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In just under two hours, you can escape the mean streets and general Oscarly Grouchiness of NYC for a bit of Sesame magic and smiles. Filled with rides, water attractions and plenty of photo opps, Sesame Place should be on your to-do list for summer fun. Located in the rolling hills of Langhorne, PA (Bucks County), Sesame Place is remarkable for being a theme park that doesn't assault all the senses.

This little gem is meant for the six and under crowd--so everything is right-sized to keep these little people from getting lost and overwhelmed. We're not surprised that Sesame Place is celebrating its 30th birthday--this was our first visit and we intend to come back.

The theme park is a natural extension of the Sesame Street television show and its values. The 14 acre park has more than three-dozen interactive activities, including water attractions, rides, an action-packed roller coaster (too scary for our kids), live stage shows, and a musical parade.

What works: Most rides are suitable for young children. Nothing too death-defying. We loved being able to get the entire family in a tea-cup and not having to split up our party. Sesame gets that kids want and need to ride with their adults. There's a great mix of playground areas that don't involve waiting in lines. The park was immaculate--we didn't spot trash anywhere. We appreciated all the effort that went into landscaping. All of our interactions with the staff were delightful--especially the lifeguard at the water rides. And finally, the layout is fantastic. There were never any grueling walks to get to the next attraction and everything was very stroller friendly.

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What didn't: The only frustrating line was for food. And yes, we're slightly snobby when it comes to food and we were disappointed by the mediocre selection. 45 minutes in the lunch line was our longest and most challenging wait of the day (one of the other restaurants was closed and the staff at this one moved at a snail's pace). Another bummer--we didn't see any roaming characters. There were plenty of chances to pay for a photo with Elmo, but no spontaneous appearances with the big red guy.

Tickets would have cost us $212*
Parking ($18), gas and tolls from NYC $50
Lunch for two adults and four kids $65 (we brought our own snacks)
Souvenirs (one Zoe doll, one Sesame Place wallet, set of pink barrettes) $50


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*Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive 1 free pass and three 50% coupons to cut down on the fees. 

We paid for our own food, souvenirs and transportation.

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