Bucks County
Aerial footage of Sesame Place in Bucks County

Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pennsylvania makes everyone’s favorite furry friends on Sesame Street® come to life! Opened in 1980, the amusement park is popular for always having something fun to do just for kids like meet, hug and get a photograph with characters, including Elmo and other friends. The nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning children’s show, Sesame Place has grown a lot since then.

  • Big Bird’s Rambling River at Sesame Place
  • Sesame Place roller coaster

Sesame Place® Philadelphia partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), to become the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) in 2018. That same year the park released the ride Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™, a wooden-steel hybrid roller coaster! The park celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. Coming soon in 2022 is the brand new ride Big Bird’s Tour Bus!

Other popular park attractions include 11 mechanical rides like the Super Grover Vapor Trail roller coaster, 10 water attractions, including, Count Splash Castle, three stage shows for kids to sing, dance and clap along to like The Magic of Art™ and a spectacularly huge Neighborhood Street Party Parade™. Also, don’t miss Cookie’s Monster Land™, Sesame’s furriest land ever, featuring five rides, a three-story net climb and more!

  • Sesame Place Holiday Display

Annual Events

Elmo's Furry Fun Fest

From January to March, this event series will offer guests brand new, limited capacity special events where they can celebrate everyone’s favorite red monster during Elmo’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash, treat little loves to a fun day during the My Fuzzy Valentine’s Celebration, let the good times roll during our FIRST-EVER family-friendly Mardi Gras Celebration, grab cozy jammies to celebrate our favorite feathered friend’s birthday at Big Bird’s Pajama Party!

Elmo's Eggstravaganza Easter Celebration

Hop on by for a hoppin' good time with rides, shows, surprise mini parades and special Easter fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Grab photos with the Easter Bunny in the Bunny Picture Patch, take place in the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and dance and sing at the Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party.

Elmo's Springtacular

Taking place from April to June, visitors can join in on the fun with an exciting line-up of meet and greets, music, magic, a pirate advenutre and fireworks during select weekends.

The Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Celebrate Halloween all October long during The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular both inside the park and with the Not-so-Spooky Halloween Drive Thru. Bring the kids and dress to impress for some not-too-spooky fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends, a character hayride, two winding mazes and three Halloween spectacles.

A Very Furry Christmas

It the end of the year, Sesame Place® Philadelphia transforms into a one-of-a-kind holiday wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations. See special Christmas shows like 1-2-3 Christmas Tree, tour the Merry Marketplace, experience the Hannukah and Kwanzaa Celebrations, see Santa's Illumninaton of lights, and visit with Santa in his workshop! In 2021, experience "A Very Furry Christmas" from November 20 to January 2, 2022.

Fireworks

Sesame Place® Philadelphia famously hosts fireworks for many major holidays, including Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year's Eve.