Autism Awareness Day at #SesamePlace {Sunday April 27, 2014}

Disclaimer: I am a Sesame Place Blog Ambassador. I was not compensated for this post but I will be provided with a 2014 Season Pass for myself and complimentary admission for my family. 

Opening Day for Sesame Place is on May 3rd but on April 27, Sesame Place is hosting a day for autism families! If you've never taken your kids to Sesame Place, this may be the day to go to test the waters. Here are some tips that will help - 
Prepare!
Visit the Sesame Place home page or the Sesame Place YouTube Channel with your child and show them the park. 

**Make sure when you go your child has a name tag with his/her name, your name and cell phone number. Because you just never know.  Even though The Boy knows his name, our names and our home number - he may not tell a stranger in case he gets lost. (Write-On Tats are a cool option, check it out HERE.) 

Have a Plan. Create a Schedule.
While on the Sesame Place homepage, be sure to explore the Dry RidesWet Rides and the Park Shows and Parade. Figure out a what rides and attractions your child will want to see and create a game plan on how to best navigate the park. Visual schedules are great for kids with autism - create one specifically for Sesame Place that they can keep in their pocket.

Download the App or Print out a Map of the Park.
Getting around the park is super easy with the iPhone or Android App - especially if it's your first time. Some key features of the App include:
  • True GPS navigation that provides a highlighted path to your destination
  • Interactive park map with search that allows you to find the nearest restroom, dining location, ATM and more. 
  • Displays next show times for each of the park’s character shows.
No smart phone? No problem! Download Park Map Click HERE. (Make you  sure you know exactly where the restrooms are. Nothing worse than wandering around looking for a bathroom when your kid has to go.) 

Plan to arrive at the Park when they open.
Sesame Place opens at 10 am. Arriving when the park first opens, makes navigating the park so much easier and less stressful. You can easily explore all the dry rides easily within a couple of hours before the park gets too crowded. You can spend the rest of the day, wandering around and going on rides a second or third time, get a good spot for the Parade or catch a show.

Visit Welcome Center upon arrival, register for the Ride Accessibility Program and get a wristband. (for all other days) 

Sesame Place makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. Wristbands will be provided at the Welcome Center for all disabled guests who enroll in our RAP program. The wristbands allow for the disabled guest and their party to be noticeable to our employees, allowing for immediate assistance on and off of attractions. The majority of rides and attractions at Sesame Place have special accessible entrances. Special accessible entrances may be used by our disabled guests and up to three other guests (except where noted).  For more information - http://bit.ly/ZiDBOK 
  
Ready to Register for Autism Awareness Day at Sesame Place? Details Below:
Sesame Place Cares has partnered with Variety – the Children’s Charity and Autism Speaks to provide children with physical and developmental disabilities and their families an exclusive day at the park.
On Autism Awareness Day, park officials make special accommodations to ensure that every child has an unforgettable experience no matter their abilities.
Those interested in attending should contact Variety at www.varietyphila.org or Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org to receive more information on registering for the event.
Parking is $25.00 per vehicle with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity and Autism Speaks.
Save $10 on 2014 Season Passes when you purchase in-park on April 27, 2014. Enjoy unlimited visits including A Very Furry Christmas!

  • When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
  • Cost: Admission is free; however parking is $25 per vehicle (paid at the park on the day of the event)

  • To receive tickets to "Autism Awareness Day at Sesame Place," please CLICK HERE to be taken to the Sesame Place website to register.
  • After selecting the number of tickets you would like (up to 6 TOTAL), you will need to enter your child’s Member ID Number in the exact format as it was given to you (XX-XXXXX).
  • After submitting the required information, you will be prompted to PRINT your e-tickets so please make sure you register on a computer connected to a printer.
  • TAKE the printed e- tickets directly to the front gate turnstiles at Sesame Place. These e-tickets are the only way to gain access to "Autism Day at Sesame Place."
  • *Again, please make sure that you have completed and submitted a Variety Intake Form or you will not be able to request tickets for this event. If you have not done so, click HERE to download the form.


Disclaimer: I am a Sesame Place Blog Ambassador. I was not compensated for this post but I will be provided with a 2014 Season Pass for myself and complimentary admission for my family. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope to visit this year with my 9 year old. She is soon growing out of Sesame Place :/ Hopefully they will have a blogger's day!

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