Showing posts with label amusement park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label amusement park. Show all posts

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sesame Place is a fun destination for kids of all ages!

This summer, we took a road trip and went to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA to help celebrate Sesame Street's 50th anniversary! It was a short 4+ hour drive from Massachusetts and luckily, the weather held out for the duration of our trip! One thing that can be a little daunting is if the forecast in the middle of summer is above 90 degrees, there isn't a ton of shade so you should be sure to plan your showtimes and meals accordingly. Arrive early! If you're there for when the park opens, you can avoid the lines and the rush. We recommend packing snacks and sunscreen because the food was typical attraction fare and the nice part about this park is that they let you walk in with your own food.

We tended to do the dry rides first and then spent the rest of the day on the water rides. That way, we weren't totally soaked for the entire day. On the water slides you weren't allowed to wear water shoes, so just be aware of that and Crocs or shoes that are easy to put on and take off would be best. Your feet will certainly be feeling tired after a day of walking around on the concrete slabs. The water rides were a lot of fun, just be sure to wait in line for a little bit, but the lines go fast!

If you plan on going to Sesame Place, there are a few things to make note of:
  • Be sure to buy tickets from AAA or purchase tickets in advance rather than walking up to the gate and buying tickets outright. You will almost always save some money.
  • If you find that it's too hot outside, there are a few air conditioned places, like Elmo: The Musical, various restaurants and the gift shops.
  • They don't print maps anymore to help the environment so if you want a map, print it at home... They recommend that you take a picture of the map or download their app.
  • You can buy add-on packages to your tickets that include a meal at a discounted price. One meal is the Pizza and Pasta Buffet that is all-you-can-eat that includes salad and even chicken nuggets - a favorite among the kids (but no characters show up).
  • There is a daily parade down Sesame Street! It wasn't an issue for us to line up and get a good sea, just be sure to get there early. If it's hot, then the seats under the trees are the first to go!
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, we HIGHLY recommend you avoid the Peek-a-Bug. Emily said it looks harmless, but she was very sick after it. 
Some of the attractions we loved were:
  • The Lazy River
  • Ernie's Splash Pad
  • The Sunny Day Carousel where all of the horses were themed with Sesame Street characters
  • The Flying Cookie Jars
  • Flying Fish 
If you've been, comment below with your favorite memory!

Here are some of the photos we took:

NOTE: We were provided with admission to the park to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are our own.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thomas Land at Edaville USA

We were invited to attend the grand opening of Thomas Land at Edaville USA and had a great time! Thomas Land at Edaville USA, which opened in August 2015, is the first Thomas amusement park to open in the United States.

Edaville is a 70 year old family amusement park located in Carver, MA, and is most popular in the summer time and the holiday season. With the opening of Thomas Land, kids and rail enthusiasts of all ages will have some fun new rides to enjoy! Admission to Thomas Land is included with regular admission to Edaville USA.

The day started with some fun music and a few speeches. Then we took the first ride on the Edaville train with Thomas the Engine at the front! This was the usual trip around Edaville but instead of the usual steam engine, Thomas was at the front leading the way. They even had controls to make his face move with his eyes and mouth moving smoothly, which really made you feel that he was alive!

After the trip, we walked throughout the park towards the new Thomas Land led by a jazz quartet. When we arrived at the entrance we waited for a few moments and then Jon Delli Priscoli, the owner of Edaville spoke for a while along with Sid Mathur, Mattel's VP of Strategic Developments (maker of Thomas the Engine), and even Tamera, host of "The Real" and star of the 90's sitcom "Sister, Sister."

We really enjoyed the Fire Fighting Flynn ride which you can shoot water at a building using a hose while moving up and down. We found that all of the rides were built so that an adult could ride with their child. We enjoyed this ride because it was so hot, we could use the water to cool down!

One thing we realized is that there weren't too many places with shade and it was a hot August day and quite humid. That being said, there were a few places we could escape to with air conditioning - namely the cafe and the Thomas store.

If you would like to visit Thomas Land at Edaville USA, we have a promo code to help you save $3 off Regular Admission: IDEABLOG3

You can purchase tickets from Edaville online at

*Online purchases only; regular admission only, not valid for Polar Express, subject to change without notice and not valid with any other offers.

Here's a few pictures from our day:

NOTE: We were provided with complimentary passes to the grand opening of Thomas Land at Edaville USA. All opinions are our own.