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Labor Day weekend we made the drive down to Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The home to the world famous Sesame Place. A 5 hour drive from Chautauqua County NY and about 45 minutes outside of Philly.
I moved around a lot when I was a child since every time my dad landed a promotion and moved up that corporate ladder, we had to go take over a new city. One of those moves landed us in the heart of Philadelphia & you best believe that summer my brother and I had season passes to Sesame Place. So it was pretty sweet that I was able to spend a weekend sharing a childhood favorite fun spot of mine with my own child.
Oscars Wacky Taxi
Sesame Place has definitely grown since the last time I roaming the park! When I was 5, Sesame Place was just a water park! Not a single dry ride at all!!! I couldn’t believe how much the park had grown. One of the newest additions just happened to be a brand new roller coaster called Oscar's Wacky Taxi.
Oscar’s Wacky Taxi is a roller coaster inspired by of course, Oscar’s Taxi. It’s the park's first steel-wooden-hybrid roller coaster & second roller coaster in the park. The new coaster is one of the largest new attractions in the park’s 37-year history, so we definitely picked the right time to plan a Sesame Place trip.
Oscar’s Wacky Taxi will send riders soaring down an exhilarating first drop of 40 feet, traveling over 1,200 feet of track with exciting twists, turns, and plenty of airtime hills -- sure to delight even the grouchiest of riders. A 40” rider height requirement (with a supervising companion) or 46” height requirement for single riders will make this the perfect first coaster for many park guests!!! My daughter watches kids ride roller coasters on YouTube, so she was pretty thrilled to actually ride a big girl coaster herself.
Since Oscars Wacky Taxi is new, lines can get pretty long if you’re at the park on a peak day. We happened to attend Elmo’s Character Breakfast, so we were some of the very first people in the park. We were actually in the park before it opened, so once breakfast ended, we strolled right over to Oscar’s Wacky Taxi and scored those first spots in line!
Another great tip for those of you that HATE lines. If you’re at Sesame Place, spot that the Oscar’s Wacky Taxi line is ridiculously long. Head on over to customer service and purchase a One Time Queue for $9 a rider. This $9 pass will let you board the coaster once by cutting the entire line. You can also purchase a Abby’s Magic Queue for every ride in the park for $34. Depending on how much you hate lines or how antsy your kiddos are, that might be the best purchase of the day!
Worth the long wait? Worth paying for the Magic Que? Did we like it!!?!??
Yes, Yes and YES!
Don’t let the coasters name fool ya! Oscar’s Wacky Taxi has a lot of speed. I was shocked at how fast this roller coaster actually went. My daughter is a thrill seeker. Obsessed with watching YouTube GoPro videos of kids riding ride, so of course she wanted to ride Oscar’s Wacky Taxi again!
Since this was a pretty fast ride, I would hold off taking any super little ones who scare easily. This is definitely a big kid ride and literally the perfect roller coaster to introduce kids to more thrilling rides than those cute rides in Elmo’s World.
I would totally wait in line for this ride and if I had $9 to spare, even splurge on the Magic Que since I’m a line hater myself. Loved Oscar’s Wacky Taxi and dare I say it was way more thrilling than Slinky Dog at Hollywood Studios? And we know how much I loved that ride. I raved about it for weeks after riding. Oscar’s Wacky Taxi gets two thumbs up!
Have you been to Sesame Place? Have you had a chance to check out Oscars Wacky Taxi?
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