C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.
Apparently it is also good enough for the folks at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Bucks County. The only theme park of its kind in the country has announced that come next summer, the big, blue, cookie-loving monster will have his own land as part of one of Sesame Place’s largest expansion in its 33-year-history.
Cookie’s Monster Land will feature new play areas and five new rides including Captain Cookie’s High “C’s” Adventures which will take riders along a track set to mimic swales in the ocean. Another attraction on the drawing board is Flying Cookie Jars, which is a contemporary spin on the traditional twirling tea-cups which will rotate guests in a giant cookie jar some 40 feet above the ground. The Monster Mix-Up, The Honker Dinger Derby and Oscar’s Rotten Rusty Rockets will round out the new attractions planned for Monster Land.
Dubbed “the furriest land ever,” the area will find Cookie Monster as host to all his furry and not so furry friends in the new park area which will also feature Monster Clubhouse, a three-story net climb for kids and parents and Mini-Monster Clubhouse, a soft play area designed for children five and under.
Also look for an update to the popular “1-2-3 Smile with Me!” interactive photo location which gives everyone a chance to share a furry hug and a smile with Cookie and his monster friends.
Word of the project comes just two years after Sesame Place added the Count’s Splash Castle and the launch of its holiday party “A Very Furry Christmas,” last holiday season.
Sesame Place’s expansion falls in line with other theme parks big and small adding attractions to give patrons a new reason to visit. Walt Disney World in Orlando is in the final phase of construction on its Seven Dwarfs Mine Train as part of the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. Scheduled to open in the spring the new attraction will feature a proprietary ride system where guests will rock back and forth as if they were in a real mine car.
Also slated to open in 2014, Universal Studios Orlando will cut the ribbon on an expanded Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Closer to home, one year after Six Flags rolled out its African themed Safari Off Road Adventure, they have announced plans for Zumanjaro, the tallest drop tower attraction in the world to be built on the face of its Kingda Ka coaster.