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October 7, 2017

Busch Gardens Sesame Street Halloween FUN!

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends are be bigger than ever featuring your child’s beloved Sesame Street friends, new activities and an expanded festival area every Saturday and Sunday, October 7-29 from 11am-3:30 pm!


Dance and parade with Elmo, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and more of your child’s favorite Sesame Street friends during a Busch Gardens Halloween celebration they’ll treasure for years to come! The Sesame Street friends have picked out their favorite Halloween costumes and they can’t wait to see what your child will be this year! A ghost, a princess, a pirate? What will it be?

Busch Gardens-Tampa invited us to experience the newly expanded event and we assure you… you’ll have a spooktacular time if you go! This year’s Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends event include new activities like a character dining experience and even a painting party!

  • Fall Festival: The Fall Festival area at Gwazi Field has been expanded this year to make room for even more fun like fall-inspired games and crafts (we loved the witch hat and shoe spinning ring toss game!), a hay-bale maze, and more! Don’t miss out on the dance party and parade which will occur each day during the event at 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
  • Character Dining: The character dining experience is a ticketed event, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance so you can secure your spot! (Tickets for this experience ar $19.99 for adults 10 and up and $9.99 for kids ages 3-9.) The Halloween-themed lunch buffet includes character meet and greets, sing-a-longs, dance parties and special photo opportunities! Book here.
  • Paint with Me!: Every Saturday morning, starting on October 14, from 10 am–11:30 am, your child can meet their favorite Sesame Street character followed by a 45 minute step by step painting session led by an instructor. This is also a ticketed event that requires reservations. (Tickets for this experience are $19.99 per person.)  Book here.

Just like previous years, every weekend has a special theme! You can pick your favorite theme or attend each one! Here is what’s planned for this year: 

  • October 7 & 8 – Monsters & Faries: Crafts that transform kids into a magical fairy like Abby Cadabby or a loveable monster like Elmo.
  • October 14 & 15 – Super Grover: Unique superhero-inspired crafts and character parades led by Super Grover himself.
  • October 21 & 22 – Spooky Safari: A scavenger hunt with Bert and Ernie, animal ambassadors and safari-inspired Halloween crafts.
  • October 28 & 29 – Rosita’s Halloween Festival: Fiesta-inspired Halloween crafts and character parades led by Rosita throughout the Safari of Fun area.





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