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Celebrate the holidays with a very furry Christmas at Sesame Place

460x345_AVFC_GroupA Very Furry Christmas, a festive family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite furry friends.  Going on now has the park transformed into a one-of-a-kind holiday winter wonderland where visitors can enjoy cheerful Christmas music, twinkling lights and spectacular seasonal entertainment.

This year, the park is enhancing their holiday festivities by adding a second trackless Furry Express train as well as adding new features to the Gingerbread Cookie Factory tour where guests can experience how Twiddlebugs bake their famous chocolate gingerbread cookies.

At A Very Furry Christmas, guests can enjoy the park’s mechanical rides, a larger-than-life Christmas tree and light show, a nightly parade set to festive music and one-of-a-kind fun-filled shopping in the park’s gift shops. There will be three Christmas shows, as well as an opportunity to share a holiday-themed meal with Elmo & friends and a visit with Santa Claus during special character dining experiences that are sure to please everyone in the family.

On Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th, guests can catch multiple performances of CHOO-CHOO SOUL as they entertain children with their soulful renditions of seasonal favorites.

And finally, to conclude the holiday season and ring in the year 2014, guests are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Sesame Street characters on December 31st with an impressive fireworks show set to exciting and fun music.

1461526_10151808804699607_1505040853_nGeneral admission tickets for A Very Furry Christmas are on sale now for $24.99, which includes a free second day throughout the event. 2014 Season Pass Members can enjoy unlimited admittance to A Very Furry Christmas.  For a complete operating schedule and list of events, please visit sesameplace.com.

Having just seen the Furry event myself for the first time I was BLOWN AWAY! If you have kids that love the holidays and Sesame Street – this is a MUST! They have these great backdrops setup in the park for you to just jump on and grab a picture and everyone is happy to take your camera and snap a picture of you while you snap a picture of them.  And its not just about Christmas in the Elmo’s World show they deal with all the holidays which was very surprising and really nice for those interface couples.

Get into the Halloween spirit with a visit to Sesame Place for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

Visit Sesame Place during its month long celebration of Halloween—The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. Sesame Place has been transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two themed mazes, a character hayride, three Halloween shows and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire.

During The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, which runs from September 24th through October 30th, families are encouraged to come dressed in costume as they enjoy Sesame Place, which is decked out with Halloween decor. In addition to the park’s Spooktacular-focused attractions, Sesame Place’s dozen dry rides are also open for guests to enjoy. And if your family is looking for even more Halloween fun, the park will also host special events like The Count’s Halloween Party, Abby Cadabby’s Fairy Pumpkin Party and our annual Halloween Costume Contest.

Spooktacular Shows & Parade Times:

  • The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-o-ween Radio Show!: 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.
  • Elmo’s World Live! Halloween Show: 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
  • Countdown to Halloween Show: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • The Neighborhood Street Party Spooktacular Parade: 4:00 p.m.

 

For more information on rides & attractions, special dines & events, and Halloween menu items, click here.

I’m giving away a 4 pack of single day tickets to the theme pack to be used in the next couple of weekends (the park is now only open on the weekends).

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. October 5th, 2012.

You must comment telling us your favorite Sesame Street Character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Sesame Place on twitter – twitter.com/SesamePlace

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SesamePlace @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/OAoTQy  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win a family 4 pack of tickets to @SesamePlace for #halloween from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/OAoTQy

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook of Sesame Place – facebook.com/SesamePlace you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Sesame Place is providing these tickets for the raffle.

TeleNav takes me to Sesame Place – Family 4 Pack of Tickets Giveaway

Knowing is half the battle and knowing where you’re going is well much more… my family really loves heading to Sesame Place and we’ve done the print out directions route before and this trip I wanted to put the TeleNav AT&T navigator to the test.

The app got us there in a little under an hour and forty minutes, it automatically re-routed around some delays in New Jersey, which actually helped get us there before the rain came.

I spoke the command Sesame Place within seconds up popped the address, created directions and we were on our way.  The day was a blast – it was part of their Christmas in July event – which is why you’ll see some Santa hats on the characters.  You’ll also clearly see how much of a fool I’ll make of myself in front of hundreds of strangers and a few other bloggers… so I thought why not share this totally embarrassing video of me trying to bring a smile to my kids face while daddy dances by the stage.

As you can read in my past Sesame Place posts – its a great amusement park for families with young children to tweens.  I think the teenagers would get bored.  There are enough rides that any child from 3-11 will easily have fun much beyond that age the rides might get a little “young” for them.

Half the park is water rides which I would say is great for the 5-11 and most of the dry rides are great for that general 3-9 range.  The admission prices arent terrible as there is usually a deal to be found at McDonald’s and they’re currently running the special of buying a 2012 season pass get the rest of 2011 for free.

Plenty of great times coming up with visits from Max and Ruby, The Dirty Sock Funtime band, and the holidays of celebrations like The Counts Halloween Spooktacular and a very furry Christmas.

Everyone a blast at sesame street – I have some really fun pictures of us on the rollercoaster but I’m barred from showing them online for pain of death from my sister and wife (yup it was a family outing).  As I said we got there before the rain (thankfully) and really enjoyed the park.  We made it around the corner to a stop at Chick-fil-a (one of our favorites that isnt in New York) and we used TeleNav’s AT&T Navigator app to get us home.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. September 7, 2011.

You must comment telling us your favorite Sesame Street Character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Sesame Place on twitter – twitter.com/SesamePlace

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SesamePlace @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/puLtYO  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @SesamePlace tickets from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/puLtYO

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook of Sesame Place – facebook.com/SesamePlace you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Sesame Place is providing these tickets for the raffle.

Sesame Place what a great place for kids of all ages! Ticket Giveaway

This past weekend we took Marc to Sesame Place this was our first trip with him.  It was well under a two hour drive from New York City out to Langhorne, PA home of sesame place.  The ride was mainly uneventful other then a pit stop at a roadside Starbucks (truly the only drug of choice of my family). We arrived at the Courtyard Marriott Langhorne (the hotel and sesame place tickets were my birthday gift from my sister and father) checked in received our tickets to sesame place and waited all of 10 minutes for the next free shuttle bus to sesame place. Marc couldnt stop saying ELMO it was every 3 word out of his mouth it didnt help that the hotel lobby had a elmo cardboard cut out; that you could tell had been battered by the many kids that just came running up to it trying to give him a hug (yes, Marc was completely in that group too).

Within a 3 minutes we were being dropped off at the park. It was like pretty amazing getting to the park and seeing everyone wearing elmo and cookie monster shirts.  We got into the park in a matter of a minute there was next to no lines and even on a saturday the park wasnt too crowded.

We grabbed a map and off to the rides… its important to note that half of sesame place is a dry park and the other half (ok maybe a little more then half) is a water park.  Our first stop was the carousel. Marc loves carousels but he was really thrilled to be on this one… after that we did a bunch of other rides and character meet and greets. It was awesome to watch my son’s face glow – I’m sure the same way my parent’s face glowed when they had taken me all those years ago (and my wife grew up with one in the Dallas area, its now closed).  Yup, Marc is a second generation Sesame Place kid (and to me thats very cool!).

I say that sesame place is great for kids of all ages because there are rides clearly suited for the 2-3 year olds which Marc loved, some rides really designed for 4-9 year olds and another whole set thats really designed for the 7-13 years olds.  I noticed that on my second day there that the ages of the kids jumped to the teens, I’m sure that was based on the idea that it was about 10 degrees hotter which might be why the lines for the water park made it a little tough to go on any of the water rides.

I highly recommend going to sesame place, if its your first time it would be tough to due it all in one day but that might be why they sell so many season passes and they’re such a good deal… Sesame Place is currently offering one of our best deals of the year—purchase a 2011 Season Pass and enjoy unlimited admission the rest of this season and all of 2011! Families who purchase season passes enjoy unlimited admission to Sesame Place, a 30% discount on all food and merchandise in the park, entrance into exclusive Season Pass Member events and kids eat free at Dine With Me! with the purchase of an adult dinner.

Sesame Place’s 2011 season passes are available in three levels. Sesame Passes, $92.00 per person, gives guests unlimited admission into the park, exclusive access to member events, plus a 30% discount on food and merchandise. Big Bird Passes, $122.00 per person, allow guests additional benefits including complimentary general parking, complimentary meet-and-greets with characters, and 50% off single day admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens. Super Grover Passports, $189.00 per person, offer the most benefits to guests.  In addition to everything mentioned above, guests receive unlimited admissions to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens, complimentary preferred parking, and ride again privileges.

I’m a huge fan of the meet and greet which allows your some quality time with the characters before the parade, but it really gets amazing when you have the super grover pass to stay on some of the dry rides again or even better the  Abby’s Magic Queue (line cutting) ticket which lets you cut the line on a bunch of dry rides and sit upfront in Elmo’s World show (and arrive late). The abby bracelet is an add on but not waiting on lines sooo worth it and they limit how many they sell!

My cousins have season passes and are on they’re 4th or 5th trip this season so clearly they’re getting their money worth. My step-sister recommends going mid week to really cut down on the crowds but for those not looking to take vacation days the abby pass will save the day on a weekend visit.

I’m hoping for another visit to check out the count’s spooktacular!

Well my friends at Sesame Place are kind enough to offer one lucky family a family 4 pack of 1 day tickets to be used some point this season.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. September 11, 2010.

You must comment telling us your favorite Sesame Street Character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Sesame Place on twitter – twitter.com/SesamePlace

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SesamePlace @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/deS7GH  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @SesamePlace tickets from @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/deS7GH

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook of Sesame Place – facebook.com/SesamePlace you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Sesame Place is providing these tickets for the raffle.

Sesame Place what great memories – Family 4 Pack of tickets giveaway

I have very fond memories of going to Sesame Place as a kid – its right there with Disney world but we went to Sesame Place more times growing up.  There were a couple of reasons my sister and I loved it as kids.  My mom and dad’s very good college friends lived en-route to the park and their kids were the same age so we had insta-buddies to play with while at Sesame Place.

To the right is a photo from the 80’s I want to say I’m 4 or 5 in this picture… but I’ll have to double check with the folks on that one.  We’re totally planning on taking Marc this summer because he’s fallen in love for Elmo (Marc calls him Mo – its very cute). Making a photo like this of Marc will be priceless.

There are some really great things about the park that is not only a park that has rides and parades but one that also has a water park section.  Sesame Place also features concerts this summer they will have Choo-Choo Soul, The Fresh Beats Band, Dan Zane and many others.

You could easily make this a day trip since its about an hour and half each way from the city. Then again you could make a weekend out of it and go to another near by attraction.

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Place
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 752-7070

Check out the Park’s Map [Link to PDF]

A couple of photos from Sesame Place (provided by the park)





How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. April 26, 2010.

You must comment telling us your favorite Sesame Street Character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Sesame Place on twitter – twitter.com/SesamePlace

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SesamePlace @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/b4RY4o  and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @SesamePlace tickets from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/b4RY4o

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook of Sesame Place – facebook.com/SesamePlace you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Sesame Place is providing these tickets for the raffle.