Halloween might be at the end of October, but at Sesame Place, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on Sesame Street, every weekend in October is filled with spooktacular holiday fun! The Count’s Spooktacular is a popular month-long tradition where Sesame Place is converted into a Halloween haven! This year, there are exciting new features, like the all-new Elmo’s World Live – Halloween Show featuring Elmo, Mr. Noodle, and Dorothy as they explore this fun, fantastic holiday. The interactive show encourages audience participation as children will pretend to be a ghost, help Mr. Noodle decide what costume to wear, and join Elmo as he learns all about scarecrows. The show is filled with songs, surprises and special effects as guests are transported into Elmo’s world of make-believe. Additionally, guests can embark on another interactive adventure as they travel through Abby’s Magical Halloween Maze. There, Sesame Place guests will help Abby Cadabby find her missing wand.
Each weekend has special events, like the Creepy Feature Show, Abby Cadabby’s Pumpkin Party, The Count’s Birthday Bash, and the Annual Costume Contest. During The Count’s Spooktacular, families are encouraged to come dressed in costume as they enjoy all the exciting attractions and special events, including hayrides, a giant maze, trick-or-treating in the Sesame Neighborhood, and more. And, with all new decorations transforming Sesame Place, it is sure to be an entertaining way to celebrate the holiday.
October 3rd and 4th – Creepy Feature Show– This exciting show is at Sesame Place for one weekend only and features many creepy creatures! Here, guests will learn about different animal myths and legends featuring emperor scorpions, bats, and more.
October 11th – Season Pass Member “Bring a Friend Free Day!”– 2009 Season Pass Members can each bring one friend free to Sesame Place to enjoy the park with them for the day. Friend tickets will be at a designated ticket booth during regular operating hours on October 11. One free friend ticket is available for each 2009 Season Pass Member.
October 11th – The Count’s Birthday Bash – The Count appropriately celebrates his birthday in October and everyone’s invited to the party! Join The Count and his Sesame Street pals for a special Birthday Bash at Sesame Place. Lunch will be at 3 p.m. in Dine With Me. For reservations, visit www.sesameplace.com.
October 26th – Abby Cadabby’s Pumpkin Party – On this date we’ll celebrate Abby Cadabby’s October 21st birthday. Sesame Place invites all fairies in training to visit the park to celebrate Abby Cadabby's very special birthday! Lunch will be at 3 p.m. in Dine With Me. For reservations, visit www.sesameplace.com.
October 31st – Annual Costume Contest – Come dressed in a Halloween costume to compete in the annual costume contest at Sesame Place! Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Big Bird Theater and there will be competitions for boys, girls, and families. All of the contests will take place at Big Bird Theater and winners will be posted at the Welcome Center. The boys costume contest is at noon, girls costume contest at 12:30 p.m., and family contest at 2 p.m. All winners are invited to be special guests in the Rock Around the Block Parade at 4 p.m.
New in 2009, The Count’s Splash Castle is a multi-level interactive water-play attraction that will stimulate imagination and provide exciting hands-on entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. The attraction will feature over ninety play elements including a one-thousand gallon 8ft tipping bucket, multiple water slides, valves, levers, water curtains, bridges, hydro blasters, bubbler jets, bongos, hose jets, water wheels and much more.
Sesame Place is the nation's only theme park based entirely on Sesame Street. Sesame Place is located near Philadelphia, in Langhorne, PA, and is considered the ideal first theme park experience for young children two to seven years of age. Sesame Place is now open weekends only through October 31, 2009. Single day general admission is $50.95 plus taxes; children under 23 months are free. To learn more about Sesame Place’s varied season passports, dining with the characters for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the line-up of special events and general park information, visit www.sesameplace.com or call 1-866-GO-4-ELMO.