When I was little, I wanted nothing than a trip to Sesame Place. Okay, I also wanted a pony, a Hot Wheels, and a Barbie Dream House. But, really, I would have happily settled for a vacay in Langhorn, PA. (Honest.)
Alas my parents never took us “where the air is sweet.” Not that I continue to hold it against them or anything. Eh-hem.
Of course, when my youngest developed a full-on obsession with Elmo and “Cook-Cook” this summer, I didn’t hesitate to pack the kids and husband up for an overnight stay in Bucks County. Because, that’s the kind of parent I am. (I’m really going for the guilt-trip here, Grammy and Grampy!)
Less than three hours away from my home outside of New York City, Sesame Place makes for an ideal weekend getaway for local-ish families with little ones. (If you haven’t seen the catchy commercial for the park, the lyric actually urges parents to “go before they grow.” Or, you know, before they develop a giant grudge .
With a four year old and a one year old, I didn’t go in with great expectations. I hoped that we would be able to experience a handful of rides, see a bit of the parade, meet some characters, and hopefully have a nibble or two. But I knew that, ultimately, we’d have to go with the flow. Traveling with two tired toddlers can be unpredictable—so I was going to live in the moment and tackle our adventure one attraction at a time.
First, I was happy to discover that the park is immaculate. It’s clean and bright and colorful and absolutely adorable and charming. It’s also large but not overwhelmingly sprawling. It’s easy to the lay of the land, and so it’s manageable with multiple mini people in tow.
Must-See, Must-Do, and Must-Ride
Count’s Splash Castle
The Count’s Splash Castle is a sprawling, multi-level water-play wonderland. It boasts over 90 play elements, including a 1,000-gallon 8-ft. tipping bucket, multiple water slides, valves, levers, water curtains, bridges, hydro blasters, bubbler jets, bongos, hose jets, water wheels and more. You can't even COUNT how many ways you can get drenched. (Ha!)
This water play area is intended for more timid toddlers, but still features plenty of fun ways to cool off and get refreshed.
Big Bird’s Rambling River
Who doesn't love a lazy river? This 1,000-foot water way through Sesame Island features bubbling, swirling waters, spraying geysers, waterfalls, and more.
Kids will love climbing, exploring, and discovering in the multi-level net obstacle course.
1-2-3 Smile With Me
Snap those picture-perfect moments with you favorite characters in this studio setting. We got pics with Elmo and Abby!
This is not a sponsored post. Media tickets were provided. All opinions are our own.