Theme Parks that are Great for Toddlers!

BY: - 6 Aug '13 | Travel

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Now that we have all read the wonderful tips for traveling with toddlers by Sheree Adams, where do we take them in the summer to burn off some of that energy?  We all love a good theme park visit, but the mega theme/amusement parks are sometimes too crowded or overwhelming for our younger adventurers/toddlers.  So with that in mind we have a few cool theme park suggestions for  families with toddlers.

If your kids love Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster and Elmo, this is the theme park for them.  Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA., the theme park for Sesame Street fans.  It’s a family favorite but often forgotten and overlooked.  Sesame Place is home to ‘Bert and Ernie’s Slip and Slide, Sky Splash and Splash Castle.’  Some of our favorite rides include:  Big Bird’s Balloon Race, Elmo’s Cloud Chaser and Cookie Mountain.  Wind up your day of Sesame Place fun with the coolest kid musical around,  ‘Elmo Rocks!’  The kids can also enjoy character parades, meet and greets and more.

Kids 2 and under are totally free and for a limited time you can save $10 on weekday admissions when you purchase tickets online.  For more information visit www.sesameplace.com or call 866-GO-4-ELMO.

Another hidden theme park gem for toddlers is Planet Snoopy!  Open 10a-10p daily, Planet Snoopy is located inside the popular Dorney Park theme park in Allentown, PA.  Home to 16 rides and a Peanut (themed) kid sized roller coaster, kids also enjoy daily meet and greets with all the Peanuts gang characters. You never know who you are going to run into because Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty and of course our favorite beagle Snoopy are all waiting to play with the kids.  Fan favorite rides at Planet Snoopy include:  Peanuts Road Rally, Linus Launcher, Sally’s Swing Set and Snoopy’s Moon Bounce.

Planet Snoopy is the place to be for all fans of the Peanuts gang.  For more information and to save on daily passes, visit www.dorneypark.com or www.planetsnoopy.com or call 610-395-3724.  If you are not comfortable taking your little adventurers to the super crowded mega theme parks, check out these options and you’re sure to have fun at their first theme park visit.

BMWK family, do you have a suggestion for a theme park that would be fun for toddlers?  Let us know and we will check it out!

Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

By The Travelin Diva (Kirstin N. Fuller)

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe at a Theme Park

BY: - 13 Aug '13 | Parenting

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Summer is winding down and families everywhere are planning that last vacation or visit to a family favorite theme park.  Everyone has their favorite theme/amusement park and there are even fabulous theme parks for toddlers.  This time of year all theme/amusement parks are crowded and it is sometimes easy for kids to get separated from their family or friends. We have a few tips to help keep kids safe at large and small theme parks. To keep your children safe while at a theme park, the ‘National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’ suggests:

  1. Take a photo of your child/children  before you enter the park, so you can show park personnel and authorities a current picture if a child goes missing.
  2. Never let child become isolated with anyone even theme-park costumed characters.
  3. Teach your child not to talk with anyone unless they get your permission.
  4. Do not write your kids name on the outside of their clothes.
  5. In the event your child is separated from you, teach them to go to the nearest information center.

These are all fabulous, helpful and easy to follow tips. There is also a great product that is a tremendous help in your child’s safe return.

There’s no app to help physically return a missing child but there is a tat, a ‘Safety Tat’ (tattoo)! Developed by a Baltimore Mom of 3, ‘Safety Tats’ are fun colorful, temporary safety child ID tattoos.  The tattoos are sweatproof/waterproof and last 1-5 days are can be customized with a parents/adults cell phone number.  Fabulous idea! When placed/applied on the childs arm, the ‘Safety Tat’ provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification.  Medical alert versions are also available.  A travel pack of 6 (complete with a free tattoo marking pen) costs just $9.99.  They are available online at www.SafetyTat.com and at select AAA travel stores.  Be safe and enjoy the last days of summer before school starts. Be Happy.  Be Fabulous.  Be Well Traveled.

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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