Families with younger children looking for a theme park the whole family can enjoy can find what they’re looking for at Sesame Place in Pennsylvania.
The park is open from April through Halloween and features Sesame Street characters and acres of rides and water attractions geared toward children as young at 3.
They can even ride the Grover’s Vapor Trail roller coaster, but in the summer months water rides are a favorite way to cool off, get wet, and have fun.
The Count’s Splash Castle
The Count’s Splash Castle is a multi-level interactive water-play attraction. It features more than ninety play elements, including a 1,000-gallon, 8-ft. tipping bucket that raises into the air with the Count’s countdown warning that the water is about to fall across the crowd.
It also has multiple water slides, bridges, bubbler jets, hose jets, hydro blasters, levers, valves, water curtains, water wheels and more. Kids 5 and under must be accompanied by a supervising companion, but no hand-held youngsters are permitted on the slides.
Bert and Ernie’s Slip and Slide
Bert and Ernie’s Slip and Slide features two intertwining body flumes. Kids will twist and turn as they shoot down and land feet first with a splash into the pool. Riders must be 42″ or taller to ride.
Big Bird’s Rambling River Ride
Big Bird’s Rambling River Ride offers a relaxing water adventure popular with all ages. Float with your child on an inner tube along a 1,000-foot waterway through Sesame Island.
The inner tube will carry you past bubbling, swirling waters, under waterfalls, spraying geysers and palm trees that tip water-filled coconuts! For this ride, the kids can share a tube with adults.
The Sesame Streak carries single or double riders down twisting chutes until they land in the splash pool. This is a great way to share the fun with your kids. All riders have to be 36″ or taller for this ride.
Sky Splash is one of the most popular rides in Sesame Place. It allows up to 6 riders to ride together on a large raft (tube) which carries you under giant toys like the 8-foot Rubber Duckie.
Sky Splash climbs to over 6 stories and provides a wild ride that takes you from gentle ponds into accelerator slides. The thrills culminate with a final plunge into a big pool.
Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave
The Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave is a 10,000 square foot wave pool designed with little waterbugs in mind. The pool’s maximum depth doesn’t exceed 1 foot 6 inches and is the perfect place for little ones to play under the watchful eye of a 16-foot tall Ernie.
Sunny Day Tickets
If you happened to find yourself at the park on a rainy day, Sunny Day Tickets are available if it rains continuously for one hour while you are in the park.
Sunny Day Tickets must be picked up at Guest Relations and will allow you to return to the park on another day. If you get rained out during twilight hours, a Twilight Sunny Day ticket will be offered.
To take advantage of this opportunity, you must exchange your ticket on the day of your visit before you leave the park.