Even though I love Halloween, I tend to steer clear of most Halloween events because they are too scary (for me, let alone my kids) or too crowded. One very notable exception is The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! I’ve attended this one twice and it’s one of my all-time favorite things to do— and I can only assume it’s even more fun for the kids 🙂 It is TOTALLY worth the drive from Delaware; just plan to arrive early and stay late-ish.
This year Sesame Place is holding its family-friendly Halloween fun weekends through November 1st. Come in costume and trick-or-treat to your heart’s content; treat stations are a mix of sweets and not-so-sweets (think apple juice boxes).
My absolute favorite part is finding the characters, dressed for the occasion, and having pictures taken. I’m not kidding when I say I probably love Sesame Place as much as if not more than the kids, and the photo ops are why.
Along the same vein, while Sesame Place is obviously geared for the younger set, I’ve found that my older kids are much more inclined to enjoy themselves during these themed events. It’s more enjoyable for them than waiting in summer lines for rides that are intended for littles.
Sesame Place can be a pricey proposition during the summer months, and if you have younger kids they can get tuckered out before you can even hit all the rides. And there’s so much to do besides the rides! During the fall months, the water attractions are closed so it’s less expensive and much easier to see and do all the things. Right now you’ll find:
- three special Halloween shows
- Abby Cadabby’s Magical Halloween Maze
- a hayride with your favorite Sesame Street characters
- three new Count von Count-themed mechanical rides
- Cookie’s Monster Land
- Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade
I HIGHLY recommend finding a good spot EARLY for the parade. Wait on food until it’s maybe 20, 30 minutes off and then hunker down with some eats.
Tickets are $45 for one day, but here’s what I would do: go for the Any Day Ticket which lets you visit now AND visit again before the end of the year. Because Christmas on Sesame Street is MAGIC. That package is $55 when purchased online, $65 at the gate. You can purchase those tickets here.