As Ali Baba would say, it’s time to “open sesame”, as in Sesame Place, the popular amusement park based on the Sesame Street TV show, which reopens following its annual winter hiatus on April 30.
A parade has always been a big deal here, and now it gets even bigger with the Neighborhood Street Party. Staged as a festive block party, the event features floats plus performances to help kids learn about letters, numbers and friendship. Important dates are the Grand Opening parade April 30 at 2 p.m., Night Time Parade Debut June 18 at 9 p.m. and the Halloween Parade Debut September 24 at 4 p.m.
The parades are chock full of beloved characters including Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Rosita and Big Bird. Plus a new character joins in: Murray, Sesame Street’s furry orange reality TV personality.
A new mechanical family ride is also set to debut. Called Elmo’s Cloud Chaser, the ride invites families to join Elmo for a trip into the sky. And starting May 7, the park presents a concert series with acts including Dan Zanes and Friends, Ralph’s World and Hip Hop Harry. Concerts are free with admission, but reservations are required.
Lots to look forward to for the 2011 season!
100 Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA