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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Book signing at Valley Forge

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson, author of Sesame Place will be doing a signing and talk at Valley Forge Pennsylvania's Barnes and Noble store on December 13th from 12pm to 2pm!

Guy Hutchinson

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Dine with Big Bird and Friends

On a recent trip to Sesame Place I noticed they were using some older cups. These cups had 2009 imprinted on them and advertised Dine with Big Bird and Friends:

 The dining events at Sesame Place are now called Dine with Elmo and Friends.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hayride with Telly

Here are a few pictures I snapped of Telly at the hayride at The Count's Halloween Spooktackular! 

Guy Hutchinson Book Signing this weekend!

Guy Hutchinson will be at Barnes and Noble Neshaminy Mall this Saturday at 3pm signing the Sesame Place book!

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Details here: http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061735315-0

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Guy Hutchinson LIVE on Streaming Disney

Tonight at 6pm talk to Sesame Place author Guy Hutchinson LIVE!

11/15/2015, 6pm eastern! http://streamingdisney.com/

Guy Hutchinson

You can watch the Q&A here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Guy Hutchinson talks Sesame Place at Animate Miami

Thanks to Jon Eadler for these photos from my talk at Animate Miami. During the 75 minute panel I discussed the history of the park and shared some fun stories of the past.
Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Photos of Elmo the Musical, Halloween show

I finally got to see the Halloween edition of  Elmo the Musical. I had been skipping this one because the line is always so long.

This theater is inside Sesame Studio. This space once housed the smaller Sesame Neighborhood replica before the outdoor version opened. More recently it housed the long running Elmo's World Live.

The new show has been extremely popular during the regular season and has become even more popular during the Halloween season.

This is a totally different show than the regular season show and features some new characters including a magician's rabbit.

And a sassy rooster.

The show ends with a giant banner dropping over the stage.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Guy Hutchinson at Magic City Comic Con January 15th

Guy Hutchinson, author of Sesame Place, will appear at Magic City Comic Con January 15-17th 2016.
Guy Hutchinson

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 Guy Hutchinson gave a talk about the origins of Sesame Place and the book at Newtown Bookshop. Thanks to all who came. Guy hopes to do more in the future.

Friday, August 21, 2015

BEN Around Philly

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson 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.

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

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:

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson


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.