Mommy Monday - Sesame Place Tips
Kaley and I visited Sesame Place for the third time a few weeks ago and we had a really good time (until we didn't, but more on that later!). Since this was our third visit we knew what to expect going in and I thought I would share a few tips.
Get to the park early, at least 30 minutes before opening. This allows you to park and get through security quickly and this gives you a good 30-60 minutes of an almost completely empty park.
Take pictures on Sesame Street as soon as you get into the park. It's empty and you're still feeling fresh and happy.
If you're going during the Summer time, head for the dry rides first. Everyone else is going to the wet rides and the lines will be shorter for the dry rides.
Tip # 4
Wear your bathing suit under your clothes. One less bathroom stop.
Please make you/your child's life easier and wear a two piece. Trying to go to the bathroom in a one piece on a hot day is just torture. Those bathing suits feel like an extra layer of skin.
Tip # 5
Watch a show right before lunch time while having a snack. This gives you a much needed break from walking and the heat. Plus, it's a great way to see most of the characters and it's not too crowded around this time.
Pack your own lunch and leave it in the car. The food is REALLY bad here and the lines for food are usually 30+ minutes. A hungry you/child makes for a lot of grouchiness.
Tip # 7
Go to the water rides after lunch. This is usually around the time people are heading to the dry rides so the lines should be shorter and the area less crowded.
Tip # 8
Don't pay the extra money for a locker. Leave your extra stuff in the car after you've had lunch. Put your phone/keys/debit card in a waterproof case that you can wear on the rides. This case has really good reviews and it's a 2 pack - Universal Waterproof Case. Your towels, shoes, and clothes are safe on a beach chair outside of the rides.
Buy a souvenir from the gift shops, not the kiosks. The gift shops are usually cheaper and the items have prices on them. This Abby bubble machine was $37!!!
Expect the unexpected. Kaley generally loves this place, but on this visit she was NOT loving it. We were tired, hungry, the water area smelled like pee, and a bird POOPED on my hand. We left the park a good 3 hours before we thought we would, but we made some great memories.
Have you been to Sesame Place? How was your experience?