Family Vacations: Sesame Place

Sesame Place brings your kids favorite Sesame Street characters to life.
Sesame Place brings your kids favorite Sesame Street characters to life.

Join Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and other fuzzy favorites from the award-winning PBS show Sesame Street at Sesame Place, a theme park based on the popular television program. This Langhorne, Pennsylvania, amusement park features rides, 13 water attractions, exciting stage shows, parades, and plenty of opportunities to shake hands with Muppets, Elmo, Snuffleupagus, and other life-size characters. You can also reserve dinner with the characters so your children are guaranteed to rub shoulders with their favorite cast members.

At Big Bird's Rambling River ride, parents and children share tubes as they float along a 1,000-foot-long waterway. A gigantic Ernie presides over Twiddlebug Land, where everything is larger than life, including a soupspoon big enough to slide down. Kids love Ernie's Waterworks, which has splash pools and various waterslides for younger children.


Stage shows, such as "Big Bird's Beach Party," feature the Sesame Street cast and offer a restful break from the theme park activities. Be sure to stroll through the Sesame Neighborhood, a full-size outdoor re-creation of the classic Sesame Street television show set, where you'll have a chance to meet Oscar the Grouch, the Count, and other friends.

Sesame Place Information

Address: 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA

Telephone: 1-866-GO-ELMO


Hours of Operation: Hours vary

Admission: $50.95 + tax for adults; free for kids under 2

To learn more about family vacation destinations, see:

  • Family Vacations: Learn about hundreds of family vacations in destinations all over North America.
  • Philadelphia City Guide: Find out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat when you visit the City of Brotherly Love.
  • Pennsylvania State Guide: Learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in Pennsylvania, as well as other recreational activities.


Laura Sutherland is a widely acknowledged authority on family travel and has published several books on the topic, including Best Family Ski Vacations In North America and Tropical Family Vacations.