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September 26, 2019

Halloween FUN at Busch Gardens and Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends

Family-friendly Halloween event features popular Sesame Street characters, crafts and fun fall activities each Saturday and Sunday from October 5 – October 27.

More Tricks and Treats: Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends Returns to Busch Gardens. 


Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends is back! Kids of all ages can celebrate the Halloween season with family fun for everyone. On Saturdays and Sundays from October 5 -27, enjoy hands-on activities, trick or treating, a hay maze and more.

Related: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Halloween Events and MORE!

Fan-favorite characters such as Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster will be dressed in their Halloween best and participate in dance parties and meet and greets. Just like their Sesame Street friends, kids of all ages can dress in their favorite costumes.

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Each weekend offers even more fun, with themes featuring special characters. 

Monsters & Fairies – October 5 & 6 

Kick off the fall fun and become a monster or fairy during the event’s opening weekend. Enjoy crafts that transform kids into a magical fairy like Abby Cadabby or a loveable monster like Elmo.  

Spooky Safari – October 12 & 13 

Join the search for spooky animals on a fun scavenger hunt throughout Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Guests can meet Bert and Ernie, encounter animal ambassadors and make safari-inspired Halloween crafts. 

Super Grover – October 19 & 20 

Channel your inner superhero while exploring unique superhero-inspired crafts and character encounters led by Super Grover himself throughout this super weekend. 

Rosita’s Halloween Fiesta – October 26 & 27 

Celebrate Rosita and her heritage during the event’s final weekend. Join in creating festive maracas and dancing during the fiesta while meeting Rosita and her friends. 

Be sure to check out the popular live show, The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show exclusively during the fall season. Count-Von-Count serves as the master of scaremonies as he leads his pals through some of his favorite tunes. With help from his Sesame Street friends—Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Grover, Oscar and Elmo—The Count produces a not-too-spooky Halloween show that features song and dance numbers that get everyone involved!  This spooky spectacular takes place at the Sunny Day Theater, with performance times varying each day. 

Don’t forget, the best way to play all year is with a Busch Gardens Annual Pass. Not yet a Pass Member? Join today and join the fun, receive benefits and special offers all year long. Passes start at less than $11 a month.  

 Learn more at BuschGardensTampa.com. 

Here’s a look at our previous year’s visit to Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends:

Article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

Tampa Bay Parenting October 2019 issue
Image by Darlene Barlows Photography.


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