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History of Sesame Place
The Sesame Place theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania first opened its gates to the public in 1980 and has continued to expand over the years. Located near the Oxford Valley Mall, this put Sesame Place in a prime and convenient location for those looking to visit the park. The park was designed by both Eric McMillan and Sandra Hanna and the concept was to bring the world of Sesame Street to life through rides and water play that the whole family could enjoy. During its initial opening, Sesame Place was just 3 acres large and today encompasses more than 14 acres of property.
Affiliated Theme Parks
Sesame Place is just one of ten parks that is owned by the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment company. Several other parks owned and operated by this group include SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Water Country USA. While Sesame Place is the only fully-themed Sesame Place Park of its kind, other SeaWorld Parks feature small Sesame-themed sections within their property.
Sesame Place Attractions
There are seven unique areas that make up the entirety of the Sesame Place theme park. Each area offers guests unique attractions that they can enjoy on those hot summer days. Open entering the park, guests will find Grover's Vapor Trail, a roller coaster that is geared towards children ages 3 and up. Splash around in the Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave pool that was formed by Ernie's garden hose, play in Twiddlebug Land, take a ride on a kid-powered railroad and get wet down Slimey's Chutes.
In the River Area, grab a tube and relax along Big Bird's Rambling River, a lazy river waterway that makes its way around Sesame Island. The little ones will love playing in the splash area that is known as Ernie's Waterworks. Right next door, check out Sesame Neighborhood, and ride the Sesame character-themed carousel.
The Splash Castle Area features one of the park's largest attractions, The Count's Splash Castle. This multi-level waterpark splash zone includes a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket and a variety of play features where you are sure to get wet. Other area attractions include waterslides such as Sesame Streak and Slippery Slopes.
In and around the Sesame World Area, guests will find Bert & Ernie's Slip & Slide, the Flyin' Fish ride, Snuffy's Slides, Peek-A-Bug and more. Next, make your way through the Nets Area and enjoy a ton of climbing fun. Children may even get to meet their favorite Sesame Street characters like Big Bird, Elmo, and Grover.
Sesame Place Shows
In addition to water rides and attractions, Sesame Place features fun-filled shows that will have you dancing in your seat. See Elmo's World Live!, Elmo Rocks!, and meet the gang during the Neighborhood Street Party.