Park Policy

Sesame Place suggests that visitors 13 and younger be accompanied by an adult except when participating in an event intended only for young guests such as birthday parties and education programs.

Ride Safety

Safety is our highest priority, and we meet or exceed all safety guidelines set forth by state agencies, industry organizations, as well as our ride and slide manufacturers. Each ride has a posted safety warning sign at the entrance, which may be different for each attraction. Guests should review these safety requirements, based on manufacturer guidelines and our park safety protocols.

Park Closing Policy

In order to guarantee our guests' comfort and safety, Sesame Place may close during the day based on attendance. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. Please check or call 1-215-702-ELMO for details.

The Sunny Day Guarantee

  • If it rains continuously for one hour while a guest is in the park, Sesame Place will issue Sunny Day tickets
  • A Sunny Day ticket is valid for a return visit any operating day during the current operating season
  • Sunny Day tickets are issued at Guest Relations and The Welcome Center
  • Guests who do not exchange their ticket on the date of their visit forfeit their Sunny Day tickets
  • Guests will receive one Sunny Day ticket for every paid admission ticket
  • Guests with an After 3PM ticket will receive an After 3PM Sunny Day ticket
  • Not valid on Season Passes and complimentary tickets

Smoking Policy

Sesame Place offers guests a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted outside the front gate

Parade Seating

To give all guests an equal opportunity to view the parade, we no longer allow the use of unattended blankets, strollers, bags or towels as a means of saving seats. All unattended items will be taken to the Welcome Center.

Line Cutting Policy

Line cutting is prohibited at all rides, attractions and shows. Cutting in line for any reason may result in ejection from the park. No refunds will be issued. Sesame Place defines line cutting as: Cutting in front of other guests who are already in line, saving a spot for another guest, leaving a line, then attempting to reenter at the same point. Any behavior deemed inappropriate by Sesame Place may result in ejection from the park without refund.

Cooler and Picnic Policy

Soft-sided coolers 10"x10"x12" or smaller are permitted in the park for storage of baby formula, baby food and medically necessary items.  Sealed non-alcoholic beverages and small single-serve snack sized items such as chips, pretzels, cookies, whole fruit, and pre-made sandwiches are also allowed.  All other outside food is not permitted in the park.  Picnic areas and vending machines are available outside of the park in our General and Preferred Parking Lots.  For food allergy concerns, please contact for accommodations.  Glass items including bottles and containers are not permitted in the park.

Water Health & Safety Information

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Swim Attire Policy

Life Jackets are available on all appropriate attractions.

Proper swim wear is required on all wet attractions. Swim diapers are required for diaper-wearing children. Water shoes are recommended. Swim suits, water shoes and swim diapers are available for purchase inside the park. Guests must wear appropriate clothing while in the park.

Ride Rules:

  • Swim diapers are required for all water attractions and are available for purchase at the park.
  • Proper swim attire must be worn on all water attractions.
  • For all mechanical rides as well as some water rides, guests not meeting the established height and/or age requirements must be accompanied by a supervising companion at least 14 years of age.
  • Loose articles are not permitted on mechanical rides and must remain with a non-rider or in a locker. Attendants are not responsible for loose articles.
  • Shoes must be worn on all mechanical rides.
  • Line cutting is not permitted. Guests that exit a line must reenter at the end of the line.
  • For those guests with special needs, a Ride Accessibility Guide is available on the website as well as at The Welcome Center. Customized print-outs of accessible rides based on the guests’ needs are provided at The Welcome Center.

Segway Policy

Sesame Place is committed to providing guests a safe and enjoyable experience. Because of different pathway configuration and terrain as well as large crowds that include small children and strollers, we regret that we cannot permit the use of two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles such as Segways. We are pleased to offer other forms of personal transportation, including electric convenience vehicles and standard wheelchairs and we encourage you to contact Guest Services with any question you may have.

Security Procedures

Sesame Place does have security procedures in place that may result in slight delays while entering the park. 

  • For your safety, ALL hand-carried items, including backpacks, purses and belt bags are subject to search prior to entering the park
  • For your safety, the following items are not permitted in the park: weapons of any type, costume props/toys resembling a weapon, masks covering the face, glass items including bottles and containers
  • For your safety, water play toys such as inflatables, foam noodles and super soakers are not permitted inside the park
  • To expedite entry into the park, leave any unnecessary articles secured in your vehicle
  • Sesame Place is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle or articles left within vehicles