Like adoring Mickey Mouse and resisting bedtime, just about every kid goes through a Sesame Street phase, where Elmo becomes their ultimate icon and there is no better jam to rock out to than the “Dark Horse”-esque “Brushy Brush” (seriously, as far as kids’ songs go, it’s a bop). So it’s only natural that in the interest of being crowned Best Parents Ever, you’d want to plan a trip to the mecca of all things furry red (and blue and green) monster, Sesame Place.
Located in Langhorne, PA—roughly an hour and a half from New York City—the 14-acre theme park caters to the 12-and-under set, with family-friendly rides and shows that even toddlers can enjoy. And, arguably, one of the best times to visit is between Sept. 18 and Nov. 7, because Sesame Place’s Halloween plans are next level. Dubbed The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, every aspect of the park (from its decorations to its food) gets a seasonal-yet-not-scary glow-up. Here’s what you should know before you book your tickets.