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Review: Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place


When I ask my children what do they like most about the Fall, they usually shout out HALLOWEEN.  To them the Fall consists of dressing up in Halloween costumes, trick or treating, hay rides, mazes, pumpkins, ghosts and last but not least CANDY.

Well you can imagine their faces yesterday when we found all of the above and then some at the Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place. 



When we arrived we were greeted by the awesome looking Vapor Trail ride which is a huge cool twisting turning roller coaster aimed at the little ones as young as 3 with an adult (or 7 without an adult).  My 5 year old son and husband went on it 3 times and I took him on it once.  We had to pry him away with the promise of other rides. 


The Elmo's Flyin Fish, Grover's World Twirl and Big Bird's Balloon Race were my 3 year old daughter's favorites.  They both loved Ernie's Bed Bounce - just think of a huge bounce area - it was a shame that only children under 7 were allowed as I think the parents were eyeing the kids through the safety nets with envy.

While at first glance it seemed the park had more water activities (which are closed in the Fall) than dry activities this was not a problem as the rides alone filled most of our time and then there were other fun activities such as trick or treat stations that kept us all ready for some more fun filled action.

The not so scary Halloween maze was a favorite with the kids and adults, here you can see my kids having fun with Myron O' Lantern the talking interactive pumpkin. 

There are 4 fun character filled shows throughout the day:
Countdown to Halloween
Elmo's World Live - Halloween Show
The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-o-ween Radio Show
Rock Around the Block Parade

We went to the first two on the list and every child was mesmorized to see their favorite character on stage.  The Countdown to Halloween show was great as my kids could get up close to the characters when they came down to sing and who could miss the Elmo's World Live show.  Here's a sneak peak - you feel like you are just there on TV. 

Unfortunately, we had other arrangements and could not attend the other two shows (namely Eagles vs Redskins game - yes do not even talk to me about that), but I'm sure that would have been a wonderful time. 

Even if you don't get close up to the characters at the show there were plenty of photo ops with the characters who could be found scattered around the park.  Our favorite was hanging with Telly Monster on the Hayride outside of the park.  I think if I was a child and I told my friends I went on a hayride with Telly Monster I would have had a hard time time convincing them.  Well here's the evidence!


Check here for the calender of events for October, there's still plenty of time to go and save yourself $20 on single-day admission weekends only from 9/25/10-10/31/10 at any of their participating retail partners.  Discount valid for up to six people.  I just found out they have a Christmas event at Sesame Place too.

And here's a huge bonus event for Bucks County Residents (PA) - On Saturday, November 13, free flu shots will be provided to Bucks County residents. Come to Sesame Place and get your flu shot at a giant drive-thru vaccination clinic, you will not have to get out of your car. Special needs lines are available if additional help is needed from nurses who are vaccinating, those getting vaccinated must be able to expose arm. Flu immunizations are available for everyone five years old and older.  No ID required, but will have to fill out basic personal information to receive vaccine.  The clinic will start at 9:00am and run until 1:00pm.  how awesome is that!

Disclosure: We were provided complimentary and discount tickets from Sesame Place but this did not influence my review, all opinions expressed are of my own (others may differ).


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