Logo by Chris Mercaldo

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Count's Un-Haunted Castle

The Count's Un-Haunted Castle won't be returning to Sesame Place for the 2015 season.

 Image from PINTREST

This was a pop-up Halloween attraction that stood near Count's Splash Castle. Opening in 2010, the walls of this maze were made of plastic and families would encounter different images and interactive elements around each turn.

Image from Blogger

The maze featured multiple buttons that kids could press to hear different audio clips.

Image from Roarbots

There was also a screen with a talking pumpkin on it that would interact with the guests. 

You can see a walk through below:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ticket Machines

These are the automated ticket booths outside the gates at Sesame Place. I wanted to put some pictures here because they are adorable and you never know when they will be replaced by new machines.

Take a look:

Newtown Bookshop Sesame Place chat

On Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm I gave a talk about the origins of Sesame Place and the book at Newtown Bookshop. Thanks to all who came. I hope to do more in the future.

Friday, August 21, 2015

BEN Around Philly

I appeared on the BEN FM radio show Ben Around Philly. You can listen to it on the link below:


Kristen talks to Guy Hutchinson, the co-author of a new book about Sesame Place! Hear how the park has changed in its 35 year history, and pick up a few insider tips about this gem in Langhorne, PA. Find the book on Amazon or at www.SesamePlaceBook.com. Then, Marilyn Russell chats with Sandra Price who, with her husband, owns New Hope Winery. Learn how Sandra and her husband revived this long-time winery in New Hope, and find more information at www.NewHopeWinery.com. Finally, Kristen sits down with NBC-10's Sheena Parveen about their 'Clear the Shelters' effort - a  nationwide push to clear animal shelters by partnering with area shelters to provide low cost or waived adoption, spay and neuter fees all day today (August 15th). More information can be found at www.NBC10.com or www.ClearTheShelters.com.

Q & A on Coaster101

I got to answer some questions from the Coaster101 team for an article that was posted on Roller Coaster Day.

I spoke about the book and Super Grover's Vapor Trail:


Tough Pigs (one of the oldest Muppet fan sites) did an entire week of articles about the book!

First up was a review of the book http://www.toughpigs.com/sesame-place-review/

The next two articles were written by myself. First was a now & then photo comparison:

Next up was a look at some of the current and former Sesame Place merchandise:

On Thursday they conducted a Q&A with me:

Friday I did an article about Jim Henson's work on the park:

Friday, July 17, 2015

1981 Photos

This site features a handful of 1981 images worth checking out! Images of Oscar's Obstacle Course, Twiddlebug Tunnel and Rainbow Pyramid.