Sesame Place adding Oscar’s Wacky Taxi in 2018

Sesame Place announced today that they will be adding Oscar’s Wacky Taxi, a new family wooden coaster, and also the park’s first wooden coaster, to the park in 2018.

One of the largest new attractions in the park’s 37-year history, 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.

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi 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, not to mention a tunnel! — sure to delight even the grouchiest of riders.

The manufacturer behind the new coaster is The Gravity Group, who have enjoyed recent wooden family coaster success with Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut and Roar-O-Saurus at Story Land in New Hampshire.

Check out the virtual POV of Oscar’s Wacky Taxi below!

With just a 40″ height requirement, the coaster is sure to be a great first coaster for many coaster enthusiasts in training.

This is the second roller coaster to open at Sesame Place, following the Vekoma Junior Steel Coaster, Super Grover’s Vapor Trail, which has been operating at the park since 1998.

“Oscar’s Wacky Taxi will bring a whole new level of excitement to Sesame Place in 2018,” said Bob Caruso, park president of Sesame Place. “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.”

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi will open in Spring 2018. For more information, be sure to visit Sesame Place’s website!

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