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Old 05-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Slightly Off Topic: Sesame Place

How many days should we plan for Sesame Place? My in-laws live about 45 minutes away from Sesame Place and we are planning on taking our daughter for a visit this June. She successfully spent 9 days in Disney World last week, so we think she'll do just fine. I was wondering if we should plan on getting a hotel room for a night, or just spend one day. Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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Hi Lauren,

One day is enough for sure. There's lots of fun water stuff like slides, splash areas, lazy river. There's a cute roller coaster and small rides too. There are also playground type areas too. I grew up going to Sesame Place... and now my kids love it...it's so fun! I'm guessing you'll be in the Philly area. If you would like input on other fun places for little ones feel free to PM me!
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We have done it twice in June, I think it depends on the weather. First time it was 100 degrees- it was the day they filmed Jon and Kate Plus 8 in the park if you have ever seen the episode. One day we did shows and rides and a little bit of water, the next day no shows, but rides and water. The last June trip we took it was rainy and freezing- we only did 1 day and ended up going to the Please Touch Museum instead the 2nd day.

If you get a hotel, I recommend the Marriott residence inn. Free breakfast and shuttle to the gate to save on parking. There are set times for the shuttle to pick you up, but they give you the driver's number incase you need to come back sooner.
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One day as Sesame Place is sufficient and about all I can take! Everytime we go, I'm usually always depressed we're not at Disney!
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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We were just there Saturday and I whole-heartedly agree that 1 Day is ENOUGH! LOL! It's so much fun, but I couldn't spend more then one day at a time there. The kiddies love it, but there is very little space to relax and sit ... it's pretty much go, go, go until you drop. Oh, and the food ranges from nothing special to pretty bad ... lol! No biggie for one day, but more then that would be hard. We had dinner at Pizzeria Uno right outside the park after we left and it was super-yummy!
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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1 day is plenty. For us we do make it 2 days but thats because we have to drive 4 plus hours but if its only 45 mins away I'd just go for the day.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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Thanks so much for all the replies. I thought we would need two days, but it looks like I was wrong..... My husband will be thrilled to hear this!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:27 PM   #8
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Agreed one day is enough but I think they only sell "two day passes" at least online they do. there aren't any single day ones (the idea is you get the second day for free lol)

so you only NEED one day but if you can you might as well use both days if you can't get a single day pass

We are going in June and we went last year and we like it there. It's the perfect size for kids that age. lots to do but it's not huge
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sesame is very small and if your spending the whole day there its becuz your doing the rides 2 or 3 times each..food is horrible and expensive..dont like it all but we go cuz the kids like it. btw the water is freezing..your probaby better off goin at like the end of august and ditto about there being no place to sit and relax...has anyone been to dutch wonderland? im trying to talk the kids out of sesame and was thinking of giving this a try..any opinions?
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sesame is very small and if your spending the whole day there its becuz your doing the rides 2 or 3 times each..food is horrible and expensive..dont like it all but we go cuz the kids like it. btw the water is freezing..your probaby better off goin at like the end of august and ditto about there being no place to sit and relax...has anyone been to dutch wonderland? im trying to talk the kids out of sesame and was thinking of giving this a try..any opinions?
Dutch Wonderland is fun. it's small but lots of things to do. Great for younger kids. I don't know that I'd travel in for it if I lived out of town but if I was visiting the area anyway I'd probably stop by (I live in Lancaster so we go every year)
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I'll go against the grain and say 2 days. We get season passes and go a lot. I'd think one day for water rides and one day for dry rides and shows. I agree with the pp the food is awful and expensive. Pack a lunch and bring your cooler in, they let you.
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I'll go against the grain and say 2 days. We get season passes and go a lot. I'd think one day for water rides and one day for dry rides and shows. I agree with the pp the food is awful and expensive. Pack a lunch and bring your cooler in, they let you.
Thanks for the food tip... I appreciate it.
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We have Season passes this year - I have always had one "Middle Level - Bigbird" season pass for the free parking and 30% off the food and merchandise. Also, with the Dine With Me, kid eat free with a paying adult for dinner and when I called (I would call), they took the extra $10 - it was just under $60 for 4 of us to eat dinner - if you stop at the Chili's on the way out, it would be about the same with tip. Plus, an hour with the character and singing and dancing make the best pictures.

You can get discounts off of a one day pass, but it is about $5 depending on the day. We have gone every year for 5 years -

PM me if you want to talk in detail and I can tell you the best things to do and all.

I would say 2 days, but that is up to you - we live 1hour 15 minutes away - if you are within an hour to 1.5 hours, you don't need a hotel room. They are also offering some promos now until May 31st good through June.
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We haven't gone to Sesame Place in a LONG time and I just checked 2011 prices. I think they have gotten way overpriced....wow.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #15
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So here's another question for my new Sesame Street friends Right now they are doing a two day ticket for the price of one and you have until October 30 to use it. This is great, but we might not be back in the area before October 30. Would we be able to give our unused tickets to other family members, or is it similar to Disney where you can't do that. I'm not trying to break any rules I just hate to waste a ticket.

Thanks again for all your help!
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