I’m actually really impressed by this app! It told us the times of all events and the character meet and greets and even gives you directions to the characters based on your location! You can also have all your tickets in one place here. Highly recommend!
So i was a season pass holder, but the way the app never had my information like it shows in the pictures that it should annoyed me. I couldn’t use any of my benefits due to the app never working and i wasn’t going to chance bringing a friend and then being told they couldn’t come in or having to pay when i planned on using my tickets. Even on the website it wouldn’t show my information. I contacted sesame place multiple times to figure it out and got no response. The website would show options from 2018 or something. So i decided to not renew my season pass this year and possibly try again next. Now my daughter loves going to sesame place, but the lack of response from anyone turned me away.
Overall, the app is quite helpful. However, the events for the day do not update until the park opens. This makes it difficult to plan arrival time when you can’t see what is happening until it opens. We drive 90 minutes to get there and we have missed a lot of the morning events because when we check it at 7am there are only a few things listed. The open and closed rides were also inaccurate over the spring.
Me and my family went there we had so much fun we love the characters the parade only thing the food is a little expensive and they need more full courts with different varieties but otherwise it’s a great place to take your kids
Don’t use app to order anything… $35 for max and cheese and 2 hours
They have no way to refund purchases in park and it took two hours of standing around waiting to get hungry kids food. App is fine for schedule but after we finally found the only manager in the entire park that can do anything they said they discourage using the app to order food because they always run out. Still no max and cheese. Sunk cost and sunk time. Leaving hungry hahaha.
I love this park but it is overcrowded and overpriced. I remember coming here years ago. It seemed better than now. I think the ticketing process should be by appointment only. That way it won’t be so much overcrowding especially at this time.
Well made app. It helped me lot to plan and attend all shows. The directions on the park map is amazing. Sort feature by timing is fabulous. Some improvement needed in the attraction height requirement. Few of the attractions are not updated. Overall it's a great app. It was easy to find a restroom, eatables and even parked car. Photo feature is also good. A must app for everyone.
Booked our entire vacation around Sesame Place, we did a vacation package which included a vacation pass, and 5 day hotel stay, and a dinner with Elmo. We got to the park on Friday May 27th at 10am, our 5th year anniversary with our 2 year old twin boys. By 1100 we had ridden every ride that was open in the park. There are maybe 20ish available rides, and only 4 rides were open, the “water park” was open but all the slides were closed. The park did not warn of staff shortages, and we were told “when the kids get out of school they’d open other rides” and “if you come back tomorrow most should be open.” They offered a pass to come back, but our vacation package included a season pass- which we didn’t plan on using for anything but 2 days at the park. I wish I had just bought a hotel with AMEX and used my 1 free military entry. Instead I’m out $300 or so, the park would not refund it after talking to 6 people, and because we did not fly to the park AMEX insurance could not reimburse our loss. I finally convinced someone to cancel our dinner with Elmo and got $100 back, we left at 1:30pm. I was irate, it took a lot to calm down after that experience. Other park goers were just as angry, and were getting the same run around. If you can’t staff your rides give me my money back. It wasn’t like a “rain or shine” and it rained, you literally didn’t have your rides open which I paid to use. Theft of service. If you’re thinking about doing this as a family vacation PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not do this. Even if the park was open and all the rides were available it was $20 for a cheeseburger expensive.
Used to enjoy using the app in 2017 for show times, map directions and accessing barcodes for our season passes. Now it’s basically the website brought to the app with a minor map function. The map isn’t as easy to use as before nor are show times as prominent to find. Enjoyed using the saved card feature before but now that’s hard to find if it’s even there. Had issues as other season pass members in being logged in by barcode and it still asks you to log in again. Very difficult finding season pass exclusive discounts you need to purchase online. Unable to add passes to wallet as before. Very disappointed overall. With this rollout’s features I genuinely went to the App Store to see if there was a new one just for the park as this seems to no longer suit that purpose.
Now that Sesame Place no longer offers printed maps and show schedules, this app is more vital than ever. Which is why it’s a shame it’s such a mess. Basic navigation is terrible, many functions don’t work, and the map is kludgy. Assuming they hired a professional app developer to build this, Sesame Place should demand their money back. The only reason I don’t give this app one star is because it does list upcoming event times, which is probably the one thing most people will use it for. Cmon, guys — you’re better than this! Park goers deserve a first-rate mobile experience... and this isn’t it.
The tickets for shows or events never show up I. The app. However it shows what I bought in 2014! I continue to add my new passes and they are gone the next I open app. I have added a credit card to pay but it rarely works at registers. It seems that the conveniences added in app are not reliable so what is the point? I still need to print hard copies of tickets, have passes with me and carry cc around park. I have been told by customer service during times app not working in park it is because the park is crowded or busy and app is overwhelmed! What?!?!?
I used to be able to have my passes on here to scan, but it doesn’t give an option to enter your new pass info. I tried to do it on the website and it doesn’t do anything. I’d rather save my passes on the app or Apple wallet so I don’t have to always have the pass on me. It would be nice to be able to have your annual photo pass uploaded as well. I have had nothing but trouble using the app and the photo key pass. There should be an option to use your fingerprint instead of having to log in every single time and half the time it doesn’t accept your password. The app needs to be updated!
Thank you Sesame Place for this app. Enjoyed the park today and was able to easily find everything with this app. Was able to sort the shows by time and quickly find a bathroom for my little ones. Had a great day!
I've written to support to no avail. I can't attach my season passes nor will the past purchases look up work within the app - just tells me "Error. Something went wrong on our end. Please try again later." When really later means never. I try to update my information and the app just spins and spins. The only thing this is good for is a map of Sesame Place (when there) and the day's schedule of events. This has to be improved for a care taker's convenience.
App seems great to purchase season passes and it has a lot of park info. My problem has been trying to scan season pass barcodes and/or enter them manually. Each time I've tried to do both, this App just shuts down. Please fix soon, the main reason I loaded this app is to have my families season passes on my phone.
Since the app looks more like a port of the website, there must be some link broken with the Add [passes] to Apple Wallet feature, because nothing happens. The busy gears spin for a second or two and then.... nothing. Please fix. Additionally, it would be helpful to engage iOS’s Shared feature for the downloadable park map, to let the user truly port the map into an offline application. (iBooks, Acrobat Reader, etc.)
This app will cause you and your family intense frustration!! This theme park basically forces visitors to use this app for things like a map and show times, BUT it’s a real pain. Also, forgot trying to make any purchases on the map. It never works and then you have to go to the website on your phone. Seriously, Sesame Place, step up your game! This message is brought to you by the letter F and the number 2.
After several years with an iPhone, this is my first app worth rating. It is by far the best theme park app out there. Take me there feature was perfect. If you are going to sesame place get this app. Outstanding job Sea World Parks!
The big draw for this app was the ability to use it for your tickets. Doesn’t work, always says there is an error. The contact information on the app is wrong - the phone number leads to a “no longer in service” message, and is different than the number on the website. The app becomes pointless when nothing on it works!!!!
Not user friendly at all! Waste of time! The weather portion has so much nonsense you can't get to the 10 day. Who cares about the earthquake or weather blogs. And everytime u try to scroll up or down it gets stuck. The rides portion not good, top banner/map is stationary making it difficult to see the rides itself. Too many and too large graphics for the app to be functional.
I have yet to see show times working on this app. That is really what I use it for as a season pass holder who pretty much knows the small park like the back of her hand. But it always says n/a next to all the shows. Fix that and it would be great.
This app is basically a landing page for their website. There is little to no information on the app and every button just links you to their website which never loads. Both the website and app are clumsy and information difficult to find. Completely useless app.
I'm starting to hate this app since in the past 2 months they have updated it twice and each time it loses my passes and causes me to have to re add them. Please save the passes in the app data so you dont screw your customers.
The app is basically what you get from the webpage. What it should be is a tool to use while you’re at the park. The map doesn’t tell you what anything is and there’s no search function. Not having a back button is frustrating. Overall, it’s worthless.
The Sesame Place App is your must-have in-park companion for your trip to the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award winning show Sesame Street. It’s free and easy to use. GUIDE • Plan your day in the park! • Discover park amenities including rides, events, and dining • View today's schedule so you can plan your next move • Upgrade your in-park experience with a Magic Queue®, character dining experience, and more • View park hours for the day MY VISIT • Turn your phone into your ticket! • Access your Season Passes and barcodes to use your discount in the park • Access your Pass Member benefits and information • View your purchases and barcodes for easy redemption • Purchase in-park add-ons and upgrades to optimize your day MAPS • Get to the fun faster! • Explore our new interactive maps to see your location and nearby attractions • Find your way in the park with directions to nearby points of interest • Filter points of interest by type, including rides, dining, and shops • Locate the closest restroom, including family restrooms • Search the name of an attraction or point of interest to find exactly what you are looking for