Sesame Place, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, opens on Saturday, April 30 with two new and exciting attractions—the “Neighborhood Street Party,” a parade that features 11 larger-than-life floats, and Elmo’s Cloud Chaser, a new family swing ride in Elmo’s World. The “Neighborhood Street Party” parade will allow guests to experience an energetic neighborhood block party on iconic Sesame Street with all of their favorite friends, including: Elmo, Count Von Count, Bert, Ernie, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Big Bird and Telly. The parade will feature familiar contemporary tunes, as well as Sesame Street favorites that are sure to get everyone joining in the fun. The park’s newest mechanical ride, Elmo’s Cloud Chaser, invites families to join Elmo for a spin up into the sky, where the clouds are as close as their imagination. “This family swing ride is another great addition to Elmo’s World, which currently features Peek-A-Bug, Blast Off and Flyin’ Fish,” said Park President Robert Caruso. “We are always looking for ways to offer our guests a new and exciting experience at Sesame Place, and the “Neighborhood Street Party” parade and Elmo’s Cloud Chaser will certainly help us do just that in 2011.” In 2011, Sesame Place will also bring back the park’s popular free concert lineup. From May 7 through June 19 and September 10 through the September 18, Sesame Place will host many different concert performers including: Dan Zanes and Friends, Ralph’s World, The Fresh Beat Band, Hip Hop Harry and more. The concerts are free with admission but reservations are required and can be made atwww.sesameplace.com.