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Langhorne, PA (September 20, 2017) –Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, announced today its first wooden-steel hybrid coaster - Oscar’s Wacky TaxiTM - debuting Spring 2018. The new coaster is one of the largest new attractions in the park’s 37-year history and will feature a bright yellow, taxi cab-inspired train with everyone’s favorite grouch at the helm.

The new coaster, combining both wood and steel elements to create a smooth ride, will give pint-sized thrill-seekers and their families the opportunity to experience another exciting first at Sesame Place. Oscar’s Wacky TaxiTM will send riders soaring down an exhilarating first drop of 40 feet, traveling over 1,200 feet of track with exciting twists, turns, and plenty of airtime hills -- sure to delight even the grouchiest of riders. A 40” rider height requirement (with a supervising companion) or 46” height requirement for single riders will make this the perfect first coaster for many park guests.

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ will join Super Grover’s Vapor Trail® as the second roller coaster at the park. Super Grover’s Vapor Trail, which opened in 1998 as the park’s first mechanical ride, is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2018. The 14-acre park also features two popular themed lands – Elmo’s World which opened in 2006 and Cookie’s Monster Land which opened in 2014. A total of eleven dry rides, nine water attractions, five interactive play elements, the Sesame Street Neighborhood, three live daily character shows and The Neighborhood Street Party Parade bring the joy of everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends to families.

“Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ will bring a whole new level of excitement to Sesame Place in 2018,” said Bob Caruso, park president. “We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our guest experience, and our first wooden roller coaster is an exciting and thrilling addition to the park.”

Join Oscar the Grouch for a crazy, curvy taxi ride on our first ever family-friendly wooden roller coaster.

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ is a one of a kind wooden roller coaster with a bright yellow, taxi cab inspired train with everyone’s favorite grouch at the helm. Our littlest thrill-seekers and their families will enjoy the exhilarating first drop, a covered tunnel and plenty of air-time!

Height Requirement: Riders must be a minimum of 40" tall to ride. Riders under 48" must ride in the same car with a supervising companion age 14 or older.




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Seems to be a Gravity Group wooden coaster.
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Wow looks like I need to shout airtime galore! Funtastic! :D

- Edit - I freakin' love this music (proudly) played in the promo! 8-)
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I think it's a GCI:
https://sesameplace.com/philadelphia/ri ... acky-taxi/
https://seaworldparks.com/-/media/ParkS ... Guide.ashx (go to page 22)

The disability requirements are exactly the same. Also, the new coaster requires a 40 inch rider to ride with someone who is 46 inches tall, which the height requirement for Invadr.

Mine Blower, Boardwalk Bullet, and Hades 360 have a 48 inch height requirement. Height and disability requirements are generally set by the manufacturer. I think it's a GCI based on these lining up with a GCI and not a GG.

Looks cute.

EDIT: I iz wrong it's GG.
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Well.... Its a gravity group I can easily drive to...
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Good fit! Suprised they went with Gravity Group over GCI though. Looks to have some fun airtime and be a good family ride

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I thought GCI was trying to offer a family model? I guess this was cheaper and/or saved space
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With the Timberliners having a smaller curve radius I imagine they can create much smaller foot prints than GCI
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This definitely looks like a little fun ride! Love it how they presented the ride in the video. :)
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^ That promo is worth repeating several hundred times - soothing! Hopefully that our Oscar ( :D ) will like it!
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I'm not the biggest fan of the green supports, but oh well, looks fun.
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I think it's nice to have a different color than the standard wooden coaster supports and it fits the color of oscar. ;)

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^ It's going to be so a neat(ie) kiddie woodie - stairway to fun! :D
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Oscar's Wacky Taxi construction update:

What do you guys think the green steel structure at the back will be used for?

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Looks really cute!
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Looking good! I think the green steel structure will be used to form some kind of backdrop so the riders don't see the normal road.


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Looks cute. Side note for such a small park, a $70 gate price and a $50 online price are a little crazy.
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Looks like a really fun ride! That structure is probably going to be quite fun too, I'm kinda expecting them to build it into some kind of "garage" thing you'd crash through.
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Between the turns and the green structure that looks like something that I might have built in RCT3.

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