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Sesame Place: Imagination Come to Life

Sesame Place® Philadelphia

In accordance with guidance from state and local officials surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Sesame Place® Philadelphia will remain temporarily closed until further notice. For the latest information on park operations, visit their website.

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.

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 popular park celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020 with several new attractions: 

  • Big Bird’s Tour Bus
    Beep, beep! Buckle up and get ready to take a ride on the all-new Big Bird’s Tour Bus! The whole family will enjoy a ride on this oversized red double-decker bus with Big Bird and his furry friends. The bus goes around and around with a Sesame Street-inspired cityscape as the backdrop bringing smiles to everyone on board.

  • Slimey’s Square
    Located next to Oscar’s Wacky Taxi Coaster, Slimey’s Square is our new, brightly colored, shaded, soft play area that is the perfect place for kids five-years-old and younger to climb, crawl and have fun. Slimey’s Square features a seating wall for parents so they can watch their kids do what they do best – PLAY!  

  • ABC Eats
    When you are ready for a tasty treat, visit our newest culinary location – ABC Eats. Choose from a variety of delicious offerings sure to satisfy the hungriest little guests and their families including healthy wraps, fresh salads and much more.

  • Oscar's Wacky Taxi
  • Sesame Place roller coaster

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 A Very Furry Christmas Grover & Friends
  • Grover at Sesame Place

Before little kids become big kids, make wonderful memories together through the magic and wonderment of Sesame Place® Philadelphia! There’s no better getaway for the kids, especially in the family-friendly community of Bucks County where children can also explore Giggleberry Fair in Peddler’s Village and the Bucks County Children’s Museum and New Hope Railroad.

Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Plus, the theme park offers special holiday fun. Celebrate Halloween all October long during the Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at the end of every September. 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

Then, at the end of each November, Sesame Place® Philadelphia transforms into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations during A Very Furry Christmas. See special Christmas shows like 1-2-3 Christmas Tree, tour the Merry Marketplace, and visit with Santa in his workshop!