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Should I take my 11 months old infant to Sesame Place?

Hi Moms,

I would really like to take my 11 month old son to Sesame Place this summer, but I'm not sure that it's age appropriate. He's already walking and likes to splash in water. Does anyone have any advice as to which age group this is better suited for and if it would be a waste of a trip to take him for even a few hours?

Thanks!

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Some parents think it's a great place for their child, they did the package, but found that you really did not need more then one day there. While some parent think it's a waste of time for infant, as Sesame place is more dry rides and wet rides that he cannot ride and it just seems too expensive to go there for a day with things that he cant do yet and it is too long a day for him to tolerate.

So What Happened?™

Thanks everyone for all your advice! I have decided to wait until next year when my son will enjoy it more. I might not be able to convince my husband to go 2 years in a row!!! I think we'll be going to the Land of Make Believe instead. Thanks for all your suggestion!

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I think Sesame Place is geared for children just a bit older. You could try Dutch Wonderland in Pennsylvania. It has many rides for toddlers and even a water section with mini pools and sprinklers galore! Go to their website and you can see what they have:

www.dutchwonderland.com

Have a great time whatever you decide to do!

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I hate to say it but I think it is a waste, I recently looked into to taking my 9 month old daughter and for the price of the day and the things that they can do it realy is unreasonable. I was also looking through ticketmaster to see when sesame street live was coming and it gives a list of places and dates. That now is well worth the money spent for young and old. Sesame place is more dry rides and wet rides that he canno ride and it just seems too expensive to go there for a day with things that he cant do yet and it is too long a day for him to tolerate. Sorry to be negative but I wouldnt want you or him to have a bad day and waste all that money.

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Hi K.,

My sister in-law took her sons to Sesame Place when they were young and she told me our neices (who were 5 and 6 and the time) had way more fun than her 1 yr old son did. Partly because the young ones were frightened of the large Sesame characters roaming the park and of the loud shows.

Perhaps you should consider taking your son to Land of Make Believe: http://www.lomb.com/Attractions.html. I plan on going this weekend with my 3 yr old again. The whole park is geared towards little ones. It's very family oriented without all the loud hubbub of larger theme parks. They have a large wading pool for very young children, petting zoo, train ride that goes all through the park, free parking and inexpensive entrance fees, and good food. Maybe seeing how your son reacts to something more low-key before taking him to a large theme park is a better option while he's so young.

Have a great summer!
-M.

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I think Sesame Place is geared for children just a bit older. You could try Dutch Wonderland in Pennsylvania. It has many rides for toddlers and even a water section with mini pools and sprinklers galore! Go to their website and you can see what they have:

www.dutchwonderland.com

Have a great time whatever you decide to do!

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I hate to say it but I think it is a waste, I recently looked into to taking my 9 month old daughter and for the price of the day and the things that they can do it realy is unreasonable. I was also looking through ticketmaster to see when sesame street live was coming and it gives a list of places and dates. That now is well worth the money spent for young and old. Sesame place is more dry rides and wet rides that he canno ride and it just seems too expensive to go there for a day with things that he cant do yet and it is too long a day for him to tolerate. Sorry to be negative but I wouldnt want you or him to have a bad day and waste all that money.

We took my then 18th month old last summer and he was a little too little for it then! Even though he did get to see and take pictures with ELMO!
I say if you really want to go, DO NOT go on the weekend--WAY too many people. You'll have a better time and get to do more things if you go during the week when less people are then, and the lines for ANYTHING won't be miles long.

hey kim,
i have a 3 year old daughter and have planned a trip to Sesame Place in just a few weeks. I did my research and also talked to other moms who have brought there kids. they said any kids from one and up would love this place. its very age appropriate and you can go on almost all of the rides with your son. the water park is also amazing i heard, your son would have a blast splashing around.
I dont know if you've checked out Sesame place's website but they offer package deals right on there site. thats where i booked our trip. 2 nights and tickets included as well as breakfast at the hotel all for 465. that i thought was a great deal.
hope this helps! check out the website.

<3jenna

p.s. i am a big greys anatomy fan too!!

I took my kids there years ago and not only was it expensive, but it's so tiny! There's not alot to do there!
It's not worth the long drive, the gas or the money.
Never went there again.

I say go for it! I too have an 11 month old and I really want to take her as well. I wondered the same thing, was she ready? While mine isn't walking yet, I think she would still enjoy taking in all the sites. But your son is walking and loves to splash in the water...even though he probably won't remember it, I think he'll still have fun. And how funny, that I very much enjoy sleeping any chance I get and also LOVE Grey's Anatomy , the outdoors, and can't even begin to tell you how many pictures I have of my little one!! LOL. So anyways, go to Sesame Place soon and let me know how much he enjoyed it!

Hi,

When I first took my child to Sesame Place he was about 20 months and he had a blast. At your sons age they probably don't have much that he can do. However, there is things that you can do with him. They have Giant shapes that he can play with and jump on top of. They have slides that he can go on and other little things that he will be be able to do with you. I'm sure you will want to get him back when he gets a little older. My kids like it and is close to home.

Check out their website and see if it is appropriate for his age with the rides. From what I remember I didn't take my son until he was a year and half. But your son may enjoy all the shows and may not be able to do the rides. Hope this helps.

Hi K.,
Sesame Place is the perfect place to take you son. There are many things to do and see there. He will have a blast and so will you. Sesame Place is for all ages, from little ones like your son to adults.

I took my son last sunner who was three. HE still talks about it to this day. I did the package like one of the other moms did, but I found that you really did not need more then one day there. I checked out early, I was not happy with the hotel that I picked.
11 months old might be a little young for it, but if you want to take a ride and chec it out that will be ok your son might get a kick out of all the stuff they have there. I went in August and it is packed with alot of older toddlers so getting in the pools and sprinklers where pretty packed. I did see a lot of little kids there though.
I have to say I loved seeing it as much as my son. I also went to Hershey Park before Seasame place and that was great. I did the Dutchwonderland amusement park which he LOVED and still says he wants to go to the castle. Lots of fun
Enjoy

i just recently took my kids there on memorial day weekend ages 4 and 23 months at the time and we hated it. the people who visited there were so rude and pushy and the adults who visited the park honestly didn't care about other little kids. there really wasn't much for the little one to do except the wading pools and the shows. it was really hot and there wasn't that many shady spots. We will never go back there again. I'd rather spend the extra money and go to disney. i know disney is expensive but at least it is a pleasant experience and you really get what you pay for.

Hi K.,
I think under 2 years old is not a good age for sesame place.
Sorry :-(... We took our son when he was 2. I know I gave you bad news. I'm sorry. Wait until your son is 2. Then not only will he really enjoy the park but the parades as well.
Also if you want I recommend a charcter meal. My son loved breakfast with Elmo.
N.

We went last week with our 2.5 year old. I would say defintiely not for kids under 2. There are just too many bigger toddlers around. The drive and the $$ spent wouldn't be worth it. JMO. Our experience was great......can't wait to go again.

Good luck,
M.

I went to Sesame Place about 10 yrs ago when I was about 13 and at the time my little brother was just around 1yr old. I think it would be great for you to bring your baby there. They have a kiddie section that the whole family can enjoy.

I heard that Sesame place is for a little bit bigger kids. Sometimes they have height restrictions for safety reasons, of course. I wanted to take my son last year at 11 mos and it was suggested to me by a friend that I wait a year or 2. Maybe you want to give Sesame Place a call to see if they are appropriate for your little one yet. Maybe you want to think of taking him to the zoo instead. my son loved the zoo last year when he went for the first time. I don't know where you are located, but there's a great little zoo in Van Saun Park, in Paramus, NJ or there's other places, I'm sure that I can think of.

Good luck.

We just went this yr for the 1st time and our daughter is 2 yrs old. It is a bit more fun when your toddler can ride all of the rides....I'd say the best age is 15 mths - 6 yrs. But there's STILL a lot that u can do w/ a 11 mth old there. U can go to the shows - they'll enjoy that! And there's water area's and kiddie pool type things that the baby would enjoy with you hanging in the water. I would definitely go if I were you - it's definitely great for like 3 or 4 hours at a time for that age.

The first time we took my son was for his second birthday. There are some areas for really small kids, but you would have to be on top of him at all times. I wouldn't suggest it until he's walking and running very well on his own and does alright without a nap. That's only from a cost perspective. Otherwise, I'm sure he'd have fun in the baby areas just for a couple of hours if you want to spend the money.

we loved it and my daughter was pretty young ... just make sure to get a wagon ...remember its about havin fun

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