Sesame Place: A First Theme Park Family Adventure

by Sandra Foyt on March 24, 2012

in Travel Ideas


My kids are old enough that our last visit to Sesame Place pre-dates digital cameras. Alas, I don’t have any photos of our first family adventure to a theme park.

Even without the photographs, I well remember my toddler’s ear-to-ear grin, and that glorious feeling of having found an outing that brought such joy to the entire family. We only went to Sesame Place one time, but thus began a childhood filled with wonderful theme park memories.

Theme parks offer sheer, unadulterated fun – a combination of thrilling rides and live entertainment – they’re the biggest and the best playgrounds where anyone can be a kid. More than mere play places, although that’s a worthy and sufficient role onto itself, theme parks offer many learning opportunities.


Fun and Educational Things To Do at Sesame Place

While the focus at Sesame Place is on fun activities, there is a lot of learning going on too. Kids will love the life-size Sesame Place neighborhood, where they can play while learning about community. Children are taught about friendships at the Let’s Play Together show, and they both discover and do when they explore dance in Elmo’s World Live Show.

Interactive learning activities abound throughout the park, and for those willing to plan ahead, Sesame Place also offers a CSI- Club of Science Investigators Education Program.

A trip around the world at Sesame Place.

Theme Park Deals

Sesame Place is offering a Buy 2 Nights, Get 1 Night Free Package at participating hotels. Book by May 31, 2012 and travel any time before October 28, 2012 for a free room night and free upgrade to Season Passes.

Go See It!

Sesame Place is the only theme park in the nation featuring the popular TV show’s most lovable characters. A water park, rides, interactive activities, parades, fireworks and shows add to the fun.

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd  Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 752-7070
By car: 3:45 minutes from Albany, NY.
Photo Credit: Thanks to for providing photos by R. Kennedy for GPTMC.

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| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Colleen Pierre March 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

My daughter Angie is in huge Elmo phase (which I’m beginning to think is more like a rite of passage for all kids). We haven’t done any theme parks yet but I can definitely see us enjoying Sesame Place. I actually forgot about it so thanks for the post! Would be a fun weekend excursion.
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