Sesame Place Halloween Spooktacular- A Must See!

My family had an opportunity to visit Sesame Place a few years back for Media Day during The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. It was our first time at Sesame Place and I have to admit, I felt like a kid again. It was so exciting seeing the characters and watching the expression on the kids’ faces as they ran toward each character with open arms.  Each section of Sesame Place was decorated for Halloween, including Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party, two themed mazes, the Sesame Street Character hayride, and of course three Halloween themed shows including everyon e’s favorite Sesame Street friends. Our first stop was at Erie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party where we learned that Jaxon (age 15 months) loves the characters (from a distance)..

Children have an opportunity to trick or treat throughout the park grabbing snacks on their way from ride-to-ride.  We made sure to see Elmo’s World Live show. This is something that you need to get there a little early for and we didn’t realize that, so of course Lucas (age 5) was upset to stuck in the back.  The host came on the stage and asked for 4 kids to help Elmo during the show and guess who was picked? Yep, Lucas got a front row seat! The show was super cute and included all of Elmo’s friends dressed for Halloween.

During Media Day, we were invited to join all the characters for cookies and cupcakes (yes, I even cheated a little to eat a Cookie Monster cupcake that was totally worth it). If you are planning to visit Sesame Place, I would recommend signing up for one of their Character Meals to relax and enjoy the family while also having the opportunity to get photos with the characters.

The kids enjoyed all of the rides, but the play areas were our favorite. I was even able to play in some of the areas with the kids, which made it even more enjoyable because the kids saw that I don’t always have to be “Super Mom” but also “Fun Mom!”

I am kinda upset that I never took the kids to Sesame Place before now since it’s only 2 hours away from NEPA (Scranton). It was such a fun, family experience with the excitement of rides, characters and treats throughout the day. The fun-filled day ended with a parade of all the characters dressed for Halloween and giant floats. I felt like a kid again and at times wanted to start screaming “Sunny Days…”

I am also excited that they are open for Christmas, which I am sure is a treat for those  “snowy days!”

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Disclosure: My family was provided with tickets to attend Media Day, all opinions are 100% mine. 

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