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Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Returns (Updated for 2022!)

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Sesame Place. A fridge magnet we had for years reminded me of when I went when I was young. And I have a lot of memories about going when I was around 11. My friend Michelle takes her kids annually to Sesame Place Halloween. Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular is so great. Her kids love it.

Have you been?

You should definitely go. Find out all about it in our post here.

Planning You Visit To Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

This post was originally written in 2018, and we updated it for 2022.

Due to the state of the world, Sesame Place has updated health and safety measures in place. Those can change often. So, before you go, be sure to check out Sesame Place’s most current policies here.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Where is Sesame Place? And when The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular open?

Sesame Place (100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA) is open from Fridays through Sundays, with The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular happening from September 17 until November 6, 2022.

Sesame Place hours are 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday nights, and Saturday and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.

Do we need to stay all day?

Michelle goes for about four hours with her kids and that’s plenty of time to do everything. So don’t feel like you have to wake the kids up early, rush over to get there when the park opens, stay through nap time, and miss bedtime.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What are the eating options? Can I bring my own food?

If you’re there through lunch time, there are is the Halloween-themed Halloween Dine with Elmo & Friends. You can enjoy Halloween-themed meals with your favorite Muppets. Just be aware that character hugs are not allowed during Dine with Elmo & Friends.

Seating is at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. It’s $39 per person ages 10 and up, children ages 2 to 9 are $19, and anyone under 2 is free, although you do have to reserve those youngsters a ticket.

If you prefer to be a little more frugal, you can pack a lunch and eat it at the picnic tables in the parking lot. You’re not allowed to bring full meals into the park (unless you have dietary restrictions), but you can bring a small cooler filled with sealed, non-alcoholic beverages, baby food/formula, and small, single-serve snack-sized items such as chips, pretzels, cookies and fruit.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Can we dress up?

Part of the fun of Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular is that everyone gets to dress up. Kids and adults dress up.

You’re able to dress up any day during The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular — so that’s a great way to get a little more use out of this year’s Halloween costumes. There is a Halloween costume contest on October 31 and prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place.

There was also trick or treating for the kids, which is so much fun.

Last year, due to the state of the world, costume masks were not allowed. I don’t see anything about restrictions on that for 2021, but be sure to double check with Sesame Place before you go.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Are there Halloween shows?

The shows are Halloween themed this time of year, and they’re really fun. Well, for the kids who can sit through them. There are three shows throughout the day: Who Said Boo?!, The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show, and the Monster Mayhem Game Show.

Michelle’s older boy was able to sit through the shows just fine, but her younger son lost his attention span around the 12 minute mark. That’s when he was about 16 months. So if your child is around that age, sit in the back or near an exit so you don’t disturb anyone if you have to leave early.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Are the characters there?

Yes. Characters are located throughout Sesame Neighborhood, and you’re able to hug them and stop for a photo. Times of this vary through the day, so it’s hard to plan ahead to find out when you’re gonna see Super Grover or Oscar the Grouch. But make sure to see your kid’s favorite character in the flesh — uh, fur. They’ll light up and that’s worth it.

You can also see the characters during the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade. Elmo, Count von Count, Bert, Ernie, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Big Bird and Telly are all a part of the parade.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Are there rides?

Yes. The day isn’t just fawning over characters and watching them perform in shows. There are also rides.

For the little ones, there are tiny rides like the Silly Sand Slide and there’s the Mini Monster Clubhouse for kids 5 and under. For the big kids, there’s Oscar’s Wacky Taxi Roller Coaster, this year’s brand new wooden coaster, and Vapor Trail, a traditional roller coaster.

There are water rides at the park, but they are closed during Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Sesame Place is so cute for Halloween. Learn all about Planning Your Visit To Sesame Place's The Count's Halloween Spooktacular in this post from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Is Sesame Place okay for kids with special needs?

Sesame Place was the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center. Team members are trained in topics like sensory awareness, motor skills, autism overview, program development, social skills, communication, environment, and emotional awareness so that they are able to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

For those with sensory needs, Sesame Place offers quiet rooms, noise-cancelling headphones (on a first come, first serve basis), low sensory areas, and more. There is also Julia, a character who has autism, which is amazing for integration.

Sesame Place also has a Ride Accessibility Program that matches the individual abilities of guests to the requirements of each ride. You can pick up a Ride Accessibility Guide for an overview of services and facilities available for guests with special needs. You do want to register for the Special Access Program ahead of time, and guests who do can receive priority boarding on up to six dry rides and up to three water tower rides.

And, if your special need is that you have a cast or brace at the time, Sesame Place can accommodate that as well. Guests with walking boots and knee braces will be able to ride as long as the boot or brace fits comfortably in to the ride unit. Guests with a full arm cast, certain types of forearm casts, full leg cast, braced arm cast, or braces between the legs may be restricted from riding certain rides.

Is there a Sesame Place Christmas event?

There is! A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place starts November 20 and goes until January 2, 2022.

Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular: Frequently Asked Questions

Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Address:

100 Sesame Rd; Langhorne, PA

Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Phone:

(215) 702-3566

Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Hours:

Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

How much are tickets for Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular?

One day tickets start at $36.99. Tickets are required for anyone who is 2 or older.

You can order tickets here.

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Is there a second Sesame Place?

Currently, there’s only one Sesame Place, located in Langhorne, PA, which is near Philadelphia.

In March 2022, Sesame Place San Diego is scheduled to open at the former Aquatica San Diego location to be the first West Coast Sesame Place. Sesame Place San Diego will open as a Certified Autism Center (CAC), just like Sesame Place on the east coast.

There is also Sesame Street Land in SeaWorld Orlando and Sesame Street Bay of Play in SeaWorld San Antonio.

Grover from Sesame Street marching in a parade followed by a Veggie Tales float.

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Are you planning your trip to Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular? Let us know about it in the comments!