Cookie Monster is moving in on Elmo's world. The macaroon-loving character just got his own entire theme park, Cookie's Monster Land. Located at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, the new theme park has five rides, a three-story net climb and plenty of soft play areas for young kids to go wild.
The most anticipated ride is Captain Cookie's High "C's" Adventure, a gentle water ride that is made to look like the ocean. Another new ride is Flying Cookie Jars, which spins kids in a giant cookie jar 40 feet in the air. And even though this new extension of Sesame Place is all about Cookie Monster, kids will still find the rest of the Sesame Street characters there, too. One ride features Oscar the Grouch and his friend Slimy who are on a mission with their trashcan rocketships. There's also a dance area called Monster Mix-Up where families can spin in tea cups or just dance around.
Cookie's Monster Land is open now and is just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City. It was recently voted one of the 10 best theme parks for families by Parents magazine. For directions and ticketing information, visit seseameplace.com.
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