Sesame Place Opening Weekend & Park Changes

Get ready because Sesame Place opens THIS Saturday, April 27 kicking off a season filled with fun for the entire family and some exciting changes in the park, which first opened in 1980.

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This year, Sesame Place opens the doors on its 33rd season with a lot to celebrate. From a star-studded concert line-up including kid-friendly favorites such as Laurie Berkner and Imagination Movers, to musical playdates with Caillou and Max & Ruby, the park’s event schedule is its most robust ever.

Park guests will also notice quite a few changes in the culinary department for 2013. The park continues to enhance its menu of allergen-friendly foods and healthy-eating options for the comfort and satisfaction of park guests.

  • Starting this season, Sesame Place will offer box lunches which must be purchased online, in advance, and picked up at Elmo’s Lunch Box Stop. The new Lunch Box program will give families more time to enjoy the attractions and shows in the park. In May, Sesame Place is also adding a food truck to its street, giving guests an even greater variety of quick-dining choices.
  • In-park diners are also in for a special treat with the park’s expanded roster of character dining experiences including Cookie’s Country Breakfast and Rosita’s Cinco de Mayo party. The park’s popular character dining celebrations give kids the chance to spend up-close time with their favorite characters in a fun-filled party environment. The ever-popular character breakfasts also give visitors an additional one-half hour of time in the park to enjoy select attractions before the gates open. Enhancements to the character celebrations for 2013 include new entertainment and lighting effects.
  • New shopping experiences in the park’s five gift shops include the largest selection of Sesame Street plush characters, popular with little ones, featured alongside adult favorites such as vintage-logo tote bags that bring back happy and nostalgic memories for parents who visited the park when they were kids.
  • Other changes for 2013 include the park’s popular Fireworks shows, which will be enhanced by a newly- choreographed pyrotechnics display. Fireworks are scheduled for 5/26, 7/4 and 9/1 and 12/31.

The opening day festivities will start at 10 AM with an official ribbon cutting ceremony led by America’s favorite furry friends and one of the park's VIP families of the day, who was selected via a Facebook contest.

There is still time to purchase a 2013 Season Pass. Sesame Place season passes start at under $100, making the park one of the area’s best entertainment values. Guest can take advantage of Sesame Place’s new six-month EZ pay plan for 2013 and enjoy unlimited fun all season along with in-park discounts for as low as $16.17 per month. Explore all the park’s ticket options by visiting

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Note: I'm part of the Sesame Place "Sunny Day blogger program" and will share various information and news happening at the park. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

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  1. We still need to go there some time. Good to know they've made changes to have allergen-friendly foods and to offer healthy-eating options!