greets – Kids will love meeting their favorite characters. Don’t forget your camera or get a Photo
Key to capture all the sweet moments! Line up to get photos and meet two characters at 123 Smile with Me (the characters rotate at this location.) Keep an eye out for characters strolling along Main Street throughout the day or book a meal at Dine with Elmo & Friends. Season passholders can also take advantage of VIP Character Meet & Greets.
The Count’s Splash Castle – A multi-level interactive water-play attraction that’s fun for all ages. Kids can enjoy water slides, levers, bridges, water hoses and more. The highlight of the castle is a 1,000-gallon 8 ft tipping bucket. Parents should watch young children when the countdown begins. That’s a LOT of water splashing at once.
Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets – Blast off on a monstrous space mission in a trash can rocketship with Oscar the Grouch and his friend Slimey. Kids will get a thrill as momentum builds when the rocketship rounds the corner. The oldest kids in the family might not find this ride as exciting, but it’s great for young visitors.
If you’re looking to save money, make sure to purchase tickets online in advance. Parking can even be purchased online at a discounted rate. The price for food is rather high inside the park and lines can be extremely long during the peak season. To further stretch your budget, pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed outside of the park.
Join your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters for a day of theme park fun. The entire family can enjoy dry and wet rides, shows, parades, food and games. Arrive early and take advantage of all Sesame Place Park has to offer.
Dana is a family travel expert and owner/author of the website, The Talking Suitcase. Born and raised in Virginia, she enjoys traveling up and down the East Coast with her husband and 2 children. Dana shares kid-friendly destinations, practical travel advice and tips to help parents experience the world with kids.