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Sesame Place is reopening with new safety measures

Say hello to Elmo and co.

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Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Muppets are anxiously waiting to welcome visitors back to Sesame Place. 

On Friday, July 24, the family attraction will open for the 2020 season—which, as it turns out, is an important milestone.  

“We’re thrilled to reopen our park and celebrate our 40th birthday this year,” Cathy Valeriano, president of Sesame Place said in a statement. “We know our guests are eager to return and we are just as excited to continue to provide them with fun, inspiring and memorable experiences, while taking the necessary steps to make families feel safe when they visit our park during this milestone year and beyond.”

As expected, families will find a few differences once they arrive. For one, reservations will be required. Upon entering the grounds, families will receive temperature checks. Guests are also expected to wear face masks, follow social distancing protocols like line queues and visit cleaning stations when necessary. Interactive elements, like character meet and greets, will be limited. 

For more about the park's safety procedures, visit its website. If you're looking for ways to make the most out of summer 2020, check out our favorite outdoor activities and see what's happening in the July events calendar.  

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