LIFE LIST: SESAME PLACE
When: July 26 & August 2
Where: Sesame Place in Langhorne Pennsylvania (maybe 20 or 30 minutes from Philadelphia)
Why this is on my list: I wanted to take my little girl - it was such a wonderful experience and money very well spent so I knew I had to add it to my list! I went for my daughter but was surprised at how excited I was-excited to see her excitement!
|The main street walking into the park|
-$60/adult and the current special was 'buy a one day pass get a second day pass free' so we got to go twice
- my daughter was free since she's under 2
- $20 meal plan (2 full meals w/a drink, a snack and 2 drinks)
- $15/day parking
- $30/evening pass (Joel went with us the second day)
So for 2 long days of fun and pictures that will last a lifetime I spent around $200 including 5 souvenirs. I thought the park was very reasonably priced; everything was VERY WELL maintained and clean, the parking was close, the food was good and and there were PLENTY of activities-rides, play areas, music shows, water rides/attractions, photo ops with the characters and a lively parade twice daily.
|first ride! She loved it!|
Would I do it again? I would love to take my daughter again although I honestly doubt we will ever be in the area long enough, so I am very glad I took her....but all she would have to do is ask and I'd take her again in a heartbeat! (I'm such a pushover) I actually almost decided not to go because of the expense but as I said it was more than worth it!!
Something I would recommend? If you have children YES! There were lots of rides and the lines were never more than 5/10 minutes. There were MANY water rides that were a total blast and lifeguards aplenty. They held a parade twice each day where my baby got to dance her cute little butt off. There were plenty of photo ops with the characters that were all free and short lines. There were play areas designated for toddlers. They had a room for nursing moms. The food was good and nice sized portions. And my favorite- the flowers- beautiful flowers everywhere! I can't imagine the money alone spent on the flowers!! I have ONLY one complaint--there was a $19 fee to rent a tiny storage locker which would have been convenient since there are water rides and most people would want to change and have a place for cameras and keys. Nineteen dollars for a locker in my opinion (and surely I'm not alone) is utterly ridiculous. We would have forked out the cash but fortunately we were able to snag one of the very closest parking spots.
What would I do differently? I was a little mad at myself for making making us leave on our first day after a 6 hour stint, I knew she was tired but she wanted to stay-I don't know why I didn't just stay a little longer-she would have slept later- but other than that I wholeheartedly enjoyed it because there is nothing more fulfilling than making your child happy. We did not make it to any of the performances and I think she would have loved them but the line looked LOOOONG and there were so many other things to do anyhow. Also if I ever went again I would spend the extra money to 'dine with the characters' I think it would have been worth it.
Was it life changing? Yes it was, in fact after seeing how happy it made my baby and how well she did it inspired me to bump up our trip to Disney World to the spring.. She was not a bit scared or nervous, she was just so excited and I think that's wonderful that she's not even 2 years old and so fearless.
VIDEOS OF DANCING AT THE PARADES
|Abby, we were lucky enough to run into her while she was on her way to the bathroom|
|Elmo-she hugged Elmo every chance she got-at least 10 different times!|
|Zoe and The Count|
|Abby...and...does anyone know the other ones name?|
|Oscar the Grouch|
|The largest hibiscus I have ever seen! They really looked fake-I checked-they were not.|
|Stopping to smell the roses|
|The end of the day-she was pooped!|
|Love that giant flower pot behind her!|
|The entrance-I wish my front yard looked like this!|
|She sat right there for 5 minutes and did not move a muscle!|
|And again, she did not get any farther than that! I had to run back upstairs and get her BOTH TIMES!|
|Awesome ropes to climb on but a little advanced for a 2 year old|
|The most amazing play area for her!!|
|We waited to do the water rides with my husband- they were so fun!|
|Obviously I'm far too good a mother to take my 22 month old on a ride like this...|
|She loved this watering can but would not actually go under the water|
|Flower pot slide|
I'm back...I went
Last minute road trip
One night in Pittsburgh
1st day in Philadelphia
2nd day in Philadelphia