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May 1, 1989 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now there are none. The last amusement park in the Pennsylvania suburbs of Philadelphia has died. The corpse is West Point Park, near Lansdale in Montgomery County. It's just a small place down a side road, an old place under a tall stand of old trees. In Montgomery County, West Point has died. In Bucks County, Sesame Place lives. But the Pennsylvania Bureau of Amusement Rides and Attractions - the state agency that regulates such things - has defined Sesame Place in Langhorne as a "kiddie ride operation," not an amusement park.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2010 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
Saturday marks a milestone as well as this year's opening day for Sesame Place, launching its 30th Birthday Celebration season. Sesame Place, the theme park based on the award-winning TV show Sesame Street, opened July 30, 1980. It was developed on three acres as a way to bring Sesame Street's values to life through play. It has grown to 14 acres with more than three dozen interactive activities, including water attractions, whirling rides, a roller coaster, stage shows, and musical parades.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1990 | By Ellen Goldman Frasco, Special to The Inquirer
Big Bird, Bert and Ernie will join the other superstars from TV's Sesame Street tomorrow for the 10th birthday celebration of Sesame Place. The Langhorne attraction opens its 1990 season with a daylong schedule of festivities including a parade (weather permitting), musical entertainment and the cutting of a giant birthday cake. Youngsters can assist in cutting the cake and can help decorate an enormous greeting card. Sesame Place's Opening Day 10th Birthday Celebration at Sesame Place, New Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1991 | By Ellen Goldman Frasco, Special to The Inquirer
Throughout the area, environmentally-aware children are educating their parents about conserving energy and reminding them to recycle. Tomorrow, children can make their own "Pledge to the Earth" at a special eco-event sponsored by Sesame Place. Youngsters who attend "Environment Awareness Day" at the family-oriented amusement park will receive a certificate from the nonprofit Children's Earth Fund acknowledging their commitment to preserve the Earth. Other scheduled activities include a performance of original rap songs about the environment presented by area elementary-school children and emceed by rap music writer/producer Grover Washington III at 1 p.m.; an exhibit featuring "Recyclasaurus Rex," an 8-foot-long replica of Tyrannosaurus rex made entirely of recycled cans by students from the Cook/Wissahickon Elementary School; continuous demonstrations on how to bake cookies using a solar box cooker, and an interactive presentation of "Environmental Tales," by the Sesame Players at noon in the Circle Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Disney Junior's Imagination Movers bring the Reindeer Party to Sesame Place this weekend when the Emmy Award-winning group performs popular songs and holiday favorites. The critically acclaimed band from New Orleans - composed of Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty - have performed their songs on national shows including Good Morning America. Imagination Movers perform at 2, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Monster Rock Theater at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne.
NEWS
May 17, 1993 | by Ziva Branstetter, Daily News Staff Writer
The Twiddlebugs, the most politically correct residents of Sesame Street, moved into their new - make that recycled - home at Sesame Place over the weekend. For those unacquainted with the "Sesame Street" posse, the Twiddlebugs are tiny, winged, beetle-like creatures who live in the flower box outside Ernie and Bert's window on the popular PBS children's show. They find all sorts of good ways to use the junk other people toss. The Twiddlebugs have set up housekeeping this summer in Sesame Place, the Sesame theme park in Bucks County.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Enjoy a Fourth of July barbecue, parade, and fireworks this weekend during Sesame Place's Independence Day Weekend Fireworks. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday outside Big Bird's Riverside Pavilion, and again from 7:30 to 8:30, guests can enjoy a barbecue feast with their furry friends, and characters from Sesame Place will perform. The park will have a "Neighborhood Street Party" parade at 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Immediately following the parade will be a fireworks show set to Sesame Street music, until 9:30 p.m. Park admission is required to attend events, and parade and fireworks schedules are subject to change.
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | By Valerie Reed, Special to The Inquirer
Swooshing water. Upbeat music. They are familiar sounds to the thousands who flock to Sesame Place each day. But it's not the fountains at Little Bird's Birdbath or the Sesame Street theme playing in the background. Instead, water gushes from three firefighter hoses, washing away the previous day's smells, cigarette butts, sand and mulch. And, on the park's speakers, the Sesame Street theme is replaced by a Billy Joel tune. It is 6 a.m. - three hours before the Langhorne park opens.
NEWS
April 29, 1993 | For The Inquirer / JON ADAMS
You know the Twiddlebugs - those cute little critters that live in Bert and Ernie's flower box at 123 Sesame Street. This year, Sesame Place will provide the full Twiddlebug experience, in its larger-than-life Twiddlebug Land.
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June 6, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chances are you've heard the Kidz Bop Kids , perennial Billboard toppers singing cleaned-up versions of pop hits . The latest edition of the preteen prefab pop stars helps Sesame Place celebrate its 35th anniversary when the quartet bring the "Make Some Noise" tour to the Langhorne theme park. Don't forget to say hello to Elmo. He rocks, too. 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Sesame Place, Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. Tickets: Free with park admission of Adult (ages 10 & Up)
REAL_ESTATE
June 1, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. To make sure you know where we are, this is the Middletown with several Levittown neighborhoods in its southern half. The portion of the township that has Langhorne as its mailing address is home to Oxford Valley Mall and Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, et al, at Sesame Place. Middletown Township, Bucks County, as opposed to the Middletown Township in Delaware County. This Middletown "is an interesting township for real estate," says Martin Millner, an agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside in neighboring Yardley.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there It was a summer night in 2007, and a group of self-described geeks gathered in a basement to film their own TV show. Jen had met Mike - the guy with a basement studio - about four years before at Sesame Place, where he did lighting and sound and she dressed as Elmo, or sometimes Ernie. That evening, Jen was only herself, being interviewed for a faux talk show that also featured puppets. Chris, who had been friends with Mike since seventh grade at St. Bede the Venerable, was the talk-show host.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Disney Junior's Imagination Movers bring the Reindeer Party to Sesame Place this weekend when the Emmy Award-winning group performs popular songs and holiday favorites. The critically acclaimed band from New Orleans - composed of Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty - have performed their songs on national shows including Good Morning America. Imagination Movers perform at 2, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Monster Rock Theater at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The Count's Halloween Spooktacular has transformed Sesame Place into a haunted haven with new rides, shows, and seasonal treats. The monthlong celebration kicks off with two new shows. In "Elmo the Musical - Live at Sesame Place Halloween," Elmo makes a magical mistake that may cause the demise of The Great David Cluckerfield's show. Then, find out where the creepy "boo" comes from in "Who Said Boo?" at Monster Rock Theater. You can also see the "Not-Too-Spooky Howl-o-Ween Radio Show" and the Count's Halloween Spooktacular Neighborhood Street Party parade.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
For those who are Shore-bound, Atlantic City Aquarium offers live diver and animal-feeding shows through Memorial Day. From Saturday to Monday, the Live Diver Feeding Show begins at 11 a.m. Guests can observe and interact with the scuba diver while he or she hand-feeds sharks and stingrays in a 25,000-gallon tank. At noon and 3, join in on the fun and help staff feed the stingrays. At 2, the Exotic Animal Show begins, presenting the unusual inhabitants of the aquarium including the 6-foot-long Amazon tree boa constrictor, the inland bearded dragon lizard, tarantulas, and more.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
HE CLAIMS TO be the man with the magic touch on his website, a master of illusion who creates an "intimate" feeling for all his audiences. But Jeffrey Leach, who uses the stage name Jeff Carson, doesn't divulge that he's also a registered sex offender on the New Jersey Megan's Law database for an incident involving an underage girl. A loophole in the law allows him to continue to work with children. "Offender inappropriately touched victim and had victim touch him inappropriately over a 6 year period," the Megan's Law site states on Leach's profile.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIDDLETOWN TWP. Watch out, Elmo and Big Bird. Cookie Monster is slated to get more of the spotlight in May. About 25,000 square feet at the Sesame Place amusement park near Langhorne will be transformed into Cookie's Monster Land by next spring. The park is to announce the move Thursday, and it will make the grumbling cookie hoarder one of Sesame Place's most visible characters. After one of the largest renovations in Sesame Place history, Cookie's Monster Land will feature new play areas and five new rides.
NEWS
October 11, 2013
A story Thursday incorrectly referred to a forthcoming new section of Sesame Place. The name of the attraction is Cookie's Monster Land. A photo Thursday with a story on online gaming at Atlantic City casinos was of the Revel, not the Borgata. A news item Wednesday about a bail reduction for the Rev. Robert L. Brennan, accused of sexually molesting an altar boy, incorrectly described the conditions of retirement imposed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The archdiocese did not require Brennan to live in Maryland.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year, Big Bird's job security was thrust into the political spotlight. This year, it's his health insurance. In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County's biggest tourist attractions, to terminate health benefits for its part-time employees. "This law is hurting real people in my district and around the country," the Bucks County Republican wrote. A spokesman for SeaWorld, the amusement park's parent company, confirmed Wednesday that the company was cutting the weekly work limit for part-time employees from 32 to 28 hours.
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