A Day in Sesame Place with a Toddler

Yesterday Brooks and I had a special day together. My mom stayed home with Graham and Brooks and I set off to spend the day at Sesame Place. I have a friend who lives right by it and she has a season pass – in August apparently season pass holders can get friends and family tickets for $10 during the week! Woah! Usually tickets are in the $65 range, so a $10 ticket was an amazing deal! I was excited to spend the day with Brookss

He was excited too. But after we made the plans I realized he doesn’t really watch Sesame Street. We usually have PBS on for tv shows and he only really knows Elmo. When we were on the way there I was thinking I should have had Sesame Street on for the past month so he would be more into the characters, but really I don’t think it would have mattered.


The first thing we did after we met up with our friends was the biggest water slide! It was huge with a raft that seemed like it would fit 10 people. The littles were given life jackets and I held on tight! It was really fun to be able to go on a big ride with Brooks. Another favorite water attraction was the mini wave pool – it was so cute and Brooks loved it!

wave pool

I didn’t realize how much of a waterpark Sesame Place actually is. We brought all our water stuff, but I thought it was more of a park with rides than a water park – it was a really fun to be able to put my feet in the water and only have to worry about one little for the day!

water tunnel

Brooks enjoyed the special time together too!


After spending the morning in the water park area, we took a break for lunch and the headed to see a character show. This was Brooks’ first time seeing any characters in real life, so I was excited to see how he would handle it.


The show was really cute – lots of singing and dancing and all the Sesame Street characters were all in one place!


THIS was Brooks’ face when Elmo first walked on stage.



He was into the characters and the show, but also slightly terrified at the same time. He held onto me for dear life, but at the same time was clapping along! Ha.


After the show it was time to ride some rides! It was busier than I expected it to be that day, but not so bad. We did have to wait in line, but Brooks waited happily. I was impressed.

ridesoh heyswings

Like I said, there weren’t too many rides, but what was there was perfect for Brooks’ age and he loved them all!

whee boat carousel

After riding some rides we decided to check out the Street Parade with a little Dippin’ Dots action. It was Brooks’ first DD experience. He obviously loved it.

The parade was crowded and pretty short {15 min} after that Brooks was pretty much spent and so was I so we packed up and headed home. Brooks usually takes a 2-3 hour nape everyday around 1 but on some days we skip it. Today was one of those days – he passed out on the 30 minute drive on the way home and we put him to bed a little earlier than normal. Everyone wins.


We had a lovely day at Sesame Place. I love that it’s so close and can’t wait to go back again next year {with $10 tickets again hopefully} with Graham too!


Whats your favorite theme park with the littles?


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  • Reply Patty O August 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Leslie, do you remember going to Sesame Place when you were 3? So happy that you had a special day with Brooks and can’t wait to go back next year with both littles!

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