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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2006 Park Brochure

 Image from Blogger

1993 Park Brochure

Image from Henson

Here is a page from a 1993 park brochure. It advertises the new Twiddlebug Land, Paradise Playhouse and Breakfast With Big Bird.

2007 Park Map

2004 Park Map

The date on the bottom of this map is 2004. Here is another map that is apparently from the same year.
For some reason it omits the Big Bird steps.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What/where was Snuffle Ball?

Here is something that has puzzled me for a long time. An article about the Texas Sesame Place described something called Snuffle Ball:

It is shown (without description) on both the 1981 and 1984 park maps:

However, it is shown IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES! Once in front of Rainbow Pyramid and once behind it!

Hopefully we get an answer someday!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Computer Campus

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This section of the 1984 park map intrigued me. It reads:

Kid's as well as adults can now learn basic programming skills on "user friendly" computers at Sesame Place. A number of courses are offered and two popular computer languages are featured: BASIC, one of the most popular programs in use today, is sophisticated enough for home, school and business applications. LOGO, a creative programming language, offers colorful graphics that encourage kids to carry out their own commands. Both languages are available to kids as well as adults. For more information on prices, times and course descriptions, pick up the Sesame Place Computer Campus brochure at the guest relations window or in the computer gallery or call (215)752-4900.

The park map had two images, the top one appears to be a classroom setting, the bottom being The Computer Gallery.

The phone number is still used for Sesame Place. I wonder where these classes were taught and how much they cost. Hopefully someone will post the "Sesame Place Computer Campus brochure" someday!

1984 Park Map

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1983 Park Map

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The park is broken down into 6 areas.
1)Entry Court
Guest Services

 2)Sesame Studio
Chat Lag
Pitch Switch
Teleidoscope Temple
Sesame Dream Network
Sesame Street Set
Pedal Power
Ernie's Bathtub
Pin Tables
Everyone is You and Me
Talking Picture Show
The Shadow Room
Foot Notes
Touch of Spring
Anti-Gravity Mirror
Mirror Mirage
Circus Mirrors

 3) Sesame Food Factory
4) Land Court
Picnic Area
The Snake Tube
Tunnels of Fun
5) Big Bird's Court (for younger children)
Little Bird's Fort

 6) Water Court
The Amazing Mumford's Water Maze
Oscar's Obstacle Course

Unfortunately I cannot see the other side of the brochure to get more info.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Games at The Computer Gallery

 Here is a photo of people playing games at The Computer Gallery:

All images from eBay

We get a view of some of the computers and can almost make out the game on the screen:

The Perils of Miss Prairie

The Perils of Miss Prairie was a stage show that ran at the Big Bird Theater during the 1994 and 1995 seasons.

Muppet Wiki describes it as:

The Perils of Miss Prairie was a stage show presented at Sesame Place in the summer of 1994. The Sesame Street characters star in a musical show in which Oscar the Grouch threatens to take away Prairie Dawn's ice cream parlor. Elmo helps save the day. The show title was a nod to the 1914 silent film serial The Perils of Pauline.

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