This summer, we surprised the kids with a mini getaway. I love the look on their faces when we say, “Pack your bags. We’re leaving .”
Even though I’m an adult, I love Sesame Place, the only theme park in the country based on the award-winning show Sesame Street®! Located in Bucks County, Philadelphia, this park is perfectly tailored to small kids, but people of all ages can enjoy it.
Sesame Place is also an ideal place for children with special needs. The park earned a designation as a Certified Autism Center providing accessible amenities including quiet rooms, noise-canceling headphones, and low sensory areas.
This was Rori’s first visit. We’ve taken Rashad a few times while this was Riann’s second visit. At most amusement parks, young children are sad because they can’t get on most rides. But not here. They can get on carousels, roller coasters, slides, and can even visit Sesame Street, a reproduction of some of the store fronts directly from the show. Children are able to go inside and pretend-play while some places are actual stores where you can buy items. On hot days, everyone can cool off in raft rides, water slides, and Big Bird’s Rambling lazy river.
We purchased two-day passes which is just enough time to explore much of the park. With a family, I highly recommend the two-day pass versus one. You can become overwhelmed with the walking and activities, trying to do everything in one day.
For our future visits, we will definitely invest in the Upgrade Your Day packages. The Unlimited Magic Queue is a great investment. This year the lines were significantly longer and that package allows you to go to a “cut line.” When it’s hot outside, children (and adults) don’t want to stand in line for long periods of time, so this is a great investment.
The highlight of the day was the Neighborhood Street Party Parade. Basically a block featuring Bert & Ernie, Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, the Count, Rosita, Zoe, Telly and other favorites. Kids get to learn about letters, numbers and friendship during the parade’s performances and floats.
Cheers to another weekend of memories with our crew 🎉
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