Classic Movie Nights at Edaville, USA

*I am an Edaville blogger. I have received tickets in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are my own!*
Movie Nights at Edaville
Enter a world of pure imagination and nostalgia at Edaville September 27th and September 28th. Edaville!

The park will be changing its hours to open at night and show movies on the big screen in the event field.

The Wizard of Oz (9/27) and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (9/28) will start showing at dusk. As the park comes to a close grab your lawn chairs and blankets as we all settle in to watch these classic movies.

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All rides and attractions are included in general park admission, so guests will be able to visit Dinoland and also enjoy unlimited use of all park amusements. General admission will be $20, with free entrance to guests under the age of 2, and $17 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.edaville.com or at the park entrance.

You can find out more by following Edaville USA on FACEBOOK & TWITTER and online at  www.edaville.com

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About Edaville USA:
Edaville USA is a train-themed family amusement park located in South Carver, Mass. The park features  train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new rides! Edaville USA hosts different events throughout the fall and winter, including Pumpkins Aglow and an annual Christmas Festival of lights.

10 Tips for Your Vist to Sesame Place – Halloween Spooktacular!

*Disclosure* I received a media pass, as well as discounted tickets for our family.
All opinions are my own*

10 Tips for your Visit to Sesame Place and The Count's Halloween Spooktacular! #sesameplace #travel #familytravel

This weekend our family had the opportunity to head down to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA! We had visited the park last Christmas for the Very Furry Christmas event, and I was excited to check out what they had in store for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular! I was looking forward to experiencing the park in warmer weather, and for Avery to get the full experience now that she is older. We all had a great time and can’t wait to visit again!

Here are our Top 10 tips for making the
most out of your Sesame Place visit!

 

1. Check out the Sesame Place website for deals on tickets. They are currently offering a great Online exclusive that will save your $20 on a single day admission ticket (now through 10/26/14) Buying your tickets online not only saves you money, but it can save you time as well. If you print at home, you can skip the ticket line and head right to the turnstiles! Sesame Place also offers discounted “twilight” tickets for those visiting the park after 3pm. AND U.S. active duty military receive one complimentary admission, per year, for themselves and up to three direct dependents.

The Halloween decorations were fun and creative! We loved seeing the park decked out for the season!

The Halloween decorations were fun and creative! We loved seeing the park decked out for the season!

2. Check out the park map, online, before you go!  You’ll get a nice feel for the layout of the park, and can plan your day in advance. It’s also good to check height requirements for the rides so you’ll know which rides your child can go on alone, and which they will need an adult to ride with them. There were very few rides that Avery (at 31 inches tall) was too small to go on, however she did need one of us to ride with her.

3. Don’t miss the shows! The shows were definitely worth seeing! Avery may have enjoyed them even more than the rides!

The Who Said Boo! Show at Sesame Place

Who Said Boo?!

For the Halloween Season, Sesame Place has some fun and festive new shows!

Arrive early if you want a front row seat, but don’t fret–all seats offer a good view of the show. For Elmo the Musical, our family recommends front row or the first row of the upper level.  Those rows have the most leg room as the others rows are a bit tight, especially for taller adults-these seats will also give your little ones the best view.

Halloween shows at Sesame Place

The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show & Elmo the Musical—Halloween!


4.  Stay for the parade! We almost left when Avery started to get tired, but we thought the parade would be worth the wait. IT WAS! Avery loved the floats, dancing and signing, and seeing all her favorite friends from Sesame Street!

Parade Halloween Sesame Place

Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade

The best spot to view the parade is right near the middle of the route.  We noticed that the floats stopped for the longest time in the middle, and there were streamers and confetti, and more character interaction in that area (We were at the very end of the route)

Sesame Place Parade viewing Best Place to sit

You’ll want to stake out your spot early! We noticed people setting up camp (with towels and blankets) an hour before the parade started. We arrived 30 minutes early and the space around us filled in quickly!

The Halloween Parade at Sesame Place

Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade

5. Take the time to meet the characters! I wasn’t sure how Avery would do with the characters, but was pleasantly surprised! She was SO THRILLED to see Zoe, and ran right up to give her a High Five.  She also loved meeting Abby, after helping her find her wand in Abby Cadabby’s Magical Halloween Maze . The rest she just waved to from a distance, which was more than I expected!

Meeting Characters at Sesame Place

Meet & Greet with Zoe and Abby

There are many opportunities to meet your favorite friends from Sesame street! They do meet & greets around the park, and you can also have your picture taken and visit with Elmo, Cookie Monster and the rest of the crew at 1-2-3 Smile With Me! Located in Cookie’s Monster Land! Sesame Place allows you to take photos with your own camera as well, so there is no obligation to purchase photos (though they are very cute!)

If you’re looking for even more character interaction, try one of the character dining options! There are breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with Elmo & Friends and photo packages are available!

6.  Sunblock, bathing suits, and proper footwear! For our family, sunblock is a MUST! You’ll be out in the sun all day, and nothing ruins a fun family day like a sunburn! If you visit the park when the water rides are operating ,you’ll want to make sure that you pack your swim suits! Swim diapers are required, and water shoes are recommended. Also note, that shoes are required for ALL mechanical rides.  It may seem like a no-brainer, but we encountered a few kids trying to get on a ride in just their socks!

Rides & fun at Sesame place

Rides and Attractions for the whole family

7. If you are planning a visit during the busier season (Summer!) or are visiting on a busy weekend, you can skip the lines by using Abby’s Unlimited Magic Queue! This gives you front of the line access at the most popular attractions!

Decorate a Pumpkin at Sesame Place

Paint a Pumpkin!

8. Enjoy the seasonal attractions! We loved all the fun new attractions that were open just for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular! Avery got to Trick-or-Treat around the park, wander through not so spooky mazes, and we even had a chance to decorate pumpkins!

Trick or Treat at Sesame Place

Trick or Treat!

9. Check out the Sesame Place mobile app for real-time park info, an interactive map, daily show times, fun photo frames, insider park tips and more!

10. BYOE.  Bring your own Elmo. The gift shops are overflowing with wonderful souvenirs. However, these items may not fit into your budget.  If this is the case for you, let your child bring their Elmo (or Big Bird, or Grover…) from home. This *should* save you from a gift shop meltdown. We brought our own Elmo (purchased on our last trip!) and Avery didn’t ask for anything, and we spent quite a bit of time perusing the gift shops!

Monster Clubhouse at Sesame Place

Fun in the Monster Clubhouse and Mini Monster Clubhouse!

BONUS TIP!  If you’re planning to spend a few days in the area, definitely stay at the SpringHill Suites Langhorne, located adjacent to the park! It’s just a short walk and you wont have to worry about parking!

Halloween Block Party parade Sesame Place

Sesame Place is open September 20 to October 26 for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Sesame Place Halloween Spooktacular Dates Calendar

For more information, or to plan your visit, check out Sesame Place on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

 

 

10 Reasons to Stay at SpringHill Suites Langhorne – Sesame Place

10 Reasons to stay at SpringHill Suites in Langhorne PA

*I was not compensated in ANY way for this post. We just enjoyed our stay & wanted to share*

We just got back from a quick family trip to Sesame Place!  Since were only spending one day there, we wanted to maximize our time.  Part of that plan included staying at a hotel that was close to the park!

I found SpringHill Suites, Philadelphia-Langhorne while checking out Sesame Place’s preferred hotels. Upon seeing that it was within walking distance (along a safe, landscaped side walk!) I was sold!

Why should YOU stay at SpringHill Suites Langhorne?

1. The Staff - Everyone we met was incredibly welcoming and helpful! The moment we walked through the door we were greeted warmly and welcomed in to the hotel.  The front desk staff was attentive and got us checked in quickly. The housekeeping staff was also friendly, as were the folks manning the breakfast area in the morning. Even though the hotel was full, the service we received was professional and personal.

Beds at Spring Hill Suites Langhorne Sesame Place

2. The Rooms – The rooms are huge! We had a king room (Ours was actually a handicapped accessible room) There was the king bed for Dave and I, and a pull-out sofa bed for Avery! Our bed was so comfortable, it was hard to roll out of it in the morning. The room was clean and had everything we needed (More on the room amenities next) The bathroom was also incredibly spacious and Avery loved the bathtub!

Sleeping at SpringHill Suites Langhorne Sesame Place

3. Mini-Fridge, Microwave & MORE! - When traveling with kids it is always nice to have a place to store food, and drinks (Especially nursing/pumping and formula feeding moms who may need to store milk or formula) and a microwave is great for heating up meals to eat in the room or to take to-go. We did not use these items as we only stayed over one night, but if you are staying longer, they will definitely come in handy!  There is also a large desk, tables that can easily be moved around the room, a wardrobe to hang your clothes, iron/ironing board, and plenty of outlets!

amenities in the Spring Hill Suites King room Langhorne PA near Sesame Place

4. Free WiFi - EVERYWHERE!  Most hotels offer WiFi in the lobby, but as someone who is slightly addicted to works in social media I was thrilled to find out that it was available in the rooms as well!

5. Free breakfast -  The have waffles, people!  WAFFLES! That’s one of my main requirements for hotels.  They must have waffle makers, and SpringHill Suites Langhorne has TWO! They also offer cereal, pastries, bagels & toast, scrambled eggs, sausage and more!

6. Complimentary coffee 24 hours a day – Like coffee?  Love FREE coffee?  All day long?  They’ve got you covered! And, the coffee is really good!

7. Pool, Whirhlpool & Fitness center – Sadly, we didn’t have an opportunity to use the pool, but next time, we will definitely be making sure we pencil in some swim time! The pool and fitness rooms were very clean, and very nice!  We also loved the outside patio area, complete with fire pit! Perfect for relaxing after a long day at Sesame Place!

SpringHill Suites Langhorne Philadelphia Near sesame place

8. Laundry - Anyone who has traveled with kids has come upon a time when they really needed to do a load of laundry.  We had a diaper leak on this trip, and in the past we’ve experienced milk spills, spit up, and other messes. The laundry room is clean and spacious and they have laundry supplies at the front desk.  The business center is great if you need to print park tickets, or do any real work during your stay!

9. The Market & Business Center - The business center is great if you need to print park tickets, or do any real work during your stay and The Market is great for those late night hunger pangs, or even snacks to grab and bring to the park! They offer the standard chips and drinks, but also sell microwave meals!

10. Short walk to Sesame Place – This is my favorite part! The walk took us less than 5 minutes, with a toddler! It’s a nice, safe, path right from the front door of the hotel to the front entrance of Sesame Place! You don’t have to worry about parking or catching a shuttle. If your little kiddo (or the grown-ups) need a nap, you can head back to the hotel, rest, and head to the park later on!  There are also many restaurants within walking distance, and a walk or very quick drive to the Oxford Valley Mall!

SpringHill Suites in Langhorne PA is just a short walk to Sesame Place!

If you’re visiting Sesame Place our family would highly recommend SpringHill Suites Philadelphia-Langhorne! We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be staying there again on our next trip to Bucks County PA!

SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Langhorne–200 N. Buckstown Dr. Langhorne, PA 215-891-5501

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Our Grandparent’s Weekend Adventure at Edaville

 *I am an Edaville blogger. I have received tickets in exchange for this post.
As always, all opinions are my own!*

This weekend we headed to Edaville with Grandma and Grandpa to celebrate Grandparent’s Day! Edaville offered half price admission to all grandparents, and we thought this would be the perfect weekend for all of us to go together!

22We all had a great time and Avery has not stopped talking about it. She really loved showing grandma and grandpa one of her favorite places in New England, and getting to take them through the “scary forest” of Dinoland.

Here are a few photos from our day! 8

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We all had a blast! Grandpa loved Dinoland, and Grandma loved the train ride. We all loved spending the day together as a family and celebrating Avery’s grandparents!

Did you visit Edaville for Grandparent’s Weekend?

You can find out more by following Edaville USA on FACEBOOK & TWITTER and online at  www.edaville.com

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About Edaville USA:
Edaville USA is a train-themed family amusement park located in South Carver, Mass. The park features  train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new rides! Edaville USA hosts different events throughout the fall and winter, including Pumpkins Aglow and an annual Christmas Festival of lights.

 

Fashion Rocks at Macy’s! – Fall Fashion – #FashionRocks

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I am so excited to be attending the Fashion Rocks event at Macy’s  next week! It will be fun to check out the latest in fashion for fall, and have a little “mommy time out” If you are ready to rock a new look this season (and enjoy music, food, and shopping fun!) you don’t want to miss this event!
Fashion Rocks event at macy's

Fashion Rocks at Macy’s #FashionRocks

Providence, RI – Sept 26 at 6:30pm – Providence Place Mall – Women’s Department, Level 2

The event will feature a runway fashion show, hosted by reality star and stylist Courtney Kerr! Plus, Neely Steinberg, known for “Teaching women how to become the CEO,” founder, and enTREPreneur of their dating and love lives, will be on site to answer everyone’s burning questions!

Make any $75 purchase during the event and receive a special gift. (*While supplies last and while time permits.) For more information, please visit macys.com/events.

To see if there is a Fashion Rocks event coming to your local Macy’s store click HERE!

I can’t wait to tell you all about what I see and learn! Check back next week for my post!