Sesame Place Discussion Thread

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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 am

I've seen rumors of a wooden coaster. I think it would work. Something a bit on the milder side from GCI similar to White Lightning or Invadr, but less intense.

In other news, I would like Sandstorm back from them. It's one of the few spinning type rides I can stand. I love it's replacement (Falcon's Fury), but with a lackluster line-up of flats as it already was, it was a shame to lose the only one I really liked before FF...lol
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm

bgtlover wrote:In other news, I would like Sandstorm back from them. It's one of the few spinning type rides I can stand. I love it's replacement (Falcon's Fury), but with a lackluster line-up of flats as it already was, it was a shame to lose the only one I really liked before FF...lol

Sesame Place is a stand-alone theme park located in Pennsylvania. I assume from what you wrote, you're thinking of the Sesame Street themed kiddie section at Busch Gardens Tampa?
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Postby CNYCoasterguy11 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:22 pm

coneyislandchris wrote:Sesame Place is a stand-alone theme park located in Pennsylvania. I assume from what you wrote, you're thinking of the Sesame Street themed kiddie section at Busch Gardens Tampa?


Actually Sesame Place is part of the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens chain. And the Honker Dinner Derby ride is the old Sandstorm ride from Busch Tampa.
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:52 pm

^What they said.
They sent Sandstorm from BGT to Sesame Place in 2013 (opened in 2014 there as Honker Dinger Derby).
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:55 am

^ ^^ Ah, my bad, I wasn't aware of the history of Honker Dinger Derby. (Still my favorite name for a ride ever.) Carry on.
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby deguy123 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:11 am

I'm hoping the 2018 addition is a coaster as I still need the credit already there. I just couldn't justify the price for going to get the credit.
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:19 am

SESAME PLACE® UNVEILS PLANS FOR FIRST WOODEN COASTER
One of the Largest New Attractions in Park History to debut Spring 2018




Langhorne, PA (September 20, 2017) –Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, announced today its first wooden-steel hybrid coaster - Oscar’s Wacky TaxiTM - debuting Spring 2018. The new coaster is one of the largest new attractions in the park’s 37-year history and will feature a bright yellow, taxi cab-inspired train with everyone’s favorite grouch at the helm.

The new coaster, combining both wood and steel elements to create a smooth ride, will give pint-sized thrill-seekers and their families the opportunity to experience another exciting first at Sesame Place. Oscar’s Wacky TaxiTM 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.

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ will join Super Grover’s Vapor Trail® as the second roller coaster at the park. Super Grover’s Vapor Trail, which opened in 1998 as the park’s first mechanical ride, is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2018. The 14-acre park also features two popular themed lands – Elmo’s World which opened in 2006 and Cookie’s Monster Land which opened in 2014. A total of eleven dry rides, nine water attractions, five interactive play elements, the Sesame Street Neighborhood, three live daily character shows and The Neighborhood Street Party Parade bring the joy of everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends to families.

“Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ will bring a whole new level of excitement to Sesame Place in 2018,” said Bob Caruso, park president. “We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our guest experience, and our first wooden roller coaster is an exciting and thrilling addition to the park.”

EDIT: I confirmed with the park - This is a Gravity Group coaster.
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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:23 am

Ugh... I'm so torn on this place. It's nearby, we have a Season Pass to Busch / SeaWorld parks, I'll definitely drive by it from time to time and now they have two perfectly respectable looking coasters but it's f*cking Sesame Place and we're two grown a** adults so I've never been there.

I feel like now we just need to bite the bullet and go for it, then never speak of this again. :lol:

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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:30 am

I'll definitely go now that they'll have this. Having a 4 yr old nephew will make it easier. Actually looks great for a kiddie coaster. Do we have any stats on it? GCI? Height, etc? Also wait - is the track going to be steel? This is suddenly weird. LOL!

edit: nevermind just saw the 40 feet. :oops:

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Re: Sesame Place Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:39 am

And the number of adult enthusiasts visiting the place next year has just shot up. Honestly they needed another coaster. Vapor Trail had a half hour wait (yes I went) during my visit.
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