Friday night, April 26th, I told my girls that if they cleaned up their toys really well, I had a surprise for them. The mad dash to put away every figurine, Lego, and book began! And then came the announcement... we were going to Sesame Place in the morning! I'm sure my neighbors appreciated the shrills that came out of my 4 year old and 2.5 year old. Pure joy. Melted my heart!
Saturday the 27th was our third visit to Sesame Place. If you've never been, you should know that this Langhorne, PA park is the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show Sesame Street. As seen on their Facebook page, Saturday was their Opening Day and the universe sure celebrated! We had a day of sunshine, light breezes, and about 70 degrees. It was beyond gorgeous! There were even people on the water rides! Season Pass holders proudly wore their lanyards around their neck. One woman I talked to in line for the Elmo Rocks show said she's been coming to the park since it opened in 1980 and always attends on Opening Day!
|The girls with Elmo|
Other changes for 2013 include the park’s popular Fireworks shows, which will be enhanced by a newly-choreographed pyrotechnics display. Fireworks are scheduled for 5/26, 7/4 and 9/1 and 12/31.
“At Sesame Place, we are all about celebrating, and we’re doing a lot of things in 2013 to celebrate our guests,” says Susan Godfrey, Communications Manager at Sesame Place. Visitors can be spotted wearing their new “Today I’m Celebrating…” stickers all throughout the park. “Some people are here for their birthday, while others may be celebrating their first roller coaster ride, visit to the park, last night’s Phillies’ win, or even just a sunny day,” continues Godfrey. “Every moment of celebration -- it’s all important to us here at Sesame Place,” she adds. My youngest daughter wore one to celebrate her first birthday. Elmo must have a special place for babies turning one, because after the group shot I took of him with the girls, he came over to her in the stroller and held hands with the baby and the two "bonded" for several minutes. Wish I took video of it, I was just so star struck!
|Watching the Elmo Rocks! Show, |
proudly wearing her "I'm Celebrating..." sticker.
|Twirling, dizzy, giggly FUN!|
*Disclosure: I received 4 complimentary tickets in order to facilitate this review. The opinions in this review are all my own.