How’s that Sesame Street theme song go? “Sunny Days…sweepin the clouds away.” Well, our day at Sesame Place was the complete opposite of that and really a comedy of errors. After spending the week in the Poconos, I decided that we should surprise the Monsters with a trip to Sesame Place; we had never been and we never surprise them with anything, so I was beyond excited. We drove the hour and a half to get there and their reaction when we pulled up was priceless: they were ecstatic (it’s including in the video below.)
I was so excited for our fun family day as we walked straight to the Vapor Trail roller coaster. That is the precise moment the universe decided to hate on Lil’ Blonde Monsters big time. A power line went down and the ENTIRE CITY of Langhorne lost power. The park remained open but obviously all rides were shut down. We decided to keep our place on the Vapor Trail and waited almost two hours for power to be fully restored and then about an additional 45 minutes for the Vapor Trail to be functional.
As a positive, we made some friends with our fellow Vapor Trail squatters and the staff members working the ride were super helpful giving us water and frequent updates. Finally we got on the Vapor Trail and it was absolutely awesome after waiting so long. After that we did some of the dry rides since the majority of the park is water based.
We also saw Elmo the Musical which was awesome; we were literally inches from Elmo and Cookie the whole show and Cookie Monster took a liking to the hubs, teasing him the whole show which the girls loved. After a quick bite to eat we were pumped to get our water ride on. The dry rides and show took about an hour and a half for some perspective on how disappointing what happened next was….Langhorne was hit with a MASSIVE lightning storm and everything shut down again. At this point, we were sad and very much done so we left. A day that started off with all promise in the world was ruined by not one, but two completely freak occurrences.
|Mere minutes before the storm struck|
I have to say that what we did get to do at the park was great, but we missed out on a lot of the fun the park has to offer, so I can’t give you my normal full review. Luckily for you, my loss is your gain. When I told Sesame Place about my day, they agreed to let me host a giveaway for a FAMILY FOUR PACK of tickets to Sesame Place (expiration 12/31/15.) These would be great to use for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular or A Very Furry Christmas, both coming this fall. Enter below and hope the weather and the universe are more on your side than mine!