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)