Monday, July 10, 2006

Sesame Place

Nothing beats the Summer heat like a nice dip in a cool pool! We went to Sesame Place for the first time. It was really fun!! It caters to smaller kids ( I'd say from two to about eight years old ) but it was a pretty good time for me and my hubby too. The girls had a complete blast and didn't want to leave! We stayed till closing and they enjoyed every, single moment!
There are various wading pools. Some have fountains in them and some are calm. Some are a little deeper than others, but none are deeper than about 2 feet. There are also rides ( kiddy type rides ) but the girls weren't even remotely interested. Their interest was with wading in the pools and having a splashingly-great time!

The girls 'won' some stuffed animals at a fishing game. Ellie is particularly proud of her little white baby seal. Mackie won a penguin and they were both content to leave the gaming area ( thank goodness! Because let me tell you, that gaming area is nothing but a MONEY PIT! )
The wading pools were 'THE PLACE' to be. Once we found the right one, the girls both didn't want to set foot on dry land.

Ellie liked the quiet tranquility of the more shallow wading pools. Mackie, however, liked the chaos and splashing of "Ernie's Waterworks" area. She did like the wading pools though because she could 'swim'

Ellie isn't quite as trusting of water as Mackie is so she was happiest just wading around, staying clear of all the splashing and commotion. Though she's a terror on dry land, she's very calm and docile in the water!Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
If you have kids between the ages of 2 and 10, Sesame Place is definitely worth a visit. Be sure to go on a week day (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are best.) The crowd factor is lower and the pools aren't crowded. There's also a chance that you'll get a good spot to watch a parade or 2! I plan to return next week. When you buy a full-day ticket, you get a second day FREE. We took advantage of that and had our tickets validated. We can't wait to go back with the inlaws!


Tracie said...

Sounds like a most wonderful place indeed!!! We have a similar venue here called "splash Station" and we find that not only are the weekdays the best, but more after the hour of 4. Although your place sounds like it has way more activities, my boys are so content with playing in water/pool - that stuff wouldn't make much difference for us!

Tommy is so much like Mackie and Nick like Ellie! I have Tommy already promised for an arranged marriage...did we talk about Nick and Ellie yet????? LMAO!!!

Petra said...

I guess the old saying is true (like all clich├ęs about children are true); if the kids have a blast, the parents are having fun too. No Gabin in bathing suit ;-)
Sounds like a real nice place!

My daughter is looking forward to her birthday. She has kind of high expectations of it but I guess at this age I can still meet them!

tspwlv said...

Sounds great! I know my kids would have a blast there but it's way on the other side of the country. Damn!

looney said...

how adorable are your ellie & mackie!!! so glad everyone enjoyed a beautiful day...wish we had something closer like that over here for my lil' munchkins...they would be screaming with joy all day long! xoxo looney

Vee said...

looks like fun
i have to go up there with the kids!!

DEW said...

What Cuties!! And that water is way nicer than the pool we are trying to get Oki into :-). Boy, you'd never know what a little devil Mackie is by looking at her! She's a complete sweetie pie! The pool sounds WONDERFUL! It's going to be in the mid to high 90s here for the next 5 days and its very muggy. I bet you'll be going back real soon!!

Loreluca said...

Oh, my dh took the older kids today to a water park, and he was sooo agravated! he was telling me it was so crowded, it wasn't even worth it! I'll suggest a weekday next time. Boy I'd LOVE to have a Sesame Street park around here! What do you say I go on vacation to CAMP GAB?????