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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
Elmo, the furry red star of Sesame Street, may be eternally 3 years old, but the Philadelphia-area amusement park that puts the monster and his pals center stage turns 25 this year, with a season of events and offers to make it worth the trip. Sesame Place is a 14-acre water park, perfect for kids who aren't quite ready for the thrills of places like Six Flags or Hershey but would love to get wet and meet their favorite characters from the television show. But there's something for everyone.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | September 16, 2007
LANGHORNE, Pa. // Perhaps in time, anthropologists will look back on amusement parks and see them as hallowed sites that allowed us to pay homage to strange, fuzzy creatures called Muppets, an oversized, walking yellow bird or a mouse named Mickey that looks like no rodent that ever scurried the Earth. Yet for many parents, the summer is spent driving or flying with children in tow across great distances, sometimes hundreds of miles in the case of Walt Disney World, to wait in line for hours at the feet of giant likenesses of childhood characters.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | September 16, 2007
LANGHORNE, Pa. // Perhaps in time, anthropologists will look back on amusement parks and see them as hallowed sites that allowed us to pay homage to strange, fuzzy creatures called Muppets, an oversized, walking yellow bird or a mouse named Mickey that looks like no rodent that ever scurried the Earth. Yet for many parents, the summer is spent driving or flying with children in tow across great distances, sometimes hundreds of miles in the case of Walt Disney World, to wait in line for hours at the feet of giant likenesses of childhood characters.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
Elmo, the furry red star of Sesame Street, may be eternally 3 years old, but the Philadelphia-area amusement park that puts the monster and his pals center stage turns 25 this year, with a season of events and offers to make it worth the trip. Sesame Place is a 14-acre water park, perfect for kids who aren't quite ready for the thrills of places like Six Flags or Hershey but would love to get wet and meet their favorite characters from the television show. But there's something for everyone.
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By Suzanna Stephens | April 16, 1995
Raves for cavesHere's lodging that's so far off the beaten path, it's under it.Fourteen caves, with hot and cold running water, electricity and indoor plumbing, are available for rent by the night or by the week in the Spanish mountain village of Galera in Granada. There's no air-conditioning, but year-round temperatures in the caves hover at 68 degrees. Rates range from $30 per night or $170 per week for a one-bedroom cave for two to $70 per night or $408 per week for a five-bedroom underground apartment that can accommodate seven.
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By Anna Kaplan | May 29, 2003
Sesame Place Take the kids for a day of fun at Sesame Place, a Sesame Street-based amusement park in Bucks County, Pa. Sesame Place has 15 water attractions, a large variety of play activities, live stage shows, a Rock Around the Block character parade and a Vapor Trail roller coaster. In addition, the park offers new attractions every year. The 2003 specials include Grover's World Twirl, a character-themed merry-go-round with teacups; Big Bird's Balloon Race, a 40-foot balloon tower ride; Gotta Dance!
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By Kara Kenna | April 10, 1994
Sesame Place does 'Sesame Street' in a 9-acre theme parkSesame Place, the "Sesame Street" themed play park for families with children ages 3-15, blends physical play and water activities with educational science attractions. This 9-acre park in Langhorne, Pa., features live entertainment, the Sesame Neighborhood -- an interactive attraction that is a full-sized outdoor replica of the television show stage set -- and regular appearances by some of the best-loved "Sesame Street" characters.
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September 23, 2004
Rock Hall FallFest Nestled next to the Chester River, the normally quiet and quaint town of Rock Hall bustles with activity during its annual FallFest. This year, the festivities start tomorrow night with an evening concert by the Deanna Bogart Band, which specializes in blues music. Saturday, several roads downtown close to traffic and open to street artisans, crafts people and roaming musicians. Near the river, watermen display their workboats, skipjacks, crabbers, oyster boats and clammers.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | June 15, 1997
Here's a guaranteed cure for those "what do we do now?" vacation blues: Grab the sunscreen and hustle the kids off to soak their heads.Literally -- at the nearest water park. It's the one vacation outing that won't be met with groans, even from the teens in the group whose mantra is "parents can't possibly have a good idea." A little rain won't spoil the fun (as long as there's no lightning), nor will the heat, since everyone can immediately cool off.The best news: Whether you've opted for a large park or a small one (Morey's Pier in New Jersey is less than 2 acres; call 609- 522-5431)
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By Deborah S. Hartz and Deborah S. Hartz,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | September 19, 1993
They call it imitation crab meat. You know, those chunks of white stuff with pink edges that you find in your supermarket's fish or meat case or made into "seafood" salad in the deli department.But about 10 years ago, when I first tried imitation crab, I called it "awful."I was attending a restaurant trade show in Chicago when producers introduced imitation crab meat made from surimi, a product developed by the Japanese a millennium ago.Surimi is Alaskan pollock (or a similar fish with good gelling properties)
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September 23, 2004
Rock Hall FallFest Nestled next to the Chester River, the normally quiet and quaint town of Rock Hall bustles with activity during its annual FallFest. This year, the festivities start tomorrow night with an evening concert by the Deanna Bogart Band, which specializes in blues music. Saturday, several roads downtown close to traffic and open to street artisans, crafts people and roaming musicians. Near the river, watermen display their workboats, skipjacks, crabbers, oyster boats and clammers.
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By Anna Kaplan | May 29, 2003
Sesame Place Take the kids for a day of fun at Sesame Place, a Sesame Street-based amusement park in Bucks County, Pa. Sesame Place has 15 water attractions, a large variety of play activities, live stage shows, a Rock Around the Block character parade and a Vapor Trail roller coaster. In addition, the park offers new attractions every year. The 2003 specials include Grover's World Twirl, a character-themed merry-go-round with teacups; Big Bird's Balloon Race, a 40-foot balloon tower ride; Gotta Dance!
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | June 15, 1997
Here's a guaranteed cure for those "what do we do now?" vacation blues: Grab the sunscreen and hustle the kids off to soak their heads.Literally -- at the nearest water park. It's the one vacation outing that won't be met with groans, even from the teens in the group whose mantra is "parents can't possibly have a good idea." A little rain won't spoil the fun (as long as there's no lightning), nor will the heat, since everyone can immediately cool off.The best news: Whether you've opted for a large park or a small one (Morey's Pier in New Jersey is less than 2 acres; call 609- 522-5431)
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By Suzanna Stephens | April 16, 1995
Raves for cavesHere's lodging that's so far off the beaten path, it's under it.Fourteen caves, with hot and cold running water, electricity and indoor plumbing, are available for rent by the night or by the week in the Spanish mountain village of Galera in Granada. There's no air-conditioning, but year-round temperatures in the caves hover at 68 degrees. Rates range from $30 per night or $170 per week for a one-bedroom cave for two to $70 per night or $408 per week for a five-bedroom underground apartment that can accommodate seven.
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By Kara Kenna | April 10, 1994
Sesame Place does 'Sesame Street' in a 9-acre theme parkSesame Place, the "Sesame Street" themed play park for families with children ages 3-15, blends physical play and water activities with educational science attractions. This 9-acre park in Langhorne, Pa., features live entertainment, the Sesame Neighborhood -- an interactive attraction that is a full-sized outdoor replica of the television show stage set -- and regular appearances by some of the best-loved "Sesame Street" characters.
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July 12, 2011
Military discounts for Walt Disney World What's the deal: Orlando, Fla., is a great vacation spot for members of the U.S. military, thanks to a number of discount offers. These discounts allow active military members to go on vacation without breaking the bank, and many deals are also available for retired military. Active and retired service members or their spouses can purchase up to six four-day military promotional tickets to Walt Disney World starting at $138 each.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | July 7, 1996
Look for the bunny hops. They guarantee plenty of air time.Twelve-year-old Carrie O'Brien translates: Bunny hops are the small jumps at the end of the roller coaster. "Air time means you sort of lift up off your seat," explains Carrie, who lives in Nashville and is an expert on the subject.She's ridden dozens of roller coasters around the country with her dad, Tim O'Brien, who covers amusement parks around the world for Amusement Business Newsweekly, the $6-billion-a-year industry's trade newspaper.
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