Sesame Place is expanding again in 2009 with their new Count's Splash Castle, an interactive family water play structure.
"The Count is very busy these days as he counts up to 90 – the number of play elements in the new attraction opening at Sesame Place in the Spring of 2009! The largest new attraction in the theme park’s history, The Count’s Splash Castle will be a multi-level interactive waterplay attraction that will stimulate imagination and provide exciting hands-on entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. The attraction will span over 38,000 square feet and feature over 90 play elements including a 1,000 gallon eight-foot tipping bucket, multiple water slides, valves, levers, water curtains, bridges, hydro blasters, bubbler jets, bongos, hose jets, water wheels and much more."
Concept art for the attraction can be seen here: http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2008/10/sesame-place-2009-counts-...astle.html
I really need to get my kid out there. He loves the Count, and we get in free. I have no excuse.
Sounds like it might be taking over the old Count's Fount area which was basically a play structure and a set of concrete slides (maybe 15 feet long at most)
A quote from Family Guy watching "The Count" on TV:
Peter: Have they ever shown him doing somebody in and then feeding on him?
Brian: You're asking me if they've ever done an episode where the Count kills someone, and then drinks their blood for sustinance?
Brian: No, I don't think they've done that one yet.
We went to Sesame Place 3 straight years as the first part of our vacation up until last year. While the kids (now 8 and 5) loved the park because of the characters, the wait times for the slides and rides were insane sometimes and the crowds were HUGE and this was on a Thursday and Friday, I can't imagine what it was like on Saturdays. Fortunately by the third year we adopted the "bring our own food" policy and probably saved $150 bucks over the two day period. It IS a great place for kids, just a lot of money for such a small park and long wait times. We did spend a ton of time at Count's Fount, which has NO slides. It's just a big pool with an upper and lower level, a waterfall, a rope tunnel walkthrough and not much else. Naturally Count's Fount was where we got our locker at every time we went and it was always the first attraction we went in, it only stands to reason that I don't have one single picture of the structure to show(doh!), just a bunch of overall Sesame Place shots from our last visit in 2006.
TomLast edited by LdScotsman, Sunday, October 5, 2008 1:53 PM
Maybe they got rid of the slides, I haven't been there for the waterpark stuff in over 10 years so I guess a lot could have changed.
I also agree about the crowds, I go to the mall next to the park a few times a year and every time we drive by the park I can't believe how crowded the lot looks considering how small the park is.Last edited by YoshiFan, Sunday, October 5, 2008 9:01 PM
That would make sense that there were slides at the upper level. There is no real reason to GO to that upper level, but if there were slides attached to it once then that would make a whole lot more sense than the setup now.
Just an FYI the attraction will be manufactured by SCS Interactive and will be at the south end of the park replacing the Count's Fount and Little Bird's Birdbath.Mike
Count's Fount was always meh. And for those wanting pictures, you can easily see this part from outside the park, it's in the part that faces Chic-Fil-A.
john peck....thanks! :)
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